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FEATURED STADIUM  Horner Ballpark

New Review: Dallas Baptist Baseball

3.0
N/A

Jul 03, 2015

Correspondent Michael Davis takes us to the greater Dallas area for our first review of Horner Ballpark, home to the Dallas Baptist Patriots.

FEATURED STADIUM  Pepsi Center

New Review: Colorado Mammoth

4.0
3.8

Jul 03, 2015

The Mammoth are one of three teams that call the Pepsi Center home. Read about the experience from our Rocky Mountain Regional Correspondent Bryce Stevenson.

Mariners Remain on Central Coast

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jul 02, 2015 9:06 PM EDT

The Central Coast Mariners of the A-League (Australia) have committed their short term future to their current home at Gosford. On Wednesday the club announced that they had signed an agreement that will see them play the majority of their home games at Central Coast Stadium for the next three seasons.

FEATURED STADIUM  Target Field

New Review: Minnesota Twins

4.6
4.0

Jul 02, 2015

Outdoor baseball is a welcomed sight in Minneapolis. Review of Target Field by Special Correspondent Scott Bultman.

Tampa Bay Rays Stadium Future

By Tyler Stern - Jul 02, 2015 8:22 AM EDT

A few months ago, I wrote about the possibility of the Tampa Bay Rays moving to a new city. The Rays could be looking at Montreal, Indianapolis, or even Cuba. But is a new stadium coming for the fans of the Rays right in St. Petersburg?

FEATURED STADIUM  Robin Baggett Stadium

New Review: Cal Poly Baseball

3.4
3.9

Jul 02, 2015

Cal Poly's most famous baseball alum is Ozzie Smith. Check out Cal Poly's Robin Baggett Stadium, home to the Mustangs. Review by Special Correspondent Andy Mantsch.

FEATURED STADIUM  Busch Stadium

New Review: St Louis Cardinals

4.9
4.3

Jul 01, 2015

Busch Stadium remains one of the best venues in all of sports, and still feels new even entering its 10th season. Review by Special Correspondent Dennis Morrell.

Day Night Cricket Test Scheduled for Adelaide

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jul 01, 2015 8:11 AM EDT

History will be made later this year when the first ever day-night cricket test match takes place in the city of Adelaide.

Australia and New Zealand will do battle over five days at the beautiful Adelaide Oval, starting on November 27. It is believed play will commence at 2:30pm and continue until around 9:30pm. After much debate and numerous experiments, the game will be played with a pink ball.

FEATURED STADIUM  Daniel S. Frawley Stadium

New Review: Wilmington Blue Rocks

4.1
4.2

Jul 01, 2015

What does a giant stalk of celery have to do with baseball in Delaware? Our regional correspondent Richard Smith traveled to Wilmington to try and find out.

University Oval Lights Update in Dunedin, New Zealand

By Jeff Cheshire - Jun 30, 2015 6:55 PM EDT

Otago Cricket has received a boost, with the Dunedin City Council (DCC) agreeing to provide $1 million towards adding permanent lights to the University Oval. With it being estimated to be $2 million job, the OCA will need to find funds to match the DCC's contribution, although for now they are pleased with where they are at.

FEATURED STADIUM  Sonny Pittaro Field

New Review: Rider Baseball

2.4
N/A

Jun 30, 2015

Rider baseball loves to honor their legends. Review by Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

Fire Destroys Civic Stadium in Eugene

By Marc Viquez - Jun 30, 2015 8:37 AM EDT

And just like that, 77 years of history has been erased.

Civic Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, was destroyed by a fire that erupted around 5:30 PM PST on Monday afternoon. The two-alarm fire was declared at 7 PM, but according to officials, the stadium was completely destroyed. The WPA project was one of two structures of its kind left in the country, and the cause of the fire is still unknown.

FEATURED STADIUM  Citi Field

New Review: New York Mets

3.4
2.9

Jun 30, 2015

The Mets are off to a surprising start in the 2015 season, but their ballpark continues to fall short of expectations, unless Matt Harvey is pitching. Review by Special Correspondent Matt Feidler.

