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Photos Of The Abandoned Venues From The 2004 Athens Olympics

What has happened to the Olympic venues from the 2004 Athens Olympics is the nightmare scenario for Sochi. Unlike the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic venues, which were destroyed during the Bosnian War, there was no catastrophic event that led to the abandonment of the Athens arenas. Greece simply has no use […]
Photos Of The Abandoned Venues From The 2004 Athens Olympics
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Why The Seahawks Stadium Is So Loud

The Seattle Seahawks have the loudest stadium in the NFL, CenturyLink Field. It set the noise record for an outdoor stadium back in December, and every time the Seahawks have a nationally televised game the sideline reporter brings a decibel reader and compares the noise level to that of a […]
Why The Seahawks Stadium Is So Loud
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33 Awesome Photos Of Sports Stadiums That No Longer Exist

American professional sports is now in its third generation of sports venues. There were the cozy neighbourhood stadiums of the early 20th century, the utilitarian monstrosities of the ’70s, and now the vintage revival/space age dichotomy of 2013. The Library of Congress has a fantastic collection of awesome old photos […]
33 Awesome Photos Of Sports Stadiums That No Longer Exist
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The 13 Most Outside-The-Box Places To Ever Hold Sporting Events

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=burj+al+arab+tennis&intv=None&shgroup=-10&sh=10″] A major college basketball game will be played on the deck of an aircraft carrier for the second-straight year this weekend.The game generated huge TV ratings last year, and is part of a growing trend of sporting events being held in outrageous venues.
The 13 Most Outside-The-Box Places To Ever Hold Sporting Events
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Study: Wrigley Field Is The Dirtiest Stadium In Major League Baseball

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] In a recent study, UFE.com rated each stadium in Major League Baseball based on a set of cleanliness standards. And in what is likely no a surprise to those that have attended Chicago Cubs games, Wrigley Field was crowned dirtiest of them all.”The main issue that really […]
Study: Wrigley Field Is The Dirtiest Stadium In Major League Baseball
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Beijing’s Olympic Stadiums Are Wasting Away

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_Stadium”] We may have to add China to the list of Olympic hosts that got a raw deal.Most of the $3-billion in new stadiums, renovations and training centres prepared for the 2008 games are empty and losing money, according to Caixin’s Wang Yuqian.
Beijing’s Olympic Stadiums Are Wasting Away
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Urban Baseball Parks Have Proven Wildly Successful

[credit provider=”Cliff_Baise | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cliffbaise/4479440032/”] 20 years ago, the Baltimore Orioles did something that at the time ran counter to every trend in stadium construction: They built their new ballpark right in the heart of downtown Baltimore.That not only proved beneficial to the Orioles, who continue to draw crowds to […]
Urban Baseball Parks Have Proven Wildly Successful
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The Minnesota Vikings New Stadium Plan Is Far From a Done Deal

[credit provider=”AP”] Last week, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton stood alongside some state lawmakers and Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf to proudly declare a deal had been reached for a new Vikings stadium. However, it’s far from a done deal. More like the latest plan. The question is- who will have […]
The Minnesota Vikings New Stadium Plan Is Far From a Done Deal
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PHOTOS: Advertising Is Starting To Take Over Basketball Courts And Hockey Rinks

[credit provider=”Sun Sports”] While sponsors on sports uniforms and playing surfaces is an accepted part of sports throughout the world, the major sports leagues in North America have so far resisted the temptation, likely fearing backlash from the fans who consider the uniform and courts/ice/fields a sacred items that should […]
PHOTOS: Advertising Is Starting To Take Over Basketball Courts And Hockey Rinks
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Check Out The 5 Cheapest NFL Football Stadiums In The Country

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baylor_Line.JPG”] As most football fans can attest, the NFL is an investment from just about any perspective. There’s the emotional investment of watching your team once a week on the national stage and the inevitable ribbing the following morning from that guy in accounting.There’s the investment of […]
Check Out The 5 Cheapest NFL Football Stadiums In The Country
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These Are The Most Valuable Stadiums In America

Corporations can spend hundreds of million dollars just so they can put their name on a major league sports stadiums. 24/7 Wall St. looked that the 13 largest stadium-naming rights deals and found several unrelated reasons for these extraordinary investments.
These Are The Most Valuable Stadiums In America
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Big, Beautiful Pictures Of The Most Outrageous Venues To Ever Hold Sporting Events

