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FEATURED STADIUM  Schooners Field

New Review: Mystic Schooners

2.0
N/A

Jul 24, 2014

Our latest from the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Review by Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  ONEOK Field

New Review: Tulsa Drillers

4.3
3.6

Jul 23, 2014

A new look at one of the gems of minor league baseball. Review by Oklahoma Regional Correspondent Bradlee Ross.

Football Returns to Canada's Capital

By Sean MacDonald - Jul 23, 2014 8:56 AM EDT

This past Friday saw the return of CFL football to Ottawa, the Canadian national capital. After nearly nine years without live football, fans finally had a team to cheer for as the Ottawa Redblacks opened their home schedule with an 18-17 win over the Toronto Argonauts. Their return was not without its problems though. First, though, a bit of background.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dodger Stadium

New Review: Los Angeles Dodgers

4.3
3.4

Jul 23, 2014

New ownership has brought success on and off the field for the Dodgers. Read about Andrei Ojeda's experience at the 3rd oldest MLB ballpark, Dodger Stadium.

FEATURED STADIUM  Alumni Field

New Review: Keene Swamp Bats

3.6
N/A

Jul 22, 2014

Norman Rockwell couldn't have dreamed up a setting that says "New England" more accurately than this. Review by Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

The Atlantic League Welcomes The Virginia Beach Neptunes

By Richard Smith - Jul 22, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

The newly-named Virginia Beach Neptunes baseball team plan for a 2015 debut in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. They do not currently have a stadium, but all sources insist that one will be ready to go in time.

FEATURED STADIUM  San Siro

New Review: AC Milan

4.1
3.7

Jul 22, 2014

One of the best sporting atmospheres in Italy resides at San Siro when AC Milan is hosting another Serie A opponent. Review by Special Correspondent Stephan Hoogerwaard.

A New Home For The Great Alaska Shootout

By Richard Smith - Jul 22, 2014 12:36 AM EDT

The longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament in the nation, the Great Alaska Shootout, has a new home this year at the University of Alaska Anchorage's (UAA) brand-new Alaska Airlines Center. The event has been held every Thanksgiving in Anchorage since 1978.

FEATURED STADIUM  Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field

New Review: Worcester Bravehearts

3.0
N/A

Jul 21, 2014

After a year without baseball, the Worcester Bravehearts have taken up occupancy at Fitton Field as a member of the Futures League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Ranking the Professional Stadiums of New England

By Paul Baker - Jul 21, 2014 2:24 PM EDT

When you think about New England, you think tradition, and you think history. The same goes for New England's stadiums. Some of the oldest and most famous sporting venues in the country are located within the borders of New England's six states. Everyone knows about Fenway Park, the oldest ballpark in the major leagues. Many people recall fondly the ancient home of the Bruins and Celtics, the original Boston Garden. But there are historic venues all over New England. Centennial Park in Burlington, Vermont has been in use for close to a century, and is one of the finest small ballparks in the country. McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island opened in 1942 and has been affiliated with the parent Boston Red Sox for over 40 years. Harvard Stadium in Boston predates modern football. In fact, Harvard's small dimensions helped shape the modern football rule book and led to the adaptation of the forward pass. The Exposition Center in Portland, Maine is the second oldest arena still in operation in the nation (big surprise, the oldest arena still in use is in Boston). New England's stadiums are not just antiques, but include some of the most revered sporting venues in the country. We have visited every professional sporting venue in the six New England states, and have ranked them from #1 to #24 according to our FANFARE rating system. Without further ado, we present our rankings of every New England professional sporting venue.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bradner Stadium

New Review: Olean Oliers

3.3
N/A

Jul 21, 2014

A classic old stadium with some of the strangest quirks in the game is once again hosting baseball. Review by Andy Ritter of Roaming the Rinks.

Biloxi Ballpark Drama

By Justin Sutton - Jul 21, 2014 7:18 AM EDT

Ever wondered how much it costs to put cup holders in every seat of a baseball stadium? Fans of bringing baseball to Biloxi, Mississippi now know it would take $18,100 to put the amenity in every seat at MGM Park at the Beau Rivage because the cup holders are only one of several items being slashed from a construction bid that came in about $3 million over budget.

