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The Sports Book Guy Speaks

By Jon Hart - Aug 22, 2014 8:22 AM EDT

Some fans collect baseball cards. Some seek out autographs. Lance Smith reads and reviews sports books. He is The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books. Indeed, Lance just might read and review more sports books than any man on the planet. He's that prolific. Recently, we took some time to hear Lance's tale and some of his thoughts about sports book - and hawking concessions in the stands.

FEATURED STADIUM  Städtisches Stadion an der Gründwalder Straße

New Review: TSV 1860 München

3.7
N/A

Aug 22, 2014

From the fourth tier of the German soccer pyramid, we present our review of the home of TSV 1860 München. Review by Special Correspondent Oliver Wenner.

FEATURED STADIUM  Kauffman Stadium

New Review: Kansas City Royals

4.0
3.7

Aug 21, 2014

It's been a great season for the Royals, and there may be no better time to go see one of MLB's most overlooked ballparks. Review by Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

First Annual Ballpark Chasers Meet Up

By Meg Minard - Aug 21, 2014 1:53 PM EDT

Have you ever joined a blog, a facebook group, an interactive website, etc. where all members have the same or similar interests? And members interact online, post photos, stories, and ask questions and receive answers? And you become internet friends. But, you never, ever get to meet these internet friends in person.

That has all changed for individuals and families whose quest is to visit all 30 MLB stadiums (and then some). Ballpark Chasers is a website where fans of baseball can post their own blog entries, visit others' blogs, read and post discussions and forums. The site also offers Chasers Guides which provide information on traveling to and visiting all 30 MLB parks and it offers a map to members where they can post the stadiums that they have visited.

On August 16, 2014, the first Ballpark Chasers members meet up occurred in Denver, CO at Coors Field.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cal Ripken World Series

New Review: Cal Ripken World Series

3.3
N/A

Aug 21, 2014

As we head through the Little League World Series, there is another World Series that youth baseball fans need to visit. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

Beisbol Heads North of the Border

By Lloyd Brown - Aug 21, 2014 12:04 AM EDT

This fall, two cities in the Southwestern U.S. will host teams from the Mexican Pacific Coast League for the annual Mexican Baseball Fiesta. Tucson and El Paso have taken part in this event for a number of years, with a great response from their large Hispanic populations. The format of the Fiesta varies from city to city, as some games feature the local minor league team versus a Mexican opponent, while others pair two Mexican teams against each other. The El Paso games will be held September 28-29, and the Tucson Fiesta will run October 2-5.

FEATURED STADIUM  M&T Bank Stadium

New Review: Baltimore Ravens

4.7
4.1

Aug 20, 2014

M&T Bank Stadium has long been one of Stadium Journey's favorite NFL venues, and that still holds true. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Simmons Field

New Review: Kenosha Kingfish

3.9
N/A

Aug 20, 2014

It was a great inaugural season for the Kingfish of the Northwoods League at historic Simmons Field. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Citizens Bank Park

New Review: Philadelphia Phillies

4.6
3.4

Aug 19, 2014

Baseball goes back a long way in the City of Brotherly Love. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Etihad Stadium

New Review: Carlton Blues

3.1
N/A

Aug 19, 2014

Our 7th review from the Australian Football League (AFL). Review by Australia Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.

First Retired Rockies Jersey at Coors Field

By Meg Minard - Aug 18, 2014 10:52 PM EDT

A little less than a year ago, I wrote about Todd Helton's last game at Coors Field before he retired.

Less than a year after that last game at Coors Field, the Rockies organization retired his jersey number 17 at the ballpark on August 17, 2014. It's fitting that it would be on the 17th. It is the first ever jersey number to be retired (outside of #42 Jackie Robinson) by the Colorado Rockies.

FEATURED STADIUM  NewBridge Bank Park

New Review: Greensboro Grasshoppers

3.7
3.6

Aug 18, 2014

Baseball in the North Carolina town of Greensboro goes back quite the distance. Baseball at NewBridge Bank Park goes back just ten years. Review by Carolinas Regional Correspondent Brian Wilmer.

FEATURED STADIUM  Melbourne Cricket Ground

New Review: Richmond Tigers

4.0
N/A

Aug 18, 2014

For more than 150 years, Melbourne Cricket Ground has been the centre of Australian sport. Today it is home of several teams, including the AFL's Richmond Tigers. Review by Australia Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.

FEATURED STADIUM  Chukchansi Park

New Review: Fresno Grizzlies

2.0
2.4

Aug 17, 2014

Once again the experience at Chukchansi Park is lacking. Andy Mantsch reviews the experience at a Fresno Grizzlies game.

