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Serie B Increase in Season Ticket Sales

By Stefano Romagnoli - Nov 26, 2014 7:42 PM EST

The second division of Italian football (Serie B) dramatically increased the number of annual season ticket holders from the 2013/2014 to the 2014/2015 season. There were 66,080 season ticket holders last season, now there are 89,536. That is an increase of 23,456 fans (+ 35.5%).

FEATURED STADIUM  Martinsville Speedway

New Review: Martinsville Speedway

3.7
3.5

Nov 26, 2014

The Chase may have just ended, but don't miss our trip to one of the classic venues on the NASCAR circuit. Review by Special Correspondent Josh Oakes.

You Will Not Go Thirsty in Indianapolis

By Marc Viquez - Nov 26, 2014 8:02 AM EST

It is possible that sometime this year you will find yourself in the city of Indianapolis attending a sporting event somewhere in downtown at Lucas Oil Stadium or at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Perhaps, you may even catch a Butler basketball game at the Hinkle Fieldhouse or an Indy Fuel hockey game at the newly renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum. You may know that once you are downtown, you are located within close proximity of restaurants, retail shopping, bars, and museums that should enhance your visit to the city.

FEATURED STADIUM  Blue Sox Stadium

New Review: Sydney Blue Sox

3.1
3.0

Nov 26, 2014

Baseball continues to be a growing sport in Australia, and we take an updated look at the home of the Sydney Blue Sox. Review by Australia Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.

Otago Nuggets Withdraw from NBL

By Jeff Cheshire - Nov 25, 2014 8:32 PM EST

The Otago Nuggets will not enter a team in the 2015 New Zealand National Basketball League. Teams wishing to compete are given a deadline to pay a $5,000 deposit to Basketball New Zealand, a date which has come and gone for the Nuggets. It was an inevitable move and comes off the back of a tough financial period which has seen Basketball Otago amount a significant debt over the past three years. Despite this it is hoped that the Nuggets will enter a team in the 2016 competition following a split from BBO, which will see the two operate as separate entities.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dix Stadium

New Review: Kent State Football

3.4
3.3

Nov 25, 2014

A new look at Dix Stadium, home of the Golden Flashes of Kent State. Review by Northern Ohio Regional Correspondent Samuel Watkins. Photos by Laura Ceccarelli.

Contest: Win a Print from Ballpark Blueprints!

By Brandon Gee - Nov 25, 2014 9:57 AM EST

If you're a regular reader of Stadium Journey, then you're probably someone who appreciates the architectural quality of stadiums. For our latest contest, we're offering something that elevates stadium design into an art form.

We've partnered with Ballpark Blueprints Ltd. on a giveaway of one of their blueprint-style art prints. So far, the company has released over 30 prints from some of the most beloved stadiums in baseball and both pro and college football. These are suitable for framing and would make a great holiday gift.

FEATURED STADIUM  Mustang Stadium

New Review: Stevenson Mustangs Football

3.7
N/A

Nov 25, 2014

A rare look at a Division III college football program, that despite its short time playing football, still has a lot of history to draw on. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

Australia Gets Win in International Rules Series with Ireland

By Lloyd Rothwell - Nov 24, 2014 10:24 PM EST

While recent one-day cricket crowds around Australia have been poor, that wasn't the case for the International Rules football test match between Australia and Ireland at Patersons Stadium in Perth on Saturday night.

FEATURED STADIUM  Rynearson Stadium

New Review: Eastern Michigan Football

2.9
3.8

Nov 24, 2014

A new gray turf field has given Eastern Michigan football a unique identity, but it's the fans that Rynearson Stadium really needs to create a special football experience. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.

Arthur Ashe Stadium Renovation Update

By James Hilchen - Nov 24, 2014 9:30 AM EST

Construction is underway on a retractable roof that will cover Arthur Ashe Stadium, the site of the finals of the United States Open tennis tournament. The plan is for the roof to be ready for the 2016 Open.

The roof is part of a bigger $500 million renovation plan at the National Tennis Center in New York. In addition to the roof over Ashe Stadium, a new Armstrong Stadium (possibly with a roof of its own), Grandstand, and viewing for practice courts are planned to be completed in phases.

