Recent stadium reviews and news
New Review: Idaho Football
Oct 02, 2014
The Idaho Vandals enjoyed great success as an FCS program but have struggled to find their way or a conference in the FBS. Review of the Kibbie Dome by Benjamin Evensen.
- Oct 01, 2014 6:01 PM EDT
As reported on our Stadium Journey Australia/New Zealand Twitter account @SJ_AusNZ earlier this week, it has finally been confirmed that Pirtek Stadium will receive a $29 million upgrade.
Pirtek Stadium is located at Parramatta in Sydney's west and is home to the Parramatta Eels rugby league club (NRL), Western Sydney Wanderers soccer team (A-League) and the Greater Sydney Rams rugby team (NRC).
New Review: Far Eastern University Basketball
Oct 01, 2014
Our first college basketball review from The Philippines. A historic venue, combined with knowledgeable and passionate fans makes for a great game experience at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Review by Southeast Asia Regional Correspondent Chuck Utech.
- Oct 01, 2014 1:07 PM EDT
The New York-Penn League was originally founded in 1939 as the PONY League, encompassing Pennsylvania, Ontario, and New York. Today, the league has become a combination of teams from from eight states, with the addition of Morgantown, West Virginia coming in 2015. Unfortunately, there are just too many consonants to make for an appropriate anagram. The list of states with teams may have grown long, but the season is still short. Running from mid-June through August, the 14 teams compete as Class A affiliates to Major League franchises. The Jamestown Jammers will move to West Virginia for next season, so we are presenting our ranking list of the remaining 13 teams.
We've compiled our rankings based on the ratings of our official correspondents, with the reviews of users and members as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you'll share your own views of these ballparks by writing your own "crowd review." Enjoy our rankings of the ballparks of the New York-Penn League.
- Oct 01, 2014 12:33 PM EDT
The Arizona Wildcats are travelling to Eugene and Autzen Stadium for a Thursday night showdown with the Oregon Ducks this week, and while some teams may be intimidated, it doesn't appear Arizona is one of those teams.
New Review: Indianapolis Colts
Oct 01, 2014
One of our favorite stadium experiences, and the best in the NFL three years running. Review by Ohio Valley Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.
- Sep 30, 2014 10:42 PM EDT
Preseason NHL games probably need a little something extra to keep the crowd going, and the Dallas Stars won the prize for the best way to do that.
New Review: UNLV Soccer
Sep 30, 2014
Andy Mantsch reviews another venue from Las Vegas. This time it is Peter Johann Memorial Field, home of UNLV Rebels soccer.
- Sep 30, 2014 1:32 PM EDT
For more than six decades the Midwest League has been developing future Major League players, while providing great baseball experiences in communities throughout Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Iowa. New ballparks have made this league one of the best for ballpark chasers who want quality fan experiences in an intimate venue. A trip (or trips) through the Midwest League will appeal to families and ballpark junkies alike. If you haven't begun to explore the ballparks of the Midwest League, then look for a trip for the 2015 season.
We've compiled our rankings based on the ratings of our official correspondents, with the reviews of users and members as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you'll share your own views of these ballparks by writing your own "crowd review." Enjoy our rankings of the ballparks of the wonderful Midwest League.
- Sep 30, 2014 12:54 PM EDT
Time is running out for developer Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) to sign a team and proceed with a downtown stadium plan in Los Angeles. According to the L.A. Times, the firm has requested an additional six months to reach an agreement with an NFL franchise before the city moves on. The plan has been to demolish the West Hall of the downtown convention center and build Farmers Field, a new stadium sponsored by Farmers Insurance.
New Review: UMBC Soccer
Sep 30, 2014
Sometimes you just don't know how good a sporting event can be until you see it for yourself. Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith reviews the UMBC soccer experience.
- Sep 29, 2014 8:36 PM EDT
Rich Kurtzman has a love affair with the Denver Broncos. In his new book, "Chasing Lombardi," Kurtzman embraces that relationship, chronicling the Broncos' bittersweet 2013 season. Rich took a time out from his many writing assignments to discuss everything Denver Broncos and his favorite college team, Colorado State, among other topics.
New Review: Delaware State Football
Sep 29, 2014
Our latest football review from the MEAC. Review by Mid Atlantic Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.