Mike Illitch Presents Gift to Detroit on His Birthday

By Paul Swaney - Jul 20, 2014 6:33 PM EDT

Mike Illitch celebrated his 85th birthday by attending the Detroit Tigers victory over the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park, and then he presented a gift to the city of Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reported that renderings of a new downtown arena for the Detroit Red Wings was unveiled by Illitch Holdings.

FEATURED STADIUM  Russell Diethrick Park

New Review: Jamestown Jammers

2.9
2.8

Jul 20, 2014

Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park is a no-frills affair, but if you want a nice afternoon of baseball on the cheap, it will deliver. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.

Citi Field of Screams

By Jon Hart - Jul 20, 2014 10:39 AM EDT

When I heard that the Mets were hosting a sleepover, I thought it was a cute idea. When I heard they were charging $200 a head to spend the night at Citi Field, I was annoyed. In fact, I grumbled to myself until my eyes shut.

FEATURED STADIUM  John Thurman Field

New Review: Modesto Nuts

3.0
2.9

Jul 20, 2014

Northern California Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris says much has improved at John Thurman Field since his last visit. Check out our review of the Modesto Nuts' home.

The Teams and Stadia of Italy's Serie A

By Stefano Romagnoli - Jul 19, 2014 10:35 PM EDT

After relegations and play-offs we have the names of 20 teams competing in Serie A for the 2014-2015 season. Bologna Football Club, Calcio Catania and Associazione Sportiva Livorno Calcio descended from Serie A, the first level of Italian football, to Serie B, the second level. At the same time, Associazione Calcio Cesena, Empoli Football Club and Unione Sportiva Città di Palermo go up from Serie B to Serie A.

FEATURED STADIUM  Fuessenich Park

New Review: Torrington Titans

2.3
N/A

Jul 19, 2014

Our latest from the Futures League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Levi's Stadium Ready to Open

By Ryan Norris - Jul 19, 2014 11:19 AM EDT

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Levi's Stadium will take place later today as it is now just about ready for business. The San Jose Earthquakes will host the Seattle Sounders to kick things off prior to the 49ers first home preseason game on August 17th against the Denver Broncos.

Prior to today's ceremony, Stadium Journey was invited to attend a food preview hosted by Centerplate and Executive Chef Ryan Stone.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dwyer Stadium

New Review: Batavia Muckdogs

3.1
3.1

Jul 19, 2014

One of the founding members of the NY-Penn League, Batavia is still a good place to catch a ball game. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.

New Perth Stadium Design Revealed

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jul 18, 2014 8:49 PM EDT

The first images of the new Perth Stadium design have been released. Western Australia's newest sporting and entertainment venue is scheduled to open in 2018 and will be a five-tiered stadium with a bronze façade (reflecting WA geology). Additional features of note including state-of-the-art LED lights to show home team colours, more than 70 food and beverage outlets, and two of the largest video boards in Australia. More than 85% of the 60,000 seats will be under cover.

FEATURED STADIUM  ECTB Stadium

New Review: Allentown Railers

2.3
N/A

Jul 18, 2014

The Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania is filled with great little ballpark gems. Here's one more for your consideration. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

PETA MLB Stadium Food Rankings

By Richard Smith - Jul 18, 2014 10:18 AM EDT

We are used to ranking stadiums and arenas here at Stadium Journey. But we found it interesting when the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA ), ranked the most vegetarian-Friendly MLB Stadiums.

FEATURED STADIUM  Falcon Park

New Review: Auburn Doubledays

3.1
2.6

Jul 18, 2014

From the New York-Penn League, our updated review of the home of the Auburn Doubledays. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.

Ghosts in the Field Highlight All-Star Festivities

By Marc Viquez - Jul 17, 2014 6:54 PM EDT

Who says you have to watch an actual baseball game at the ballpark to have a good time? Instead of the usual home run derby on the eve of the Eastern League All-Star game, fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona, Pennsylvania, were instead treated to ghost runners.