FEATURED STADIUM  Hardy M. Graham Stadium

New Review: Tennessee-Martin Football

2.9
1.9

Nov 24, 2014

Halfway between Memphis and Nashville you'll find the charming town of Martin, home of the Skyhawks. Review by Tennessee Regional Correspondent Eric Taylor.

Japan and Argentina Confirmed for Super Rugby 2016

By Lloyd Rothwell - Nov 23, 2014 9:52 PM EST

SANZAR has officially confirmed that Japan and Argentina will enter the Super Rugby competition beginning in 2016. The Japanese franchise will be based in Tokyo at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, however they will also play 3 home games a season at the new National Stadium in Singapore at the Sports Hub complex. The Argentinian team will be based in Buenos Aires.

FEATURED STADIUM  Air Canada Centre

New Review: Toronto Maple Leafs

4.1
3.8

Nov 23, 2014

Slowly but surely the Maple Leafs are getting away from the corporate image of Air Canada Centre, and once again finding their place as the centre of the hockey universe. Review by Special Correspondent Robbie Raskin.

FEATURED STADIUM  Patriots Point Soccer Stadium

New Review: College of Charleston Soccer

3.1
N/A

Nov 23, 2014

For schools like the College of Charleston that don’t have football, soccer automatically becomes more important and the stadium reflects it. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

FEATURED STADIUM  Akwa Ibom Stadium

New Review: Nigeria National Football

4.0
4.9

Nov 22, 2014

The Super Eagles have a new national stadium in the state of Akwa Ibom. Review by Nigeria Regional Correspondent Alonge Akinlolu.

Play By Play: Interview with Chris Villani

By Jon Hart - Nov 22, 2014 9:52 AM EST

Chris Villani is a sports broadcaster. As a student at Syracuse University, he did broadcast work for the the school's football and men's basketball team, among others. Following graduation, Villani was the voice of the Harvard men's basketball team for four seasons. After that, for two seasons, he was the voice for the University of Vermont's (UVM) men's basketball team. This season, Villani will be calling college basketball games for ESPN3. Villani is usually the one doing the interviews. This time, we turned the tables and asked Villani a few questions. He was nice enough to discuss interviewing Jeremy Lin, best spots to hit in Syracuse and Burlington, Vermont and what it takes to call a big time game, among other subjects.

FEATURED STADIUM  Columbus Civic Center

New Review: Columbus Cottonmouths

3.1
N/A

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.

Earthquakes and Avaya Partner on New Stadium Sponsorship

By Ryan Norris - Nov 21, 2014 9:45 PM EST

On November 19, 2014 the San Jose Earthquakes announced a partnership with Santa Clara based company Avaya for the naming rights of their new stadium in San Jose. Three years after the project began, the $100 million soccer-specific stadium will open in time for the 2015 Major League Soccer Stadium, replacing their previous home Buck Shaw Stadium.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cubs Park

New Review: Mesa Solar Sox

3.0
N/A

Nov 21, 2014

Arizona Fall League action has started up again to satiate those waiting for spring training. This review of Cubs Park, home of the Mesa Solar Sox, by Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

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.

FEATURED STADIUM  Reser Stadium

New Review: Oregon State Football

4.0
3.1

Nov 21, 2014

Reser Stadium is the smallest of the Pac-12 football venues but it packs a punch. Review by Oregon Regional Correspondent Paul Hilchen.

FEATURED STADIUM  War Memorial Gymnasium

New Review: Idaho Volleyball

2.9
N/A

Nov 20, 2014

As we expand our coverage to college volleyball, check out our review of the home of Idaho Vandals volleyball. Review by Correspondent Ben Evensen.

Stadium Journey Binge: Seattle

By Josh Eastern - Nov 20, 2014 11:10 AM EST

College basketball is starting to heat up while college football is winding down their regular season. This makes this time of year a great time for packing in the opportunity to see several venues in one weekend in one city. Even though Seattle doesn't have an NHL or NBA team, that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of sporting events to attend.

This weekend in Seattle is one of the last weekends of overlap for college basketball, college football, and the NFL. This is really one of the only weekends that it happens all year, which makes for a fun weekend of Seattle sports at different venues. On Friday, the 21st there is a college basketball game followed by a college football game on the Saturday, and lastly followed by an NFL game on the 23rd.

If you can, make the trip to the Emerald City for a great sports weekend.

