Recent stadium reviews and news
New Review: Incarnate Word Basketball
Mar 11, 2014
The Cardinals of UIW began Division I play this season. Review by Special Correspondent Jearold Hersey.
- Mar 10, 2014 4:21 PM EDT
Earlier today, the New York Knicks' parent company announced the Knicks will be severing ties with the Erie Bayhawks at the completion of their current deal at season's end and will start their own D-League team to play starting this fall in White Plains, New York.
New Review: Phoenix Suns
Mar 10, 2014
The Phoenix Suns are the big name on the marquee at US Airways Center but share with two other franchises. Review by southwest Regional correspondent Jason Bartel.
- Mar 10, 2014 8:20 AM EDT
I recently attended an AFL preseason practice match between the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants and the Adelaide Crows. There's nothing particularly unusual in that, except that the game was not played at GWS's home ground Spotless Stadium, but at Blacktown International Sports Park - a complex deep in the western suburbs of Sydney, also the home venue for the Sydney Blue Sox baseball club.
New Review: Alabama-Huntsville Hockey
Mar 10, 2014
The furthest south of all of the Division I college hockey programs, Huntsville is worth the trip of fans of pucks. Review by Regional Correspondent Eric Taylor.
New Review: Sacred Heart Hockey
Mar 09, 2014
We now have a review of every arena in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.
New Review: Clyde FC
Mar 09, 2014
A visit to Scotland to see Clyde FC. review by Guest Correspondent Rob Campion of All Roads Lead Somewhere.
New Review: American International Hockey
Mar 08, 2014
Our latest from the world of college hockey. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.
New Review: Houston Basketball
Mar 08, 2014
In the shadows of the Phi Slamma Jamma years, Houston Cougar basketball is trying to revive the glory years at Hofheinz Pavilion. Regional Correspondent Paul Donaldson takes us inside the Cougar basketball experience as a new member of the American Athletic Conference.
New Review: Georgetown Basketball
Mar 07, 2014
Georgetown basketball is full of tradition. Stadium Journey pays another visit to their home. Review by Virginia Regional Correspondent Jason Bullock.
- Mar 07, 2014 10:03 AM EST
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel threw out the random idea this week that, even after all the hand-wringing over the bad weather that threatened New Jersey's game just last month, that he wants Chicago to host the (generic championship name) at Soldier Field. The problem, aside from the crushing winters, is that Soldier Field is actually too small, with its' 61,500 seats being the smallest capacity in the NFL and about 5,000 short of the minimum the NFL wants for the game. This means feasibility studies will be needed to see if it makes any sense to expand the historic venue that underwent one of the more controversial renovations in the early 00s. Read more at the Chicago Tribune.
New Review: Florida Panthers
Mar 07, 2014
Take a trip to the home of the NHL's Florida Panthers. Review by South Florida Regional Correspondent Scott Salomon.
New Review: Vancouver Stealth
Mar 06, 2014
The Stealth moved from Washington to Langley, BC and now represent Vancouver. Read British Columbia Regional Correspondent Sean Strugnell's review of Langley Events Centre.
New Review: Baltimore Blast
Mar 06, 2014
We continue our look around the MISL with a trip to one of the lesser-known venues in the Charm City. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.
New Review: Austin Toros
Mar 05, 2014
We continue our NBDL coverage with the home of the Austin Toros. Review by Special Correspondent Meg Minard.
New Review: Lethbridge Hurricanes
Mar 05, 2014
Our coverage of junior hockey continues with this review of the ENMAX Centre, home of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Review by Alberta Regional Correspondent Jim Flannery.
New Review: Springfield Jr Blues
Mar 04, 2014
Our latest from the junior North American Hockey League (NAHL). Review by Illinois Regional Correspondent Chris Patton.
New Review: Monmouth Basketball
Mar 04, 2014
A hidden gem, and new member to the MAAC this season, you should consider seeing a Monmouth home game. Review by Special Correspondent Sean MacDonald.
New Review: Kansas Basketball
Mar 03, 2014
Updated review of one of the cathedrals of college basketball. Review by Regional Correspondent Stephen Schmidt.