FEATURED STADIUM  Kentucky Speedway

New Review: Kentucky Speedway

3.6
2.8

Aug 17, 2014

Things seem to continue to improve when it comes to the fan experience at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Review by Regional Correspondent Brandon Gee.

FEATURED STADIUM  Tampa Bay Times Forum

New Review: Tampa Bay Storm

4.3
3.3

Aug 16, 2014

One of the best arena experiences in the Arena Football League. Review by Special Correspondent Dave Cottenie. Follow all of Dave's sporting adventures on Twitter @profan9.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dick's Sporting Goods Park

New Review: Colorado Rapids

3.6
3.4

Aug 16, 2014

Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the largest professional stadium and field complex in the world. Read about the experience at a Rapids game through the eyes of Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

FEATURED STADIUM  Peoria Sports Complex

New Review: AZL Mariners

2.9
N/A

Aug 15, 2014

Do you like a bustling neighborhood with your AZL action? Check out Peoria Sports Complex, home of the AZL Mariners.

Nashville Readies for New Ballpark

By Tyler Stern - Aug 15, 2014 2:11 PM EDT

The Nashville Sounds, Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, officially named their new ballpark. First Tennessee Park broke ground on January 27, 2014.

FEATURED STADIUM  Camelback Ranch

New Review: AZL Dodgers

3.0
N/A

Aug 15, 2014

The AZL Dodgers play on the most picturesque side field of any of the AZL teams. Read about the experience through the eyes of Stadium Journey Correspondent Jason Bartel.

Ranking the Venues of the Arena Football League

By Paul Swaney - Aug 14, 2014 8:29 PM EDT

From March until August each year, the Arena Football League helps to fill the void that fans have for grid iron action in the United States. The Arena Football League has found their niche in the sporting landscape, and puts the fan experience at the front of its agenda. If you have never seen an Arena Football League game in person, you should make an effort to get out to a game in 2015. Our ranking list uses our reviews of our writing team, with the ratings of readers and members as our primary tiebreaker. To see the full review for each arena, just click on the arena name. Without further ado, our rankings of the overall fan experience for te Arena Football League...

FEATURED STADIUM  Comerica Park

New Review: Detroit Tigers

3.7
3.9

Aug 14, 2014

The Tigers have been perhaps the most consistent franchise over the past four seasons. Special Correspondent Derek Bober gives us an update on the current ballpark experience at Comerica Park.

All Shook Up!

By Jon Hart - Aug 14, 2014 12:51 PM EDT

Hall of Fame Hawker Marc Rosenberg works the Camden Yards faithful into a frenzy every night.

Marc Rosenberg was just a regular guy a la Peter Parker, then a friend asked him to vend lemonade at Camden Yards. Soon after Marc picked up his lemonade rack, he started to shake like a fiend and talk kind of funny. Sales skyrocketed, and he became the man known as SHAKY!

These days, Marc is still hawking at all kinds of events in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area, but he's also performing at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and corporate parties. Marc also does motivational speaking and auctioneering. Fortunately, the Orioles were rained out, so Marc, er, Shaky could spend a few minutes talking with us.

FEATURED STADIUM  Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

New Review: Dunedin Blue Jays

2.9
3.7

Aug 14, 2014

From the Florida State League, our updated take on the longtime affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin. Review by Special Correspondent Andrew Kulyk.

Jobing.com Arena Gets a New Name and a New Team

By Jason Bartel - Aug 13, 2014 7:40 PM EDT

Glendale's Jobing.com Arena is getting a new name....and a new team. All in one day.

FEATURED STADIUM  Vineyard Baseball Park

New Review: Martha's Vineyard Sharks

2.4
N/A

Aug 13, 2014

More from the Futures Baseball League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

The Ballpark as Art

By Lloyd Brown - Aug 13, 2014 1:50 PM EDT

As a visitor to Stadium Journey, chances are you are on a quest to visit all 30 MLB stadiums or perhaps explore a new or historic park that has piqued your interest. If you are like most sports fans, you'll likely save your ticket or other stadium-related memorabilia as a souvenir of your visit. But perhaps you've been looking for something a bit more unique.

FEATURED STADIUM  Doubleday Field

New Review: Doubleday Field

3.9
N/A

Aug 13, 2014

Cooperstown is the home of baseball as we've come to know and love it. Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown takes readers on a visit to the former home of the Hall of Fame Game.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cubs Park

New Review: AZL Cubs

2.1
N/A

Aug 12, 2014

Cubs Park is the newest venue on the AZL circuit. Read about the experience during an AZL Cubs game.

