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FEATURED STADIUM  CenturyLink Field

New Review: Seattle Seahawks

4.4
4.2

Feb 01, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are heading to their second straight Super Bowl. Read about the experience at CenturyLink Field courtesy of Josh Eastern.

FEATURED STADIUM  Ford Field

New Review: Quick Lane Bowl

3.7
3.1

Feb 01, 2015

The inaugural offering of the Quick Lane Bowl took place the day after Christmas at Ford Field in Detroit. Review by Regional Correspondent Samuel Watkins.

FEATURED STADIUM  Newlands Cricket Ground

New Review: Cape Cobras

3.9
N/A

Jan 31, 2015

Our first cricket stadium review from South Africa. Review by South Africa Regional Correspondent Matthew Nepgen.

Hamilton's Tim Hortons Field Misses Another Deadline

By Robbie Raskin - Jan 31, 2015 6:51 PM EST

Although it hosted the Canadian Football League's Tiger-Cats during the past football season, the new Tim Hortons Field is still not complete and has seen another delay to add to the extraordinary list that has accumulated so far. After initial rounds of delays, the 23,000-seat ground was supposed to be totally finished by last June, in time for the CFL season. That deadline was missed and the Tiger-Cats spent much of the season playing at the smaller Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University. The partially-finished stadium was half-opened in time for the annual Labour Day game against the Toronto Argonauts, but large areas of the stadium were closed off. By the playoffs in autumn, the seating areas were all open, but major interior work remained to be completed. Now they haven't met the latest deadline of January 31st. Winter work is always slow and the Hamilton council said it should be complete by mid-February, though many don't expect that to be the case.

The Turnstiles: Everything Is Fine(s) at the Super Bowl

By Brandon Gee - Jan 31, 2015 6:56 AM EST

We at SJ will occasionally have issues getting credentialed for NFL games, but the guy in the barrel gets to cover the Super Bowl?!? Anyways, thanks for reading The Turnstiles...

FEATURED STADIUM  Marlins Park

New Review: Miami Beach Bowl

3.3
N/A

Jan 31, 2015

The Miami Beach Bowl debuted in 2014 with a matchup between Memphis and BYU. Our Chris Green takes us to the inaugural game.

Top 15 Stadium Experiences of 2014 in Louisiana

By Paul Donaldson - Jan 30, 2015 8:08 PM EST

Whether it’s Saturday nights at Tiger Stadium or Sundays in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana is home to some of the great sports experiences in the country. But which stadium experiences in the Sportsman’s Paradise rank near the top in the state?

Stadium Journey ranks stadium experiences based on the FANFARE scale which assesses (F) Food and Beverages, (A) Atmosphere, (N) Neighborhood, (F) Fans, (A) Access, (R) Return on Investment, and (E) Extras to generate an overall score on a five point scale. With nearly every significant stadium experience covered in the state of Louisiana, we’re ready to count down the Top 15 Louisiana stadium experiences from 2014. Be sure to click on the link next to each description for the full review of each stadium.

While this list is headlined by a few of the usuals, be on the look-out for some hidden gems within the state that you may not have considered before. It just might be time to book a sports road trip weekend.

NOTE: We haven’t reached every stadium experience in the state just yet (missing a few like the Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling at the Superdome, ULL’s ‘The Tigue’ and McNeese State’s Cowboy Stadium, but we’re scheduled to visit these stadiums in 2015).

FEATURED STADIUM  Rose Bowl

New Review: Rose Bowl

4.4
4.6

Jan 30, 2015

The Grandaddy of Them All. Review by Special Correspondent Scott Bultman.

Super Bowl Shoveler Stories

By Jon Hart - Jan 30, 2015 2:02 PM EST

Since the Super Bowl was in my hometown, I thought it would be a fun to get a gig working on it - any gig. When I saw an ad for Super Bowl shovelers, I applied. Months later, I was hired. No physical or interview required. I enjoy shoveling. Unfortunately, I don't get a chance to shovel much, as it doesn't snow too often in NYC. Even when they say it's going to snow, it often just doesn't.

Ten days before Super Bowl Sunday, I'm standing with about 25 other laborers in the field level seats area at about the 50-yard line of MetLife Stadium. About eight inches of snow fell the previous night, and I'm shoveling hard. The snow is light, but there's a ton of it.