- Mar 03, 2014 10:21 AM EST
After the Orleans Casino declined to host the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers at its arena after this season, it was thought that the team could be forced to fold or relocate out of the city. However, the team has a novel solution to the problem, and will get to stay in the city. The Plaza Casino will host a team-funded modular rink atop the roof of the building between the casino's hotel towers. The rink will host 3,500 fans and is expected to be ready by the start of the 2014-2015 season. Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
New Review: South Carolina Stingrays
Mar 03, 2014
ECHL hockey in the Palmetto State? Of course! We've visited the Greenville Road Warriors, and we now visit the other team, the South Carolina Stingrays. Review by Special Correspondent Cory Sims.
New Review: Minnesota Hockey
Mar 02, 2014
Our updated look at Mariucci Arena, one of the best sports venues in the United States. Review by Minnesota Regional Correspondent Scott Bultman.
New Review: Holy Cross Basketball
Mar 01, 2014
We return to Worcester and the Hart Recreation Center for an updated review of Holy Cross Crusaders basketball. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.
New Review: Syracuse Silver Knights
Feb 28, 2014
Our first review from the Major Indoor Soccer League. Review by Upstate New York Regional Correspondent Andrew Pregler.
New Review: Bentley Hockey
Feb 27, 2014
We continue toward our goal of having reviews of every Division I hockey facility by season's end, our latest is a look at the small arena that is home to the Bentley Falcons. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.
- Feb 26, 2014 10:53 PM EST
Can you smell it? That certain March scent of synthetic leather and maple hard court is intoxicating for college basketball fans. If you're considering seeing any of the games of the big dance in person, then please be sure to consider our top 5 tips to make the most out of the 2014 NCAA Tournament experience.
New Review: Tulsa 66ers
Feb 26, 2014
Our 11th review from the NBA D-League. Review by Oklahoma Regional Correspondent Bradlee Ross.
- Feb 25, 2014 6:32 PM EST
The ACC Championship has enjoyed three homes during its time, and from the looks of things, there won't be another home for the game anytime soon. After four consecutive years in Charlotte, marking an attendance of greater than 64,000 fans in each contest, ACC Commissioner John Swofford confirmed Monday that the game will be played at least six more times in the Queen City.
New Review: Carleton Ravens Basketball
Feb 25, 2014
The UCLA of Canadian Interuniversity Sport basketball, the Carleton Ravens are worth your visit in Ottawa. review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.
- Feb 24, 2014 11:11 PM EST
During New Mexico head coach Craig Neal's weekly radio show this week, the Lobos coach brought up an interesting possibility. Apparently New Mexico and Arizona are in talks to play a men's basketball game in 2015 in Arizona Stadium, which is, of course, a football stadium.
- Feb 24, 2014 2:24 PM EST
The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Oilers have announced that work on their new stadium, Rogers Place, will begin in March.
- Feb 24, 2014 2:12 PM EST
Europe boasts some of the most beautiful, visually stunning places in the world, with remarkable natural landscapes, beaches, cities and landmarks in abundance. It is no surprise, then, that it is a haven for anyone with even the slightest passion for photography, and aspiring professional photographers flock to European countries in their millions each year to attempt to capture its beauty and charm on film for all to see.
New Review: Marquette Basketball
Feb 24, 2014
Our updated review of the Marquette basketball experience at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.
New Review: Washington Basketball
Feb 23, 2014
The University of Washington basketball team is the most popular in the state of Washington. Washington Regional Correspondent Ben Evensen reviews the experience at Alaska Airlines Arena.
New Review: Austin Peay Basketball
Feb 22, 2014
Stadium Journey pays a return trip to Austin Peay's Dunn Center. Review by Tennessee Regional Correspondent Eric Taylor.
- Feb 22, 2014 7:07 AM EST
As with any civic stadium endeavor, the final product should reflect the culture of its city and surrounding area. FedexForum built in Memphis, Tennessee in 2004 is famous for being the home arena for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team. Fitting, as the basketball culture in Hoopcity is as compulsive as any. FedexForum also hosts a wide array of musical artists, which is indicative of the city's history. Currently, in the queue one will find Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan just to name a few.
But, Valentine's Weekend found an altogether different animal attack the grounds of the Fedex Forum. Monster Jam hosted its annual visit to Memphis with 8 Monster Trucks and competition on two nights. As the arena floor was void of basketball goals, shot clocks, drum sets and sound stages it was replaced with hundreds of trucks of dirt, junkyard cars, and chalk lines.