- Sep 29, 2014 10:48 AM EDT
The International League features AAA minor league baseball, just one step from the Big Leagues. The league was founded in 1884, and currently features 14 teams all playing in the Eastern Time Zone and stretching from Indianapolis to Northern Georgia to Rhode Island. All of the ballparks in the International League have a capacity of 10,000 or greater. The teams compete in three divisions, with good geographic alignment to make it easy for fans who may want to plan 3-4 city AAA road trips.
We've compiled our rankings based on the ratings of our official correspondents, with the reviews of users and members as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you'll share your own views of these ballparks by writing your own "crowd review." Enjoy our rankings of the ballparks of the historic International League.
New Review: New England Revolution
Sep 29, 2014
Swallowed up by their cavernous NFL digs, the New England Revolution still manage to put on a good game day experience. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.
New Review: Ann Arbor Pioneer Football
Sep 28, 2014
Our first ever high school football review. Look for more to come as we continue to provide everything you need to know to make the most out of your next live sporting event. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney. Follow Paul's journeys on Twitter at @PaulSwaney.
New Review: Liberty Soccer
Sep 28, 2014
We continue to expand our coverage of college soccer. Review by Virginia Regional Correspondent Josh Oakes.
New Review: Sydney Stars
Sep 27, 2014
Our latest from Australia's National Rugby Championship. Review by Australia Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.
- Sep 27, 2014 9:43 AM EDT
Central Florida is a baseball hotbed in the month of March as Major League teams fill their rosters and prepare for the grind of a 162-game season. However, baseball does not disappear in April, as the teams of the Florida State League take up residence in those same ballparks. Since 1919, only World War II has disrupted the steady play of the Class A league. Due to the close proximity of the ballparks, this league provides a great getaway roadtrip.
We've compiled our rankings based on the ratings of our official correspondents, with the reviews of users and members as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you'll share your own views of these ballparks by writing your own "crowd review." Enjoy our rankings of the ballparks of the Florida State League.
New Review: Ottawa RedBlacks
Sep 27, 2014
The Canadian Football League has returned to Canada's capital, and the experience is off to a great start. But Ottawa football fans still have something to prove. Review by Eastern Canada Regional Correspondent Dave Cottenie.
- Sep 26, 2014 5:36 PM EDT
There's a building boom going on in the Dakotas and it's a good time to be a sports fan as a result. In South Dakota, the state's largest city has finished a new arena to keep up with other regional cities of like size. And all four of the Division I schools in the region -- two in North Dakota and two more in South Dakota -- are adding facilities, either for practice year-round, basketball or football.
New Review: Denver Soccer
Sep 26, 2014
We continue our coverage of NCAA soccer with this review of Denver Soccer Stadium. Review by Special Correspondent Meg Minard.
- Sep 26, 2014 9:20 AM EDT
For so many families, a night out at our favorite sporting event is an opportunity to relax and enjoy a night out together. For sports fans with autistic children, it can be quite the opposite experience. The U.S Department of Education estimates that one out of every 50 school-aged children in the United States are on the autism spectrum. For many of these families, the simple act of going to a game can be anything but relaxing. The constant fear of how their child will react to this environment, as well as how others will react to their child, keeps many families from enjoying this seemingly routine event.
New Review: Jacksonville State Football
Sep 26, 2014
Our first look at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium. We now have a review of every football stadium in the Ohio Valley Conference. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.
- Sep 25, 2014 11:24 PM EDT
The Eastern League is one of three minor leagues that operate at the AA level, just two stops away for players aspiring to Major League Baseball. The League was founded in 1923, and currently consists of teams stretching from Ohio to Maine to Virginia. All of the ballparks in the league have a capacity under 10,000. What this means is that you will find a high level of play in an intimate setting, where you will be able to see the stars of tomorrow. Former Eastern League MVPs include Victor Martinez, Ryan Howard, Vladimir Guerrero, Jeff Bagwell, and Mark Grace.
We've compiled our rankings based on the ratings of our official correspondents, with the reviews of users and members as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you'll share your own views of these ballparks by writing your own "crowd review." Enjoy our rankings of the ballparks of the Eastern League.
New Review: Lake Elsinore Storm
Sep 25, 2014
The Lake Elsinore Storm led the California League in attendance in 2014. Regional Correspondent Andrei Ojeda presents his updated review of their ballpark experience.