Final Thoughts on Capital City Stadium

By Marc Viquez - Aug 12, 2014 11:10 AM EDT

Within a matter of a few months Capital City Stadium will cease to exist. Its existence will be erased by bulldozers, trucks and other forms of machinery that raze stadiums. The historic site has been home to three separate stadiums since Barney Dreyfus first constructed his wooden facility in 1927. The current design was erected in time for the 1991 season and housed the Columbia Mets, Capital City Bombers and Columbia Blowfish.

FEATURED STADIUM  Spitz Stadium

New Review: Lethbridge Bulls

3.4
N/A

Aug 12, 2014

What do you know about the Western Major Baseball League? Jim Flannery reviews the home of the Lethbridge Bulls, Spitz Stadium.

Introducing Fanapedia: The Encyclopedia of Fans!

By Jon Hart - Aug 11, 2014 9:51 AM EDT

What type of fan are you? Read on and find out. There will not be a quiz!

FEATURED STADIUM  Nationals Park

New Review: Washington Nationals

3.7
3.2

Aug 11, 2014

Nationals Park is one of the highlights of our nation's capital. Special Correspondent Sean Rowland has the details on Stadium Journey's return trip.

FEATURED STADIUM  Modern Woodmen Park

New Review: Quad Cities River Bandits

4.3
4.4

Aug 10, 2014

Davenport, Iowa already boasted of one of the best backdrops in baseball, but now they have added a Ferris Wheel to create almost a carnival-like feel. Review by Great Plains Regional Correspondent James Hilchen.

MLS Should Adopt World Football Calendar

By Christopher Green - Aug 10, 2014 1:19 PM EDT

It is no secret that soccer, or football to proper fans outside of America, is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. No longer just that sport you pick your kids up from playing after school, the world's biggest game has become part of America's sporting culture.

FEATURED STADIUM  The Pavilion

New Review: Philadelphia Freedoms

3.4
N/A

Aug 10, 2014

Stadium Journey takes their serve into the world of World Team Tennis. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

Baltimore Orioles Celebrate Their 60th Anniversary

By Richard Smith - Aug 09, 2014 11:55 PM EDT

On Friday, August 8th, the Baltimore Orioles held an amazing post-game ceremony to celebrate the 60 years the team has been in "Charm City". The multimedia extravaganza featured fireworks, lasers, the iconic B&O Warehouse being used as a giant projection screen and numerous historical pictures and videos displayed on the stadium's HD screen.

FEATURED STADIUM  Armin Wolf Arena

New Review: Regensburg Legionäre

3.9
N/A

Aug 09, 2014

Without a doubt the best baseball team in Germany, Regensburg Legionäre also may offer the most authentic ballpark experience in the German Baseball Bundesliga. Review by Special Correspondent David Burns.

FEATURED STADIUM  Robbie Mills Field

New Review: Laconia Muskrats

2.3
N/A

Aug 09, 2014

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

FEATURED STADIUM  Hunter Stadium

New Review: Newcastle Knights

3.3
N/A

Aug 08, 2014

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

Baltimore Ravens Open Season at Renovated M&T Bank Stadium

By Richard Smith - Aug 08, 2014 1:13 PM EDT

The Baltimore Ravens opened their 2014 Preseason slate at home on Thursday, August 7th. The opponent was a common one for Baltimore as it was a Super Bowl XLVII rematch with the San Francisco 49ers. This third "Harbaugh-Bowl" was another victory for older brother John's Ravens over Jim's San Francisco team, 23-3. But the game itself was not the only show that night, as M&T Bank Stadium has a new look and feel.

FEATURED STADIUM  Jamsil Baseball Stadium

New Review: Doosan Bears

4.3
4.0

Aug 08, 2014

One of the best ballpark experiences in the KBO. Review by South Korea Regional Correspondent Kirsten Richards.

Coastal Carolina Baseball Nears a Return Home

By Brian Wilmer - Aug 07, 2014 7:05 PM EDT

It may have taken a little longer than anticipated, but, barring any setbacks, Coastal Carolina University's baseball team will be able to return home in 2015.

FEATURED STADIUM  Smoothie King Center

New Review: New Orleans Voodoo

3.6
2.9

Aug 07, 2014

Regional Correspondent Paul Donaldson takes us to the Graveyard in New Orleans for an updated review of the AFL's New Orleans Voodoo experience in the Smoothie King Center.