FEATURED STADIUM  Paulson Stadium

New Review: Georgia Southern Football

4.3
4.6

Nov 20, 2014

Georgia Southern is off to a great start in their first season at the FBS level, and Paulson Stadium remains one of the best small venues in all of college football. Review by Georgia Regional Correspondent Brian Jones.

FEATURED STADIUM  Punjab Stadium

New Review: Pakistan National Football

3.4
N/A

Nov 19, 2014

Last month Pakistan hosted Palestine in a rare international friendly in Lahore. Review by Special Correspondent Gary Butterworth.

ANZ Stadium $350m Upgrade Plan

By Lloyd Rothwell - Nov 19, 2014 9:22 AM EST

A $350m plan has been released which would see ANZ Stadium (Sydney's Olympic Stadium), transformed into the "best multipurpose stadium in the world."

FEATURED STADIUM  Lexington Ice Center

New Review: Kentucky Cool Cats

2.6
N/A

Nov 19, 2014

Looking to get your late night hockey fix in Kentucky? Then look no further than a Kentucky Cool Cats game in Lexington. Review by Special Correspondent Christopher Hart.

Arizona State Adding Division I Hockey in 2015-16

By Jason Bartel - Nov 18, 2014 6:31 PM EST

The landscape of NCAA Division-1 hockey is about to change in a major way in 2015. The Arizona State Sun Devils announced Tuesday that they will be bumping their current club hockey program to NCAA D1 beginning in the 2015-16 academic season.

FEATURED STADIUM  DeMartin Soccer Stadium

New Review: Michigan State Soccer

3.6
N/A

Nov 18, 2014

Our 19th college soccer review this season as we begin to explore an overlooked sports stadium experience. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.

Philadelphia Stadiums To Get New Neighbor

By Richard Smith - Nov 18, 2014 4:40 PM EST

Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park will be getting a new neighbor in the coming years.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded a license on Tuesday afternoon to a joint venture of Cordish Companies, and Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment to build the Philadelphia area's fourth casino. The casino would be in and around the current Holiday Inn located just north of the home of the Phillies. Xfinity Live!, a restaurant and entertainment complex, is also a Cordish Companies project.

FEATURED STADIUM  McLane Stadium

New Review: Baylor Football

4.4
N/A

Nov 18, 2014

The Baylor Bears have a great new football stadium, back on campus along the Brazos River. Review by North Texas Regional Correspondent Michael Davis.

Stadium Journey Binge: Boston

By Paul Baker - Nov 17, 2014 9:27 PM EST

For many sports fans, fall is their favorite part of the year. It has nothing to do with the holidays or the coming of the cooler weather, but with the sports calendar. In Autumn, baseball's pennant races heat up and culminate in the World Series, football gets into the meat of its season, and basketball and hockey seasons begin. It's one of the only parts of the year where there not only seems to be a game being played by the local team practically every night, but by several teams at once on special nights.

This weekend in Boston is one of those times when the schedules of the local teams all line up, providing a special opportunity for the local (or travelling) sports fan to catch several teams in one location in a short period of time. On November 22nd and 23rd Boston's football, hockey, and basketball teams all play in just over a 24 hour period.

FEATURED STADIUM  Harvard Stadium

New Review: Boston Brawlers

2.9
N/A

Nov 17, 2014

The new FXFL is making a bid to become a feeder league for the NFL. How does the new league rate at the historic Harvard Stadium? Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

NCAA Announces Early Round Host Sites for 2016-2018 Basketball Tournament

By Paul Swaney - Nov 17, 2014 1:16 PM EST

College basketball fans who love to travel during March Madness can now begin to make their plans for the 2016-2018 NCAA College Basketball Tournament. The NCAA announced the locations for 1st and 2nd round games, as well as regional final host sites for the next three tournaments.

FEATURED STADIUM  Air Canada Centre

New Review: Toronto Raptors

4.4
3.8

Nov 17, 2014

After a strong playoff run, the fans of the Toronto Raptors have helped to elevate the experience at the Air Canada Centre as one of the finest in the NBA. Review by Special Correspondent Robbie Raskin.