- Sep 25, 2014 11:33 AM EDT
Fresh off a season where the team set a new single-season attendance record at Four Winds Field, the South Bend Silver Hawks (Class A, Midwest League) announced a number of changes this morning.
The biggest of which is the result of a new affiliation deal with the Chicago Cubs and in turn, a rebranding of the team to the South Bend Cubs. The new setup will give South Bend baseball fans a better chance to see their alumni in the majors since South Bend, Indiana is only about 100 miles from Chicago. The team had been a Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 1997.
- Sep 25, 2014 9:12 AM EDT
A week ago, the Rockies announced their short season A team will relocate from Gesa Stadium in the Tri-City area (Pasco, WA) to Memorial Stadium in Boise, ID (replacing the Chicago Cubs, who were affiliated with Boise since 2001). They will begin play in Boise beginning in the 2015 season.
Around the same time, the team (Boise Hawks) announced its sale to Georgia-based Agon Sports and Entertainment. The deal is still pending approval of Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, and the Northwest League. The potential new owners announced they want a new stadium.
New Review: Southern Illinois Miners
Sep 25, 2014
Independent professional baseball is flourishing in the southern tip of Illinois. Review by Illinois Regional Correspondent Chris Patton.
- Sep 24, 2014 10:28 PM EDT
The Arizona League is a place where players that were generally drafted in the lower rounds continue their baseball year, and learn what it’s like to play in a professional organization. The majority of these games are played on backfields of Spring Training complexes throughout the Phoenix area, but fans are still welcome to show up and support the players. Every single game is free to attend, and you can bring your own food with you to enjoy, which is necessary at the overwhelming majority of these games.
A lot of the parks have a similar rating with our FANFARE system, but here is how the experiences rank using the FANFARE score and my personal tiebreakers after attending all of these venues over the last two years.
New Review: Arizona Football
Sep 24, 2014
It's not basketball or softball, but Arizona's football team is playing in an ever-improving stadium. Review by Southwest Regional correspondent Jason Bartel.
- Sep 24, 2014 2:40 PM EDT
It's one of soccer's most iconic venues, steeped in history and host to one of the world's finest clubs. Yet as the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu approaches its 70th birthday, reports from Spanish daily Marca suggest change could be afoot at Real Madrid's famous venue. In the face of financial pressure and the club's growing debt, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is said to be in discussions with the Abu Dhabi royal family over the sale of the naming rights to Spain's most famous stadium.
New Review: San Francisco Giants
Sep 24, 2014
We return to one of the great MLB ballparks. This review of AT&T Park by Northern California Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris.
- Sep 23, 2014 4:54 PM EDT
What is it about Lucas Oil Stadium? For years, we have extolled the virtues of the home of the Indianapolis Colts. In 2011 and 2012, we not only named the venue as the best in the NFL, but as the best stadium experience in all of sports. In 2013, LOS once again took the title as best in the NFL. It seems like the Indianapolis Colts have mastered the ability to create a preeminent fan experience. They should be able to sit back, and enjoy their success, right?
Like any successful enterprise, the process of moving from good to great to continued excellence is one that takes vigilance and constant analysis and improvement. For the 2014 season, the Colts have continued to add to an already near-perfect atmosphere.
New Review: Greater Sydney Rams
Sep 23, 2014
Our latest review from down under takes us to the National Rugby Championship. Review by Australia Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.
- Sep 23, 2014 9:26 AM EDT
One year after the groundbreaking ceremony, work on the new Medicine Hat Regional Event Centre is in full swing. And anyone interested in watching things progress can do so, via the site's Live On-Site Camera Feed.
New Review: Normal CornBelters
Sep 23, 2014
We make a return visit to the Frontier League, and one of the most unique themes in independent baseball. Review by Illinois Regional Correspondent Chris Patton.
New Review: New Orleans Zephyrs
Sep 22, 2014
Alphabetically, it is the last stadium on our website, but the experience is far from last. Now, the fans in New Orleans just need to make it out to the ballpark to make for a truly special atmosphere. Review by Louisiana Regional Correspondent Paul Donaldson.
New Review: Indy Eleven
Sep 22, 2014
It's the inaugural season for the Indy Eleven of the NASL, and by all accounts, it's been a smashing success. Review by Ohio Valley Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.