FEATURED STADIUM  Joseph J. Jaroschak Field

New Review: St. Peter's Baseball

1.6
N/A

Jun 29, 2015

Saint Peter's utilizes a non-campus facility for baseball, which is part of a community park. Review by Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

2015 NLL Arena Experience Rankings

By Jim Flannery - Jun 29, 2015 8:02 AM EDT

For the second year in a row in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), one of the teams has relocated — the Philadelphia Wings moved to Connecticut and became the New England Black Wolves for the 2015 season. Prior to the 2014 season the Washington Stealth moved north and became the Vancouver Stealth. And next year there will be at least one more relocation as the Minnesota Swarm (our best NLL arena experience last season) have announced a move to Gwinnett, GA to become the Georgia Swarm.

All this moving around means that we get to reassess how the home arenas compare to one another every year. We evaluate the stadium experience by looking at the food and beverages available at the facility, as well as the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood, the fans, access, return on investment and any extra features the stadium has to offer. Our primary tiebreaker is “crowd reviews” as submitted by our members.

Of note is that no arena in the NLL scored worse than a 3.4 out of five, with an average score of 3.9, reaffirming (in my humble opinion) that indoor lacrosse is the best spectator sport ever invented. So without further ado, here are the rankings of the 2015 NLL arenas.

FEATURED STADIUM  Eddie Stanky Field

New Review: South Alabama Baseball

3.7
N/A

Jun 29, 2015

The University of South Alabama is steeped in baseball history. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

FEATURED STADIUM  Archer Stadium

New Review: Lansing United

3.3
N/A

Jun 28, 2015

Soccer is alive and well in East Lansing, Michigan. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.

FEATURED STADIUM  Chesapeake Energy Arena

New Review: OKC Thunder

4.3
4.0

Jun 28, 2015

Correspondent Michael Davis takes us inside the passionate atmosphere created by the OKC Thunder fans at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

FEATURED STADIUM  Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park

New Review: Charleston RiverDogs

4.1
3.8

Jun 28, 2015

Charleston's Riley Park is known for good eats and better times. Review by Stadium Journey's Harrison Huntley.

FEATURED STADIUM  Rawhide Ballpark

New Review: Visalia Rawhide

3.4
3.4

Jun 27, 2015

An updated look at the quirky little ballpark in the San Joaquin Valley. Review by Special Correspondent Andy Mantsch.

FEATURED STADIUM  Crown Coliseum

New Review: Cape Fear Heroes

3.4
N/A

Jun 27, 2015

People in the Carolinas love their football, even if it's played indoors. Review by Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

FEATURED STADIUM  Hoy Field

New Review: Cornell Baseball

2.9
N/A

Jun 26, 2015

We now have a review of every ballpark in the Ivy League. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.

FEATURED STADIUM  Warhawk Field

New Review: ULM Warhawk Baseball

3.3
N/A

Jun 26, 2015

Correspondent Paul Donaldson takes us inside our first review of Warhawk Field, home to University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawk baseball.

FEATURED STADIUM  Newman Outdoor Field

New Review: North Dakota State Baseball

3.6
N/A

Jun 25, 2015

The program with a plural nickname that appears singular also has a plural home that appears singular. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

FEATURED STADIUM  Kraft Memorial Field

New Review: North Dakota Baseball

2.7
N/A

Jun 25, 2015

The University of North Dakota doesn't have a nickname, but does their baseball field have its own sense of identity? Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

FEATURED STADIUM  Fred Handler Park at McGraw-Jennings Field

New Review: St Bonaventure Baseball

3.4
N/A

Jun 24, 2015

Our latest from the Atlantic 10. Review by Special Correspondent George Dinsmore.