FEATURED STADIUM  John Fulmer Field

New Review: Goose Creek Football

2.9
N/A

Nov 16, 2014

Stadium Journey's first foray into high school football in the Palmetto State takes us to one of its most successful high schools, Goose Creek. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

FEATURED STADIUM  GSU Sports Arena

New Review: Georgia State Basketball

2.7
3.1

Nov 16, 2014

Georgia State University has one major athletic facility on campus, and it could use a refresh. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

Excerpt from Man Versus Ball

By Paul Swaney - Nov 15, 2014 6:13 PM EST

Jon Hart is not a professional athlete. However, he challenged himself with a unique, often humorous obstacle course of sports pursuits, everything from suiting up for a championship semi-pro football team to playing hoops on blades with NBA players to hawking dogs in the bleachers of The House That Ruth Built. In this excerpt from Man versus Ball: One Ordinary Guy and His Extraordinary Sports Adventures, Hart makes his U.S. Open ball person debut.

FEATURED STADIUM  Washington-Grizzly Stadium

New Review: Montana Football

4.4
4.5

Nov 15, 2014

The University of Montana enjoy one of the best atmospheres in all of FCS football. Review by Montana Regional Correspondent Jason Karp.

FEATURED STADIUM  Rentschler Field

New Review: Connecticut Football

3.1
2.8

Nov 15, 2014

With their football program now in its second decade, Connecticut is showing an improved stadium experience at Rentschler Field. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

2015 MLB Season to Begin at Wrigley Field

By Steven Burke - Nov 15, 2014 8:30 AM EST

On April 1, 2001 MLB started the season with a single Sunday game featuring the Toronto Blue Jays hosting the Texas Rangers at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In front of 19,891 spectators Toronto was victorious 8-1 and just like that a new tradition was born. From that season forward, MLB Opening Day has consisted of one nationally televised game the night prior to the rest of the league beginning play, with the obvious exception of international openers in places such as in Sydney, Australia in 2014. Unlike the NFL where the opening night game is reserved for the defending champion, the MLB opening night game is spread around the league. In 2013 the Sunday night opener was a battle of Texas as new division rivals faced off when the Houston Astros made their American League debut hosting the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park.

Final Four Sites Announced for 2017-2021

By Paul Swaney - Nov 14, 2014 8:34 PM EST

The NCAA has announced the sites for the college basketball Final Four for 2017-2021. Glendale, Arizona will be the host city in 2017, followed by San Antonio, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Indianapolis in subsequent years.

San Diego Padres Renovating Left Field at Petco Park

By Jason Bartel - Nov 14, 2014 3:42 PM EST

Left field at Petco Park is going to have a little different look and feel when the San Diego Padres open the 2015 season. And by "little" different look, I mean a videoboard that is four times the size of the one that used to be there.

FEATURED STADIUM  Qualcomm Stadium

New Review: San Diego State Football

2.9
2.4

Nov 14, 2014

The San Diego State Aztecs have been to 4 straight bowl games. Read about the experience at Qualcomm Stadium courtesy of Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris.

The Best Place for Kano Pillars to Lift League Trophy

By Alonge Akinlolu - Nov 14, 2014 9:37 AM EST

Enyimba International Stadium, the home ground of one of Nigeria's biggest clubs, Enyimba Football Club of Aba will host 2014 champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League on the 16th of November, 2014. And it's right there that Kano Pillars will lift the League trophy.

The stadium will be filled to its 25,000 capacity as the fans of the home team, Enyimba FC will want to see the People's Elephant win by a wide scoring margin even though they know their visitor, Kano Pillars will lift the trophy at their home ground.

With a game to go this season, the defending champions, Kano Pillars have won the league and the last match won't change that.

FEATURED STADIUM  Salpointe Catholic High School

New Review: Salpointe Catholic Lancers

2.4
N/A

Nov 14, 2014

Salpointe Catholic is one of the perennially strong football programs in Arizona. Read about the experience there on Friday nights courtesy of Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

FEATURED STADIUM  Lahore City Cricket Association Ground

New Review: Lahore Eagles

2.4
N/A

Nov 13, 2014

A low key stadium experience presents a great opportunity to see high level cricket in Pakistan. Review by Special Correspondent Gary Butterworth

FEATURED STADIUM  Eagle Field

New Review: Winthrop Soccer

3.6
N/A

Nov 13, 2014

Soccer fans may not be familiar with the Big South Conference and one of its top teams, Winthrop University, but it's time for that to change. Review by Carolinas Regional Correspondent Brian Wilmer.