New Review: Vancouver Canadians
Sep 21, 2014
Sean Strugnell reviews the home of the Vancouver Canadians, the only MLB affiliated minor league franchise in Canada.
- Sep 21, 2014 6:20 AM EDT
The Carolina League was founded in 1945 and currently consists of eight ball clubs stretching across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. The league is a "High A" minor league and teams have affiliate deals with MLB clubs in the Midwest and along the east coast. There are many fine ballparks in the league with seating capacity ranging around 5,000-6,000.
We've compiled our rankings based on the ratings of our official correspondents, with the reviews of users and members as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you'll share your own views of these ballparks by writing your own "crowd review." Enjoy our rankings of the ballparks of the Carolina League.
New Review: Peoria Chiefs
Sep 21, 2014
From the ballpark-rich Midwest League, we present our new look at Dozer Park, home of the Peoria Chiefs. Review by Illinois Regional Correspondent Chris Patton.
New Review: Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Sep 20, 2014
A new look at a nice little ballpark tucked away behind a mall in Niles, Ohio. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.
New Review: Cincinnati Reds
Sep 20, 2014
A fresh look at the home of the Cincinnati Reds. Review by Ohio Regional Correspondent Brandon Gee.
- Sep 19, 2014 9:04 PM EDT
After purchasing and relocating the Philadelphia Wings franchise, the Mohegan Sun Casino announced their National Lacrosse League team will be known as the New England Black Wolves.
New Review: Akron RubberDucks
Sep 19, 2014
A new moniker for the team, but still one of the best ballparks in the Eastern League. Review by Special Correspondent Michael Rusignuolo.
- Sep 19, 2014 2:47 PM EDT
The city-owned Baltimore Arena gets a brand new name effective immediately. The Baltimore based Royal Farms convenience store chain agreed to pay $250,000 to the city annually for the next five years. The chain has many locations selling gas and other items, but is more known for its Western Fries and fried chicken. Baltimore Ravens player Haloti Ngata is their primary spokesperson. They have over 150 locations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
- Sep 19, 2014 11:31 AM EDT
Though it may not be the best time for fans of Minor League Baseball teams everywhere, this is one of the more interesting parts of each two-year cycle for those who closely follow the somewhat underground world of PDCs.
- Sep 19, 2014 9:34 AM EDT
The Colorado Rockies announced they are moving their AA and AAA affiliates beginning the 2015 season.
The AA team has played in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1977 with affiliations to the Texas Rangers and most recently, the Colorado Rockies. Beginning the 2015 season, the team in Tulsa will be the AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers and remain in the Texas League.
The Rockies AA team will be moving to New Britain, CT. The Rockies have had an AA affiliation in Connecticut before as they played in New Haven from 1994-1998.
- Sep 19, 2014 8:23 AM EDT
In this day and age where a college in Milwaukee is in the Big East, and Missouri is considered a "Southeastern" Conference team, it's nice to have a league where the name actually means something. The Class A California League fields team from Stockton in the north to Lake Elsinore in the south of the Golden State. It's a league that paved the way for the migration of the Dodgers and Giants. And later the Athletics, Angels, and Padres. More than 1.5 million fans came through the turnstiles in 2014, and there is plenty to like as you plan your baseball travels for 2015 and in the future.
We've compiled our rankings based on the ratings of our official correspondents, with the reviews of users and members as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you'll share your own views of these ballparks by writing your own "crowd review." Enjoy our rankings of the ballparks of the California League.
New Review: Tulane Football
Sep 19, 2014
There's a new home for Tulane football, and it's back on campus where it deserves to be. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.
- Sep 18, 2014 10:14 PM EDT
Following contributions of half a million dollars from both its athletic director and head football coach, Arizona State is expanding its view for the Sun Devil Stadium renovation project.
New Review: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Sep 18, 2014
Updated review of the home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Review by Wisconsin Regional Correspondent Ryan Napralla.
- Sep 18, 2014 3:18 PM EDT
MLS club Real Salt Lake announced today they'll be upgrading the experience at Rio Tinto Stadium before next season with the addition of a new videoboard.
- Sep 18, 2014 11:50 AM EDT
The Appalachian League was founded in 1937, and makes for one of the easiest and most scenic ballpark road trips in the minor leagues. Teams stretch from Greeneville, Tennessee to the West Virginia/Virgina border, and as far east as Danville, Virginia and Burlington, North Carolina. This is a rookie league, meaning that most players are fresh out of the recent draft, and eager to prove their value as professional ball players. It may not be the highest level of play, but you can expect hustle in spades. In general, the ballparks of the Appy League feature a simple and straight forward presentation of the game.