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_111111-N-SB672-768_The_University_of_North_Carolina_and_Michigan_State_University_play_a_basketball_game_on_the_flight_deck_of_the_Nimitz-c.jpg”] Last Friday’s Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson is yet the latest sporting event to be held at an outside-the-box venue.Whether its basketball on the deck of an aircraft carrier, hockey in a historic baseball stadium, or tennis 700 feet above the ocean, the […]
Big, Beautiful Pictures Of The Most Outrageous Venues To Ever Hold Sporting Events
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The Largest Sports Stadium In The World Is In North Korea

[credit provider=”AP Images”] Some of the largest stadiums in the world house American college football teams. But they are not the only teams to push the capacity of their arenas past 90,000 spectators.So we took a look at the largest stadiums in the world, excluded horse and car race tracks […]
The Largest Sports Stadium In The World Is In North Korea
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China Is Full Of Stunning State-Of-The-Art Sports Stadiums That Never Get Used

[credit provider=”Edwin Lee/Flickr” url=”http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2811299532″] The stadium-building frenzy that took over China in the lead up to the 2008 Olympics hasn’t stopped.The glitzy new Shanghai Oriental Sports centre opened earlier this summer, and more venues are currently under construction in cities and towns across the country.
China Is Full Of Stunning State-Of-The-Art Sports Stadiums That Never Get Used
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The NFL Wants All Its Fans To Be Frisked From Head To Toe

[credit provider=”islandcasino.com” url=”http://blog.islandcasino.com/ic/wordpress/01/nfl-playoffs-washington-redskins-at-seattle-seahawks”] The NFL’s new security measures call for all fans attending games this season to be frisked from the ankles up.The new “enhanced” regulations were supposed to be in place from Week 1, but obviously did not help in New Jersey, where a Dallas fan snuck a stun […]
The NFL Wants All Its Fans To Be Frisked From Head To Toe
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Do The Vikings Really Need $700 Million To Build A New Stadium?

[credit provider=”vikings.com” url=”http://www.vikings.com/stadium/new-stadium/index.html”] Up in Minnesota, the Vikings management is sounding the alarm again, suggesting that if they don’t get a new stadium soon, they’re going to leave. (The only real move they could make would be to LA, but they’re not going to be building a stadium anytime soon.)”I […]
Do The Vikings Really Need $700 Million To Build A New Stadium?
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Arenas Could Lose $1 Billion Dollars In NBA Lockout

[credit provider=”Sports Illustrated” url=”http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0806/nba.finals.game.6/images/opex-14795-mid.jpg”] If the NBA lockout starts to cancel games, teams will starting losing millions in ticket revenue.But the blow will be felt even harder for arena owners, who won’t have time to schedule new events on the days their buildings are dark.
Arenas Could Lose $1 Billion Dollars In NBA Lockout
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The 9 Best Stadiums That Haven’t Been Built Yet

[credit provider=”emeraldcitycenter.com” url=”http://emeraldcitycenter.com/”] Building a new stadium or arena is tricky business.They’re expensive, hard to maintain, and become obsolete as soon as you open the door.
The 9 Best Stadiums That Haven’t Been Built Yet
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These Vintage Photos Of Sports Venues That No Longer Exist Will Rip Your Heart With Nostalgia

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WorldSeries1903-640.jpg”] Under America’s cities lie the ruins of the country’s first generation of sports venues.These parks, arenas, and square gardens were home to the growth of professional sports as we know them. They hosted some of the country’s most iconic athletes, and saw the country’s great franchises […]
These Vintage Photos Of Sports Venues That No Longer Exist Will Rip Your Heart With Nostalgia
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The Worst Stadium Financing Deal Ever Is Still Crippling Cincinnati’s Taxpayers

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cincinnati-paul-brown-stadium.jpg”] The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating look at Hamilton County, Ohio, which is being crushed under the weight of the worst stadium financing deal ever.Back in the mid-’90s, the Cincinnati Bengals threatened to leave town unless they got a new football-only stadium.
The Worst Stadium Financing Deal Ever Is Still Crippling Cincinnati’s Taxpayers
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Dutch Soccer Stadium Collapses

[credit provider=”Twitpic: @djwesnight” url=”http://twitpic.com/5mgc22″] UPDATE: Reports of one dead, 16 injured according to Michael van Poppel.
Dutch Soccer Stadium Collapses
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The N.Y. Red Bulls REFUSE To Pay Local Property Taxes Even As Firefighers And Cops Get Canned

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Red_Bull_Arena_grand_opening_stands.jpg”] Romy Varghese over at Bloomberg has an in-depth look at how the construction of Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey has contributed to the town’s $6 million budget gap.Essentially, Harrison had a plan to jump-start development by building a soccer-specific arena in 2006.
The N.Y. Red Bulls REFUSE To Pay Local Property Taxes Even As Firefighers And Cops Get Canned
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The 100 Best Venues In Sports