Carolina Hurricanes Seeing the Light at PNC Arena

By Harrison Huntley - Nov 12, 2014 9:13 PM EST

This past off season, the Carolina Hurricanes saw new lighting installed in their home, PNC Arena. The new lighting follows the current trend among arenas: LED lights. They join the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers as the only teams in the league with LED lights. The new lights come on almost instantly and are brighter than traditional ones. This upgrade seems to have benefitted more than just the fans. In fact, as WRAL Sports Fan reports, even the players are singing the praises of their new lights.

FEATURED STADIUM  Pepsi Center

New Review: Colorado Avalanche

3.9
3.8

Nov 12, 2014

The Pepsi Center is the fine home of many Denver franchises. Read about the experience at a Colorado Avalanche game, courtesy of Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

Du Burns Arena Management Gets Extended Contract

By Richard Smith - Nov 12, 2014 8:05 AM EST

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Clarence H. "Du" Burns Arena will continue to be managed by Coppermine Fieldhouse in a deal that could last until 2038. Baltimore City would re-evaluate the rent every five years. Coppermine also agrees to spend $1.5 million to add turf and lighting to a city-owned field nearby.

FEATURED STADIUM  Paul Brown Stadium

New Review: Cincinnati Football

3.3
N/A

Nov 12, 2014

The Bearcats are playing off campus at the home of teh Cincinnati Bengals while the school refurbishes historic Nippert Stadium. Review by Ohio Regional Correspondent Brandon Gee.

FEATURED STADIUM  MTS Centre

New Review: Winnipeg Jets

4.7
3.8

Nov 11, 2014

Now in their fourth season since returning to Winipeg, the Jets experience at MTS Centre just keeps getting better and better. Review by Central Canada Regional Correspondent Jordan Falconer.

FEATURED STADIUM  Michigan Stadium

New Review: Michigan Football

4.6
4.0

Nov 11, 2014

It's been a tough season for the Wolverines and their fans inside the Big House, but Michigan Stadium remains one of the cathedrals of college football, and a must visit location for any stadium traveler. Review by Special Correspondent Andy Mantsch.

College Football Hall of Fame a Must See Destination in Atlanta

By Brian Jones - Nov 10, 2014 8:02 PM EST

The college football season is coming to an end, which means there will be a lot of fans making their way to Atlanta for the SEC Championship game and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. And when they come to Atlanta, the one thing they will need to check out is the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.

The facility opened right before the season began, and it has been a huge success. The reason for the success is the excitement within its walls. There is never a dull moment. As you walk into the exhibit, there is a huge helmet wall that includes helmets from 768 college teams from NCAA FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III, and NAIA. But before you can view the helmet wall, you can use your badge that you get at the ticket window to find you favorite team's helmet with ease when you sign in and personalize your experience.

FEATURED STADIUM  McDonough Gymnasium

New Review: Georgetown Volleyball

3.0
N/A

Nov 10, 2014

Former home to the Hoyas basketball team, McDonough Gymnasium is still a great place to see a volleyball match or women's basketball game. Review by Guest Correspondent Tom McLaughlin.

FEATURED STADIUM  Estadio Nuevo Colombino

New Review: Recreativo de Huelva

2.4
N/A

Nov 10, 2014

From Spain's Segunda Division, we take a look at the home of Recreativo de Huelva. Review by Special Correspondent Gary Foxall.

FEATURED STADIUM  Warri Township Stadium

New Review: Warri Wolves FC

3.4
N/A

Nov 09, 2014

Our second review from Nigeria. Review by Nigeria Regional Correspondent Alonge Akinlolu.

FXFL Looks to Establish Itself as Football's Minor League

By Paul Baker - Nov 09, 2014 2:04 PM EST

The landscape of professional football is littered with an alphabet soup of leagues that tried to carve out a niche for themselves, and failed. The names of these leagues may be familiar, or they may have faded from memory quickly. The WFL, the USFL, the XFL, even the NFL Europe, all tried to compete with the NFL on one level or another. Starting this year, another new league has sprung up to try and make a name for itself-the FXFL, short for the Fall Experimental Football League.