Dear Zack Hample

By Jon Hart - Jun 24, 2015 10:00 AM EDT

Dear Zack Hample,

Huge congratulations on catching A-Rod's 3,000th hit. You did it! No, it wasn't luck. You made your own luck. Simply, you showed up. You came early, stayed late and kept your eye on the ball. And you put in your time, to put it mildly. Hard as it is to believe, you've been chasing balls for about a quarter of a century, give or take. In short, you paid your dues and then some.

Sydney Thunder Make 10 Year Commitment to Spotless Stadium

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jun 24, 2015 8:00 AM EDT

The Sydney Thunder have announced a 10 year deal to play all of their Big Bash Twenty20 Cricket home games at Spotless Stadium. This follows the 2014/15 season experiment where games were split between nearby ANZ Stadium and Spotless.

FEATURED STADIUM  Kensington Oval

New Review: West Indies Cricket - Barbados

4.0
N/A

Jun 24, 2015

The West Indies are a combination of Caribbean nations that make for a formidable cricket powerhouse. Special Correspondent Sean MacDonald recently saw a test match at Kensington Oval in Barbados, and offers this review.

FEATURED STADIUM  Vicarage Road

New Review: Watford FC

2.9
3.0

Jun 23, 2015

An updated look at Vicarage Road, where Watford will be getting ready for promotion to the Premier League next season. Review by Special Correspondent Stephan Hoogerwaard.

Cricket Coming to MLB Stadiums in Fall?

By Gary Butterworth - Jun 23, 2015 1:03 PM EDT

The Daily Telegraph reported over the weekend that a cricket exhibition tour led by retired superstar Shane Warne could be coming to Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium, and Wrigley Field this fall.

FEATURED STADIUM  Emory G. Bauer Field

New Review: Valparaiso Baseball

2.6
N/A

Jun 23, 2015

Valparaiso is a fun little college town. Better known for its basketball program, a visit to Valpo for baseball can make for a great day trip. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  MetLife Stadium

New Review: AMA Supercross-East Rutherford

3.1
N/A

Jun 22, 2015

AMA Supercross returned to the Meadowlands after a 20+ year absence in 2014. Review by Special Correspondent Gary Butterworth.

Orem Owlz Cancel Promotion

By Jeremy Mauss - Jun 22, 2015 11:14 AM EDT

Minor league baseball teams do some wacky promotions to get people to their ballpark for an evening baseball. However, some of those don't always work out and the latest to do fall into that category is the Orem Owlz, a Pioneer League affiliate team of the Los Angeles Angels.

The Owlz announced on Friday, and then promptly canceled, an Aug. 10 promotion called "Caucasian Heritage Night."

FEATURED STADIUM  Billiken Sports Center

New Review: St Louis Baseball

3.1
N/A

Jun 22, 2015

Our latest from ballpark review from the Atlantic 10. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

FEATURED STADIUM  Capaha Field

New Review: Southeast Missouri Baseball

3.4
N/A

Jun 21, 2015

If you're looking for a good college baseball experience with history, charm, and character, then consider a trip to Cape Girardeau in the spring. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

Carpi FC to Play Serie A Matches in Stadio Alberto Braglia

By Stefano Romagnoli - Jun 21, 2015 10:13 AM EDT

The Carpi FC 1909 will play their Serie A 2015-2016 matches at the Alberto Braglia Stadium in Modena. This is the third time in the club's history that Carpi FC will play its home matches away from the Stadio Sandro Cabassi.

FEATURED STADIUM  Ripken Stadium

New Review: The Ripken Cup

2.7
N/A

Jun 21, 2015

Towson State University and the University of Maryland play an annual tournament at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland for the Ripken Cup. Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Alex Box Stadium at Skip Bertman Field

New Review: LSU Tiger Baseball

4.7
4.5

Jun 20, 2015

Correspondent Paul Donaldson takes us to Baton Rouge for an updated review of LSU Tiger Baseball at The Box. Read why it just may be the best college baseball experience in America.