We've compiled our rankings based on the ratings of our official correspondents, with the reviews of users and members as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you'll share your own views of these ballparks by writing your own "crowd review." And if you've never been to the Appalachian League ballparks, consider making the journey in 2015.
New Review: Charlotte Stone Crabs
Sep 18, 2014
One of the great examples of a successful regional affiliation. Review by Special Correspondent Andrew Kulyk of the Ultimate Sports Road Trip.
- Sep 18, 2014 12:01 AM EDT
One of the top organizations in minor league sports, the Toledo Mud Hens have been innovators in providing a worthwhile game experience for fans at Fifth Third Field. Now, the club is finding ways to draw fans to the park through the off season.
- Sep 17, 2014 9:28 PM EDT
The KBO expansion franchise NC Dinos started in Changwon in 2009 with the promise of a 25,000 seat capacity stadium by 2016. The location of that new stadium has been a bone of contention between the city and the team until the last few weeks. The city's announcement of a new stadium in Jinhae met with strong resistance from the team and fans, who preferred to stay in a more central location. The team has won out but feelings ran high at a recent Changwon council meeting and ended with Mayor Ahn Sang-soo being pelted with two eggs by Councilman Kim Seung-il.
New Review: Tampa Yankees
Sep 17, 2014
Updated review of the home of the Florida State League Tampa Yankees. Review by Special Correspondent Andrew Kulyk of the Ultimate Sports Road Trip.
New Review: Tri-City Valley Cats
Sep 17, 2014
Baseball season is winding down in Upstate New York, but take a trip with us to the home of the Valley Cats. Review by Special Correspondent David Berger.
New Review: UNLV Football
Sep 16, 2014
Las Vegas has many attractions to suit any type of person. Special Correspondent Andy Mantsch reviews the experience at Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the UNLV Rebels.
- Sep 16, 2014 3:15 PM EDT
There's a new stadium in Serie B, the second level of Italian football: Vicenza Calcio is the 22nd club in the league and Stadio Romeo Menti is the facility for its home matches. FIGC (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio), which organizes and manages the game of football in Italy, made the decision on August, 29th (same day as the first round on tournament).
- Sep 16, 2014 12:35 PM EDT
We now know the name of the new ballpark that the Atlanta Braves will build in Cobb County, just north of Atlanta. The ballpark will be called SunTrust Park, after the Atlanta-based bank announced the 25 year lease today along with the Braves according to numerous sources. The financial terms are not known at this time.
- Sep 16, 2014 8:36 AM EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs have long been one of the most iconic, best supported, and wealthiest teams in all of hockey and when they moved into the Air Canada Centre in 1999, they wanted to ensure it was a palace fit for the kings of the sport. However, with the insatiable demand for Leafs hockey in Toronto, it has been all-but impossible for the average fan to afford tickets to games and the atmosphere at the arena often suffers as a result. The Leafs have not remained still in improving their home arena, pouring millions of dollars into making upgrades to the facility almost every year.
New Review: Gwinnett Braves
Sep 16, 2014
While the Atlanta Braves battle for a playoff spot in downtown Atlanta, the home of their triple-A affiliate can be found northeast of the city. Review by Special Correspondent Andy Mantsch.
New Review: Stockton Ports
Sep 15, 2014
Banner Island Ballpark is one of the best venues in the California League. Review by Northern California Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris.
- Sep 15, 2014 7:59 PM EDT
The University of New Hampshire recently released new images of a rebuilt Cowell Stadium.
Cowell is the home of UNH's football and track programs and dates back to 1936. The $25 million project focuses on Cowell being rebuilt into an 11,600 seat stadium for the Wildcat football and track programs, but also includes a redesign of the school's surrounding athletic facilities.
New Review: Texas Rangers
Sep 15, 2014
It's been a tough season on the field for the Texas Rangers, but at least the food is great at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Review by North Texas Regional Correspondent Michael Davis.
New Review: Seattle Mariners
Sep 14, 2014
Here's our take on the "other" team in Seattle. Review by Benjamin Evensen.