FEATURED STADIUM  Chester Racecourse

New Review: Chester Racecourse

4.0
N/A

Jul 17, 2014

The oldest venue we have reviewed so far, as horse racing dates back to 1539 in Chester, England. Review by Special Correspondent Robert Pryce.

Top 5 Football Stadiums in Europe

By Paul Swaney - Jul 17, 2014 1:08 PM EDT

When we began Stadium Journey, our plan was to focus solely on the major venues in the United States and Canada. That initial scope quickly expanded to smaller venues, and other countries and continents. We have now reviewed 168 venues in Europe, and we have a great team of writers in place to further expand that coverage this season.

Our primary focus in Europe is on the many great football (soccer) stadiums. Here is our list of the Top 5 European football stadiums that we have reviewed so far:

Top 5 MLB Ballparks

By Harrison Huntley - Jul 17, 2014 12:06 PM EDT

If you live in the United States, chances are you’ve had an experience with the National Pastime. Whether it’s attending a game or playing it yourself, baseball is an integral part of the country both yesterday and today. Unlike other sports, there are no set dimensions for a baseball field meaning that each stadium can be unique in its own way. Today is our 5th anniversary at Stadium Journey, and at this hour, we’re counting down the top 5 MLB stadium experiences.

Top 5 Stadiums in Chicago

By Paul Swaney - Jul 17, 2014 11:05 AM EDT

The city of Chicago is a sports lover’s dream. With five teams competing in the four major sports (MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL), along with the Chicago Fire of MLS, minor league teams, and college teams, you could easily see a game every single day of the year without ever having to leave Cook County.

While there are several worthwhile venues to see that are not on this list, we wanted to commemorate our 5th anniversary in the city where it all began. That’s right, it was July 17, 2009 when Stadium Journey began in Chicago. Since that time, we have reviewed 1,931 different stadiums in 41 countries around the world. Enjoy the journey, and make the trip to Chicago to see a game in the near future.

Top 5 Bowl Game Stadiums

By Richard Smith - Jul 17, 2014 10:05 AM EDT

This list details the Top 5 stadiums that host a FBS Bowl game. We have eliminated any stadium that hosts an NFL team or MLB team. The top stadium is no surprise, but the rest of this has some pleasant options for the college football fan.

Top 5 Stadium Experiences in Louisiana

By Paul Donaldson - Jul 17, 2014 9:02 AM EDT

From hunting and fishing to competitive sports, Louisiana is affectionately known as a sportsman’s paradise. Across the nation, team names like the Tigers (LSU), Saints, and Pelicans are renowned. There’s more to Louisiana sports than the heavy hitters, however. Whether it’s regional college football teams, minor league and college baseball, or local high school football, natives of the Bayou State are passionate fans and dedicated tailgaters.

In honor of Stadium Journey’s fifth anniversary, we’ve decided to count down the five highest ranked stadium experiences in Louisiana thus far. While not all stadiums in Louisiana have been reviewed to this point, we’ve got most of them covered. However, before we get into the top five, let’s pay tribute to those who just missed and deserve an honorable mention:

3.9 out of 5.0: New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Arena

3.9 out of 5.0: LSU Men’s Basketball at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center

3.9 out of 5.0: New Orleans Voodoo at the Smoothie King Arena

Additionally, we didn’t include bowl and neutral site games in our ranking but the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl was scored 4.3 overall (which would actually rank it tied at #2 on our list) and the annual Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling State in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome would certainly rank high as well. Also, we’ve yet to review a Louisiana-Lafayette baseball game at the Tigue.

Without further delay, here are your Top 5 stadium experiences in Louisiana as ranked by our correspondents. Keep in mind that the ranking is based on our FANFARE scale and a more in depth review can be found by following the link for each of the stadiums below.

FEATURED STADIUM  Rogers Centre

New Review: Toronto Blue Jays

4.0
3.5

Jul 17, 2014

25 years ago Rogers Centre was an engineering marvel. Today, with a winning team and a thriving downtown scene, Toronto is again well worth a visit. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

Australia's National Rugby Championship to Kick Off in August

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jul 16, 2014 7:49 PM EDT

After months of speculation and indeed downright silence, it has been confirmed that Australia's new National Rugby Championship (NRC) will officially commence on Thursday, August 21st, after the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) finally released the fixture list today.