Indians Announce Upgrades to Progressive Field

By Paul Swaney - Aug 07, 2014 11:21 AM EDT

The Cleveland Indians held a press conference this morning to share their plans for some significant upgrades to Progressive Field. The upgrades are an extensive "reimagining" of Progressive Field.

The upgrades include a New Gate C (center field) which will offer views of the Cleveland city skyline. There will also be a new two-story bar area in right field, replacing the Batter's Eye Bar that will be eliminated with the creation of the opening of the center field area.

FEATURED STADIUM  Joe Cannon Stadium

New Review: Baltimore Dodgers

1.4
N/A

Aug 07, 2014

The first-year entry in the Ripken League is experiencing some growing pains. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Whitehouse Field

New Review: Harwich Mariners

2.9
N/A

Aug 06, 2014

We now have a review of every ballpark in the Cape Cod League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

WAKE UP! Solving Baseball's Sleeping Problem

By Jon Hart - Aug 06, 2014 3:11 PM EDT

Even if you don't follow baseball, you've probably heard of Baseball's Sleeper, the guy that was caught asleep on camera during a relatively meaningless Yankees-Red Sox Sunday night game. The commentators playfully made fun of him - and Baseball's Sleeper hit them (and just about everyone else he could think of) with a huge lawsuit. Perhaps that's what he was dreaming about during his snooze.

NLL's Wings Could be Moving to Connecticut

By Jim Flannery - Aug 06, 2014 7:59 AM EDT

According to a report on the website In Lacrosse We Trust, the National Lacrosse League's Wings franchise could be moving to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.

The Philadelphia Wings were the only team in the NLL's 27-year history to still be playing in their original home (the Colorado Mammoth are the only other original franchise and began their history as the Baltimore Thunder). This move, announced on the Wings website on July 11, will signal the end of an era.

FEATURED STADIUM  Red Wilson Field

New Review: Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox

3.4
N/A

Aug 06, 2014

Yarmouth-Dennis’ central location on the Cape makes it a popular home base for many ballpark aficionados visiting the area to see the Cape Cod League. If you are feeling adventurous, you can always sample a donut burger to complete your ballpark experience. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  Smokies Park

New Review: Tennessee Smokies

4.3
3.8

Aug 05, 2014

A scenic location and some of the friendliest staff in baseball makes a trip to see the Smokies a no-brainer. Review by Regional Correspondent Justin Sutton.

FEATURED STADIUM  Holman Stadium

New Review: Nashua Silver Knights

3.3
N/A

Aug 05, 2014

Once home to the likes of Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe, Nashua's Holman Stadium has found new use in the Futures League. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Record Crowd Attends Super Rugby Grand Final

By Lloyd Rothwell - Aug 04, 2014 9:10 PM EDT

A record crowd of 61,823 was on hand at ANZ Stadium to see the NSW Waratahs defeat the Canterbury Crusaders in a nail-biting Super Rugby Grand Final on Saturday night.

The crowd was the largest ever to attend a Super Rugby match, with the previous record being 55,000 for a Northern Bulls game at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, South Africa during the 2009 season.

FEATURED STADIUM  Prince George's Stadium

New Review: Bowie Baysox

3.0
3.2

Aug 04, 2014

Maryland is devoted to their Orioles. This is also on display with their minor league affiliates. Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent takes us back to the home of their double-A affiliate in Bowie.

A Lot to See in an Overnight Stay in Jamestown

By Marc Viquez - Aug 04, 2014 6:55 AM EDT

A trip through the southern tier of New York is a picturesque drive, starting from the southwestern tip near Lake Erie, the area is filled with lakes, forests, and rolling hills. The small village of Jamestown, on the eastern portion of Chautauqua Lake, is known as the home to the New York-Penn League (Single A) Jamestown Jammers. It is a destination for many ballpark travelers, but there is more than just baseball in this town.

FEATURED STADIUM  George F. Bachman Sports Complex

New Review: Youse's Orioles

2.4
N/A

Aug 04, 2014

Everyone knows the Baltimore Orioles, but there's another group of Orioles in the Mid-Atlantic region. Review by Mid-Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Sports Authority Field at Mile High

New Review: Denver Outlaws

2.6
2.9

Aug 03, 2014

A few things have changed since our last visit to Sports Authority Field at Mile High for a Denver Outlaws game. Meg Minard explains...

