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FEATURED STADIUM  Legacy Park

New Review: Lehigh Baseball

2.3
N/A

May 30, 2015

Built at the site of Lehigh Baseball Field, the Mountain Hawks now have Legacy Park as their home. Review by Special Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

Q&A with Former Vermont Catamount Guard Rob Hamlin

By Jon Hart - May 29, 2015 10:59 PM EDT

A bit more than ten years ago, Vermont (UVM) and its legendary coach Tom Brennan - who is often affectionately referred to as TB - shocked the world, upsetting Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament. It took Coach Brennan 19 years to pull off such a feat. When Coach Brennan arrived in Burlington, he inherited a program in disarray. Immediately, with his upbeat personality, Coach Brennan molded his Catamounts into a tough, unified core. His very first squad was the genesis of that monumental upset over Syracuse. Rob Hamlin was a tough-as-nails guard on Coach Brennan's first Vermont squad. Rob took a few moments to recall his memories in Burlington of Coach Brennan and that great upset.

Petco Park to host Outdoor Basketball Game in December

By Jason Bartel - May 29, 2015 3:16 PM EDT

For the first time in the venue's history, San Diego's Petco Park will be hosting a college basketball game on December 5th, 2015. The game will be played by two in-city schools San Diego State and USD.

FEATURED STADIUM  Sand Creek Stadium

New Review: Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

3.3
N/A

May 29, 2015

Our USL coverage rolls on with this review of Sand Creek Stadium, home of Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Review by Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

Where Will the Rush and Swarm Go?

By Jim Flannery - May 29, 2015 8:04 AM EDT

In the midst of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) playoffs, two related news items about possible team relocations have shaken up the entire league.

FEATURED STADIUM  Roger Dean Stadium

New Review: Miami Marlins Spring Training

3.0
2.9

May 29, 2015

An updated look at the Spring Training experience offered by the Miami Marlins. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo, who toured the entire Grapefruit League in 2015.

Is SunTrust Park An Upgrade for Atlanta Braves?

By Tyler Stern - May 28, 2015 9:45 PM EDT

The Atlanta Braves released a virtual fly-through of the soon to be completed SunTrust Park via Twitter. But is SunTrust Park really an upgrade from Turner Field?

FEATURED STADIUM  Avaya Stadium

New Review: San Jose Earthquakes

4.1
N/A

May 28, 2015

The San Jose Earthquakes have the newest stadium in MLS and it is one of the best. Review of Avaya Stadium by Northern California Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris.

2015 NBA Arena Experience Rankings

By Paul Swaney - May 28, 2015 11:17 AM EDT

By and large, the NBA offers fantastic arena experiences. We've updated our rankings for the 2015 season, and present our list from 1-30. Our ratings take into account the concessions in the arena, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood where the arena is located, the fans, access to the arena (including traffic, parking, and ability to move around inside), the overall return on investment, and one category for any extras or unusual amenities. We encourage you to share your experiences by rating any arenas you've seen in the NBA. For our full review of each facility, just click on the arena name. Let the debate begin...

IndyCar adds Boston to 2016 Lineup

By Paul Baker - May 28, 2015 7:58 AM EDT

"See America's most beautiful city at 230 mph."

That is how IndyCar Boston announced The Grand Prix of Boston, the latest addition to the IndyCar schedule. The inaugural race will take place along the South Boston Waterfront on September 4, 2016. The Boston race will be the season finale for the IndyCar circuit that year. The city and IndyCar representatives entered into an agreement to hold this race on a temporary street course annually until 2020.

FEATURED STADIUM  Blackbaud Stadium

New Review: Charleston Battery

3.4
N/A

May 28, 2015

Blackbaud Stadium was the first privately funded soccer-only stadium in the United States. Review by Regional Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

A New Tenant for New Britain Stadium?