Proposed New Home for Tennis NSW and Sydney Kings

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jan 30, 2015 8:01 AM EST

The New South Wales State Government is reportedly considering a number of sites for a new multi-purpose indoor stadium that would serve as both a home for Tennis NSW and the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL).

FEATURED STADIUM  Georgia Dome

New Review: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

4.6
4.7

Jan 30, 2015

With the advent of the College Football Playoff, the Peach Bowl is back. Review by Regional Correspondent Brian Jones.

American Hockey League Officially Announces Pacific Division

By Brandon Gee - Jan 29, 2015 8:51 PM EST

The worst kept secret in hockey is finally official, as representatives from the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League gathered this afternoon to announce the creation of a Pacific Division for the AHL starting next season.

FEATURED STADIUM  University of Phoenix Stadium

New Review: Fiesta Bowl

4.0
3.6

Jan 29, 2015

This year's Fiesta Bowl saw the Boise State Broncos best the Arizona Wildcats. Read about the experience at University of Phoenix Stadium by Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

Baseball News from Around the World

By Kirsten Richards - Jan 29, 2015 7:58 AM EST

Fans are anxiously awaiting the day that pitchers and catchers report to spring training for the 2015 season. Meanwhile, there is plenty of baseball news from around the world.

FEATURED STADIUM  Mercedes-Benz Superdome

New Review: Allstate Sugar Bowl

4.6
N/A

Jan 29, 2015

The inaugural College Football playoffs featured a game at the historic Allstate Sugar Bowl hosted at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Special Correspondent Miles Markiewicz rates the fan experience at the big game in the Big Easy.

Indy Eleven Release Stadium Renderings

By Brandon Gee - Jan 28, 2015 7:43 PM EST

One of American soccer's quiet success stories last year was the launch of the North American Soccer League's Indy Eleven. The expansion side led the NASL in attendance with a sold out 14 game home schedule at IUPUI's 10,200 seat Carroll Stadium. While Carroll is the home for the school's soccer teams, it was built in 1982 predominantly for track and field, and was clearly only a temporary home for Indy Eleven. Today, the club released renderings of a permanent stadium.

FEATURED STADIUM  Edward Jones Dome

New Review: St Louis Rams

2.1
2.9

Jan 28, 2015

An updated review of the home of the St Louis Rams. How much longer will the team remain in their current home? Review by Special Correspondent Dennis Morrell.

New App Will Improve Super Bowl Experience in Stadium

By Tyler Stern - Jan 28, 2015 2:01 PM EST

A new app from Verizon will provide fans attending the Super Bowl in Phoenix with a new experience. According to an NFL press release, the app will give fans the ability to view instant replays as well as commercials they will miss since they're not on their couch at home. Fans can view instant replays from four different angles inside University of Phoenix Stadium. Fans will also be able to look at seating and concession maps.

AHL Set to Decide on California Division

By Matt Fiedler - Jan 28, 2015 8:00 AM EST

According to a report by the New Hampshire Union Leader, the AHL is set to determine the feasibility of a California division. The Manchester Monarchs, Norfolk Admirals, Worcester Sharks, Oklahoma City Barons, and the Adirondack Flames are the teams that would be moving out west. The teams would be moving to various locations in California. The Monarchs would be moving out to Ontario, California. Oklahoma City would move to Bakersfield, Worcester would play in San Jose until an arena could be found. The Admirals would move to San Diego, and Adirondack would head to Stockton. A three-quarters majority is required to pass these resolutions. There has also been talk of an ECHL team coming down to take the place of the Manchester Monarchs at Verizon Wireless Arena. The Monarchs are currently the top team in the AHL's Eastern Conference.

FEATURED STADIUM  O.co Coliseum

New Review: Oakland Raiders

2.9
3.2

Jan 28, 2015

The Raiders future remains murky. Read about the experience at their current home, the O.co Coliseum.

Big Bash 4 Sets Attendance Records

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jan 27, 2015 11:02 PM EST

The fourth edition of Australia's Big Bash League Twenty20 cricket competition has been a huge success, seeing numerous attendance records tumble.

FEATURED STADIUM  Rice Stadium

New Review: Rice Football

1.9
3.0

Jan 27, 2015

Rice has put a successful product on the field of late, but seeks to create an equally great product off the field. Review by Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

Coors Field to Host Outdoor NHL Hockey in 2016

By Meg Minard - Jan 27, 2015 2:00 PM EST

The Colorado Avalanche announced Sunday that they will host the Detroit Red Wings in yet another outdoor hockey match up. Coors Field (home stadium of the MLB Colorado Rockies) will host this event on Feb 27, 2016.