Italian National Football Team Playing Euro Qualifiers Throughout Italy

By Stefano Romagnoli - Jun 20, 2015 6:30 AM EDT

The Italian National Football Team (The Azzurri) will play their next matches for European Qualifiers at various stadiums throughout Italy including the Artemio Franchi of Florence, at the Renzo Barbera of Palermo, and at the Stadio Olimpico of Rome.

FEATURED STADIUM  Plumeri Park

New Review: William & Mary Baseball

3.4
N/A

Jun 20, 2015

Historic Williamsburg is a great destination in the spring, and a William & Mary ball game can be part of the journey for sports fans. Review by Special Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

FEATURED STADIUM  Roger Dean Stadium

New Review: St Louis Cardinals Spring Training

3.6
4.1

Jun 19, 2015

Cardinals fans flock to Florida each March to see their Redbirds. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.

2015 Buildcorp NRC Draw Announced

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jun 19, 2015 8:41 AM EDT

On Friday the Australian Rugby Union announced the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship draw. The NRC was introduced last year in an attempt to create a third tier of professional rugby to better prepare players for Super Rugby and international test matches. The competition will run over nine rounds, from August to October, followed by a finals series.

FEATURED STADIUM  J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park

New Review: Louisiana Tech Baseball

3.4
N/A

Jun 19, 2015

Correspondent Paul Donaldson takes us to Ruston for our first review of the Louisiana Tech baseball experience at "The Love Shack".

FEATURED STADIUM  Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

New Review: Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training

3.4
4.1

Jun 18, 2015

Our latest from the Grapefruit League. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.

NCAA Baseball Regionals: A Must See For Your Sports Event List

By Jim Folsom - Jun 18, 2015 9:18 AM EDT

If you are a sports fan, then you are probably one that wants to go to as many big live events as possible. You may want to visit such events as the World Series, Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, Stanley Cup Finals, etc.

Those major sports championship events are far too often too difficult to attend. The tickets are too expensive, the hotels are booked far in advance, etc. For most of us, those are events we will only experience on TV.

But, there are some major events that the average sports fan can someday attend. You may not make it to a Final Four, but the early rounds of the NCAA Tournament are doable. The Super Bowl may be out of reach, but the NFL Playoffs can be done. There are many big events that can be coming to a stadium near you. College Bowl games and NCAA Tournament games are often all over the country. This is also true of the NCAA baseball tournament.

Upgraded Scoreboards in Toronto, Again

By Robbie Raskin - Jun 18, 2015 8:51 AM EDT

Toronto's Air Canada Centre got a state-of-the-art new scoreboard in 2008 but now they are upgrading again. For the third time since the Air Canada Centre opened in 1999, the home of the NHL Maple Leafs, NBA Raptors, and National Lacrosse League's Rock will be moving to the forefront of arena technology again.

FEATURED STADIUM  American Airlines Center

New Review: Dallas Mavericks

4.3
4.1

Jun 18, 2015

Correspondent Michael Davis updates the Dallas Mavericks fan experience in the American Airlines Center.

Record State of Origin Crowd at MCG

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jun 17, 2015 8:50 PM EDT

Last night a new interstate rugby league State of Origin attendance record was set at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). A crowd of 91,513 was on hand to see NSW defeat QLD in Game 2 to level the three game series 1-1. The crowd was one of the largest of 2015 for the MCG, which has a capacity of 100,000. The One-Day Cricket World Cup Final earlier this year saw a crowd of over 93,000.

FEATURED STADIUM  Marty L. Miller Field

New Review: Norfolk State Baseball

2.4
N/A

Jun 17, 2015

Another ballpark experience in Norfolk, Virginia. Review by Special Correspondent Aaron S Terry.

Phoenix International Raceway to be Renamed Jeff Gordon Raceway

By Jason Bartel - Jun 17, 2015 11:18 AM EDT

Not too often does a NASCAR driver get a chance to win on a racetrack that has his namesake. In fact, it's never happened. But Jeff Gordon will get that opportunity this November.