By Matt Fiedler - May 27, 2015 4:06 PM EDT

The home of the New Britain Rock Cats since 1996, New Britain Stadium will soon be without a team. The Rock Cats are leaving after the season for a new ballpark that is being built in Hartford. The city of New Britain is now looking for a new tenant to use the ballpark. According to Ballpark Digest, the city has some options.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bainton Field

New Review: Rutgers Baseball

2.0
N/A

May 27, 2015

It's a simple ballpark for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Review by Special Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

Illinois Field Gets Upgrades Ahead of Hosting Regional

By Jason Bartel - May 27, 2015 8:10 AM EDT

Ahead of hosting Regional play this weekend, Illinois is making some quick modifications to its ballpark to prepare for the occasion.

FEATURED STADIUM  Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park

New Review: Grambling State Baseball

2.3
N/A

May 27, 2015

Louisiana Correspondent Paul Donaldson takes us to north Louisiana for our first review of Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park, home to Grambling State baseball

Round Rock Express' Dell Diamond Flooding Subsides Quickly

By Jason Bartel - May 26, 2015 6:17 PM EDT

The state of Texas has been getting pounded by rain this week, and the Round Rock Express certainly felt the brunt of it.

FEATURED STADIUM  Roncalli Stadium

New Review: Indianapolis AlleyCats

2.9
N/A

May 26, 2015

The AlleyCats of the American United Disc League (AUDL) have a new home in 2015. Review by Ohio Valley Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

Dear May Madness

By Jon Hart - May 26, 2015 9:58 AM EDT

Dear May Madness,

You just departed a few minutes ago, so the cut is still raw. Short and sweet: I'm gonna miss ya. I'm gonna miss watching back-to-back-to-back-to-back near non-stop action during the day. There's just too many too late night games these days.

FEATURED STADIUM  Jim Houlihan Park

New Review: Fordham Rams Baseball

2.7
N/A

May 26, 2015

The Fordham Rams baseball team plays its home game on-campus at Houlihan Park, near the Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo. Review by Special Correspondent Matt Fiedler

FEATURED STADIUM  GIO Stadium Canberra

New Review: Canberra Raiders

3.3
N/A

May 25, 2015

Our latest from the National Rugby League (NRL) of Australia. Review by Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.

Stadium Journey's Guide to the Regionals

By Paul Donaldson - May 25, 2015 12:50 PM EDT

As the conference tournaments wrap-up across the country, Division I college baseball shifts its focus to regional play. The NCAA has selected 16 different regional sites to host four-team tournament play as the Road to Omaha 2015 heats up. Fans planning to follow their favorite ball club on the road can use our Stadium Journey guides for each regional host venue. Here's our 2015 Stadium Journey Guide to the Regionals.

FEATURED STADIUM  Peoria Sports Complex

New Review: Seattle Mariners Spring Training

4.3
4.0

May 25, 2015

One of two teams that call Peoria home is the Seattle Mariners. Review of Peoria Sports Complex by Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

FEATURED STADIUM  Quicken Loans Arena

New Review: Cleveland Cavaliers

4.4
4.0

May 24, 2015

There's a new energy in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena, an experience that is bucket list worthy. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.

FEATURED STADIUM  Brazell Stadium

New Review: Grand Canyon Baseball

2.9
N/A

May 24, 2015

GCU can't compete in postseason D-I tournaments yet but that hasn't stopped them from competing in the WAC regular season. Review by Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

FEATURED STADIUM  William J. Myers Pavilion

New Review: Maryland Eagles

2.7
N/A

May 23, 2015

Football fans may start feeling desperate for a game in the spring, and fans in the Baltimore area now have the Maryland Eagles of the AIF as an option. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Lee-Hines Field

New Review: Southern Jaguars Baseball

2.4
2.4

May 23, 2015

Louisiana Correspondent Paul Donaldson updates the fan experience at Lee-Hines Field, which serves as home to the 31-time SWAC Champion Southern Jaguars baseball team.

