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Rams Leave St Louis with Edward Jones Dome Debt

By Tyler Stern - Feb 06, 2016 11:18 AM EST

A few short weeks ago, the now Rams packed up their gear from St. Louis and moved to Los Angeles. Thirty NFL owners voted to allow the Rams and owner Stan Kroenke to facilitate the move. The Edward Jones Dome, the Rams former home, is left out to dry with $144 million in debt and maintenance costs according to Reuters. The fee for an NFL team to move is $550 million.

FEATURED STADIUM  FirstOntario Centre

New Review: Hamilton Bulldogs

3.4
3.1

Feb 06, 2016

Last summer's game of musical chairs left several minor league cities without their American Hockey League teams. Into the void stepped the Ontario Junior Hockey League, which put a new team in FirstOntario Centre. How have Hamilton Hockey fans responded? Review by Regional Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dr Pepper Arena

New Review: Texas Legends

3.3
N/A

Feb 05, 2016

Our latest from the NBA Development league. Review by Texas Regional Correspondent Michael Davis.

FEATURED STADIUM  Tiernan Center

New Review: Richmond HS Basketball

3.4
N/A

Feb 05, 2016

Our latest from the basketball-rich world of Indiana high school basketball. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  RCDE Stadium

New Review: RCD Espanyol

3.6
N/A

Feb 04, 2016

Our latest from La Liga, a review of the "other" club in Barcelona. Review by Regional Correspondent Rik Sharma.

Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena a Smash Hit for 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend

By Chad Minton - Feb 04, 2016 1:14 PM EST

With all of the excitement and buzz swirling around the city of Nashville leading up to the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend, it would have been understandable if expectations came up a bit short. That simply didn't happen as the Nashville Predators and the place they call home, Bridgestone Arena, breathed new life into the NHL All-Star Game festivities.

FEATURED STADIUM  Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

New Review: Oklahoma Football

4.0
3.3

Feb 04, 2016

An updated look at Sooner football in Norman. Review by Regional Correspondent Michael Davis.

FEATURED STADIUM  Reid Arena

New Review: Colorado College Basketball

2.9
N/A

Feb 03, 2016

How about some D-3 basketball? Colorado College is mostly known for soccer and hockey, but they have a nice venue for basketball as well. Review of Reid Arena by Special Correspondent Meg Minard.

FEATURED STADIUM  EverBank Field

New Review: 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl

3.3
2.7

Feb 03, 2016

The TaxSlayer Bowl offers postseason football in Florida in January, along with a pretty famous celebrity apperance. Review by Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

Great West League Ready to Begin Play in 2016

By James Hilchen - Feb 02, 2016 10:38 PM EST

Baseball fans in Northern California and Oregon will soon have more opportunity to take in a game at a local ballpark. 2016 will be the inaugural season for the Great West League, a collegiate, wooden bat summer league, with play beginning in early June and running through mid-August. The league will consist of six teams in the region and the regular season will be 60 games, followed by a playoff.

FEATURED STADIUM  Barclaycard Arena

New Review: BBL Cup

3.7
N/A

Feb 02, 2016

Review of the British Basketball League (BBL) Cup Final. Review by Special Correspondent Rob Campion.

FEATURED STADIUM  Ellis T. Johnson Arena

New Review: Morehead State Basketball

3.6
3.1

Feb 02, 2016

An updated look at Johnson Arena, home of Morehead State basketball. Review by Special Correspondent Richie DeVotie.

FEATURED STADIUM  Webster Bank Arena

New Review: Bridgeport Sound Tigers

3.0
3.0

Feb 01, 2016

The Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport is a nice place to take in a hockey game. However, prices and location have conspired to keep people away. Review by Special Correspondent Matt Fiedler.

FEATURED STADIUM  Walter A. Brown Arena

New Review: Boston University Women's Hockey

2.7
N/A

Feb 01, 2016

Few women's collegiate hockey teams enjoy the luxury of having an arena exclusively dedicated to their program, but the BU Terriers women's program has their own home since the men's program moved to Agganis Arena in 2005. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Moving to North Charleston for 2017-19 Editions

By Brian Wilmer - Jan 31, 2016 11:13 PM EST

The CAA Men's Basketball Tournament will relocate from Baltimore, Maryland, to North Charleston, South Carolina, beginning in 2017 and extending through the 2019 tournament, the league announced Thursday..