- Feb 21, 2014 4:51 PM EST
With Spring Training still about a week away from having actual games played, baseball fans are still flocking to the Valley of the Sun for some baseball as a warmup to the main act.
- Feb 21, 2014 12:44 PM EST
According to the website of the Harrisburg Heat of the Professional Arena Soccer League, they intend to move from the smaller Equine Arena to the Large Arena at the State Farm Show Complex. The Equine Arena has 1,660 seats, while the Large Arena has 7,318 seats.
New Review: Calgary Roughnecks
Feb 20, 2014
The Scotiabank Saddledome is home to three different franchises. Alberta Regional Correspondent Jim Flannery reviews the experience at a Calgary Roughnecks match.
- Feb 20, 2014 6:41 AM EST
The death of a 95 year old real estate and construction figure does not always warrant an arena news story. But the death of Willard Hackerman on February 9, 2014 does have an impact on a potential new arena for Baltimore, Maryland.
New Review: IPFW Basketball
Feb 20, 2014
The Mastodons have moved back to campus for basketball games, improving their overall fan experience over the more cavernous Allen County Memorial Coliseum. Review by Ohio Valley Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.
New Review: Plymouth Whalers
Feb 19, 2014
One of the three squads of the Ontario Hockey League located in the United States, the Plymouth Whalers are worth a visit when in southeast Michigan. Review by Special Correspondent Derek Bober.
- Feb 19, 2014 9:14 AM EST
Cowell Stadium, home of the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, is set to undergo significant renovations in time for the 2015 season. Apparently the installment of lights for the field, which was announced in the fall, was only part of the plan.
New Review: Arizona State Basketball
Feb 19, 2014
Often an afterthought in the shadow of the powerhouse Arizona Wildcats, the Arizona State basketball team benefits from its arena, the Wells Fargo Arena, being in a top college neighborhood. Review by Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.
New Review: Alaska Nanooks Hockey
Feb 18, 2014
Our review from Fairbanks, Alaska, home of the Nanooks. Review by Guest Correspondent Britton Anderson.
- Feb 18, 2014 1:51 PM EST
You may recall a fairly public dustup between the Atlanta Braves organization and the city -- and voters -- of Wilmington, North Carolina in 2012. The Braves proposed at the time to move their high-A Carolina League affiliate to the Port City, with a sparkling new ballpark proposed on the shores of the Cape Fear River. This was, of course, before seven of every ten Wilmington voters said no.
Two years later, Wilmington will be apparently receiving some baseball upgrades -- just not from the source they initially expected.
New Review: George Mason Basketball
Feb 18, 2014
George Mason has not returned to the Final Four since 2006, but Stadium Journey has returned to their home, the Patriot Center. Review by Virginia Regional Correspondent Jason Bullock.
New Review: Minnesota Timberwolves
Feb 17, 2014
The Minnesota Timberwolves are in their 25th season of existence in the NBA. Review by Minnesota Regional Correspondent Scott Bultman.
New Review: Miami Basketball
Feb 17, 2014
Stadium Journey returns to the University of Miami's BankUnited Center. Review by South Florida correspondent Scott Salomon.
New Review: Sydney Kings
Feb 16, 2014
With the team coming back what was thought to be an almost certain demise, it looks like not only are they back, but they're as good as before. Review by Australia Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.
New Review: Toledo Basketball
Feb 16, 2014
The Toledo Rockets are having a fantastic season, and may be on their way to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1980. They also have one of the best arena experiences in the MAC. This may be the perfect time to go see a game at Savage Arena. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.
New Review: Columbus Blue Jackets
Feb 15, 2014
The experience of attending an NHL game at Nationwide Arena just keeps getting better and better. Review by Ohio Regional Correspondent Brandon Gee.
New Review: Charleston Southern Basketball
Feb 15, 2014
Stadium Journey completes our journey around the Big South Conference with a trip to the "Buc Dome" at Charleston Southern University. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.
New Review: Georgia Tech Basketball
Feb 14, 2014
Stadium Journey pays a return trip to the newly-renovated home of the Yellow Jackets. Review by Georgia Regional Correspondent Brian Jones.
New Review: Arizona Basketball
Feb 14, 2014
Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel recounts his most recent visit to Mckale Center. It is a venue that is in the midst of major renovations.
New Review: High Point Basketball
Feb 13, 2014
Stadium Journey continues its tour of the Big South Conference with a return trip to High Point University's Millis Center. Review by Carolinas Regional Correspondent Brian Wilmer.