FEATURED STADIUM  The Tennis Center at Crandon Park

New Review: Miami Open

3.3
3.4

May 22, 2015

The "fifth major" in tennis is a wonderful event, once you beat the traffic to get there. Review by South Florida Regional Correspondent Chris Green.

FEATURED STADIUM  John B. Schuerholz Park

New Review: Towson Baseball

2.7
2.9

May 22, 2015

Recently Towson baseball has come close to being axed by the university. Only some last minute donations and an agreement with the state kept the program alive. Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

When Sports Bars are a Buzz Kill

By Jon Hart - May 21, 2015 9:08 PM EDT

It seemed like a good idea: Evacuate the cave and watch the game at a sports bar. You were going to be social, for once. What could possibly go wrong? You arrive just before the game's start and quickly order an adult beverage, which has a cool name and comes with a frosty bottle, so you don't mind over paying. You promise to drink very slowly and promise yourself that you're going to have one and only one. After the second commercial break, you promise yourself that you're going to have two and only two. Two won't kill ya. By now, some guy is talking your ear off. He even buys you another beverage, so you'll pretend to listen to him. Now, you promise yourself that you'll have three and only three. You can handle three. No problemo!

FEATURED STADIUM  Phoenix Municipal Stadium

New Review: Arizona State Baseball

3.9
N/A

May 21, 2015

ASU has moved from Packard Stadium to Phoenix Municipal Stadium. They are the 2nd team to move off campus to a former spring training facility. Review by Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

Columbia's New Team Gets An Affiliation

By Brian Wilmer - May 21, 2015 2:45 PM EDT

In a somewhat poorly-kept secret among those who follow the business of Minor League Baseball, the new Columbia, South Carolina, team was announced Thursday. The poorly-kept portion came from the announcement that the Savannah Sand Gnats would relocate to the Palmetto State's capital city and continue their affiliation with the New York Mets.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bob Turtle Smith Stadium

New Review: Maryland Baseball

3.3
3.3

May 21, 2015

An updated look at the Terrapin baseball experience. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Davenport Field

New Review: Virginia Baseball

4.0
3.9

May 20, 2015

An updated look at the Virginia baseball experience at Davenport Field. Review by Virginia Regional Correspondent Josh Oakes.

FEATURED STADIUM  Wells Fargo Center

New Review: Philadelphia 76ers

4.1
4.0

May 20, 2015

An updated look at the Wells Fargo Center, still offering a good NBA experience, despite the poor product on the floor. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

March Madness vs. May Madness

By Jon Hart - May 19, 2015 3:42 PM EDT

In March, college basketball takes center stage. It's all about March Madness. In May, college lacrosse takes the stage - but it's not exactly front and center, at least not yet. Here's a biased, unscientific faceoff of the two, very different insanities.

FEATURED STADIUM  Stadio Olimpico

New Review: AS Roma

3.0
3.3

May 19, 2015

Known for its long history, Stadio Olimpico leaves a lot to be desired. Review by Regional Correspondent Sander Kolsloot.

FEATURED STADIUM  Hoglund Ballpark

New Review: Kansas Baseball

3.7
N/A

May 18, 2015

Basketball may be over, but April and May are still good times to visit Lawrence, Kansas to see the Jayhawks. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

2015 NHL Arena Experience Rankings

By Paul Swaney - May 18, 2015 1:30 PM EDT

The NHL, and hockey in general, continues to be one of the best games to see live. We've updated our rankings for the 2015 season, and present our list from 1-30. Our ratings take into account the concessions in the arena, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood where the arena is located, the fans, access to the arena (including traffic, parking, and ability to move around inside), the overall return on investment, and one category for any extras or unusual amenities. We encourage you to share your experiences by rating any arenas you've seen in the NHL. For our full review of each facility, just click on the arena name. Let the debate begin...