FEATURED STADIUM  KeyArena

New Review: Seattle Basketball

2.9
3.4

Jan 31, 2016

The Seattle Redhawks often play second fiddle in their own city. However, they play in the former home to the Seattle Supersonics. Review by Benjamin Evensen.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cox Pavilion

New Review: UNLV Women's Basketball

3.4
3.4

Jan 31, 2016

The Lady Runnin' Rebels of UNLV play their home games in a new, intimate setting located just off the Las Vegas Strip. Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

2015 NFL Stadium Experience Rankings

By Paul Swaney - Jan 30, 2016 11:25 PM EST

We are pleased to present our rankings from 1-32 for the top stadium experiences in the NFL for the past season. We use our official FANFARE rankings from our correspondents when determining our list, and use the ratings of our members as the primary tiebreaker. We've included an excerpt from each of our reviews. We're looking forward to seeing the new homes for the Rams and Vikings in 2016. Please be sure to share your experiences as well, by rating the stadiums where you have attended a game.

FEATURED STADIUM  FedExForum

New Review: Memphis Basketball

3.7
4.5

Jan 30, 2016

An updated look at Memphis Tigers basketball, a great arena located in a terrific city. Review by Tennessee Regional Correspondent Chad Minton.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bank of America Stadium

New Review: 2015 Belk Bowl

4.4
3.6

Jan 30, 2016

The weather outside was frightful, but the game experience at the 2015 Belk Bowl was delightful. Review by Special Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

FEATURED STADIUM  Pauley Pavilion

New Review: UCLA Basketball

4.0
3.6

Jan 29, 2016

UCLA leads the NCAA in national championships in men's basketball. Read about the experience at Pauley Pavilion courtesy of Andrei Ojeda.

FEATURED STADIUM  Agganis Arena

New Review: Boston University Hockey

4.4
3.8

Jan 29, 2016

The Boston University Terriers, one of college hockey's most successful teams, has an on-campus venue as good as the product on the ice. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Hagerstown Suns Seeking Stadium Extension

By Tyler Stern - Jan 28, 2016 5:17 PM EST

The Hagerstown Suns, Single A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, seemed destined to move from Hagerstown, MD after their lease was completed this previous year. The Suns currently play in Municipal Stadium which holds a capacity of 4,600. The stadium is a classic, opened in 1931.

FEATURED STADIUM  Nissan Stadium

New Review: 2015 Music City Bowl

3.6
4.1

Jan 28, 2016

The Music City Bowl's 18th edition took place in 2015. Review by Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cameron Indoor Stadium

New Review: Duke Basketball

4.1
4.0

Jan 28, 2016

Cameron Indoor has a tradition that essentially speaks for itself. Review by Regional Correspondent Andy Mantsch.

Ground Broken on The Hub on Causeway

By Paul Baker - Jan 27, 2016 7:07 PM EST

Officials from Delaware North, Boston Properties, the City of Boston, the state of Massachusetts and over 200 members of the community gathered today on the site of the former Boston Garden to celebrate the groundbreaking of "The Hub on Causeway" development. This development will eventually include over 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use retail, office, hotel and residential space, as well as an expansion of the TD Garden and improvements to North Station.

Chairman of Delaware North and owner of the Boston Bruins Jeremy Jacobs spoke at the groundbreaking. "The project will change the landscape of Boston and will improve the quality of life for the residents in this neighborhood, and we're proud to be leading that vision", said Jacobs.

FEATURED STADIUM  New Castle Fieldhouse

New Review: New Castle HS Basketball

3.6
4.9

Jan 27, 2016

Review of the largest high school basketball gym in the world. Where else would it be than Indiana? Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

Serie B Attendance is Strong This Season

By Stefano Romagnoli - Jan 27, 2016 10:19 AM EST

Viewers of Serie B, the second tier of Italian football, are growing in numbers from season to season. At the end of the first round of the 2015-2016 championship the stadia of the 22 teams fighting for promotion to Serie A have drawn 1,603,085 combined fans. This represents an increase over the previous two seasons.

FEATURED STADIUM  Citrus Bowl

New Review: 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

4.0
3.9

Jan 27, 2016

The Michigan Wolverines and Florida Gators played in the 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. Review by Special Correspondent Jim Folsom.