FEATURED STADIUM  Amherst Audubon Field

New Review: Buffalo Bulls Baseball

1.4
N/A

Jun 17, 2015

The University of Buffalo competes in the Mid American Conference. They have played their home games since 2000 at the Amherst Audubon Field. Review by Special Correspondent Andrew Kulyk.

Arizona State to Host Desert Hockey Classic

By Jason Bartel - Jun 16, 2015 11:35 PM EDT

They said hockey in the desert wouldn't work. Well, what about college hockey?

FEATURED STADIUM  Earl Lorden Field

New Review: UMass Minutemen baseball

2.4
N/A

Jun 16, 2015

The University of Massachusetts has been playing baseball since 1877. They call the on-campus Earl Lorden Field home. Review by Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Greater Sydney Rams Announce 2015 Venues

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jun 16, 2015 7:00 AM EDT

While most rugby fans down under are focusing on the Super Rugby finals which begin this weekend, preparations have begun for the second season of Australia's National Rugby Championship (NRC).

FEATURED STADIUM  Bud Metheny Baseball Complex

New Review: Old Dominion Baseball

3.7
N/A

Jun 16, 2015

Our latest from Conference USA. Review by Special Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

FEATURED STADIUM  Jordal Amfi

New Review: Vålerenga

3.3
N/A

Jun 15, 2015

The home of the 1952 Olympic hockey tournament is now home to the club Vålerenga in Oslo, Norway. Review by Special Correspondent Gary Butterworth.

2015 NCAA Ballpark Experience Rankings

By Paul Donaldson - Jun 15, 2015 2:45 PM EDT

With the College World Series upon us and the regular season complete, Stadium Journey has compiled the work of correspondents across the country to produce the 2015 NCAA Ballpark Experience Rankings. With 284 NCAA Division I ballparks reviewed, we're just 17 short of our goal to review each Division I college baseball venue by 2016.

Stadium Journey uses the "FANFARE" system to provide an overall fan experience rating based on several important categories. These categories include F - Food & Beverage (concessions), A - Atmosphere, N - Neighborhood, F - Fans, A - Access, R - Return on Investment, and E - Extras. The combined average score is based on a five star system, where five is the highest rating possible. Be sure to click on each review below for an in-depth description of the ballpark's rating.

While the popularity of college baseball remains regional, the sport continues to grow nationwide. Though often an after thought in the Northeast, it's a passion in the South, California, and in spots across the Midwest. Not only do programs in these regions regularly fill the stands and the win column, but they also provide some of the best venues to catch a game across the country. The hotbed of college baseball fever is undoubtedly the South. In fact, each of the ballparks in our top ten are in southern states. Just as the SEC is crashing the College World Series in 2015 with multiple team bids, they also dominate our rankings by taking the top three spots, and four overall in the top ten. The ACC also features four ballparks in the top ten.

FEATURED STADIUM  Taylor Stadium

New Review: Missouri Baseball

3.7
N/A

Jun 15, 2015

We now have a review of every ballpark in the SEC. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

Look How Dodger Stadium is Combating the California Drought

By Tyler Stern - Jun 15, 2015 7:45 AM EDT

The drought in California has caused many businesses to lose a lot of money, but we haven't yet seen how it has affected the sports teams. Dodger Stadium has a pretty unique way of facing the drought with a device called Skywell.

Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium Undergoing Major Renovations

By Samuel Benson - Jun 14, 2015 8:13 PM EDT

Big Blue Nation will have the same home this fall, but will look a lot different.

The University of Kentucky is instituting major changes to Commonwealth Stadium, the Wildcats' home for football. The renovations include noticeable changes to the field, seating areas and concourses.

FEATURED STADIUM  Barber Motorsports Park

New Review: Honda Grand Prix of Alabama

4.4
N/A

Jun 14, 2015

A wonderful event in a beautiful setting, Regional Correspondent Chris Green checks out the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama.