FEATURED STADIUM  Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field

New Review: Holy Cross Baseball

2.3
N/A

May 18, 2015

Holy Cross has been playing baseball on the site of Fitton Field since 1905. While the program's glory days are behind them, they remain the only team from the northeast to have won the College World Series. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  Tointon Family Stadium

New Review: Kansas State Baseball

3.4
N/A

May 17, 2015

There's always a good time to be had in Manhattan. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

Underwater Tennis Anyone?

By James Hilchen - May 17, 2015 1:45 PM EDT

The recent trend among new sports arenas is to try and provide a unique experience for the fans. Polish architect Krysztof Kotala's newest idea for an arena may be the most unique idea presented yet.

Kotala recently unveiled renderings for a seven-court tennis complex. What makes that complex unique would be its location; on the floor of the Persian Gulf, just off the shore of Dubai. The complex would sit between the Burj al Arab (hotel) and the Palm Jumeirah islands.

FEATURED STADIUM  Wells Fargo Center

New Review: Philadelphia Flyers

4.4
4.1

May 17, 2015

An updated look at the home of the Philadelphia Flyers. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Peoria Sports Complex

New Review: San Diego Padres Spring Training

4.3
4.0

May 16, 2015

Check out the Mariners' roommates at Peoria Sports Complex, the San Diego Padres. Review by Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

FEATURED STADIUM  L. Dale Mitchell Park

New Review: Oklahoma Baseball

3.6
2.7

May 16, 2015

Regional Correspondent Michael Davis takes us to Norman, Oklahoma for an updated review of Boomer Ball at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

FEATURED STADIUM  Alumni Field

New Review: UMBC Baseball

2.0
2.3

May 15, 2015

UMBC baseball finds itself in an unusual place with a ballpark that has a new -- old -- moniker. Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

Rio Tinto Stadium to Host Two CONCACAF Matches

By Jeremy Mauss - May 15, 2015 9:34 AM EDT

Rio Tinto Stadium, home of MLS' Real Salt Lake, has been called upon to host the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying semifinal and final matches on Saturday, Oct. 10, and Tuesday, Oct. 13.

This tournament will help determine what teams from the region will qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next summer. The two finalist will automatically earn a berth and then the third-place winner will face Colombia in a playoff for an additional spot.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dom Cardillo Arena at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

New Review: Kitchener Rangers

4.4
4.3

May 15, 2015

The Kitchener Rangers have a long and storied history, and provide one of the best game day experiences in all of junior hockey. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

BYU Construction Underway at Marriott Center

By Jeremy Mauss - May 14, 2015 11:59 PM EDT

BYU announced back in February that there would be three major changes to the Marriott Center this summer. The upgrades include renovating lower bowl seating, installing brand new state-of-the-art video boards and a 38,000-square-foot practice facility.

FEATURED STADIUM  Blair Field

New Review: Long Beach State Baseball

4.0
4.2

May 14, 2015

What is a Dirtbag? Read all about the experience at Blair Field via Southern California Regional Correspondent Andrei Ojeda.

Rugby World Cup Sevens Coming to America

By Ryan Norris - May 14, 2015 11:36 AM EDT

The 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. It will be the first time the competition will be held on American soil. The two venues to be used for the tournament will be San Francisco's AT&T Park and San Jose's Avaya Stadium. Previous World Cup competitions have been held in Scotland, Hong Kong, Argentina, United Arab Emirates and Russia.

Rugby Sevens is an increasingly popular version of rugby union that fields just seven players were side, rather than the typical fifteen players, in a shorter match. This is a faster-paced version of the classic game that has become so popular that it'll be included in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In fact, the event typically held every four years, has been moved back by a year so that it falls in the middle of the Olympic cycle moving forward.