FEATURED STADIUM  State Mutual Stadium

New Review: Rome Braves

3.1
3.1

Jul 16, 2014

The Braves have two of their Minor League Baseball affiliates nearby in the state of Georgia. Special Correspondent Andy Mantsch takes us back to State Mutual Stadium.

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: A Book Review

By Meg Minard - Jul 16, 2014 2:15 PM EDT

Ever wonder what it is like in the minor leagues of baseball? For not only players, but managers, umpires and even grounds crew? For those trying to make it to the big leagues or back to the big leagues?

"Where Nobody Knows Your Name" by John Feinstein details the lives of nine men at the Triple A level of baseball in the 2012 season: three pitchers, three position players, two managers, and one umpire.

Sun Ready to Rise in Fredericksburg

By Richard Smith - Jul 16, 2014 7:48 AM EDT

The Hagerstown Suns move to Fredericksburg, Virginia saga progresses. City officials in Fredericksburg have been granted a 90-day extension to finalize stadium financing.

FEATURED STADIUM  Emperador Stadium

New Review: Philippine Army FC

2.1
N/A

Jul 16, 2014

Our first soccer review from The Philippines. Review by Regional Correspondent Chuck Utech.

FEATURED STADIUM  Rogers Park

New Review: Danbury Westerners

2.3
N/A

Jul 15, 2014

Our latest from the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Review by Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  Damaschke Field

New Review: Oneonta Outlaws

3.4
N/A

Jul 15, 2014

The former home of the Oneonta Tigers, today Damaschke Field is being put to great use as the home of the Oneonta Outlaws. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

NCAA Ballpark Experience Rankings 2014

By Jason Bartel - Jul 14, 2014 5:12 PM EDT

College Baseball has gained in popularity by leaps and bounds over the last few years, thanks mostly to the expanding coverage of regular season, conference tournaments, and of course the NCAA tournament on the various television networks, primarily ESPN. This popularity has also increased due to the drastic improvements of the stadiums that colleges put their baseball teams in. Athletic departments have poured all kinds of money into their baseball programs in recent years to improve the fan experience, as well as the facilities for the development of their players. College coaches are able to entice the top-tier high school players to skip pro ball for three years, and improve the quality of the college game.

Although our latest College Baseball rankings list may have just one name on the byline, this is the work of dozens of writers, all using their unique experiences at these parks and the Stadium Journey FANFARE score. Each of the descriptions of these stadiums on this list is taken directly from the full review of that school's baseball experience, which can be found simply by clicking on that particular stadium. We have not visited all of the college ballparks yet, but hopefully by the end of the 2015 season, we will have made a trip to each and every one of those stadiums. Without further ado, we present our rankings of the college ballpark experiences.

FEATURED STADIUM  PNC Park

New Review: Pittsburgh Pirates

4.9
4.3

Jul 14, 2014

Everything gets better with winning, including the beautiful home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Review by Regional Correspondent Phil Navatsyk.

Dear World Cup

By Jon Hart - Jul 14, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

Special Correspondent Jon Hart, with his open letter to the World Cup...

FEATURED STADIUM  Limeport Stadium

New Review: Limeport Bulls

4.0
N/A

Jul 14, 2014

A hidden gem steeped in baseball lore, with one of the most unique outfields in all of baseball. See why Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez loves Limeport Stadium.

The End is Nigh - Funding Cut for Suburban NRL Stadiums

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jul 13, 2014 6:39 PM EDT

As many as six stadiums currently used by teams in the National Rugby League (NRL) are under threat after the NSW State Government confirmed that funding for suburban district stadiums in Sydney would cease in favour of larger, centralised stadiums.

The venues in the firing line include Brookvale Oval (Manly Sea Eagles), Remondis Stadium (Cronulla Sharks), Sportingbet Stadium (Penrith Panthers), WIN Jubilee Oval (St George Illawarra Dragons), Leichhardt Oval, and Campbelltown Stadium (both Wests Tigers).