FEATURED STADIUM  Camelback Ranch

New Review: AZL White Sox

2.1
N/A

Aug 03, 2014

Read out about the unique experience at Camelback Ranch. Review by Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel.

FEATURED STADIUM  Frontier Field

New Review: Rochester Red Wings

4.7
3.9

Aug 02, 2014

After 100 years of baseball, you would think they would have it down in Rochester. Well, they do. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.

FEATURED STADIUM  Campbell's Field

New Review: Camden Riversharks

3.0
3.7

Aug 02, 2014

One of the best views in professional baseball. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

New Review: New Hampshire Fisher Cats

3.1
2.3

Aug 01, 2014

A mouthful of a stadium name, but fans in New Hampshire have a nice ballpark to smile about. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.

FEATURED STADIUM  Surprise Stadium

New Review: AZL Rangers

1.4
N/A

Aug 01, 2014

The AZL Rangers are one of the few teams from the Arizona Summer League that play in the team's Spring Training facility. Southwest Correspondent Jason Bartel comments on this in his review of Surprise Stadium.

Arizona State Bans Kegs, Beer Bongs from Pregame Tailgates

By Jason Bartel - Jul 31, 2014 8:12 PM EDT

In a move that was not exactly well received by the student body, Arizona State announced that it will be banning kegs and beer bongs from pregame tailgates for Sun Devil football games.

FEATURED STADIUM  Peoria Sports Complex

New Review: AZL Padres

3.1
N/A

Jul 31, 2014

Southwest Regional Correspondent Jason Bartel continues his coverage of the Arizona Summer League with this review of the home of the AZL Padres.

MAJOR BALLS! Interview with Ballhawk All-Star Alan Schuster

By Jon Hart - Jul 31, 2014 3:26 PM EDT

Alan Schuster is a ballhawk fanatic. When he's not out collecting balls at the ballpark, Schuster is working on his website, myGameballs.com, which is dedicated to fellow ballhawks. A few weeks ago, Schuster put together BallhawkFest, a ballhawk convention. We sat down with Schuster to hear more about his fascinating and growing pastime.

FEATURED STADIUM  Recreation Field

New Review: Vermont Mountaineers

3.3
N/A

Jul 31, 2014

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

FEATURED STADIUM  U.S. Cellular Field

New Review: Chicago White Sox

3.1
3.5

Jul 30, 2014

The most important tip when you see a game at US Cellular Field is to get a seat in the lower level. Review by Regional Correspondent Scott Bultman.

Rocky Mountain Showdown

By Meg Minard - Jul 30, 2014 12:39 PM EDT

Sports Authority Field at Mile High will host the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Fri, August 29, 2014 at 7pm. The Rocky Mountain Showdown is a college football game between the University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Colorado State Rams. This showdown has been taking place since 1893. It is a college football rivalry that stretches back 120 years.

FEATURED STADIUM  Investors Group Field

New Review: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

4.3
N/A

Jul 30, 2014

No doubt one of the best experiences in the Canadian Football League (CFL), we present our review of Investors Group Field. Review by Central Canada Regional Correspondent Jordan Falconer.

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Suffers Major Flooding

By Jason Bartel - Jul 30, 2014 12:20 AM EDT

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion is in a bit of trouble after a water main break on Sunset Boulevard gushed out about ten million gallons of water on UCLA's campus.

A New Spot for the Columbia Blowfish

By Brian Wilmer - Jul 29, 2014 9:07 PM EDT

The Coastal Plain League's Columbia (SC) Blowfish call historic Capital City Stadium home, and there has been talk for several years that the club would move away from the downtown Columbia location. The city has been looking to unload the land for alternate development. That years-long talk became action on Monday, as the summer collegiate wood-bat team's time at the decades-old facility is now numbered in days.

FEATURED STADIUM  Durham Bulls Athletic Park

New Review: Durham Bulls

4.6
4.5

Jul 29, 2014

Durham Bulls Athletic Park is one of Stadium Journey's favorite destinations, and we are privileged to make a return visit. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

Stadium Beer Man Confidential

By Jon Hart - Jul 29, 2014 12:54 PM EDT

A former stadium insider serves up some insight on stadium beer vendors.

FEATURED STADIUM  Old Mountain Field

New Review: Ocean State Waves

2.0
N/A

Jul 29, 2014

The latest from Paul Baker's tour through the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

FEATURED STADIUM  Wahconah Park

New Review: Pittsfield Suns

3.6
N/A

Jul 28, 2014

Perhaps the best ballpark experience in the Future Leagues can be found at historic Wahconah Park. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Cooperstown Becomes the Home of the Braves for a Day

By Lloyd Brown - Jul 28, 2014 1:52 PM EDT

Each July the small town of Cooperstown NY becomes the center of the baseball universe as some of baseball's greatest players and managers gather and a new class is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This year's ceremony was no different as three players and three managers joined the game's most elite club.