FEATURED STADIUM  Clarke Field

New Review: Princeton Baseball

2.6
N/A

Jun 14, 2015

Our latest ballpark review from the Historic Ivy League. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Torii Hunter Complex

New Review: Arkansas Pine Bluff Baseball

0.7
N/A

Jun 14, 2015

Our first trip to Torii Hunter Baseball Complex, and we have a new lowest rated stadium experience. Review by Arkansas Regional Correspondent Dan Buffa.

USA vs Germany Experience

By Jens Struefing - Jun 14, 2015 7:35 AM EDT

On June 10th the World Champion of 2014, Germany played an exhibition match against USA, the team of Germany's former coach Jurgen Klinsmann. The match was played in Cologne and attended by a crowd of 40,348 spectators.

FEATURED STADIUM  Stadio del Tennis

New Review: Internazionali BNL d'Italia

4.0
N/A

Jun 14, 2015

One of the greatest tennis tournaments in the world is held each May in Rome. Review by Italy Regional Correspondent Stefano Romagnoli.

FEATURED STADIUM  Mohegan Sun Arena

New Review: New England Black Wolves

3.7
N/A

Jun 13, 2015

The New England Black Wolves have recently concluded their inaugural season at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. How are they faring in their new home? Review by Regional Correspondent Paul Baker

FEATURED STADIUM  PNC Field

New Review: Scranton Wilkes Barre Railriders

3.6
2.6

Jun 13, 2015

In their third season at the totally redesigned PNC Field, attendance has begun to wane for this long-time International League team. Review by Special Correspondent Sean Rowland.

FEATURED STADIUM  Nationwide Arena

New Review: Columbus Blue Jackets

4.0
3.0

Jun 12, 2015

The Blue Jackets continue to struggle on the ice, but their rink at Nationwide Arena is one of the best venues in the NHL. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

FEATURED STADIUM  Talking Stick Resort Arena

New Review: Phoenix Suns

3.9
3.6

Jun 11, 2015

The Phoenix Suns now play in the eighth oldest arena in the NBA but it holds up well. Review of Talking Stick Resort Arena by Northern California Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris.

Hartford Announces Naming Rights Deal For New Ballpark

By Paul Baker - Jun 11, 2015 2:39 PM EDT

The Hartford Yard Goats, who will begin play in the AA Eastern League beginning in the 2016 season, now have a name for their new downtown ballpark. In a press conference held at Hartford City Hall on June 10 which featured free coffee and donuts for all in attendance, it was announced that the new ballpark will be named Dunkin' Donuts Park. Hosting the ceremony were Yard Goats owner Josh Solomon, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, City Council President Shawn Wooden, and Stadium Authority Chairman I. Charles Mathews.

TheStadiumBusiness 2015 Awards Announced

By Jim Flannery - Jun 11, 2015 7:43 AM EDT

The sixth annual TheStadiumBusiness Awards were announced on Wednesday, June 10 during an awards ceremony at TheStadiumBusiness Summit in Barcelona, Spain. The ceremony took place at Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona.

FEATURED STADIUM  Security Service Field

New Review: Colorado Springs Sky Sox

2.9
3.1

Jun 11, 2015

The Milwaukee Brewers have a new Triple-A affiliate in the form of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Review of Security Service Field by Scott Bultman.

Q&A with Cleveland Indians Historian and Author Scott Longert

By Jon Hart - Jun 10, 2015 8:39 PM EDT

Scott Longert (www.scottlongert.com) author of The Best They Could Be, which chronicles The Tribes improbable 1920 World Series championship, took a few minutes with Stadium Journey to discuss his favorite subject.

FEATURED STADIUM  The Palace of Auburn Hills

New Review: Detroit Pistons

3.4
3.9

Jun 10, 2015

The Palace of Auburn Hills may not pack in the crowds like it used to, but it remains a fantastic place to take in a game. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

Center of Mexico City Becomes a Baseball Stadium

By Kirsten Richards - Jun 10, 2015 12:27 PM EDT

The Zócalo, in the heart of Mexico City will transform into a baseball diamond to play host to the celebration of 90 years of the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol (LMB). From June 12th-14th, the temporary field will play host to pitching and batting clinics, player-signing events, and a Home Run Derby.