Day 3 - NHL All-Star Winter Park and the 60th All-Star Game

By Dennis Morrell - Jan 27, 2015 8:08 AM EST

On Sunday, all of the hockey world's eyes were on Columbus, Ohio for one final night as the 60th National Hockey League All-Star Game was scheduled. Fans came in record numbers to witness three days of FanFair, a hockey festival, a Player Draft to fill out the teams and the Skills Competition. After several weeks of events which culminated in a final weekend of spectacular activities, the game itself would be the final act.

FEATURED STADIUM  Georgia Dome

New Review: Atlanta Falcons

3.7
3.6

Jan 27, 2015

The season may be over for the Atlanta Falcons, but they still feature a great facility in which to watch football. Review by Georgia Regional Correspondent Brian Jones.

Rams to Change Lease on the Edward Jones Dome

By Harrison Huntley - Jan 26, 2015 8:34 PM EST

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission announced today that the St. Louis Rams will change their lease of the Edward Jones Dome from 30 years to year-to-year. The lease previously kept the rams in the Dome until 2025, but a clause allowed the team to opt out this year if the Dome was not deemed one of the best in the NFL. The team ranked 25th in last year's Stadium Journey NFL experience rankings.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dunkin Donuts Center

New Review: Providence Basketball

3.4
2.9

Jan 26, 2015

An updated look at the home of the Friars in beautiful downtown Providence. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Stadium Journey Sports Binge Boston-Super Bowl Edition

By Paul Baker - Jan 26, 2015 7:58 AM EST

Deflated balls aside, it's a good time to be a Boston sports fan. Honestly, this time of year usually is a good time anyway. College basketball and hockey are getting into the meat of their conference schedules, the professional teams have finished up their all-star breaks and are gearing up for the playoff runs, and we have a big football game to look forward to.

If you are a fan who prefers to attend games live rather than catching the action on television, then Boston is the place to be this coming weekend. Not only are the Bruins starting to round into form, but you never know who is going to suit up for the Celtics on any given night. Oh yeah, the Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl as well. I haven't even mentioned the Beanpot tournament, the oldest and best college hockey tournament in the nation. Camp out in the North End of Boston, and all your sporting needs are going to be met in a short time period.

FEATURED STADIUM  NRG Stadium

New Review: Houston Texans

4.3
4.3

Jan 26, 2015

There have been 122 consecutive sellouts for the Houston Texans, helping make the experience at NRG Stadium one of the best in teh NFL. Review by Texas Regional Correspondent Michael Davis.

Day 2 - NHL All-Star FanFair and Skills Competition

By Dennis Morrell - Jan 25, 2015 5:55 PM EST

As the second day arrived at All-Star Weekend, heightened anticipation was felt throughout the city. With the selection of players to build the two teams complete, attention turned to the Skills Competition. But there was still more to enjoy at FanFair and the surrounding downtown Columbus area. Some important things were learned on Day 2 while attending the hockey festival a second day.

FEATURED STADIUM  Rice-Eccles Stadium

New Review: Utah Football

3.9
3.7

Jan 25, 2015

An updated look at football in Salt Lake City. Review by Special Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

FEATURED STADIUM  Hilton Coliseum

New Review: Iowa State Basketball

4.3
4.8

Jan 25, 2015

An updated look at one of the great venues in college basketball, home of the Iowa State Cyclones. Review by Great Plains Regional Correspondent James Hilchen.

Toronto FC Unveils New Stadium Plans for USL Squad

By Robbie Raskin - Jan 24, 2015 6:28 PM EST

MLS side Toronto FC have made headlines around the world early in the year by announcing a slew of big-name international signings like Sunderland's Jozy Altidore and Juventus' Sebastian Giovinco but they have also increased their commitment to developing local talent with the establishment of new USL Pro side Toronto FC 2. USL Pro is the third-ranked league on the North American soccer pyramid and TFC 2 will be joining a growing group of teams managed by their MLS parent clubs. Toronto FC, who also run TFC Academy in Ontario's League One, now introduce a higher level of player development and give themselves the option of bringing players up through League One, USL Pro, and then perhaps finally into MLS.