New Review: Holy Cross Hockey
Feb 13, 2014
Our 9th review from the Atlantic Hockey Association. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.
- Feb 12, 2014 7:35 PM EST
Last season the A-League of Australia hit their highest attendance numbers in its eight year history. The unexpected rise of new club, the Western Sydney Wanderers (WSW), gave Australians a reason to talk about football again. So long the poor cousin of winter sport behind rugby league, rugby union, and AFL, the so-called "sleeping giant" of the Australian sporting landscape was threatening to finally fulfil its promise.
New Review: Arkansas Basketball
Feb 12, 2014
The Razorbacks haven;t appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 2008, but even when the program is a bit down, the experience of attending a game at Bud Walton Arena is very, very good. Review by Arkansas Regional Correspondent Stephen Schmidt.
- Feb 12, 2014 9:07 AM EST
CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon was in Halifax, NS this week to begin talks on the prospect of expanding the league to the east coast, adding a team to Halifax's landscape.
Without significant help from the private sector, however, a stadium needed to accommodate a pro team would be an impossibility.
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New Review: College of Charleston Basketball
Feb 12, 2014
Our latest from the CAA. Review by Special Correspondent Cory Sims.
- Feb 11, 2014 9:01 PM EST
At Stadium Journey, we are generally more interested in the travel aspect of sports, but from a fan's point of view. We don't cover teams here, but venues. Our reviews are designed to inform someone who is visiting a stadium so they can make the very most out of their sports dollar; to let them know what to expect in terms of fans and atmosphere, where to find some historical touches, the best food options, and other tips for bars and restaurants after the game.
New Review: Michigan State Basketball
Feb 11, 2014
One of the best venues in college basketball, a trip to the Breslin Center is more than just the Izzone, it's a great place to sit back and watch a game. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.
- Feb 11, 2014 9:12 AM EST
The Wörthersee Stadium, the brain child of former far right-wing leader Jörg Haider, has had a turbulent history. It started at the very beginning, when the plan for the 32,000 all-seater football stadium was proposed in a city of only 90,000 people, Klagenfurt. Now, nearly seven years after its first official match, a friendly between Austria and Japan, the future of this city landmark is still far from certain, but at least the managers of the stadiums are now finding some extra revenue, albeit of slightly exotic nature considering the venue.
New Review: Eldora Speedway
Feb 11, 2014
The 2013 Camping World Truck Series (CWTS) race at Eldora was billed as the first NASCAR national touring series event on dirt in 43-years. The excitement for the inaugural dirt race at Eldora was immense, with tickets selling out in less than three weeks. Review by Special Correspondent Joshua Guiher.
New Review: Towson Basketball
Feb 10, 2014
Towson has a new arena for their basketball program. Now, they just need their fans to come out and make this venue into a great arena to see CAA hoops. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.
New Review: Philadelphia Wings
Feb 10, 2014
Our first review from the National Lacrosse League (NLL) this season. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.
New Review: UMass Lowell Basketball
Feb 09, 2014
The River Hawks have stepped up to Division I, and now they just need their fans to catch on. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.
New Review: American Basketball
Feb 08, 2014
There are plenty of sports experiences in America's Capital, but nothing more American than a trip to Bender Arena. Review by Virginia Regional Correspondent Jason Bullock.
- Feb 07, 2014 11:42 AM EST
The El Paso Chihuahuas were scheduled to unveil their new ballpark on April 11th. Due to construction delays, the team will now unveil the ballpark on April 28th, according to the El Paso Sun Times
New Review: Merrimack Hockey
Feb 07, 2014
Our 48th college hockey review. This one from New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.
New Review: TCU Basketball
Feb 06, 2014
The Horned Frogs are getting ready for major renovation of Daniel-Meyer Coliseum beginning in March 2014, and it's definitely needed. Review by Regional Correspondent Stephen Schmidt.
New Review: San Jose State Basketball
Feb 05, 2014
New renovations and a new conference have improved the experience at San Jose State Event Center immensely. Review by Northern California Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris.