FEATURED STADIUM  Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center

New Review: Azusa Pacific Basketball

3.0
N/A

Jan 26, 2016

A look at the comfortable home of Azusa Pacific. Review of Special Correspondent Andy Villanueva.

Owensboro Looking to Plant Flag on the Hockey Map

By Marc Viquez - Jan 26, 2016 2:07 PM EST

The Evansville Icemen will relocate to Owensboro, Kentucky next season. Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne announced that the team will receive ownership of the city-run Sportscenter arena for $1 and IceMen owner Ron Geary will invest heavily to accommodate hockey into the 67-year-old facility.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bank of America Stadium

New Review: Carolina Panthers

4.1
4.3

Jan 26, 2016

The Carolina Panthers are the NFL's top seed in the 2015-16 playoffs, and their stadium is also one of the top seeds. Review by Special Correspondent Dale Yarborough.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Charleston RiverDogs Agree to 2-Game Series

By Brian Wilmer - Jan 26, 2016 3:32 AM EST

South Carolina's two coastal Minor League Baseball clubs will face off in a two-game exhibition series, with games played before the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the clubs announced Monday. The Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees A) and Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs A) will play in Charleston's Joseph P. Riley Park on April 6, 2016 at 7:05 (Eastern). Myrtle Beach's TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark will host the 2017 edition, with no date or time yet announced.

Remarkable Plans for Dutch Eredivisie Side PEC Zwolle

By Sander Kolsloot - Jan 25, 2016 10:42 PM EST

Over the past couple years, PEC Zwolle, under the reign of head coach Ron Jans, has proved itself to be a club which is Eredivisie worthy. After years in the Dutch second division, with a couple of short stints in the Eredivisie, it has turned into a cup fighting side and giant killer. The biggest success came recently while winning the Dutch Cup in 2014 and finishing runner-up in the final last year. The club had major renovations done to their stadium, IJsseldelta Stadion, back in 2009 and with the surge in the club's popularity had been expanding the current stadium step by step.

FEATURED STADIUM  Case Gymnasium

New Review: Boston University Basketball

2.4
N/A

Jan 25, 2016

The BU Terriers play their home games in a unique spot. Case Gymnasium sits on top of Walter Brown Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. Does this unique location translate into a first-rate gameday experience? Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Lavish Stadium Complex Will Be Built for NFL in Los Angeles

By Chad Minton - Jan 25, 2016 11:29 AM EST

In a progressing world of sports stadiums, Los Angeles may end up completely changing the game on sporting venues now that they have at least one NFL team coming to them, and most likely two.

The Rams organization dropped the bombshell announcement of packing up and moving to Los Angeles earlier this month. It marked the second time that the city of St. Louis lost their franchise, with the other time happening in 1987 when the Cardinals moved to Phoenix. The flashy name of the stadium the Rams will be playing in will be City of Champions Stadium, but isn't planned be ready for use until 2019. It will be located in Inglewood, which is just southwest of the downtown area of Los Angeles.

FEATURED STADIUM  CFSB Center

New Review: Murray State Basketball

3.9
3.5

Jan 25, 2016

An updated look at one of the better mid-major college basketball experiences in the country. Review by Regional Correspondent Chad Minton.

FEATURED STADIUM  Kimmel Arena

New Review: UNC Asheville Basketball

3.4
2.8

Jan 24, 2016

UNC Asheville's Kimmel Arena is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Big South Conference. Review by Regional Correspondent Andy Mantsch.

FEATURED STADIUM  Jadwin Gymnasium

New Review: Princeton Basketball

3.4
3.3

Jan 24, 2016

One of the most beautiful and historic college campuses in the United States offers a unique basketball experience as well. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Berry Events Center

New Review: Northern Michigan Hockey

4.0
3.9

Jan 23, 2016

An updated look at the Berry Events Center, home of Northern Michigan Wildcats hockey. Review by Stadium Journey Founder Paul Swaney.

FEATURED STADIUM  Georgia Dome

New Review: Atlanta Falcons

3.9
3.7

Jan 23, 2016

The Falcons have just one year remaining in their 20-year-old home, but it's not ready to close up shop just yet. Review by Regional Correspondent Brian Jones.