FEATURED STADIUM  Calihan Hall

New Review: Detroit Titans Basketball

2.9
3.3

Jan 24, 2015

An updated look at Calihan Hall, now in its 7th decade as the home of Detroit Titans basketball. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.

Day 1 - NHL FanFair and Fantasy Draft

By Dennis Morrell - Jan 24, 2015 8:35 AM EST

Of the many events which take place during the 2015 All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio, the FanFair event might be the most widely attended of the weekend. For three days, the Greater Columbus Convention Center is converted into 200,000 square feet of interactive hockey fun as the official fan festival.

FEATURED STADIUM  PNC Arena

New Review: NC State Basketball

4.0
4.2

Jan 24, 2015

NC State may get lost in the shuffle with Triangle brethren UNC and Duke, but the PNC Arena is definitely worth your trip. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

Asian Cup Semi in Newcastle

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jan 23, 2015 10:13 PM EST

One of the biggest games of the Asian Cup football tournament currently being played in Australia will be held at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, a stadium with a capacity of only 23,000.

The AFC Asian Cup is comprised of 16 teams and contested every four years. The 2015 tournament is the first time Australia has hosted the event after joining the AFC in 2006. The group stage sees four pools of four countries progressing into quarter finals, semi-finals, a playoff for third, and a grand final.

Maryland State Championships at M&T Bank Stadium

By Tyler Stern - Jan 23, 2015 4:03 PM EST

In 2013, I had the opportunity to play at M&T Bank Stadium for the Maryland State Football Championship. The experience of playing in front of thousands in a professional stadium was unforgettable. Students and fans from all around Maryland showed up to watch hundreds of athletes perform at their very best.

FEATURED STADIUM  Grand Canyon University Arena

New Review: Grand Canyon Basketball

4.1
4.0

Jan 23, 2015

The Antelopes have stormed onto the Division I basketball scene. Read about the experience at GCU Arena from Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

2015 MLS All Star Game to Be Hosted by Colorado Rapids

By Scott Bultman - Jan 23, 2015 8:08 AM EST

It was announced Wednesday that Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids will host the 2015 MLS All Star Game. The game will be played on Wednesday, July 29th at 7PM. Denver won the bid over Seattle and San Jose. Seattle led the MLS in attendance in 2014 while San Jose is opening a new stadium for this season.

FEATURED STADIUM  Westchester County Center

New Review: Westchester Knicks

4.0
N/A

Jan 23, 2015

In their inaugural season, the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Developmental League are providing a great value for basketball fans in White Plains. Review by Special Correspondent Sean MacDonald.

FEATURED STADIUM  Stadio Alberto Picco

New Review: Spezia Calcio

3.0
N/A

Jan 22, 2015

The oldest venue in Italy's Serie B. Review by Regional Correspondent Stefano Romagnoli.

Q&A with Beer Commercial Superstar D.C. Benny

By Jon Hart - Jan 22, 2015 11:25 AM EST

D.C. Benny is not a superstar athlete, nor a coach, nor a commentator. But you've probably seen him. He stars in one of the most-watched beer commercial campaigns of all time. With the final countdown to the Super Bowl underway and all its world-class commercials, D.C. Benny took a time out to discuss beer commercials, boxing and basketball and his appearance on last season's Last Comic Standing.

FEATURED STADIUM  TD Garden

New Review: Boston Bruins

4.4
2.2

Jan 22, 2015

An updated look at the home of the Boston Bruins, where cost is the only barrier from making this one of the best experiences in the NHL. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Pace of Game Changes Come to the Minor Leagues

By Meg Minard - Jan 21, 2015 8:27 PM EST

Last October, MLB announced it would be testing some new rules to assist with reducing the length of a baseball game time as it has become outrageously long in recent years. This test occurred at select AFL (Arizona Fall League) games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Oct and Nov.

Reports of incorporating some of those rules in the Double-A and Triple-A minor league teams this season were divulged last week at the Owner's Meetings; most notably the usage of a 20-second pitch clock.

FEATURED STADIUM  Citrus Bowl

New Review: Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

3.6
4.0

Jan 21, 2015

The Citrus Bowl gained a new sponsor in 2015. Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry reviews the updated experience.

FEATURED STADIUM  Governors Stadium

New Review: Austin Peay Football

2.9
3.3

Jan 21, 2015

The collegiate football facility in Clarksville, Tennessee got a bit of a facelift for the 2014 season. Check out what happened in Regional Correspondent Eric Taylor's review.