FEATURED STADIUM  Wembley Stadium

New Review: NFL at Wembley Stadium

3.3
N/A

Nov 09, 2014

Since 2007, the NFL has played at least one regular season game at Wembley Stadium in London. In 2014, there are three games being played. What's the experience like? Review by Special Correspondent Oliver Wenner.

FEATURED STADIUM  Gillette Stadium

New Review: New England Patriots

4.6
2.8

Nov 08, 2014

One of the best franchises in the NFL continues to improve its great stadium experience in Foxboro. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Nigeria Opens Akwa Ibom International Stadium with a Win

By Alonge Akinlolu - Nov 08, 2014 8:57 AM EST

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio was greeted with loud cheers by the fans who came to see the official commissioning of the Akwa Ibom International Stadium on Friday, November 7th.

The much talked about stadium, is quickly being called the most beautiful stadium in Nigeria and likened to Johannesburg's Soccer City, which hosted the FIFA 2010 World Cup matches. The President of Nigeria, Godluck Jonathan, officially opened the Akwa International Stadium along with the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, and Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara.

FEATURED STADIUM  Clarence E. McWilliams Stadium

New Review: Franklin HS Indians Football

3.4
N/A

Nov 08, 2014

Our second high school football review from the Old Line Stadium. Review by Special Correspondent Josh Rubin.

FEATURED STADIUM  Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium

New Review: Qatar SC

2.9
N/A

Nov 07, 2014

Our first review from Qatar. Review by Special Correspondent Gary Butterworth.

FEATURED STADIUM  Autzen Stadium

New Review: Oregon Football

4.4
4.0

Nov 07, 2014

The Oregon Ducks have become one of the most consistently great programs in college football, and Autzen Stadium provides a wonderful game day experience. Review by Oregon Regional Correspondent Paul Hilchen.

Buffalo Bills and Toronto Look to Part Ways

By Robbie Raskin - Nov 06, 2014 7:16 PM EST

Looks like the NFL's Canadian experiment may have come to an end. As new owners have bought the Buffalo Bills, there is talk of a new stadium for the club, but it also seems that the Bills Toronto Series is no longer.

The Series, which ran from 2008-2012 before being suspended, has been marred by low support on the Canadian side and anger on the American side. Though the agreement was renewed in 2013, involving one pre-season and one regular season Bills game at Rogers Centre, Canadian telco giant Rogers Communications and the Bills agreed to postpone the 2014 matches to reevaluate the deal. Now with new owners in Buffalo and no support from Rogers, it appears the deal is off the table for good.

FEATURED STADIUM  Aberdeen High School Stadium

New Review: Aberdeen High School Football

3.1
N/A

Nov 06, 2014

We continue our look at high school football with a trip to Maryland. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

NFL Announces 2015 Schedule for Games in London

By Paul Swaney - Nov 06, 2014 12:12 PM EST

For the second consecutive year, the NFL will have three regular season games played at Wembley Stadium in London. Since 2007, the NFL has played at least one regular season game in England as a way to strategically grow the NFL brand on the other side of the Atlantic. This has fueled speculation that the NFL will eventually place a team in London permanently.

FEATURED STADIUM  Kettler Capitals Iceplex

New Review: Charity Hockey Classic

3.4
N/A

Nov 06, 2014

Since 2009, he Charity Hockey Classic has been held annually at Kettler Capitals Iceplex to benefit different charities around the Washington DC area. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Yager Stadium

New Review: Miami (OH) Football

2.6
2.4

Nov 05, 2014

It's been a tough road to hoe the past couple of years for fans of RedHawks football, but there's still a lot of history in Oxford. Review by Special Correspondent Miles Markiewicz.

What Does The Future Hold For FedExField?

By Richard Smith - Nov 05, 2014 9:49 AM EST

I previously wrote an article for Stadium Journey wondering why Landover, Maryland's FedExField was not used as often as other NFL stadiums ("Will Notre Dame/Navy Help Attract More Events to FedEx Field?").

In that article I questioned whether the stadium's lack of success has been because of its poor location, bad field quality and lack of modern facilities. Our own recent review of the fan experience at FedExField for a Washington Redskins game is titled "Not-So-Special Delivery", where Regional Correspondent Jason Bullock had this to say: "Bigger, flashier and newer, FedExField was to be an upgrade over the previous home of the 'Skins. Unfortunately for me as a fan, this stadium has not been able to recreate the atmosphere and experience I used to get at RFK Stadium."