- Feb 05, 2014 12:41 AM EST
Queen's Park Rangers, or QPR as they are commonly known, spent last season playing in Britain's highest tier of football - the Premier League. After finishing last and being relegated, the team have plans to achieve greatness once more. The first step is, of course, acquiring skilled players. Once that happens fans will fill seats and money will flow in. Sounds like a great plan except for one problem; their current stadium, Loftus Road, seats under 19,000 and cannot provide the capacity the team would be able to support if they return to the top-flight league.
- Feb 04, 2014 2:38 PM EST
The driving portion of the trip finished in Denver on December 31st, but I still continued to attend a game every weekend during the playoffs. Living in New York allowed me to get to Philly thanks to a friend's rental car, and Megabus took me to Boston and back on the following weekend. I certainly didn't expect to make it to Denver, but a Colorado Stadium Journeyer was able to acquire a ticket so I flew back to Denver for that one, plus a few other events. Finally, I was able to secure a Super Bowl ticket to complete the journey properly. Sadly, Denver's offense did not follow me to New York, but you can't have everything.
I ended up attending 36 NFL games in a single season, which I believe to be a record. It was an incredible experience that I hope some of you have the chance to accomplish one day. The NFL can be a hassle to attend when compared to baseball and other sports, but the games are far more memorable.
There's no need to update my stadium rankings or game thoughts or anything else that I was writing about during the season, but there are a few anecdotes that I'd like to share that demonstrate the fun I had on this trip.
New Review: The Citadel Basketball
Feb 04, 2014
The Citadel is one of the more storied campuses in South Carolina and around the world. Review by Special Correspondent Cory Sims.
New Review: Illinois State Basketball
Feb 03, 2014
To the Missouri Valley Conference and Redbird Arena. Review by Illinois Regional Correspondent Chris Patton.
New Review: Saskatoon Blades
Feb 02, 2014
We've made a return trip to Credit Union Centre, home of the Saskatoon Blades. This review is by Alberta Regional Correspondent Jim Flannery.
- Feb 01, 2014 2:43 PM EST
On the eve of the Super Bowl, we are pleased to present our rankings from 1-32 for the top stadium experiences in the NFL for the past season. We use our official FANFARE rankings from our correspondents when determining our list, and use the ratings of our members as the primary tiebreaker. We've included an excerpt from each of our reviews. We're looking forward to seeing the new home of the 49ers, Levi's Stadium in 2014. Please be sure to share your experiences as well, by rating the stadiums where you have attended a game.
New Review: Ohio State Basketball
Feb 01, 2014
A fresh look at the home of Buckeyes basketball. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.
New Review: St. John's Basketball
Jan 31, 2014
St. John's is known for playing in MSG, but they also have an on-campus facility named for a legendary coach. Review by Special Correspondent Sean Rowland.
- Jan 30, 2014 10:32 AM EST
On January 25th and 26th, the Charlotte Knights held their Select-A-Seat event for season ticket holders to come out and choose their seats for the upcoming season. 2014 will be the first year for the Knights in their new Uptown Charlotte ballpark.
New Review: Delaware 87ers
Jan 30, 2014
The NBDL finds itself trying to gain footing in a new market - Newark, Delaware. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.
- Jan 29, 2014 11:06 PM EST
The Tuesday before the Super Bowl is now known as Media Day, where thousands of print, online, and television media swarm around the players from both teams in a vain attempt to find something interesting to write about. The NFL, never forgoing a revenue stream, charges fans $28.50 to sit there and watch the fun. Is it worth it? We went to the Prudential Center to find out.
- Jan 29, 2014 3:54 PM EST
Arizona State University recently announced their new plans for a renovation of Sun Devil Stadium, and it is quite different than the original ideas that were released.
- Jan 29, 2014 11:05 AM EST
Outdoor hockey got started in 2001 with the Cold War between Michigan and Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. The NHL followed suit in 2003 with the Heritage Classic in Edmonton but it wasn't until January 1st, 2008 with the first Winter Classic in Buffalo that the puck really got rolling. Even the NHL lockout last year, which resulted in the cancellation of the 2013 Winter Classic, has not stemmed the tide; there are now outdoor games all over the world.
This year though, the NHL has gone one step further. Rather than staging only the Winter Classic, the league has scheduled five other outdoor games: the 3rd Heritage Classic in Vancouver, and four games comprising the Stadium Series, with a game in Dodger Stadium, two in Yankee Stadium, and another one in Soldier Field.