FEATURED STADIUM  United Center

New Review: Chicago Blackhawks

4.1
4.2

May 14, 2015

The Blackhawks gameday experience is one of the best in the NHL. Review by Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

Wrigley Field Left and Center Bleachers Open

By Steven Burke - May 13, 2015 7:52 PM EDT

Wrigley Field has long been thought of as a masterpiece, but currently it is an artistic work in progress. The plan to renovate and modernize Wrigley Field was originally outlined as a project that would span four consecutive off-seasons. After the first offseason of this plan the team has already acknowledged that the titled "1060 project" will require a fifth offseason to complete. While fans may disagree on the modernization aspect of the project such as lighted advertisements and the first video board in the 101 year history of the ballpark, the overdue need for some maintenance can't be denied. Certain aspects of the ballpark just haven't been safe in recent years such as nets being needed between the upper and lower deck to catch falling chunks of concrete. It is clear renovation was a necessity and modernization is a byproduct of the current economic needs of the game.

The Many Uses of the Stubhub Center

By Scott Bultman - May 13, 2015 5:10 PM EDT

The Stubhub Center was built in 2003 as a home to soccer teams in the Los Angeles area. While some may think of the Stubhub Center as a soccer only facility, they would be surprised to find out that there are quite a few events held inside the soccer stadium as well as on the complex grounds. This Carson, California complex includes the 27,000 seat soccer stadium, a track and field complex, a 2,450 seat indoor wooden bicycle racing track, an 8,000 seat tennis stadium, and various other practice facilities and fields.

FEATURED STADIUM  Tiger Baseball Field

New Review: Savannah State Baseball

2.6
N/A

May 13, 2015

Savannah State hasn't fielded a Division I program for too long, but they've made great strides in a short amount of time. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

FEATURED STADIUM  Target Center

New Review: Minnesota Timberwolves

3.7
3.5

May 13, 2015

An updated look at the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Review by Minnesota Regional Correspondent Blake Benzel.

FEATURED STADIUM  Naimoli Family Baseball Complex

New Review: Fairleigh Dickinson Baseball

2.0
N/A

May 12, 2015

No frills is an understatement when it comes to the home of FDU baseball. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Norfolk Scope

New Review: Norfolk Admirals

2.9
3.5

May 12, 2015

The Admirals are the Admirals of the AHL, but will soon be the Admirals of the ECHL. Confused? You won't be if you read Aaron S. Terry's review of the Norfolk Scope.

FEATURED STADIUM  Demske Sports Complex

New Review: Canisius Baseball

3.7
4.1

May 11, 2015

Canisius has one of the more unique baseball facilities you'll find anywhere. Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown gives us a tour.

A-League Refused Access to Etihad Stadium for Grand Final

By Lloyd Rothwell - May 11, 2015 7:53 AM EDT

This weekend's A-League grand final promises to be one of the biggest ever, with rivals Melbourne Victory due to host Sydney FC. However in a massive "smack-down" for the round ball code, Australia's premier soccer competition has been refused access to Etihad Stadium by the AFL.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bobo Field

New Review: Niagara Baseball

1.9
N/A

May 11, 2015

There is so much to do in the Niagara Falls area. Could baseball be a worthy addition to your itinerary? Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

Hockey vs. Lacrosse

By Jon Hart - May 10, 2015 8:40 PM EDT

Welcome to May Madness! The NHL playoffs and NCAA lacrosse playoffs are well underway, and there's that dilemma with the clicker: Will it be hockey or lacrosse? Here's the breakdown on these contenders.

FEATURED STADIUM  Alumni Baseball Diamond

New Review:Fairfield Baseball

2.1
N/A

May 10, 2015

The Fairfield Stags are members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and play their home games at the quaint Alumni Baseball Diamond on campus. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker

FEATURED STADIUM  The Ballpark at Harbor Yard

New Review: Sacred Heart Baseball

2.1
N/A

May 10, 2015

Sacred Heart University plays their baseball games not in their hometown of Fairfield, but in neighboring Bridgeport at the home of the Bridgeport Bluefish. Review by New England Regional Correpondent Paul Baker

FEATURED STADIUM  Streets of St. Petersburg

New Review: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

4.7
4.3

May 09, 2015

The bay breeze, great food, great racing and the hum of downtown St. Petersburg...what could be any better? Review by Regional Correspondent Chris Green.