FEATURED STADIUM  Spillane Field

New Review: Wareham Gatemen

2.9
N/A

Jul 13, 2014

New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker continues his journey through the ballparks of the Cape Cod League with a stop in the westernmost venue in Wareham, Massachusetts.

The MLB All-Star FanFest: Simply the Best

By Lloyd Brown - Jul 13, 2014 7:26 AM EDT

Each summer, residents of the Midwest gather in huge numbers to take in great entertainment, see their favorite performers and learn from educational exhibits, while eating some great foods. State fairs are a big happening, and the Minnesota State Fair is reputed to be the biggest and the best in the region, if not the country. This July, residents of the Twin Cities are being treated to a similar experience as the T-Mobile All Star FanFest has rolled into town in conjunction with the 2014 Major League All Star Game at Target Field.

FEATURED STADIUM  Fort Marcy Ballpark

New Review: Santa Fe Fuego

2.9
N/A

Jul 13, 2014

Like many ballparks in the Pecos League, you can expect a fairly bare-bones experience in Santa Fe. Then again, it's a good excuse to go visit beautiful Santa Fe. Review by Special Correspondent Bill Schum.

FEATURED STADIUM  Susquehanna Bank Park at Bowman Field

New Review: Williamsport Crosscutters

4.0
3.9

Jul 12, 2014

Most baseball fans know Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series. Professional baseball also calls Williamsport home. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

FEATURED STADIUM  TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark

New Review: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

4.6
4.5

Jul 12, 2014

TicketReturn.com Field in Myrtle Beach is a regular visitor to the Stadium Journey Top 100 list. Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley takes us back for another outstanding visit on the South Carolina coast.

FEATURED STADIUM  Estadio Teodoro Mariscal

New Review: Venados de Mazatlan

4.3
N/A

Jul 11, 2014

Winter can be a sad time for baseball fans, but when the snow starts to fly, Regional Correspondent Kirsten Richards says head to Mazatlan!

The Charm is Gone in Baltimore

By Richard Smith - Jul 11, 2014 1:20 PM EDT

The Baltimore Charm of the Legends Football League seems to be finished at the Baltimore Arena. Their last game, scheduled June 24th, was cancelled, likely due to low ticket sales.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the Charm were blaming Baltimore Arena management, as well as local unions. Courtney Gifford from the league said that "the costly and in most cases unnecessary union fees as well as inflated arena rental fee, [that] makes it no longer an economically fair model for an event promoter or sports franchise."

FEATURED STADIUM  Honda Center

New Review: L.A. KISS

3.6
N/A

Jul 11, 2014

We now have a review of every current venue in the Arena Football League. Southern California Regional Correspondent Andrei Ojeda fills us in on experience in the inaugural year of the L.A. KISS at the Honda Center.

The Baseball Fan's Bucket List: A Book Review

By Lloyd Brown - Jul 10, 2014 8:42 PM EDT

Chances are, if it is summertime and you are visiting Stadium Journey, you are on a quest to visit baseball stadiums. Maybe your goal is all 30 MLB stadiums, all the stadiums in a particular league, or college baseball stadiums may be your target. The question is, what I do after I have achieved my goal or, what do I do before the game or season starts?

FEATURED STADIUM  Guv Fuller Field

New Review: Falmouth Commodores

3.4
N/A

Jul 10, 2014

Another beauty from the Cape Cod League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

World Cup Major League Baseball!

By Jon Hart - Jul 10, 2014 10:53 AM EDT

Now that the World Cup is winding down, it's back to baseball for many of us, which can often be as gripping as watching paint dry. There's a reason so much beer is imbibed during a game. We should bring these World Cup elements to America's self-proclaimed favorite pastime.

FEATURED STADIUM  Mall of Asia Arena

New Review: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

4.0
N/A

Jul 10, 2014

Our third review from the Philippine Basketball Association. Review by Regional Correspondent Chuck Utech.