FEATURED STADIUM  Portland Exposition Building

New Review: Maine Red Claws

3.4
3.4

Jan 22, 2016

The Maine Red Claws, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, play their home games one of the oldest continuously used arenas in the United States, the Portland Exposition Center. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  Tropicana Field

New Review: St. Petersburg Bowl

2.7
3.6

Jan 22, 2016

The Tampa-St. Petersburg area welcomes a bowl game every year. Review by Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

FEATURED STADIUM  Dedmon Center

New Review: Radford Basketball

2.6
3.1

Jan 21, 2016

Radford University is home to one of the more unique structures in college hoops. Review by Regional Correspondent Andy Mantsch.

FEATURED STADIUM  Fleisher Center

New Review: NJIT basketball

2.3
1.6

Jan 21, 2016

We make what may be our last visit to the no-frills Fleisher Center on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, as the school prepares to open a new facility in 2017. Review by Special Correspondent Matt Fiedler.

FEATURED STADIUM  Sydney Cricket Ground

New Review: Sydney Sixers

4.1
4.3

Jan 20, 2016

An updated look at one of the world's greatest sporting venues. Review by Australia Regional Correspondent Lloyd Rothwell.

The Grand MLS Road Trip Plan for 2016

By Sean MacDonald - Jan 20, 2016 1:17 PM EST

The MLS schedule was released a couple of weeks ago, an event that might have escaped the notice of all but the most dedicated followers of the league. Most fans will be checking out their favorite team's matches and planning a possible road trip or two, but we here at Stadium Journey like to take things one step further, and plan a full-league jaunt that takes in every team. This year, there is a special wrinkle: the Montreal Impact are playing their first two matches at covered Olympic Stadium, before moving to outdoor Stade Saputo for the rest of the season. Another consideration is that Toronto FC will start the campaign with eight road games while renovations on BMO Field are completed. With this in mind, we have put together a schedule that starts at Olympic Stadium and finishes at Stade Saputo, with a stop in Toronto just before.

FEATURED STADIUM  Carter-Finley Stadium

New Review: NC State Football

4.3
4.3

Jan 20, 2016

An updated look at NC State football at Carter-Finley Stadium, one of the more unknown great college football experiences in the country. Review by Regional Correspondent Harrison Huntley.

FEATURED STADIUM  Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium

New Review: Bahamas Bowl

3.1
N/A

Jan 19, 2016

Stadium Journey pays our first visit to one of only two bowl games currently played outside of the continental United States. Review by Regional Correspondent Aaron S. Terry.

Possible Soccer Stadiums for 2024 Olympics in Rome Announced

By Stefano Romagnoli - Jan 19, 2016 1:13 PM EST

Rome, candidate to host the Olympic Games of 2024, announced the cities and stadiums that could host football tournaments for men and women if they are granted the XXXIII Olympiad.

FEATURED STADIUM  Cross Insurance Center

New Review: Maine Basketball

3.0
N/A

Jan 19, 2016

The Maine Black Bears have moved off campus to the new Cross Insurance Center in nearby Bangor. Have the fans followed? Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

FEATURED STADIUM  The Pavilion

New Review: Villanova basketball

3.4
3.4

Jan 18, 2016

The Pavilion, located on the Villanova campus, offers a unique layout and fantastic home court advantage for the Wildcats. Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

Big Upgrades Coming to Tennessee's Neyland Stadium

By Chad Minton - Jan 18, 2016 1:42 PM EST

When constructing a list of college football's most impressive stadiums, you would have to be crazy to not include Neyland Stadium.

The sheer size of Neyland Stadium makes the facility special as it can hold nearly the biggest capacity crowd of screaming fans, behind only Michigan Stadium, Beaver Stadium, Ohio Stadium, and Kyle Field. It opened nearly a century ago, and is still going strong.

Despite the massive size and abundance of history, the University of Tennessee has more upgrades in mind for the storied stadium as it tries to keep up with the improving product on the field. With the team expected to be nationally ranked heading into the 2016 season, it will be important to make sure Neyland Stadium looks its best heading into the future.

FEATURED STADIUM  Centre 200

New Review: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

3.9
N/A

Jan 18, 2016

The Centre 200 provides a simple, no-frills gameday experience for hockey fans in the Maritimes. Review by Regional Correspondent Greg Johnston.

BBL Cricket Crowd Records Smashed

By Lloyd Rothwell - Jan 17, 2016 7:43 PM EST

The 2015/16 Big Bash League season (BBL05) has been a huge success with numerous attendance records broken throughout the season so far. Average crowds across the competition have soared above 28,000, meaning the BBL is now placed among the top ten (10) attended sports leagues in the world.