Hanwha Eagles Add Robot Cheering Section

By Kirsten Richards - Jul 28, 2014 9:12 AM EDT

The Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Professional Baseball Association have installed a robot cheering section to Hanbat Stadium in Daejeon. The 24 robots will display social-media messages from fans who cannot attend the game. Fans faces will be displayed on the robots' heads.

FEATURED STADIUM  MCU Park

New Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

4.4
3.7

Jul 28, 2014

One of the best sports values in New York, and a unique venue to be sure. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  CMC-NorthEast Stadium

New Review: Kannapolis Intimidators

3.6
4.0

Jul 27, 2014

The White Sox have three MiLB affiliates in North Carolina. Stadium Journey pays a return trip to the Sox' South Atlantic League affiliate in the Charlotte suburb of Kannapolis.

Previewing the Stadiums of Serie B in Italy

By Stefano Romagnoli - Jul 27, 2014 4:38 PM EDT

There will be 21 teams competing in Serie B for the 2014-2015 season. The second level of Italian football will include the three teams that descend from Serie A (Bologna Football Club, Calcio Catania, Associazione Sportiva Livorno Calcio), the four teams that go up from the third level of Italian football named Lega Pro (Frosinone Calcio, Associazione Calcistica Perugia Calcio, Football Club Pro Vercelli, Virtus Entella), and the 14 teams already present in last season of Serie B.

FEATURED STADIUM  BB&T Ballpark

New Review: Winston-Salem Dash

4.3
4.6

Jul 27, 2014

Of all the wonderful minor league ballpark experiences in the state of North Carolina, BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem may just be the best. Review by Regional Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

FEATURED STADIUM  Shirley Povich Field

New Review: Bethesda Big Train

3.7
N/A

Jul 26, 2014

If you have never gone out to see a game at a summer collegiate league ballpark, then make sure you get out there this summer. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

US Soccer to Build New Training Facility in Kansas City

By Cory Sims - Jul 26, 2014 2:45 PM EDT

The U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) made most fans proud with their quarterfinals showing at the 2014 World Cup this past month in Brazil, but there are many Americans who will continue to scoff at U.S. soccer until they win the ultimate cup. There are many reasons one could point to as to why the US has had less success than some European and South American countries, but in the next couple years, lack of monetary investment and outdated facilities certainly won't be one of them. A new $75 million plus National Training and Coaching Development Center is being built in the American heartland of Kansas City.

FEATURED STADIUM  Mackenzie Field

New Review: Valley Blue Sox

3.0
N/A

Jul 26, 2014

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

Australian Open Now Weatherproof

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jul 25, 2014 11:14 PM EDT

With the new retractable roof over Margaret Court Arena becoming operational this week, Tennis Australia has claimed the Australian Open is now "weatherproof".

Beginning with the January 2015 tournament, Melbourne Park will feature three courts with roofs; Rod Laver Arena (capacity of 15,000), HiSense Arena (capacity of 10,000) and Margaret Court Arena (capacity of 5,000). Melbourne Park will be the only Grand Slam venue to boast this feature with so many courts with a roof.

FEATURED STADIUM  TD Bank Ballpark

New Review: Somerset Patriots

4.1
3.7

Jul 25, 2014

One of the great ballpark stories from independent professional baseball. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

Takeaways From the Q1 Productions In-Stadium Fan Experience Summit

By Eric Taylor - Jul 25, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

Held on July 14th and 15th at the Hilton Garden Inn on North Grand Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, the In-Stadium Fan Experience Summit brought together passionate people from all walks of the sports world to discuss the ever-changing world of the fan experience at a live sporting event.

FEATURED STADIUM  Regency Furniture Stadium

New Review: Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

3.9
3.9

Jul 25, 2014

Stadium Journey Correspondent Meg Minard thoroughly enjoyed her experience at Regency Furniture Stadium, particularly on the 4th of July. Read about the experience at the home of the Atlantic League's Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cal Ripken Sr Yard

New Review: Ripken Experience Tournaments

3.1
N/A

Jul 24, 2014

Imagine playing in a ballpark that feels just like the majors when you're just a kid. That experience is possible when you play a game at Cal Ripen Sr.'s Yard. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

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.

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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.

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