Texas A&M Puts Finishing Touches on College Football's Largest Scoreboard

By Jason Bartel - Jul 09, 2014 10:45 PM EDT

The college football scoreboard arms race is going to have a new leader in the clubhouse this season. That leader? Texas A&M.

FEATURED STADIUM  Quakertown Memorial Park

New Review: Quakertown Blazers

3.3
N/A

Jul 09, 2014

An old gem in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Moor Park

New Review: Mooresville Spinners

2.9
N/A

Jul 09, 2014

Stadium Journey pays its first visit to the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League (CVCL), and starts in a town with nearly a century of baseball history. Review by Carolinas Regional Correspondent Brian Wilmer.

FEATURED STADIUM  Paul Walsh Field

New Review: New Bedford Bay Sox

2.1
N/A

Jul 08, 2014

New Bedford is not necessarily a bad place to see a game. While it may not be the most dynamic game day experience you will find, it is very affordable and the baseball being played is of a high level. Many players have gone on from the NECBL to professional and major league careers. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Minnesota to Unveil Self-Serve Beer Machines at MLB All-Star Game

By Jason Bartel - Jul 08, 2014 1:20 PM EDT

Minnesota's Target Field is hosting the MLB All-Star Game next week, and they're pulling out all the stops for the festivities, including something that seems like a terrible idea, or the best idea ever.

A self-pour beer vending machine.

FEATURED STADIUM  Classic Park

New Review: Lake County Captains

3.6
3.8

Jul 08, 2014

The Captains combine a great location with a lively ballpark atmosphere to make for a good game day experience in the minor leagues. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Midway Stadium

New Review: St Paul Saints

3.9
4.0

Jul 07, 2014

Perhaps the best ballpark experience in the independent professional leagues, the St Paul Saints will be moving out of Midway Stadium following the 2014 season, so go enjoy it while you can! Review by North Regional Correspondent Scott Bultman.

Inaugural Day-Night Cricket Test Set for 2015

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jul 07, 2014 7:52 AM EDT

The first ever day-night test cricket match looks likely to take place in November 2015 between Australia and New Zealand, in either Adelaide or Hobart. Cricket officials from both nations last week confirmed they are supportive of the concept and that planning is moving ahead.

FEATURED STADIUM  Southwest University Park

New Review: El Paso Chihuahuas

3.4
N/A

Jul 07, 2014

A new AAA ballpark to explore in El Paso, Texas this summer. Review by Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

FEATURED STADIUM  Fraser Field

New Review: North Shore Navigators

2.3
N/A

Jul 06, 2014

Our latest from the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  Carlo Crispino Stadium

New Review: Baltimore Redbirds

3.1
N/A

Jul 06, 2014

Collegiate wood-bat baseball has a home in suburban Towson, Maryland. Review by Special Correspondent Chris Slade.

FEATURED STADIUM  Ripken Stadium

New Review: Aberdeen IronBirds

3.1
3.5

Jul 05, 2014

The Aberdeen IronBirds installed a new orange outfield fence in 2014. Stadium Journey Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith tells us if that's a good or bad thing.

FEATURED STADIUM  Harvard Stadium

New Review: Boston Cannons

3.4
N/A

Jul 05, 2014

Our latest from Major League Lacrosse. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  Paul Angelo Russo Stadium

New Review: Baltimore Bohemians

2.3
N/A

Jul 04, 2014

We at Stadium Journey take our first trip into the USL Premier Development League. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dunn Field

New Review: Elmira Pioneers

3.9
N/A

Jul 04, 2014

For 126 years there has been baseball in Elmira, New York. Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez tells us why a trip to Dunn Field is well worth the journey for any nostalgic baseball fan.

FEATURED STADIUM  Woerner Field at Time Warner Cable Stadium

New Review: Dayton Flyers Baseball

2.6
N/A

Jul 03, 2014

Our 8th baseball review from the Atlantic 10. Review by Ohio Regional Correspondent Brandon Gee.

FEATURED STADIUM  FedExPark

New Review: Memphis Tigers Baseball

3.7
N/A

Jul 03, 2014

They may not have the following that the basketball team enjoys, but the Memphis Tigers offer a nice college ballpark experience. Review by Special Correspondent Jimmy Knight.