FEATURED STADIUM  Wells Fargo Arena

New Review: Iowa Wild

4.0
4.0

Jan 17, 2016

Correspondent James Hilchen updates our review of the Minnesota Wild affiliate Iowa Wild of the AHL.

FEATURED STADIUM  Kenilworth Road

New Review: Luton Town FC

4.0
N/A

Jan 17, 2016

One of the more unique grounds in all of football is Kenilworth Road, home of Luton Town FC. Review by Regional Correspondent Martin McNelis.

FEATURED STADIUM  MTS Centre

New Review: Manitoba Moose

4.3
N/A

Jan 16, 2016

The Moose are back in Winnipeg, and provide a great cost effective alternative to the NHL product that shares their home. Review by Central Canada Regional Correspondent Jordan Falconer.

FEATURED STADIUM  Fritz-Walter-Stadion

New Review: 1.FC Kaiserslautern

4.1
4.2

Jan 16, 2016

This is one example of when "Hell" is a place that you want to be. Review by Special Correspondent Stephan Hoogerwaard.

FEATURED STADIUM  MTS Centre

New Review: Winnipeg Jets

4.9
4.1

Jan 15, 2016

An updated look at one of the best venues in the NHL. Review by Central Canada Regional Correspondent Jordan Falconer.

Tampa Bay Rays Considering Possible Move

By Tyler Stern - Jan 15, 2016 10:36 AM EST

The St. Petersburg City Council voted 5-3 on Thursday, January 14th to allow the Tampa Bay Rays to move outside of the St. Petersburg area.

FEATURED STADIUM  Kyle Field

New Review: Texas A&M Football

4.6
3.7

Jan 15, 2016

An updated look at the newly renovated Kyle Field. Review by Texas Regional Correspondent Michael Davis.

Losing Record and Outdated Stadium Just Part of the Story Involving the Rams Leaving St. Louis

By Dennis Morrell - Jan 14, 2016 10:47 PM EST

As long expected, Stan Kroenke is moving the Rams back to Los Angeles after 21 years in St. Louis. The NFL finally puts a franchise back in the second largest market in the country and a second team could join them as early as the 2016 season.

The events which led to this move began more than five years ago and long a part of the billionaire's overall plan. Essentially, the owner's approach to doing as little as possible in putting on an NFL show led to fan apathy and his justification to leave St. Louis. It would be easy to point a finger at a city who fails to support a franchise, giving an owner a good reason to leave for a more fruitful, welcoming market. It was all a part of Kroenke's master plan.

Scottsdale Stadium Getting New Scoreboard for 2016 Spring Training

By Jason Bartel - Jan 14, 2016 3:08 PM EST

Scottsdale Stadium is quickly becoming the grandfather of Cactus League stadiums, having been around since 1992. In an effort to keep up with the times, the City of Scottsdale and the San Francisco Giants are set to begin a series of updates on the classic stadium, starting with a new scoreboard coming before 2016 Spring Training.

FEATURED STADIUM  McLane Stadium

New Review: Baylor Football

4.4
4.3

Jan 14, 2016

An updated look at Baylor's beautiful new football stadium along the Brazos River. Review by Texas Regional Correspondent Michael Davis.

Rams Back Where They Started in L.A.

By Marc Viquez - Jan 14, 2016 9:41 AM EST

The Rams announced this week that they would be returning back to the stadium they called home from 1946-1979. The team will call the facility home until its new multi-billion state-of-the-art stadium is constructed in Inglewood, California, and ready for use in 2019. Until that happens, the Rams will be right back where they started from in the City of Angels.

FEATURED STADIUM  Amon Carter Stadium

New Review: TCU Football

3.9
3.9

Jan 14, 2016

An updated review of the home of the TCU Horned Frogs. Review by Texas Regional Correspondent Michael Davis.

Orlando City Stadium Pushed Back to a Later Date, Will Not Be Ready for 2016 Season

By Miles Markiewicz - Jan 13, 2016 10:08 PM EST

Orlando City SC opened play in the Citrus Bowl for their inaugural season in 2015. Now, they will play home games there for one more year.