United League Baseball Folds

By Meg Minard - Jan 21, 2015 12:19 AM EST

It was announced last week the United League Baseball (ULB) is folding after seven seasons. The ULB was an independent baseball league played mostly in Texas. Many fans have voiced their disappointment at this announcement. However, one of the obvious issues for the league ceasing operations was attendance figures in 2014 - averaging 744 fans a game.

FEATURED STADIUM  CenturyLink Arena

New Review: Idaho Steelheads

3.7
4.3

Jan 20, 2015

Basketball isn't the only sport played at CenturyLink Arena; ECHL hockey is played there as well. Review of the Idaho Steelheads by Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

A New Arena for Baltimore

By Richard Smith - Jan 20, 2015 8:08 AM EST

On the surface it would appear that Baltimore needs a new arena. The existing Royal Farms Arena is old, decrepit and in bad shape. But the problem is money. It's not necessarily the fact that $450 to $900 million in the modern economy is hard to come by, but too much money coming in is the main issue.

What do I mean by that? The 53 year old former Baltimore Civic Center/Baltimore Arena makes simply too much money. There is no motivation to do more than current operations allow if the city of Baltimore, the owners of the arena, are not losing money.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cramton Bowl

New Review: Camellia Bowl

2.9
N/A

Jan 20, 2015

The Camellia Bowl is played in the Cramton Bowl. Confused? You won't be after you read Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry's review.

Lowell Park in Danger Due to Potential Development

By Paul Baker - Jan 19, 2015 7:20 PM EST

The Cape Cod Baseball League is one of the premier amateur baseball leagues in the country. During the 2014 season, 265 Cape League alumni played in the major leagues. This amounts to almost forty percent of all major leaguers who took the field over the course of the season. In addition, over 1,000 alumni played professional baseball at some level. The league plays from mid-June to mid-August in ten small towns in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Most of the teams play in upgraded high-school fields. One of the teams that do not use a high-school field, the Cotuit Kettleers, play at Lowell Park in the village of Cotuit, part of the town of Barnstable.

FEATURED STADIUM  TD Garden

New Review: Boston Celtics

4.3
4.1

Jan 19, 2015

An updated look at the arena experience for one of the most success franchises in U.S. sports history. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  LP Field

New Review: Tennessee Titans

3.9
4.3

Jan 19, 2015

With the NFL playoffs rolling full steam ahead, Stadium Journey takes a visit to a venue not hosting a playoff game. Review by Special Correspondent Josh Oakes.

FEATURED STADIUM  Save Mart Center

New Review: Fresno State Basketball

3.0
0.2

Jan 18, 2015

The Save Mart Center is the premier indoor entertainment venue in California's Central Valley and also the home to the Fresno State Bulldogs. Review by Special Correspondent Andy Mantsch.

FEATURED STADIUM  CenturyLink Arena

New Review: Idaho Stampede

3.3
4.0

Jan 18, 2015

The Stampede are the basketball tenant at CenturyLink Arena. Read about the experience in Boise courtesy of Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

FEATURED STADIUM  Edwards Stadium

New Review: California Golden Bears Soccer

2.9
N/A

Jan 17, 2015

The California Golden Bears play in the largest soccer venue in their conference. Read about the experience at Edwards Stadium via Northern California Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cajundome

New Review: Louisiana IceGators

3.4
N/A

Jan 17, 2015

Located in Lafayette, the IceGators of the SPHL serves as Louisiana's only legitimate ice hockey program in the state. Regional correspondent Paul Donaldson takes you inside the fan experience at the Cajundome.

The Turnstiles: O.A.T.W.

By Brandon Gee - Jan 16, 2015 10:32 PM EST

The Turnstiles starts this week looking back at the historic Ohio State Buckeyes win in the first ever College Football Playoff.

Aqua is the New Orange at Sun Life Stadium

By Paul Donaldson - Jan 16, 2015 4:10 PM EST

As if the color wheel couldn't get any more confusing, Sun Life Stadium's $350 million renovation is set to muddy the waters even more. Sources have confirmed that the stadium's iconic orange seats are out and new aqua seats will be on their way in.

FEATURED STADIUM  Estadio de Mestalla

New Review: Valencia CF

3.9
N/A

Jan 16, 2015

One of the classics in La Liga, we take a look at the home of Valencia CF. Review by Special Correspondent Stephan Hoogerwaard.