FEATURED STADIUM  Space Coast Stadium

New Review: Washington Nationals Spring Training

3.9
3.5

Jun 10, 2015

Isolated from many of the other Grapefruit League ballparks on the northeast side of Florida, Space Coast Stadium still provides a good Spring Training experience. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.

FEATURED STADIUM  Sportpark Höhenberg

New Review: FC Viktoria Köln 1904

2.7
N/A

Jun 09, 2015

Regional Correspondent Sander Kolsloot takes a look at one of the most renamed, merged, and complicated clubs in the history of German football.

A Sit-Down With Houston Astros Head Groundskeeper Dan Bergstrom

By Scott Bultman - Jun 09, 2015 10:37 AM EDT

I recently had a chance to sit down with the head groundskeeper of the Houston Astros and Sports Turf Managers Association member, Dan Bergstrom to talk about the day to day activities and preparation with his crew. Minute Maid Park opened in 2000 and was the first MLB stadium to have a retractable roof. The ground that Minute Maid Park lies on has a lot of history. The ballpark's largest entrance is found inside remnants of Union Station, a former railroad hub. Every time an Astro hits a homer, a train filled with oranges in left-field moves along a track.

FEATURED STADIUM  Stadio Sandro Cabassi

New Review: Carpi FC

3.1
N/A

Jun 09, 2015

Our latest from the second tied of Italian soccer, Serie B. Review by Italy Regional Correspondent Stefano Romagnoli.

FEATURED STADIUM  McCann Baseball Field

New Review: Marist Baseball

2.4
N/A

Jun 08, 2015

More from the baseball fields of the MAAC. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

FEATURED STADIUM  Lobo Field

New Review: New Mexico Lobos Baseball

2.9
2.5

Jun 08, 2015

Correspondent James Hilchen takes us inside the updated experience at Lobo Field, home to UNM baseball, on the campus of the University of New Mexico.

Belmont Stakes Fans Are Different...Meet The Belmonters!

By Jon Hart - Jun 07, 2015 8:46 PM EDT

Once again, I played the part of stranger in a very strange land. I attended the Belmont Stakes, a first for me, and learned that Belmonters, yes my term, are unlike other sports fans. Here's my cheat sheet, in no particular order, on this unique, hard-drinking, youthful, fashion conscious tribe.

FEATURED STADIUM  Henry Aaron Field

New Review: UW-Milwaukee Baseball

2.1
2.0

Jun 07, 2015

An updated look at Henry Aaron Field, which looks as though it will be the final season as the home of Milwaukee Panthers baseball. Review by Regional Correspondent Steven Burke.

FEATURED STADIUM  Fiondella Field

New Review: Hartford Baseball

3.3
N/A

Jun 07, 2015

Our latest from America East baseball. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

FEATURED STADIUM  Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park

New Review: Dartmouth Big Green Baseball

3.1
N/A

Jun 06, 2015

Dartmouth College plays their home games at the picturesque Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker

FEATURED STADIUM  J. O. Christian Field

New Review: Connecticut Baseball

3.4
N/A

Jun 06, 2015

We journey to the small town of Storrs, where they love basketball first and foremost, but turn out to cheer on the Huskies on the diamond as well. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Stadiums

By Paul Swaney - Jun 06, 2015 12:59 AM EDT

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off today across Canada, with 24 teams from around the globe competing to take home the trophy. All of the matches will take place in six different venues in six provinces stretching from New Brunswick to British Columbia. Here's a preview of the six stadiums and the schedule for each facility during the World Cup.

FEATURED STADIUM  AT&T Park

New Review: San Francisco Giants

4.4
4.2

Jun 05, 2015

AT&T Park remains one of the top ballparks in Major League Baseball. Review by Special Correspondent Andy Mantsch.