FEATURED STADIUM  Roy E Lee Field at Simmons Baseball Complex

New Review: SIU-Edwardsville Baseball

2.6
N/A

Jul 02, 2014

Our 6th ballpark review from the Ohio Valley Conference. Review by Illinois Regional Correspondent Chris Patton.

FEATURED STADIUM  Forges Field

New Review: Plymouth Pligrims

2.4
N/A

Jul 02, 2014

From the New England Collegiate Baseball League, review by Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

The NHL Draft Experience, 2014 Edition

By Gary Butterworth - Jul 01, 2014 9:56 PM EDT

In 1996, Philadelphia became the second city in the northeast to open a new, modern NHL arena. But despite being an early adapter, the City of Brotherly Love had been slow to attract top-tier hockey events outside of the regular NHL calendar. The Corestates/First Union/Wachovia/Wells Fargo Center opened with a strong lineup, but after the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and the 1999 AHL All-Star Classic, Philadelphia fans would see their arena repeatedly passed over for high-profile annual hockey events like the NHL All-Star Game and NCAA Conference tournaments. But 2014 has been good to the Wells Fargo Center. In a span of less than three months, the Frozen Four and the NHL Draft have rolled through town for the first time, and Delaware Valley hockey fans have shown their support with typical Philly passion.

FEATURED STADIUM  Doran Park

New Review: Bourne Braves

2.7
N/A

Jul 01, 2014

Our latest from the Cape Cod League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Charlotte Knights Uptown Success Exceeds Early Expectations

By David Berger - Jul 01, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

The Charlotte Knights, Triple A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, haven't been a particularly good team on the field. However, their success at the turnstiles is above and beyond even their wildest expectations.

After more than a decade of languishing at the bottom of the International League attendance charts while in their former home of Knights Stadium in suburban Fort Mill, SC, The Knights now lead the league with an average attendance of 9,644 per game at BB&T Ballpark. With a stated capacity of 10,000 seats, that's a 96% capacity rate.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cuneta Astrodome

New Review: San Mig Super Coffee Mixers

2.9
N/A

Jul 01, 2014

Our second review from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Review by Philippines Regional Correspondent Chuck Utech.

FEATURED STADIUM  Ray E. Didier Field

New Review: Nicholls State Baseball

3.3
N/A

Jun 30, 2014

A trip to Thibodaux, Louisiana is a great way to see college baseball and southern Louisiana. Review by South Regional Correspondent Justin Sutton.

FEATURED STADIUM  Smith's Ballpark

New Review: Salt Lake Bees

3.9
3.2

Jun 30, 2014

One of the best views in all of sports can be found at the home of the Salt Lake Bees. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.

FEATURED STADIUM  Veterans Field

New Review: Chatham Anglers

3.4
3.0

Jun 29, 2014

A fresh look at the home of the Chatham Anglers. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Goal!: How to Fake Being a Soccer Fan

By Jon Hart - Jun 29, 2014 2:52 PM EDT

Less than two weeks ago, soccer was an orphan sport in the United States compared to basketball, hockey and baseball - even college baseball. Now, everyone's watching. If you want to join the World Cup party, here are some tips on becoming a fake soccer fan.

World Baseball Championship Under 15 Moves to Three Cities in Sinaloa, Mexico

By Kirsten Richards - Jun 29, 2014 8:22 AM EDT

The venue for the Under 15's World Baseball Championship has been changed due to hurricane damage to the originally chosen venue in La Paz, Mexico. Los Mochis has been added to the Sinaloan cities hosting the event.

FEATURED STADIUM  Busch Stadium

New Review: St Louis Cardinals

4.9
4.2

Jun 29, 2014

We've updated our review of Busch Stadium, one of the great stadiums of the world. Things got even better with the opening of the Ballpark Village this season in St Louis. Review by Special Correspondent Dennis Morrell.

FEATURED STADIUM  PhilSports Arena

New Review: Air21 Express

2.7
N/A

Jun 28, 2014

Our first review from the second oldest professional basketball league in the world, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Review by Philippines Regional Correspondent Chuck Utech.