FEATURED STADIUM  Thomas & Mack Center

New Review: Mountain West Conference Tournament

4.0
4.0

May 09, 2015

The Mountain West Conference has a longstanding relationship with the Thomas & Mack Center and the city of Las Vegas. Read about the experience at the conference basketball tournament courtesy of Jeremy Mauss.

FEATURED STADIUM  Prudential Center

New Review: New Jersey Devils

3.6
2.9

May 08, 2015

The New Jersey Devils have emerged as the Garden State's premier sports franchise, and the Rock has shed new light on the neglected downtown area of Newark. Review by Special Correspondent Matt Fiedler.

All-Star Ballot Tradition Comes to an End

By Meg Minard - May 08, 2015 4:20 PM EDT

MLB (Major League Baseball) announced late spring this year it is doing away with the traditional punch out All Star ballots and will only use voting via the internet. I am not happy.

I loved getting those ballots and reading them, discussing with my friends and neighbors at the park.

College Football Bowl Game Returns to Tucson

By Tyler Stern - May 08, 2015 10:09 AM EDT

For the past 15 years, post-season college football has been particularly quiet in Tucson, Arizona. The city has now been approved to host the "Arizona Bowl." The game will take place on December 29th featuring teams from the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA.

FEATURED STADIUM  Giant Center

New Review: Hershey Bears

4.4
3.9

May 08, 2015

Hershey is known for chocolate and their amusement park, but they have a hockey team worth checking out, too. Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Santander Arena

New Review: Reading Royals

3.7
3.7

May 07, 2015

The Flyers' minor league franchise features a pretty nice facility in which to play. Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

Abandoned Stadium Journey: Bob Hoffman Stadium

By Richard Smith - May 07, 2015 9:51 AM EDT

I love finding hidden sporting gems wherever I go. Once I knew that I was going to watch a York Capitals indoor football game at the York, PA City Ice Arena I had to stop in and check out the remains of a classic old minor league stadium, Bob Hoffman Stadium, located just next door.

FEATURED STADIUM  Robertson Field at Satow Stadium

New Review: Columbia Baseball

2.1
N/A

May 07, 2015

A bare bones experience, but if you're looking for baseball in March in the Big Apple, then Columbia might be the place for you. Review by Special Correspondent David Hanson.

FEATURED STADIUM  Richmond County Bank Ballpark

New Review: Wagner Baseball

1.4
N/A

May 06, 2015

It's a great ballpark, but Special Correspondent David Hanson says you should wait until summer to go and see Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island.

Forgotten Maryland Cocktails

By Richard Smith - May 06, 2015 2:29 PM EDT

One leg of the Triple Crown is now down. Bob Baffert, Victor Espinoza, and American Pharoah look to The Preakness on May 16 to see if they can keep winning. So on to Baltimore they go.

Baltimore needs all the good news they can, and the days of celebration centered around Pimlico Race Course is a welcome addition to the local scene this year more than ever. So it seems no better time to check in with Stadium Journey Special Correspondent Gregory Priebe, who along with his wife Nicole, is set to release their first book, Forgotten Maryland Cocktails: A History Of Drinking In The Free State on May 18th.

Uncertain Funding Deal Clouds Future of ANZ Stadium

By Lloyd Rothwell - May 06, 2015 7:56 AM EDT

The New South Wales state government is reportedly now considering a stadium funding plan that would completely exclude ANZ Stadium, the former main stadium of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games.

FEATURED STADIUM  WesBanco Arena

New Review: Wheeling Nailers

3.4
3.4

May 06, 2015

An updated look at the classic home of the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Brown-Stroud Field

New Review: Northwestern State Baseball

2.7
N/A

May 05, 2015

Regional Correspondent Paul Donaldson hit the road to Louisiana's oldest city, Natchitoches, for our first review of Brown-Stroud Stadium, home of Northwestern State Demon baseball.

