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New Review: Columbus Cottonmouths

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Review by: Lloyd Brown -- Nov 22, 2014

Our latest from the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). A trip to see the Cottonmouths is a good excuse to visit historic Columbus, Georgia. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

Other Stadium News

Life of a Groundskeeper at Red Bull Arena

Life of a Groundskeeper at Red Bull Arena

by Sean MacDonald - Nov 21, 2014 12:48 PM EST

This Sunday afternoon, the New York Red Bulls host the first leg of their semifinal series against the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. With winter rearing its ugly head throughout the northeast, fans might be worried about the conditions on game day, when sitting outdoors for a few hours is not a particularly pleasant experience. But the weather is not only a matter of concern when the players take the field. For the field to be in perfect condition by that time it takes constant maintenance. During the season, the daily forecast is of utmost importance and no one knows that better than the professional groundskeeper.


MLS Stadium Experience Rankings

by Paul Swaney - Nov 21, 2014 9:58 AM EST

Major League Soccer saw average attendance in 2014 reach an all-time high, with more than 19,000 attending each match on average. You should expect that number to continue to grow with the folding of Chivas USA during the 2014 season, and the addition of New York City FC and Orlando City SC in 2015. Most important for stadium travel enthusiasts though, is that the experience of attending an MLS game continues to get better. This should also improve as the San Jose Earthquakes will move into their new home, Avaya Stadium, next season. It truly is a great time to be a soccer fan in the United States and Canada.

This season, the correspondents of Stadium Journey re-reviewed 11 of the 18 venues in MLS. Next season we'll continue our coverage by visiting the two expansion franchises as well as the seven we didn't see in 2014. We compile our rankings of stadium experience based on the components of our FANFARE rating scale which takes into account the food & beverage in the stadium, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood where the stadium is located, the fans, access (which includes parking, traffic, ability to move within the stadium, and restrooms), the overall return on investment (is it worth the price?), and one catchall category for anything unique about the stadium experience. We utilize the ratings of our readers and members as our primary tiebreaker, and we encourage you to share your experiences and rate the venues you have visited.


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