- Sep 14, 2014 8:43 AM EDT
Gregg Farah is a dynamic guy. He has hawked concessions for the Mets, written two books (52 Ways To Grow Your Faith and 52 Reasons To Believe) and led a few services for the Seattle Seahawks. Gregg is a pastor. In addition to all that, Gregg is a stand-up comedian. Gregg took a moment to discuss his sports adventures - and comedy.
New Review: Kia Tigers
Sep 14, 2014
A new ballpark for the 10 time champions of the KBO. Review by South Korea Regional Correspondent Kirsten Richards.
New Review: Las Vegas 51s
Sep 13, 2014
Not sure what to do while in Vegas? Well, a baseball game of course! Review by Special Correspondent Steven Bieniek.
- Sep 13, 2014 3:25 PM EDT
The excitement and novelty surrounding the neutral site game between two schools that have crowd-drawing capabilities seems to have vanished if 2014's attendance is any indicator.
- Sep 13, 2014 8:09 AM EDT
The Toronto Sun have reportedly gotten their hands on the first detailed image of what BMO Field will look like after over $120 Million in renovations are undertaken by next summer. The home of Toronto FC, ranked by former England international Kevin Davies as one of the top ten stadia in world football, was opened in 2007, but with massive investment in signing players by Toronto FC, the club have looked for improvements to their home ground. While the first phase of construction is due to begin this month, no detailed renderings have yet been released by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the operators of the facility and owners of TFC.
New Review: Huntsville Stars
Sep 13, 2014
2014 marked the final year for the stars at The Joe before moving to Biloxi, MS. Review by Special Correspondent Meg Minard.
- Sep 12, 2014 4:10 PM EDT
A drop in cricket pitch was installed at Spotless Stadium this week, as the venue prepares to host Big Bash T20 cricket for the first time this summer. The Sydney Thunder, who normally play next door at ANZ Stadium, will host two of their four home games for the 2014/15 season at the smaller Spotless Stadium due to scheduling conflicts with the AFC Asian Cup football tournament.
New Review: San Diego Padres
Sep 12, 2014
The Padres have been playing at PETCO Park for 10 years now. New review by Southern California Regional Correspondent Andrei Ojeda.
- Sep 12, 2014 7:45 AM EDT
The Washington Capitals formalized recently what had been reported since September 6 and speculated for nearly a year: the 6 year-old MLB facility in southeast Washington, DC, will host the NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2015.
New Review: Samsung Lions
Sep 12, 2014
The Samsung Lions have won the past three KBO championships, and while their ballpark may be old, it is still worth a visit to baseball fans in South Korea. Review by Regional Correspondent Kirsten Richards.
- Sep 11, 2014 9:01 PM EDT
The replacement stadium for the Samsung Lions baseball team is currently under construction. It should be ready for the 2016 KBO season. The new stadium is approximately a 30 minute subway ride from the city of Daegu and will have seating for nearly 25,000 and the ability to expand to a maximum capacity of 29,000.
- Sep 11, 2014 5:03 PM EDT
There are quite a few ballparks that will either be without baseball next season or will be knocked down and replaced with a new facility. I already discussed my memories about Herschel Greer Stadium for Stadium Journey, but I am saddened to see that there are quite a few erstwhile minor or summer league stadiums that will no longer be home to baseball in their respective cities next season. Here are a few memories of happy journeys.
New Review: Alabama State Football
Sep 11, 2014
Built in 2013, we present our review of the new home of Alabama State football. Review by Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown.
- Sep 11, 2014 1:43 PM EDT
Tottenham Hotspur FC of the English Premier League have been playing out of historic White Hart Lane since 1899, but for the last couple of years they have been determined to leave. Following nearby Arsenal's success with their new Emirates Stadium, Spurs have had plans for a new 56,250-capacity stadium next door to their current home in North London. For a while it looked as though a 2017 opening was realistic. The only problem has been one business that has consistently refused to sell their property.
New Review: UAB Football
Sep 11, 2014
An updated look at the home of UAB Blazers football at historic Legion Field. Review by Special Correspondent Sean MacDonald.
- Sep 10, 2014 10:15 PM EDT
The Seattle Mariners and Clinton LumberKings of the Midwest League announced an extension of the Player Development Contract on Wednesday. The latest agreement will keep the LumberKings as a Seattle affiliate through the 2016 season.