FEATURED STADIUM  Denny Sanford Premier Center

New Review: Summit League Basketball Tournament

3.1
N/A

May 05, 2015

Correspondent Marcus Traxler takes us inside the new and improved Summit League basketball tournament at The Denny.

FEATURED STADIUM  M.L. 'Tigue' Moore Field

New Review: UL-Lafayette Baseball

4.1
N/A

May 04, 2015

Louisiana Regional Correspondent Paul Donaldson takes us to the campus of the University of Louisiana - Lafayette and explains why it’s hard to beat the overall fan experience for a Ragin’ Cajuns game at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field.

NBA D-League Likely Returning to Carolinas

By Brian Wilmer - May 04, 2015 2:11 PM EDT

The Charlotte Hornets generated quite a bit of excitement in the Metrolina region in 2014-15. The team's return to the immensely popular logo and branding created -- pardon the pun -- quite a bit of buzz.

If the team's latest plans come to fruition, there will be even more reason to rejoice for basketball fans in North and South Carolina next season.

FEATURED STADIUM  Streets of Miami

New Review: FIA Formula E Miami

3.4
N/A

May 04, 2015

There's a new type of racing taking over the streets of Miami. Review by Regional Correspondent Chris Green.

FEATURED STADIUM  Appalachian Power Park

New Review: Marshall Baseball

3.7
N/A

May 03, 2015

Marshall University finds itself playing in a Minor League Baseball stadium 50 miles from its campus. How do they make it work? Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry has the review.

NPB Spring Training in Arizona for 2016

By Meg Minard - May 03, 2015 1:15 PM EDT

The Japan Times announced the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese baseball league (known as the NPB - Nippon Professional Baseball) will be playing some of their spring training games at the Peoria Sports Complex during the 2016 early season. A number of Asian teams start their spring training in the United States already, so this is not new. The last time the Fighters played spring training overseas was in 1987.

FEATURED STADIUM  Swanson Stadium

New Review: FGCU Baseball

3.0
N/A

May 03, 2015

It's not quite "Dunk City", but you can spend a nice spring afternoon outdoors at FGCU. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

FEATURED STADIUM  USF Baseball Stadium

New Review: USF Baseball

4.1
N/A

May 02, 2015

The Tampa Bay area is primarily known for the Rays, but there's other baseball being played there. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

The Kentucky Derby and the Mint Julep

By Gregory Priebe - May 02, 2015 10:46 AM EDT

On May 2nd, fans will pack Churchill Downs to celebrate "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" - the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Held every consecutive year since 1875 at Churchill Downs, this one and a quarter mile race (also known as "The Run for the Roses") draws larger crowds than any of the others stakes races. For nearly a century, the Mint Julep has been the official beverage of both Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The actual bourbon of choice fluctuates over time (this year the honor goes to Old Forester) as does the overall quality of the actual drink served at the track, but all-told over 100,000 juleps are served to the crowds during the annual Derby weekend. The butcher's bill for this feat is around 10,000 bottles of bourbon and over 60,000 pounds of ice.

FEATURED STADIUM  Allen Field

New Review: Morehead State Baseball

2.3
N/A

May 02, 2015

Morehead State University is one of eastern Kentucky's hidden gems. Review by Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

Luxurious Renovations Await Horse Owners For 141st Kentucky Derby

By Norman Cook - May 01, 2015 9:58 PM EDT

When 150,000 spectators, clad in their Sunday finest, pass through the gates of Churchill Downs for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby they will find all the usual traditions present and accounted for. All the pomp and circumstance they have become accustomed to during the previous 140 "Run for the Roses," from the fancy hats adorning the heads of beautiful southern belles to the signature Old Forester Mint Julep, will be awaiting them.

What they will not find are significant enhancements readily noticeable to the "average" fan. Whereas Churchill Downs has spent a multitude of dollars in recent years enhancing many public areas of the venerable facility, a great number of which relate directly to the experience of the race-goers, this off-season's renovations have been focused on one long-standing area of need: the owner's suites.