FEATURED STADIUM  Air Canada Centre

New Review: Toronto Rock

4.1
4.0

Jun 05, 2015

The Toronto Rock offers one of the best game-day atmospheres in the NLL. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

FEATURED STADIUM  Scotiabank Saddledome

New Review: Calgary Roughnecks

3.7
2.6

Jun 04, 2015

The Roughnecks are one of three teams that share Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome. Review by Alberta Regional Correspondent Jim Flannery.

FEATURED STADIUM  Estadio de Béisbol Beto Ávila

New Review: Tigres de Quintana Roo

3.6
N/A

Jun 04, 2015

When in Cancun, spend time relaxing on the beautiful beaches, but don't forget to scratch that baseball itch. Review by Special Correspondent Gary Butterworth.

College Football Returning to Ireland for 2016 Season

By Paul Swaney - Jun 03, 2015 8:53 PM EDT

ESPN is reporting that Boston College will host Georgia Tech to open the 2016 college football season in Dublin, Ireland at Aviva Stadium. The game will be played on Saturday, September 3rd at 7:30am ET, or 12:30pm in Dublin. It will be the third college football game played in Ireland since 2012. In 2014 Penn State hosted UCF at Croke Park. This will be the first game played at Aviva Stadium since the Emerald Isle Classic with in 2012 when Notre Dame hosted Navy.

FEATURED STADIUM  CCSU Baseball Field

New Review: Central Connecticut St Baseball

3.0
N/A

Jun 03, 2015

Our first ever review of CCSU Baseball Field by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

More Than Soccer at Stubhub Center, Maintaining A Level Playing Field

By Andrei Ojeda - Jun 03, 2015 3:46 PM EDT

The Stubhub Center is the home of the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. In addition to hosting the L.A. Galaxy, the Stubhub Center is also the host of various events throughout the year, ranging from concerts to high school football games. I recently had the opportunity to visit the Stubhub Center and interview the Turf & Grounds Facilities Manager Shaun Ilten.

Shaun will explain to us the types of grass that is used, game day preparation as well as the process of maintaining and preparing the surface year round, including the process of aerification and working around limited water usage, a concern lately in California given its recent drought.

FEATURED STADIUM  Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park

New Review: Wake Forest Baseball

3.0
3.4

Jun 03, 2015

A nice park, with plenty of empty seats. Review by Special Correspondent Dale Yarborough.

FEATURED STADIUM  Quinnipiac Baseball Field

New Review: Quinnipiac Baseball

3.1
N/A

Jun 02, 2015

The natural beauty of the field where Quinnipiac plays baseball takes center stage in this no frills ball yard. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

FEATURED STADIUM  Depew Field

New Review: Bucknell Baseball

3.0
N/A

Jun 02, 2015

Our latest ballpark review from the Patriot League. Review by Special Correspondent Aaron S Terry.

FEATURED STADIUM  Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field

New Review: Army Baseball

3.6
N/A

Jun 01, 2015

A trip to the United States Military Academy at West Point is a great destination for history buffs and sports fans alike. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

2015 Louisiana College Baseball Experience Rankings

By Paul Donaldson - Jun 01, 2015 2:47 PM EDT

With our 2015 tour of Louisiana college baseball stadiums complete, Stadium Journey is ready to countdown the best ballparks in the Bayou State in terms of overall fan experience.

Stadium Journey uses the "FANFARE" system to provide an overall fan experience rating based on several important categories. These categories include F - Food & Beverage (concessions), A - Atmosphere, N - Neighborhood, F - Fans, A - Access, R - Return on Investment, and E - Extras. The combined average score is based on a five star system, where five is the highest rating possible. Be sure to click on each review below for a more detailed explanation of the overall score.

As no surprise, LSU's Alex Box Stadium at Skip Bertman Field is the clear fan favorite in Louisiana. In fact, "The Box" just may be the best overall college baseball experience in the country. To see the rest of the list, check-out our rankings below.

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