FEATURED STADIUM  PPL Park

New Review: Philadelphia Union

3.7
3.9

Nov 05, 2014

Updated look at PPL Park, home of Philadelphia Union, and one of the greatest supporter groups in all of sports. Review by Special Correspondent Kevin Jordan.

A-League Breaking Attendance Records

By Lloyd Rothwell - Nov 04, 2014 8:20 PM EST

The Hyundai A-League season may be only four rounds old, yet attendance records are already being broken.

Two major records to have fallen so far include the overall attendance for a single round (106,082) and a new Adelaide United club record for a single game (33,126).

FEATURED STADIUM  Toyota Stadium

New Review: FC Dallas

4.3
4.1

Nov 04, 2014

One of the great stadium experiences in MLS. Review by North Texas Regional Correspondent Michael Davis.

Three Different Sports, Three Consecutive Days, One Venue

By Meg Minard - Nov 04, 2014 11:15 AM EST

That's right. For those attempting to reach the 122 Club, two of those plus an NLL game can be completed in one extended weekend in Denver, Colorado.

With Denver being one of the more difficult places to attend several games during one trip because of its distance to other major league venues, this March 27 - 29, 2015 will allow stadium journeyers to see the Avalanche, the Nuggets and the Mammoth over one extended weekend at the Pepsi Center.

FEATURED STADIUM  Patriot Pasture

New Review: Sullivan East Football (TN)

2.9
N/A

Nov 04, 2014

Our first high school football stadium review from the state of Tennessee. Review by Special Correspondent Tracey Mitchell.

AFL Releases 2015 Fixture List

By Lloyd Rothwell - Nov 03, 2014 7:27 PM EST

Last week the Australian Football League (AFL) released its fixture list for 2015. The draw is being trumpeted as one for the fans, with an increase in Saturday afternoon clashes and the end of Sunday night and Monday night games. However Thursday night games will continue.

FEATURED STADIUM  BMO Harris Bank Center

New Review: Rockford IceHogs

3.7
4.1

Nov 03, 2014

One of the more unique venues of the AHL. Review by Special Correspondent Eric Hasman.

2014 CFL Stadium Experience Rankings

By Jim Flannery - Nov 03, 2014 9:59 AM EST

As the 2014 Canadian Football League season winds down, it is time to see how the nine stadiums of the CFL match up against each other.

Our stadium experience ratings take into consideration several different elements of the fan experience: Food and Beverage, Atmosphere, Neighbourhood, Fans, Access, Return on Investment, and any other Extras the stadium may present. In the event of a tie, crowd review scores from our readers and members are used to break the deadlock.

Notably, the average score for a CFL stadium is 3.6 on our five-point scale, making Canadian football an entertaining product no matter where you go to take in a game.

If you disagree with the ratings from our reviewers, please feel free to comment; we’re always interested in what you have to say.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cadet Soccer Stadium

New Review: Air Force Soccer

2.7
N/A

Nov 03, 2014

Air Force soccer has a spotty history of success on the field but they play in quite the picturesque venue. Review of Cadet Soccer Stadium by Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

Jamestown is Back in the Game

By Marc Viquez - Nov 02, 2014 8:03 PM EST

That didn't take very long.

After losing its New York Penn League (NYPL) franchise a few months ago, the city of Jamestown, New York has been awarded an expansion franchise in the collegiate summer Prospect League next season. The announcement continues the trend of former small town minor league teams being replaced by summer college wood bat league teams. The only shock is that the unnamed franchise will be in the Prospect League.

FEATURED STADIUM  Olympiastadion

New Review: Hertha BSC

3.6
N/A

Nov 02, 2014

The site of the historic 1936 Olympics, and today it is the home to the Bundesliga's Hertha BSC. Review by Regional Correspondent Sander Kolsloot.

FEATURED STADIUM  Carver Arena

New Review: Peoria Rivermen

3.3
2.7

Nov 02, 2014

No longer part of the AHL, the Peoria Rivermen continue to be an important part of the sporting community in central Illinois. Review by Special Correspondent Eric Hasman.