Plymouth Whalers Moving to Flint

By Robbie Raskin - Jan 16, 2015 1:07 PM EST

We earlier reported that the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers, based in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, were looking to relocate for next season. The preferred location according to owner Peter Karmanos was the city of Chatham in Southwestern Ontario. However, the franchise will remain in the state of Michigan as they have announced they will be relocating to the city of Flint to play at 46-year-old Perani Arena.

FEATURED STADIUM  Sydney Cricket Ground

New Review: Sydney Sixers

4.3
4.3

Jan 16, 2015

An updated look at the Big Bash League (BBL) tenant at the iconic Sysney Cricket Ground (SCG). Review by Australia Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.

New Stadium Promised for Townsville

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jan 16, 2015 12:49 AM EST

Townsville in northern Queensland, Australia is one step closer to a new stadium with both major political parties promising funding whilst campaigning for the upcoming state election. The current LNP Government has allocated $150m from the proceeds of the proposed lease of public assets while the Labor Opposition has promised $100m if they're elected. A new 25,000 capacity stadium, with the ability to expand to 30,000, is expected to cost $210m and form the basis of a sports and entertainment precinct in the southern end of the Central Business District.

Tennessee Titans Should Follow Cleveland Browns Lead with Stadium Renovations

By Eric Taylor - Jan 15, 2015 8:36 PM EST

Can the Cleveland Brown's blueprint for a stadium renovation be the blueprint for the Titans to improve the fan experience? We all know the "Winning is the best remedy" mantra holds firm, but when it's been more than a few years since "winning" was your local team's mantra, having a venue your fans can be proud of and enjoy visiting is a good start. Especially when you can remind them that good things have happened here before and we expect them to happen again.

FEATURED STADIUM  Reilly Center

New Review: St Bonaventure Basketball

3.6
4.4

Jan 15, 2015

An updated look at one of the mid-major gems. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

FEATURED STADIUM  Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field

New Review: Marist Football

2.9
N/A

Jan 15, 2015

We now have a review of every stadium in the FCS Pioneer Football League. Review by Special Correspondent Ed Pelle.

FEATURED STADIUM  UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

New Review: Milwaukee Wave

4.1
N/A

Jan 14, 2015

Our review of the experience of the most successful indoor soccer franchise in United States history. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

Hockey Fans Are Different!

By Jon Hart - Jan 14, 2015 2:20 PM EST

I recently returned to Madison Square Garden to see the Rangers play the Islanders. I hadn't been back to MSG since its somewhat recent renovation. I hadn't been to a hockey game at MSG since I interviewed unofficial Rangers mascot Dancing Larry, which I wrote about in my book, Man versus Ball. Ultimately, the game, which was hyped as a classic, turned out to be a blowout, a 3-0 Islanders win. Dancing Larry didn't even dance! However, I did conclude that hockey fans are a different breed of fan. Here are ten things I observed about hockey fans:

FEATURED STADIUM  Knott Arena

New Review: Mount St. Mary's Basketball

3.3
3.0

Jan 14, 2015

An updated look at the cozy home of Mountaineers basketball. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Meridian Centre

New Review: Niagara IceDogs

3.4
N/A

Jan 13, 2015

We take a look at the new digs of the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL. Review by Eastern Canada Regional Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

Atlanta Falcons Stadium Fly Through

By Brandon Gee - Jan 13, 2015 1:40 PM EST

The Atlanta Falcons released the first animated fly-through of their under-construction, $1.4 billion stadium.

Cal's Memorial Stadium Honored with Architectural Award

By Brandon Gee - Jan 13, 2015 10:55 AM EST

After a heavy renovation that saw 21 months of construction work, financing problems and that signature Berkeley spirit in the form of protests, the renovation of the University of California, Berkeley's Memorial Stadium has been honored by the American Institute of Architects as one of 11 buildings on their 2015 Institute Honors Awards.

FEATURED STADIUM  Athletics-Recreation Center

New Review: Valparaiso Basketball

3.9
3.5

Jan 13, 2015

A fresh look at one of the great little hidden gems in mid-major college basketball. Review by Special Correspondent Steven Burke.

NWSL Announces 2015 Home Openers

By Brandon Gee - Jan 12, 2015 8:03 PM EST

Today, the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced the home opener dates for the 2015 season. The league's third season kicks off Friday, April 10th when the Houston Dash welcome the Washington Spirit to BBVA Compass Stadium. and will feature nine teams playing 20 game schedules.