[credit provider=”Flickr Dave Newman” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/groovysoup/4491543545/”] It may not seem like it, but we’re living in a golden age of sorts: There have never been more fantastic sporting venues than there are right now.For years, many fans across the world had to travel to terrible stadiums whenever they wanted to see […]
The 100 Best Venues In Sports
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7 Stadiums With The Most Delicious Gourmet Food In America

[credit provider=”Flickr Allan Chatto” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/besighyawn/5789101227/”] If stadium luxury boxes were listed on a restaurant menu, they’d be in the form of prime grade dry-aged steaks.Both of these expense account-friendly items help drive the revenue trains for establishments from the Staples centre to Portland’s new JELD-WEN Field.
7 Stadiums With The Most Delicious Gourmet Food In America
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A Visit To The New Basketball Arena Rising Up In Brooklyn [PHOTOS]

[credit provider=”Dashiell Bennett/Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/sportspage”] The New Jersey Nets will not be in New Jersey for long.That’s because starting in 2012, they will take up residence in the brand new Barclays centre, the basketball arena currently under construction in Brooklyn, New York.
A Visit To The New Basketball Arena Rising Up In Brooklyn [PHOTOS]
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Anschutz NFL Stadium Could Leave L.A. Taxpayers With The Bill

[credit provider=”Courtesy of LA Stadium” url=”http://www.losangelesfootballstadium.com/our-team.html”] Billionaire Philip Anschutz’s plan to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles could leave city taxpayers on the hook for millions despite his insistence that no public go towards the project.The Anschutz Entertainment Group subsidiary behind the stadium will not provide any additional […]
Anschutz NFL Stadium Could Leave L.A. Taxpayers With The Bill
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Homeless Man Has Been Living Under The Stands Of Aston Villa’s Stadium

[credit provider=”Birmingham Mail” url=”http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/aston-villa-fc/aston-villa-news/2011/03/11/aston-villa-homeless-man-found-living-under-the-holte-end-stand-in-shanty-town-house-97319-28316901/”] A DESTITUTE man has been living rough in a makeshift secret shelter hidden inside one of the main stands at the home of football giants Aston Villa. While thousands of fans flocked to see the team’s highly-paid Premier League stars perform on the pitch, the ‘hermit […]
Homeless Man Has Been Living Under The Stands Of Aston Villa’s Stadium
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14 Innovations That Will Make Sports Stadiums Of The Future Unrecognizable

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Planning Korea” url=”http://www.planningkorea.com/”] If you’ve gone to a game at any of the new stadiums erected over the last decade, you’re well aware of the differences between them and the older, more traditional stadiums.Today’s teams are not only trying to create more visually appealing buildings, but they’re […]
14 Innovations That Will Make Sports Stadiums Of The Future Unrecognizable
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ONE FAN’S ODYSSEY: 106 Minor League Ballparks In Five Months

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Matt Slocum”] The 2011 baseball season is just weeks away and Tug Haines will be doing something that most baseball fans only dream of. He will spend his summer traversing the eastern United States, driving to 106 different ballparks, to watch 107 different minor league teams play 113 […]
ONE FAN’S ODYSSEY: 106 Minor League Ballparks In Five Months
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The Best Stadiums That Were Never Built

[credit provider=”Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. (via Slate)” url=”http://img.slate.com/media/1/123125/123037/2279927/2286745/2286744/01_West_Side_Stadium.jpg”] In 1970, construction began on Seattle’s Kingdome. 30 years later, the 55,000 seat stadium was destroyed. Its implosion, the largest demolition of its kind in recorded history, was a national event, broadcast live on ESPN Classic. You can still buy Kingdome implosion […]
The Best Stadiums That Were Never Built
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The Metrodome Needs $18 Million For A New Roof

Engineers inspecting the collapsed Metrodome roof are expected to report that repairs will not be enough to make things right again and that the entire roof will need to be replaced before the stadium can be used again.
The Metrodome Needs $18 Million For A New Roof
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Can Houston Afford Another Stadium?