New Review: Buffalo Sabres
Jan 29, 2014
The Sabres seem to be doing everything right to provide a great fan experience at First Niagara Center. Now all they need are some boost in the win column. Review by Special Correspondent Kevin Jordan.
New Review: Belk Bowl
Jan 28, 2014
Our final review from the college bowl season. Review by Special Correspondent David Berger.
- Jan 28, 2014 8:13 AM EST
After just a season and a half in the ECHL, the San Francisco Bulls have closed up shop midway through the 2013-14 season. After losing over $2 million last year, and on a similar pace this year, the Bulls organization decided to cut their loses after failed attempts to save the franchise. Head Coach and President Pat Curcio wrote to their fans to say in part, "We had a great opportunity come to us that would've kept the Bulls in San Francisco at least through the end of the 2014 season, with potential for future seasons, but we ran out of time to complete all ends of the deal. At this point, the best thing to do financially is to reluctantly end the season. We will miss playing here, miss our fans, and miss this city."
- Jan 27, 2014 9:51 PM EST
Several weeks ago I received an email from the Colorado Rockies advertising a Fan Fest at Coors Field on Jan 25. I've never been to one but thought, what better way to get a 'baseball fix' while waiting for spring training and Opening Day? Of course, I had to wait to see what Mother Nature would bring and as much of the country was in freezing digits; Denver had sunny blues skies and 60 degrees this day.
Some MLB teams host their Fan Fest at a convention center or another facility outside of their ballpark. The Rockies and many other MLB teams open up their stadium for the event, which I find preferable.
New Review: Nashville Predators
Jan 27, 2014
One of the best atmospheres and neighborhoods in the NHL, Nashville's Bridgestone Arena should be on every hockey fan's travel plans. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.
- Jan 26, 2014 10:07 PM EST
When it comes to traveling to sporting events, nothing beats a night at a minor league baseball game during the summer months. However, when the weather is cold and the nights are long, where does a minor league baseball fan fill his void during the winter? To the hockey arenas of the junior leagues across North America.
What I would not do to have some time to spend in either Ontario or Quebec for the next few weeks. I would trek the provinces and hit every single rink in both the OHL and QMJHL. However, that will not be the case this winter, my other work duties keep me stuck here in Indianapolis. But I can still remember my first time at a junior hockey game 15 years ago this month...
New Review: New York Knicks
Jan 26, 2014
Madison Square Garden has finished its renovations, and the iconic venue can be now called one of the best stadium experiences in the world once again. Review by Special Correspondent Sean MacDonald.
- Jan 25, 2014 2:51 PM EST
Last summer, torrential rains caused Alberta's Bow River to overflow its banks and flood into the Prairie province. Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome was particularly hard-hit, with water flooding into the arena, causing significant damage. The water in a hockey rink, it is universally agreed, is best frozen, so when an arena like the Saddledome becomes a lake it is generally bad news.
In Toronto, however, one arena floods every single January.
New Review: Michigan Soccer
Jan 25, 2014
Michigan soccer plays at a small, but lovely stadium. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.
- Jan 24, 2014 11:05 PM EST
With the Seahawks earning a spot in next weekend's Super Bowl, Starbucks thought to offer 12 cent coffees in honor of the team's fans, the '12th Man'. Well, given Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz' role in the Supersonics leaving town, sports fans are divided on supporting a person they see as responsible for their NBA team now being the Oklahoma City Thunder. Speaking of Oklahoma City, an OKC sportswriter riled Sonics' fans back up by offering a truce now that the Seahawks are good. Guess how that went over.
By the way, the fantastic documentary on the debacle surrounding the end of the Supersonics, Sonicsgate, had its broadcast rights bought by ESPN and will be shown to a national audience on ESPN Classic on March 14th.
Meanwhile, the host venue for Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, is undergoing preparations, mostly, clearing all the snow away due to the polar vortex that hit the east coast. The current forecast for February 2nd calls for mid-30s temps and more snow. The local CBS affiliate has more on the traffic concerns and the anticipation that comes with the ancillary events around the New York/New Jersey area.
- Jan 24, 2014 9:57 PM EST
The NHL is getting ready to have three games played outdoors within the next week, and another on March 1st. Here's when the games are, where they are, and how you can watch, along with some pics from the transformed stadiums.
New Review: Swift Current Broncos
Jan 24, 2014
A new look at the home of the Swift Current Broncos experience in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Review by Regional Correspondent Jim Flannery.