FEATURED STADIUM  Stadio Comunale

New Review: Frosinone Calcio

3.1
N/A

Nov 01, 2014

It looks like the last season for Frosinone Calcio at their home known as Matusa. Review by Italy Regional Correspondent Stefano Romagnoli.

FEATURED STADIUM  Villa Park

New Review: Aston Villa

4.1
3.5

Nov 01, 2014

An updated look at one of the best ground in England. Review by Special Correspondent Stephan Hoogerwaard.

FEATURED STADIUM  Tim Hortons Field

New Review: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

3.1
N/A

Oct 31, 2014

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are finally in their new stadium, although the finished product is still not evident. Review by Eastern Canada Regional Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

Rogers Place Construction Well Underway

By Jim Flannery - Oct 31, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

Construction on Rogers Place, the new downtown arena in Edmonton, is progressing with structural steel being erected around the site.

The future home of the Edmonton Oilers is scheduled to open in 2016. The $480 million pro-ject broke ground in March of this year and has already reached a stage where foundations are poured and the steel frame of the building is beginning to take shape.

FEATURED STADIUM  TCF Bank Stadium

New Review: Minnesota Vikings

3.6
N/A

Oct 31, 2014

Sean MacDonald saw every NFL stadium during his 2013 Ultimate Football Road Trip. This year, he visits the new (temporary) home of the Minnesota Vikings and presents his review.

Australian Baseball League Opening Day and Livestream of Games

By Kirsten Richards - Oct 30, 2014 7:07 PM EDT

Opening Day for the Australian Baseball season is upon us and for the first time, the Australian Baseball League will be streaming all games live and free. The first game of the regular season sees Adelaide Bite head north to take on the Brisbane Bandits at 6.30pm local time (GMT +10), October 30th. The other series this weekend will see Sydney Blue Sox heading to Perth to take on the reigning champions, the Perth Heat. The Melbourne Aces and Canberra Cavalry are both on bye-weeks.

FEATURED STADIUM  Harold Alfond Arena

New Review: Maine Hockey

4.0
3.6

Oct 30, 2014

An updated review of the hockey arena experience at Maine. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Interview with Jimmy Dunn, Star of The McCarthys on CBS

By Jon Hart - Oct 30, 2014 10:32 AM EDT

Jimmy Dunn is a sports nut. Now, he's playing one on TV. Tonight, Jimmy's new show, The McCarthy's, debuts on CBS. Jimmy took a quick break from shooting to discuss his new show, Curt Schilling and his dream to run with the bulls.

FEATURED STADIUM  Thompson Field

New Review: Virginia Tech Soccer

3.0
N/A

Oct 30, 2014

Everyone knows Virginia Tech as a football school...just maybe not this kind of football. Review by Regional Correspondent Josh Oakes.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

New Review: East Carolina Football

4.0
4.4

Oct 29, 2014

East Carolina is a major player on the national football landscape, and their home is a big reason why. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

FEATURED STADIUM  Alfond Stadium

New Review: Maine Football

3.1
N/A

Oct 29, 2014

We now have a review of all 12 football stadiums in the Colonial Athletic Association. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  MVHS Football Field

New Review: Mountain View Mountain Lions Football

2.3
N/A

Oct 28, 2014

Our second high school football stadium review from Arizona. Review by Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

FEATURED STADIUM  Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground

New Review: Yorkshire County Cricket Club

3.4
N/A

Oct 28, 2014

We now have 2,000 current venues reviewed on Stadium Journey. Review by Special Correspondent Gary Foxall.

FEATURED STADIUM  Onikan Stadium

New Review: Stationery Stores FC

3.3
N/A

Oct 27, 2014

The oldest soccer stadium in Nigeria is the subject of our first review from the country. Review by Nigeria Regional Correspondent Alonge Akinlolu.

Interview with Author and Hall of Fame Ballhawk Zack Hample

By Jon Hart - Oct 27, 2014 10:27 AM EDT

Zack Hample is awesome at chasing baseballs. Since 1990, he has snagged 7,806 baseballs at fifty one different Major League ball parks. When he's not snagging baseballs, Zack is blogging about it. When Zack's not blogging, he's writing books: How To Snag Major League Baseballs, Watching Baseball Smarter, and The Baseball. With the baseball season winding down, Zack discussed this past season, as well as his trip to Australia, great Yankee Stadium grub and the beauty of Camden Yards, among other topics.

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