Originally the Virginia Colony, the state of Virginia gained admission to the Union on June 25, 1788, becoming the tenth state in the United States of America. Today, Virginia is estimated to have just over eight million residents, making it the 12th most populated state in the country, just ahead of Washington and just behind New Jersey. Nicknamed the Old Dominion, Virginia is deep in historical significance from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville to the Pentagon in Arlington. Still, Virginia remains to this day the most populous state without a major professional sports franchise. Some argue this is because of the lack of a dominant city in the state and the proximity of the teams close by, in North Carolina and Washington D.C. Regardless, there are still several different stadiums where you could catch a good sports game in Virginia. We’re happy to give you today (on 12/12/12) the top 12 stadiums in the 12th most populated state in the US.