FEATURED STADIUM  Oriole Park at Camden Yards

New Review: Baltimore Orioles

5.0
4.4

Jun 28, 2014

When your stadium serves as the model for all those that follow, one has to imagine it will draw rave reviews. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

OHL 2014-15 Schedule Released, Plenty of Early Highlights for Fans

By Robbie Raskin - Jun 27, 2014 3:50 PM EDT

The three divisional leagues that make up the Canadian Hockey League continue to release their schedules. Following the QMJHL, the Ontario Hockey League announced the schedule for their upcoming season, and there are plenty of highlights for fans and journeyers. The season opens on 24 September with a pair of games, but the best action early on is likely a rematch of last season's final between North Bay Battalion and Guelph Storm on October 10th.

FEATURED STADIUM  Eldredge Park

New Review: Orleans Firebirds

3.1
N/A

Jun 27, 2014

Our journey through the Cape Cod League continues. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

NC State Unveils New Court Design

By Harrison Huntley - Jun 27, 2014 8:12 AM EDT

On Monday, NC State released designs and pictures of their new basketball court design. The team's practice court already boasts the design with the game arena set to receive it in the coming weeks.

FEATURED STADIUM  Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park

New Review: Miami Baseball

4.7
3.7

Jun 27, 2014

Baseball is big in South Florida, and there's no bigger display than at Mark Light Field. Review by Regional Correspondent Scott Salomon.

Could Financial Problems Spell Doom For SC State Basketball?

By Brian Wilmer - Jun 26, 2014 5:15 PM EDT

South Carolina State University basketball is loaded with history. The program is nearing the century mark, having first taken the floor in the early 1920s. The program has over 700 wins to its credit, and has played in the NCAA Tournament five times.

Now, though, this program may soon be history.

FEATURED STADIUM  Stony Brook Field

New Review: Brewster Whitecaps

2.9
N/A

Jun 26, 2014

More from the Cape Code League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Why the Change to Arizona Coyotes is a Welcome One

By Jason Bartel - Jun 26, 2014 8:59 AM EDT

The Phoenix Coyotes are officially dropping the Phoenix and switching to Arizona this weekend during the NHL Draft. Why?

Well, maybe because they haven't actually played in Phoenix for ten years.

FEATURED STADIUM  Lowell Park

New Review: Cotuit Kettleers

3.1
N/A

Jun 26, 2014

When one describes baseball as a "pastoral game," they may very well be referring to Lowell Park, home of the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

The Reedy River Rivalry Finds a Home

By Brian Wilmer - Jun 25, 2014 3:26 PM EDT

The immensely popular Reedy River Rivalry between Clemson and South Carolina's baseball clubs can put down some roots -- at least, for four more years.

Downtown Greenville's Fluor Field at the West End will play host to the annual off-campus contest between the schools from 2015 to 2018, the University of South Carolina announced in a release Wednesday afternoon. The schools have previously played at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, and were allegedly discussing playing the game at different Palmetto State sites on a rotating basis.

FEATURED STADIUM  Sydney Cricket Ground

New Review: Sydney Swans

4.6
N/A

Jun 25, 2014

Seeing the Sydney Swans play at the historic Sydney Cricket Grounds should be a must for every sports fan. Review by Australia Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.

10 Great Stadium Bites

By Paul Swaney - Jun 25, 2014 8:59 AM EDT

Your mouth and your stomach are as important to enjoying a day at a stadium as your eyes and ears. We recently asked the writers at Stadium Journey to share some of their favorite bites that they have had at a stadium over the past year. Here's your must-eat list:

FEATURED STADIUM  Mokdong Baseball Stadium

New Review: Nexen Heroes

4.1
3.9

Jun 25, 2014

Perhaps the best ballpark experience in Korea. Review by South Korean Regional Correspondent Kirsten Richards.

FEATURED STADIUM  McKeon Park

New Review: Hyannis Harbor Hawks

3.6
N/A

Jun 24, 2014

New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker is making his way through teh Cape Cod League ballparks this summer. His first stop is in Hyannis, home of the Harbor Hawks.

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