[credit provider=”ap”] The Houston City Council approved plans yesterday for an $80 million soccer stadium to house Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamos. The decision comes as Houston struggles to pay for the three professional stadiums it already has (four if you count the Astrodome).Bond Buyer reports that the stadiums’ owner, […]
Can Houston Afford Another Stadium?
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Highlights From Yesterday’s NFL Stadium Pitch To Los Angeles

DOWNTOWN LA: This morning AEG President & CEO Tim Leiweke gave the first public presentation to the city on his company’s proposed downtown stadium/convention centre renovation, presenting the plan to a subcommittee chaired by City Councilwoman Janice Hahn and City Councilman Tom LaBonge.
Highlights From Yesterday’s NFL Stadium Pitch To Los Angeles
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12 Awful Stadiums That Should Be Immediately Torn Down

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] Dallas, Pittsburgh, Orlando, and New York City have all opened glistening new stadiums over the past couple of years, but not every sports town is so fortunate.There’s still plenty of teams out there languishing in horrific venues across the country. They’re outdated, unprofitable or just plain ugly.
12 Awful Stadiums That Should Be Immediately Torn Down
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Citrus Bowl Needs Upgrades Or Else It Will Kiss Bowl Season Goodbye

[credit provider=”Freedom Enterprise, Inc.” url=”http://www.freedomenterpriseinc.com/images/stadium/pages/citrus-bowl_jpg.htm”] The historic Citrus Bowl fears its future is doomed unless Florida follows through on its $150 million promised upgrade to the football stadium, according to FOX Orlando.The 72-year-old landmark has three years remaining on contracts to host the Capital One and Champs Sports Bowls, two […]
Citrus Bowl Needs Upgrades Or Else It Will Kiss Bowl Season Goodbye
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The Metrodome Cancels All Events Through March As Roof Repairs Begin

[credit provider=”AP”] After collapsing under 20 inches of snow earlier this month, The Metrodome roof will need three months of repairs that figure to shut the venue down until at least March, FOX Sports reports.Though the Vikings have played their last home game of 2010, the Metrodome hosts more than […]
The Metrodome Cancels All Events Through March As Roof Repairs Begin
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The Metrodome Wasn’t The Only Stadium To Collapse Under The Weight Of Snow

[credit provider=”Yahoo! Sports” url=”http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/blog/dirty-tackle/post/Schalke-s-stadium-had-another-snow-induced-cave-?urn=sow-300639″] The Metrodome collapse got all the press in the United States, but it wasn’t the only stadium affected by snow this year. For the second time this year, Germany’s Veltins-Arena, home of the UEFA soccer club FC Schalke 04, caved in under the weight of snow.  The […]
The Metrodome Wasn’t The Only Stadium To Collapse Under The Weight Of Snow
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Are You Ready For A “Trainwreck”?

[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] After practicing at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe declared the field “unplayable” and said that anyone who hits their head on the frozen ground during tonight’s Monday Night Football game will get a concussion.Workers have spent the last week clearing snow from […]
Are You Ready For A “Trainwreck”?
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Chicago Bears May Try To Block Monday’s Game At TCF Bank Stadium*

[credit provider=”Flickr/Ed Kohler” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/edkohler/3999507911/in/photostream/”] UPDATE: Bears player representative Robbie Gould told ESPN that the team will not file a complaint.EARLIER: Paul Allen, the play-by-play voice of the Minnesota Vikings, suggested on his daily radio show that the Chicago Bears might file a protest about Monday night’s game at TCF Bank […]
Chicago Bears May Try To Block Monday’s Game At TCF Bank Stadium*
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Check Out These Cool Designs For The New L.A. Football Stadium

[credit provider=”Curbed LA” url=”http://la.curbed.com”] Here is a look at the initial designs submitted to AEG for its downtown NFL stadium. These are the images of the three firms that were chosen today (a total of nine firms submitted plans.)The three firms that are finalists are: Gensler, HKS, HNTB.
Check Out These Cool Designs For The New L.A. Football Stadium
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The University of Minnesota Asks Viking Fans To Help Shovel 5-Feet Of Snow Covering Football Stadium

[credit provider=”Flickr/Ed Kohler” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/edkohler/3999507911/in/photostream/”] The University of Minnesota is asking Vikings fans to help the team shovel snow at TCF Bank Stadium so that it’s ready to host Monday Night’s game against the Bears, ESPN reports.Some areas of the stadium are covered in five feet of snow, and workers at […]
The University of Minnesota Asks Viking Fans To Help Shovel 5-Feet Of Snow Covering Football Stadium
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The Vikings Need To Strike A Deal With The University of Minnesota

[credit provider=”Flickr/Ed Kohler” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/edkohler/3999507911/in/photostream/”] In the aftermath of the destroyed roof of their stadium, the Vikings stand to lose millions in ticket, merchandise, concession and parking revenue for every game they outsource to another stadium.In other words, they need to fix that roof. Now.
The Vikings Need To Strike A Deal With The University of Minnesota
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