The third largest soccer-specific stadium in the country will not be ready for Orlando's rowdy supporters in time for the 2016 season as previously planned. Instead, the organization will push back the opening of the Lion's new stadium to the start of the 2017 season.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bender Arena

New Review: American Basketball

3.0
2.6

Jan 13, 2016

An updated look at Bender Arena, home of American University basketball. Review by Special Correspondent Sean MacDonald.

Q&A with a College Football Super-Traveler

By Harrison Huntley - Jan 13, 2016 3:25 PM EST

Many fans pride themselves on attending all their team's home games in a season. Fewer fans will follow their team on the road. But it's safe to say that very few fans have done what a college football fan who asked to be identified simply as Kevin has done this year.

This season, Kevin witnessed 17 college football games. These weren't just any games, but some of the season's best games. He attended the following games: Michigan @ Utah, Washington @ Boise State, Texas @ Notre Dame, Oregon @ Michigan State, Georgia Tech @ Notre Dame, BYU @ Michigan, Notre Dame @ Clemson, Northwestern @ Michigan, USC @ Notre Dame, Oregon @ Arizona State, Notre Dame @ Pittsburgh, Toledo @ Bowling Green, Michigan State @ Ohio State, Ohio State @ Michigan, Army vs. Navy, the Russell Athletic Bowl, and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. With such an impressive slate, Stadium Journey had a few questions for him.

Blue Jays to Get Dirt Infield, Massive Renovations to Come

By Robbie Raskin - Jan 13, 2016 10:29 AM EST

The Toronto Blue Jays baseball club have recently become the sole athletic tenants at Rogers Centre since the move of the Canadian Football League's Argonauts to BMO Field for next season. As part of this transition, expensive plans are in place to renovate the 27-year old stadium to bring a better experience to baseball fans.

FEATURED STADIUM  Arena Khimki

New Review: Dynamo Moscow

2.9
N/A

Jan 13, 2016

Our latest from the Russian Premier League. Review by Special Correspondent Ilya Sokolov.

Rams Move to Los Angeles and Will Play in Coliseum in 2016

By Paul Swaney - Jan 12, 2016 10:23 PM EST

The NFL announced tonight that the St. Louis Rams will move to Los Angeles beginning in the 2016 season. The owners voted 30-2 to approve the move, and once again St. Louis fans will be without an NFL team. The Rams will leave the Edward Jones Dome and play in USC's Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum starting in September.

FEATURED STADIUM  Matthews Arena

New Review: Northeastern Hockey

3.7
4.0

Jan 12, 2016

Tucked away on a side street off of Massachusetts Avenue in Boston is the oldest indoor rink still in use anywhere in the world. Matthews Arena on the campus of Northeastern University can also lay claim as the original home to two National Hockey League franchises. Can you name them? Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Wants to See CalgaryNEXT Built

By Jim Flannery - Jan 12, 2016 8:52 AM EST

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was the keynote speaker at a Calgary Chamber of Commerce meeting on Jan. 11, speaking at length about developments in the NHL over the last few years and looking forward to the future. Part of that future, in Commissioner Bettman's opinion, needs to be the CalgaryNEXT project.

Per CBC.ca, Bettman said that if the ambitious project doesn't move forward, "The Flames will have the dubious distinction, with the oldest arena in the NHL."

FEATURED STADIUM  Matthews Arena

New Review: Northeastern Basketball

3.1
2.3

Jan 12, 2016

The Northeastern Huskies basketball team plays in the shadow of the school's hockey team. They share historic Matthews Arena as their home. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker.

Don't Expect New Tennessee Titans Stadium Anytime Soon

By Chad Minton - Jan 11, 2016 4:37 PM EST

It's hard to believe that the Tennessee Titans made their historic move from Houston to Nashville nearly 20 years ago, and plenty of big moments have happened within those walls since then.

At the time of their move in 1999 the current Nissan Stadium was called Adelphia Coliseum, and it was one of the most difficult places in the NFL for an opponent to snag a win. In fact, the Titans won their first 16 games at this site. That reputation has taken a dramatic turn for the worse over the past few seasons. The Titans have struggled to defend their home turf, leaving loyal fans understandably frustrated and wanting changes from top to bottom.

