Go ahead. Find that DVD rack in your media room, your office or wherever it may be. It is a reasonably safe bet that there are a number of sports movies taking up residence on that rack. They make us laugh, cry, smile and watch in amazement, time and time again. Part of our connection with sports movies is that they bring possibility to the impossible. Sports movies obviously take place in sports venues, but “regular” films also have chosen stadiums and arenas to be a part of their features.
We here at Stadium Journey are movie nerds ourselves, and we wanted to take a look at some of some of the venues that have served as the backdrop for movie magic. For many of these films, the venues serve as a virtually uncredited character. Just as we honor our favorite characters in the movies, we should honor the backdrops for their memorable performances. This is our list of the best stadium experiences of venues that have also been the site for filming in one or more movies.