FEATURED STADIUM  HTC Center

New Review: 2015 Big South Basketball Tournament

4.0
4.3

May 01, 2015

The home team got to dance on its floor -- again -- at the 2015 Big South Conference basketball tournament. Review by Carolinas Regional Correspondent Brian Wilmer.

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 Tour Continues in Canada

By Jim Flannery - May 01, 2015 9:32 AM EDT

Stadium Journey's Aaron S. Terry recently reported on the Harlem Globetrotters' tour stop in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Washington Generals are bound and determined to break their 44-year losing streak to the Trotters and are working towards that goal on this year's tour.

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New Review: WGC Cadillac Championship

4.7
N/A

May 01, 2015

Our third golf tournament review as Regional Correspondent Chris Green takes a look at the luxurious Trump National Doral.

FEATURED STADIUM  Scottsdale Stadium

New Review: San Francisco Giants Spring Training

3.6
3.9

Apr 30, 2015

The Giants are one of the most popular teams in the cactus league. Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel reviews the experience at their home, Scottsdale Stadium.

Serie B Finishes with Strong Attendance Across Italy

By Stefano Romagnoli - Apr 30, 2015 7:44 AM EDT

The eleven stadiums used for the 37th match day of the 2014-2015 season of Serie B, the second level of Italian football, have been filled by a total 115,617 spectators. That number is the second best result in the last five years of Serie B. The only date to better this was the final day of 2013-2014 season, when the fans in all structures totalled over 118,000.

FEATURED STADIUM  Hohokam Stadium

New Review: Oakland Athletics Spring Training

3.4
N/A

Apr 30, 2015

The Oakland A's have moved their spring training operation from Phoenix Municipal Stadium to Hohokam Stadium in Mesa. Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris checks out the renovated stadium.

FEATURED STADIUM  Stockton Arena

New Review: Stockton Thunder

4.1
3.6

Apr 29, 2015

Stockton will be losing an ECHL team but gaining an AHL team next year. Read about the current experience at a Stockton Thunder game via Northern California Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris.

More Stones Litter the Path to Olympic Stadium Resolution

By Jeremy Inson - Apr 29, 2015 7:46 AM EDT

Just when all appeared to be set for West Ham United to sail serenely into their new home at London's Olympic Stadium in time for the 2016-17 season, this week another potential hurdle was put in the way of a process that has been ongoing since the idea to build a multi-purpose stadium in the area was first floated in 2003.

A complaint made by Steve Lawrence, one of the architects involved in the early days of the stadium's development made its way to the European Commission this week, questioning whether West Ham's deal to move into the stadium contravenes European state aid laws.

FEATURED STADIUM  PNC Arena

New Review: Carolina Hurricanes

3.9
3.9

Apr 29, 2015

PNC Arena is one of our favorite NHL facilities. Regional Correspondent Josh Oakes shows us why.

Will Dunedin's University Oval Get Lights?

By Jeff Cheshire - Apr 28, 2015 9:39 PM EDT

The Otago Cricket Association (OCA) is making a move to add lights to Dunedin's University Oval in order to attract more top-class cricket to the city. It is a move that comes off the back of an assurance from New Zealand Cricket that the city would receive regular international fixtures over the next eight years, should the lights be added. Alongside that, it would provide the option of scheduling Otago Volts One-Day and Twenty20 matches as day-night events, rather than being limited to day games as they are at the moment.

FEATURED STADIUM  Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium

New Review: Appalachian State Baseball

3.7
N/A

Apr 28, 2015

Correspondent Lloyd Brown explains why Mountaineer baseball at Smith Stadium is a "Boon(e) for baseball"

FEATURED STADIUM  Greenwood Baseball Field

New Review: UNC-Asheville Baseball

2.7
N/A

Apr 28, 2015

It's just the basics at UNC-Asheville's Greenwood Baseball Field for now, but work is underway for a new home next season. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.

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