FEATURED STADIUM  Air Canada Centre

New Review: Toronto Raptors

4.6
3.9

Jan 11, 2016

Toronto, Ontario may not be the first location that comes to mind when you think of the best fanbases in basketball, but Raptors fans are loudly making a case to be included in this select group. Review by Regional Correspondent Dave Cottenie.

FEATURED STADIUM  Case Arena

New Review: Frankfort Hot Dogs Basketball

3.4
N/A

Jan 11, 2016

One of the many great basketball arenas in the state of Indiana, Case Arena is named after an iconic coach and is a great place to watch hoops in the Hoosier State. Review by Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

FEATURED STADIUM  Hersheypark Stadium

New Review: PIAA Football Championships

3.3
N/A

Jan 10, 2016

The Pennsylvania High School Football Championships are played each year at Hersheypark Arena. Review by Special Correspondent Sean Rowland.

The Social Area Trend in Ballparks

By Andrei Ojeda - Jan 10, 2016 1:06 PM EST

More ballpark enhancements will be in place at Petco Park for the 2016 season. A new two-level social space, accommodating approximately 600 people will be in place in right center field. The new area will have a San Diego beach lifestyle theme, with Sun Diego Boardshops as the presenting partner. The new social space will replace the bleachers previously in this location. The children's sandbox, previously just beyond the outfield fence in front of the bleachers, will be relocated to a space along K Street.

FEATURED STADIUM  Louis Brown Athletic Center

New Review: Rutgers Basketball

2.6
2.4

Jan 10, 2016

After spending a few years bouncing from conference to conference, Rutgers seems to have settled in the Big Ten Conference. Have the fans followed? Review by Special Correspondent Matt Fiedler.

FEATURED STADIUM  Gentry Center

New Review: Tennessee State Basketball

3.0
2.5

Jan 09, 2016

Tennessee State's Gentry Center is an on-campus facility in the heart of Nashville. Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown covers our return trip.

Georgia Dome to Rock the House

By Lloyd Brown - Jan 09, 2016 11:27 AM EST

Since opening in 1992, the Georgia Dome has hosted a myriad of events, ranging from being the home field for both the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia State University football teams to the site of 1996 Olympic basketball and two Super Bowls. The SEC uses it on annual basis for its men's' basketball tournament, as well as the conference football championship. The NCAA has held three men's Final Fours and one women's Final Four along with numerous regionals and semifinals in the facility. Each New Year's Eve the Peach Bowl closes out the year with a great game.

The end of the 2015 Falcons football season also marks the beginning of the Georgia Dome's last year, as the new Mercedes Benz Stadium will open in 2017. But the Dome is starting its final year with a big party.

FEATURED STADIUM  Royal Farms Arena

New Review: Baltimore Blast

3.7
3.7

Jan 09, 2016

The Blast have been playing at Royal Farms Arena since the 1980s. Fans coming to a game may find many familiar elements, but some new touches as well. Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Lincoln Financial Field

New Review: Army-Navy Game

4.7
N/A

Jan 08, 2016

There is one college football game that should be on every fan's bucket list, and that is the Army-Navy game. This year's version of the game took place in Philadelphia. Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  M&T Bank Stadium

New Review: MPSSAA Football Championships

3.1
N/A

Jan 08, 2016

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association plays their championship games at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, home of the Ravens. How does the atmosphere stack up? Review by Regional Correspondent Richard Smith.

FEATURED STADIUM  Hooper Eblen Center

New Review: Tennessee Tech Basketball

4.0
3.9

Jan 07, 2016

"The Hoop" is the home of the lone major basketball program between Nashville and Knoxville. Special Correspondent Lloyd Brown covers our return trip.

Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2015

By Paul Swaney - Jan 07, 2016 2:03 PM EST

For the fifth consecutive season, we are very pleased to present our ranking of the 100 best stadium experiences of 2015. The correspondents of Stadium Journey have now reviewed more than 2,300 venues, and we continue to make return visits to update our information and assessments for you the fan. Our ratings take into account the food & beverage served in the stadium, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood where the stadium is located, the fans, access (which includes traffic, parking, ability to move around, and restrooms), the overall return on investment, and one final “extras” category. We use the ratings of our correspondents as our primary ranking tool, with the ratings of our members as a tiebreaker. For the full review, just click on any of the stadium names listed below. Enjoy the Journey in 2016!