New Review: Windy City ThunderBolts
Sep 10, 2014
An often overlooked ballpark on Chicago's south side, the home of the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League is well worth a visit. Review by Special Correspondent Eric Hasman.
- Sep 10, 2014 11:35 AM EDT
When the Seattle Mariners pulled out from their affiliation with the Appalachian League team in Pulaski, Virginia it seemed like it was going to be the end for Calfee Park. However, it was recently reported that the New York Yankees will bring the club in Pulaski under their affiliate umbrella. The ballpark had recently been sold to Shelor Automotive Group for a reported $1 million. The group is planning to renovate the ballpark, and with the addition of the Yankees as the team affiliate, fans can expect many great things from this ballpark in the years to come.
New Review: Maryland Football
Sep 10, 2014
Maryland has a new conference, but a not-so-new facility. Stadium Journey Regional Correspondent Richard Smith gives us a tour.
New Review: Hillsboro Hops
Sep 09, 2014
Baseball in Oregon is just a little...different. Special Correspondent Sean Rowland takes us to one of Oregon's newest facilities.
New Review: Burlington Royals
Sep 09, 2014
The Royals surprised many people by being a first-place team in 2014, but where do their future stars get their start? Carolinas Regional Correspondent Brian Wilmer gives us a tour.
New Review: Lowell Spinners
Sep 08, 2014
An updated look at the home of the Lowell Spinners by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.
New Review: Pittsburg Mettle
Sep 08, 2014
We've reviewed baseball venues from every level this year. The Pittsburg Mettle play in the independent Pacific Association of American Baseball Clubs. Review by Northern California Regional Correspondent Ryan Norris.
- Sep 07, 2014 5:34 PM EDT
With the WNBA Finals ready to begin this Sunday between the surging Chicago Sky and powerhouse Phoenix Mercury, it is time to present our rankings of the best arena experiences in the WNBA. Rankings our based on our FANFARE ratings which examine the food and beverage in the arena, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood where the arena is located, the fans, the access (including parking, restrooms, handicap accessibility), and overall return on investment. We use the ratings of our members as a tiebreaker. If you have attended a WNBA game, we encourage you to share your experience by writing your own review. Just click the red "Rate It" button on any review page. If you haven't been to a WNBA game, then you're missing out. Consider attending a game at one of these arenas in 2015...
New Review: South Bend Silver Hawks
Sep 07, 2014
Ballpark renovations continue to improve the experience of seeing a Silver Hawks game in South Bend. Review by Ohio Valley Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.
- Sep 07, 2014 1:10 PM EDT
The Tulane Green Wave played their first game in the new Yulman Stadium Saturday against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and while the 38-21 outcome did not go Tulane's way, it looks like the stadium picked up quite a few fans from the posts on twitter.
New Review: Derby County FC
Sep 07, 2014
Our latest from England's Championship League. Review by Special Correspondent Robert Pryce.
New Review: Los Angeles Sparks
Sep 06, 2014
Our final review from the WNBA this season. Review by Southern California Regional Correspondent Andrei Ojeda.
New Review: Nottingham Panthers
Sep 05, 2014
Our second review from the Elite Ice Hockey League of Great Britain. Review by Special Correspondent Robert Pryce.
- Sep 05, 2014 8:53 PM EDT
It's been written about dozens of times by dozens of people, but never has it been easier and more enjoyable to watch sports at home. Between high-definition big screen TVs, NFL Sunday Ticket and other channels with constant live gameplay, and the obvious comfort of your couch as compared to the tiny bleacher seat, live sports is slowly losing the battle to broadcast. Factor in the expense of tickets, parking, food, beer, etc. and it's almost a no-brainer; staying home to watch a game is better than actually being in attendance. This is bad news for sports teams who rely on the fans, bad news for local economies who depend on that tax revenue, and on a much smaller level, it's bad news for a website that is dedicated to reviewing and honoring the live sports experience.
- Sep 05, 2014 9:56 AM EDT
As noted in Part 1 of this story, Stadium Journey recently spent some time with Patrick Coakley, the Sports Turf Superintendent for Ripken Baseball in Aberdeen, Maryland. "Irish", as he is known around the complex, is the head groundskeeper here. He showed us around the facilities and gave us insights on the operations of both the minor league baseball stadium and the youth baseball complex located next door.