FEATURED STADIUM  King Baudouin Stadium

New Review: Belgium National Football

3.6
N/A

Jan 12, 2015

Our review of the Belgian National Football Stadium. Review by Special Correspondent Gary Foxall.

FEATURED STADIUM  Barbagallo Ballpark

New Review: Perth Heat

3.4
3.6

Jan 12, 2015

A new look at the most successful franchise in the Australian Baseball League. Review by Regional Correspondent Kirsten Richards.

FEATURED STADIUM  Levi's Stadium

New Review: Pac-12 Championship Game

3.1
N/A

Jan 11, 2015

Levi's Stadium just hosted the first of at least three straight Pac-12 Championship games. Review by Special Correspondent Andy Mantsch.

FEATURED STADIUM  Staples Center

New Review: Los Angeles Clippers

4.6
4.1

Jan 11, 2015

The Clippers are no longer second class citizens at the Staples Center. Review by Scott Bultman.

FEATURED STADIUM  Quicken Loans Arena

New Review: Lake Erie Monsters

4.1
4.1

Jan 10, 2015

Updated review of the arena experience for the Lake Erie Monsters, one of the best in the AHL. Review by Northern Ohio Regional Correspondent Sam Watkins.

FEATURED STADIUM  Indiana Farmers Coliseum

New Review: IUPUI Basketball

2.9
N/A

Jan 10, 2015

The Jaguars have a new home off campus at the historic Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Review by Ohio Valley Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bank of Colorado Arena

New Review: Northern Colorado Basketball

2.9
2.4

Jan 09, 2015

Northern Colorado has a new name on its basketball venue. Read about the experience at Bank of Colorado Arena via Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

The Turnstiles: Going Back To Cali

By Brandon Gee - Jan 09, 2015 2:30 PM EST

Welcome to the relaunch of The Turnstiles, Stadium Journey's week-in-review post.

On Monday, another turn happened in the neverending story surrounding an NFL team coming back to Los Angeles. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke made news as he announced he was pushing forward on plans to build a stadium near downtown L.A.

The stadium would be for the Rams, who played in Los Angeles from 1948-1994 before decamping to St. Louis and the Edwards Jones Dome. The Rams left L.A. in part due to stadium issues and now could be heading back to town for the same reason. Meanwhile, with talks between Kroenke and St. Louis officials non-existent at this point, STL's mayor is still hoping to deal directly with the league for a solution.

If you're a football fan in Los Angeles, you have to be numb to the prospect of ever having the NFL back in town. The city has been dangled as a threat so often it seems pointless to care.

Pink Test Match Cricket in Sydney

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jan 09, 2015 9:11 AM EST

One of the more unique experiences in sport took place this week in Sydney, Australia. Each January the famous Sydney Cricket Ground hosts the now iconic "Pink Test" cricket match, which this year is between Australia and India. This tradition commenced in 2009 and honours Jane McGrath, wife of former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath. Jane sadly passed away in 2008 aged 42 after a 10 year battle with breast cancer. The Pink Test raises awareness of breast cancer and money for the McGrath Foundation, the charity founded by the couple with the aim of funding Breast Care Nurses right across Australia

FEATURED STADIUM  Canton Memorial Civic Center

New Review: Canton Charge

3.9
3.1

Jan 09, 2015

The Canton Charge are benefiting from their affiliation with the nearby Cleveland Cavaliers, and they provide one of the better minor league basketball experiences in the country. Review by Northern Ohio Regional Correspondent Samuel Watkins.

2016 Expansion Possible for the Appalachian League

By Brian Wilmer - Jan 08, 2015 5:39 PM EST

The current version of the rookie Appalachian League has existed for 78 years, and has seen a number of changes in its existence. If league officials have their way, some more significant changes could be on the way for the 2016 season.

FEATURED STADIUM  American Airlines Center

New Review: Dallas Stars

4.0
3.9

Jan 08, 2015

Ice hockey is thriving in Texas. Read about the Dallas Stars experience at American Airlines Center, courtesy of Stadium Journey Special Correspondent Scott Bultman.

Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2014

By Paul Swaney - Jan 08, 2015 9:04 AM EST

For the fourth consecutive season, we are very pleased to present our ranking of the 100 best stadium experiences of 2014. The correspondents of Stadium Journey have now reviewed more than 2,050 venues, and we continue to make return visits to update our information and assessments for you the fan. Our ratings take into account the food & beverage served in the stadium, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood where the stadium is located, the fans, access (which includes traffic, parking, ability to move around, and restrooms), the overall return on investment, and one final “extras” category. We use the ratings of our correspondents as our primary ranking tool, with the ratings of our members as a tiebreaker. For the full review, just click on any of the stadium names listed below. Enjoy the Journey in 2015!

Best Stadium Experience by League for 2014

By Paul Swaney - Jan 08, 2015 9:03 AM EST

We recently revealed our top 100 stadium experiences for 2014. We've visited more than 2,000 stadiums and arenas collectively. Our list includes major leagues, minors, special events, and college athletics. Some feel like we're comparing apples to oranges when we cross over between sports and leagues. So for those of you who are interested in seeing our rankings within specific leagues, then this is for you. We present our top 5-10 for each league/sport that we cover.

FEATURED STADIUM  HarborCenter

New Review: Canisius Hockey

3.7
N/A

Jan 08, 2015

A look at the new home of Canisius hockey. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

FEATURED STADIUM  Albertsons Stadium

New Review: Boise State Football

4.3
3.8

Jan 07, 2015

Boise State's Albertsons Stadium is one of the most unique in all of college football because of the bright blue FieldTurf. New Correspondent Tami Dooley reviews the experience at a Broncos game.

Q&A with Author Peter Alson

By Jon Hart - Jan 07, 2015 9:14 AM EST

Peter Alson has written two books: Take Me to the River: A Wayward and Perilous Journey to the World Series of Poker, and Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie: A True Tale of Love and the Vig.

Peter has also co-written a biography on poker legend Stuey Unger and a memoir with boxing great Teddy Atlas. Peter took a few minutes to discuss his writing, Harvard football and boxing with his uncle, Norman Mailer.

FEATURED STADIUM  Sun Life Stadium

New Review: Miami Dolphins

2.6
3.5

Jan 07, 2015

The Miami Dolphins are working their way back to perennial playoff contender status, but what about their stadium? Review by Special Correspondent Josh Rubin.

Grand Canyon Antelopes Finding Success Early in Division One

By Jason Bartel - Jan 06, 2015 5:25 PM EST

The Grand Canyon Antelopes are now in their second season at the NCAA Division-I level in all sports, but men's basketball continues to set the standard for the rest of the athletics department.

FEATURED STADIUM  Krenzler Soccer Field

New Review: Cleveland State Soccer

2.7
N/A

Jan 06, 2015

One last college soccer review from this past season, as we take a look at collegiate soccer in downtown Cleveland. Review by Northern Ohio Regional Correspondent Samuel Watkins.

Stuff Sports People Say...

By Jon Hart - Jan 06, 2015 10:17 AM EST

Ah, the holidays. It's a time to decorate the tree, exchange presents and for indulging. It's also time to listen to sports people - broadcasters, coaches, players and fans - ad nausea. It's loads of fun, and I heard loads of the same phrases repeatedly this holiday season. And that got me thinking...

Sun Life Stadium to Get Less Sun and Other Renovations

By Paul Swaney - Jan 06, 2015 8:02 AM EST

The home of the Miami Dolphins has known many names since its opening in 1987, but stadium renovations have been hard to come by. After years of negotiations, Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel shared the news of the beginning of renovations with the simple tweet, "Here we go..."

FEATURED STADIUM  Elland Road

New Review: Leeds United

3.1
3.3

Jan 06, 2015

Once one of the most feared clubs in all of Europe, Leeds United still has a wonderful and historic ground in Elland Road. Review by Special Correspondent Robert Pryce.

Streetcar Proposed Connecting Tiger Stadium and Downtown Baton Rouge

By Paul Donaldson - Jan 05, 2015 4:00 PM EST

Could a streetcar line connecting the downtown region and Tiger Stadium be coming soon to Baton Rouge? Though the proposal is still in early stages, The Advocate reports that the idea is receiving a lot of attention. In September 2014, Baton Rouge was awarded a federal transportation grant totaling $1.8 million to research implementing a high-capacity transit system between LSU and downtown via the Nicholson corridor.

FEATURED STADIUM  EverBank Field

New Review: Jacksonville Jaguars

3.4
3.4

Jan 05, 2015

The Jaguars may not have had the greatest of seasons, but their future is bright. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

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