FEATURED STADIUM  TD Garden

New Review: Boston Bruins

4.4
2.5

Jan 07, 2016

The TD Garden continues to improve the game day experience for fans of this Original Six franchise. Review by New England Regional Correspondent Paul Baker

FEATURED STADIUM  Assembly Hall

New Review: Indiana Basketball

3.9
4.2

Jan 06, 2016

An updated look at Assembly Hall, one of the great venues in college basketball. Review by Ohio Valley Regional Correspondent Marc Viquez.

2015 FCS College Football Stadium Experience Rankings

By Paul Donaldson - Jan 06, 2016 11:08 AM EST

Across the nation, the college football scene is dominated by big time programs in the Power 5 conferences, now more than ever. In the age of outrageous ticket prices and hostile environments at large sporting venues, NCAA Division I-FCS (formally known as I-AA) venues typically offer a more family-friendly atmosphere and affordable fan experience. While you won't find 100k+ fans packed into a deafening environment, you will find quality Division I gridiron action, loyal alumni in the stands, and prices that won't break the bank.

A long time in the making, Stadium Journey is excited to release our first full FCS ranking, featuring reviews of every venue in the division. If you haven't given a local FCS program a visit, you'd be wise to review our ranking list and check-out the scene in 2016.

Stadium experiences are rated by our correspondents based on the FANFARE scale: F (food & beverage inside the stadium), A (the overall atmosphere), N (the neighborhood where the stadium resides), F (the fans), A (access to and inside the stadium), R (overall return on investment), and E (an "extras" category for any unique features not covered adequately in our other categories). Where ties exist, we use the ratings of our members.

New Hartford Ballpark is Over Budget and Behind Schedule

By Paul Baker - Jan 06, 2016 9:57 AM EST

Construction on Dunkin' Donuts Park, the new ballpark for the Eastern League's Hartford Yard Goats, is behind schedule and close to $10 million over budget, putting the team's April 7th Opening Day in serious jeopardy. After a meeting between the contractors and city officials, it was announced that the completion date for the stadium will likely be pushed back up to six weeks. This will force the team to play their initial home games somewhere else. The earliest the ballpark could be ready is the end of May.

Tensions over the financing problems erupted at Tuesday's three-hour meeting, as all parties involved engaged in some serious finger pointing.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bright House Networks Stadium

New Review: UCF Football

3.1
3.8

Jan 06, 2016

An updated look at the Bounce House. It was a tough season for UCF in 2015, but this venue has all of the potential to be an outstanding stadium experience. Review by Florida Regional Correspondent Miles Markiewicz.

Are Buffalo Bills Fans the Most Misbehaved Ever?

By Andrew Kulyk - Jan 05, 2016 7:40 PM EST

From time to time, dramatic stories emerge of some horrific happening surrounding a sporting event. At Dodger Stadium, a fan wearing San Francisco Giants gear is attacked and maimed. In Europe, soccer hooliganism is legendary and infamous, and even today, stadiums are designed to cordon off "away" fans from the home team supporters.

Now, right here in Buffalo, the community known as "The City of Good Neighbors" is getting yet another black eye, as awful video taken in the parking lot of Ralph Wilson Stadium this past Sunday, has hit several sport media blogs and has gone viral.

FEATURED STADIUM  Jordan-Hare Stadium

New Review: Auburn Football

4.4
4.1

Jan 05, 2016

They don't call it The Loveliest Village on the Plains for nothing. Review by Regional Correspondent Brian Jones.

Redskins to Unveil New Stadium Plan Soon

By Tyler Stern - Jan 05, 2016 8:21 AM EST

Reports have emerged that plans will soon be announced for a new Washington Redskins stadium. Currently, the Redskins play at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bryant-Denny Stadium

New Review: Alabama Football

4.6
4.3

Jan 05, 2016

Alabama is part of the four-team College Football Playoff, but their home is also worthy of national acclaim. Review by Regional Correspondent Brian Jones.

FEATURED STADIUM  ENMAX Centre

New Review: Lethbridge Hurricanes

4.0
4.1

Jan 04, 2016

There is a long history of junior hockey in Lethbridge and ENMAX Centre. Review by Alberta Regional Correspondent Jim Flannery.

FEATURED STADIUM  Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium

New Review: Florida State Football

4.4
4.3

Jan 04, 2016

An updated look at one of the great college football stadium experiences in the country. Review by Regional Correspondent Miles Markiewicz.

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