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Old Posted Dec 26, 2006, 5:51 PM
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The arena is pretty cool. The players dressed up as billboards and european fans that fill it are a different story.



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For baseball stadiums, I love both Wrigley Field and PNC Park in Pittsburgh. I actually attended an event at PNC Park, which was held in private areas of the stadium. The places inside the park which are reserved for players, staff, and rich fans are just as incredible as the public parts of the stadium. Not to mention the amount of priceless baseball memorabilia hanging on walls which most people will never see. It was a dream come true for a baseball fan.

I am not a fan of most new baseball stadiums in the US. They seem to try to capture the quirkiness of stadiums long gone. It just strikes me as fake. Especially when you have design elements that were the result of lot constraints in the old days and are now mimicked by stadiums that have unlimited room to build and are completely surrounded by parking lots. The Green Monster at Fenway is there because that's the only way they could shoehorn a stadium into that space. The bleachers at Wrigley look that way because of the size of the lot. What is Petco's excuse for the "warehouses"?

Now, as for football, I really like the redesigned Soldier Field, from the seats that is. The outside is not really to my liking, but the view from the seats is great. I was able to watch a friendly between Real Madrid and Guadalajara Chivas a few years ago from the front row right at the midfield line and it was fantastic.
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Old Posted Dec 28, 2006, 12:13 AM
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The Braga stadium was designed by de Moura. I first came across it in "great new buildings of the world", so I assume it's pretty highly acclaimed.
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I do love Heinz Field. How can one not love the REAL LIFE ketchup bottles And as Evergrey said, the view from Pittsburgh's stadiums are 2 die 4.

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Old Posted Dec 28, 2006, 7:30 PM
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For baseball stadiums, I love both Wrigley Field and PNC Park in Pittsburgh. I actually attended an event at PNC Park, which was held in private areas of the stadium. The places inside the park which are reserved for players, staff, and rich fans are just as incredible as the public parts of the stadium. Not to mention the amount of priceless baseball memorabilia hanging on walls which most people will never see. It was a dream come true for a baseball fan.

I am not a fan of most new baseball stadiums in the US. They seem to try to capture the quirkiness of stadiums long gone. It just strikes me as fake. Especially when you have design elements that were the result of lot constraints in the old days and are now mimicked by stadiums that have unlimited room to build and are completely surrounded by parking lots. The Green Monster at Fenway is there because that's the only way they could shoehorn a stadium into that space. The bleachers at Wrigley look that way because of the size of the lot. What is Petco's excuse for the "warehouses"?

Now, as for football, I really like the redesigned Soldier Field, from the seats that is. The outside is not really to my liking, but the view from the seats is great. I was able to watch a friendly between Real Madrid and Guadalajara Chivas a few years ago from the front row right at the midfield line and it was fantastic.
The Western Metal Supply building was built in 1910. The ballpark was built to incorporate the historic structure. I agree that some of the ballparks appear to be contrived, but they are better than what preceded them.
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qwest field for sure....home to the seattle seahawks.









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qwest field for sure....home to the seattle seahawks.

this is the only NFL Stadium i've been in, and i have to say i was rather impressed by it this summer.
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2006, 7:28 PM
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The best arena ever!
Detroit's Olympia Stadium, old home of the Red Wings (1926-1979).
"The Old Red Barn" was demolished in 1986.






There is talk of replicating Olympia when Detroit replaces Joe Louis Arena (still one of the best arenas to watch a hockey game) with a new Arena in the near future.
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Qwest Field from the inside looking at the top almost looks like Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. And the "Horseshoe" in Columbus is one of my favorite stadiums.
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Built: 1923
Capacity: 92,500 (100,000+ in 1930's)

-- 2 Olympics
-- 2 Superbowls
-- 1 World Series
-- Home to inumerable professional sports franchises
-- One-time home of the UCLA Bruins
-- Long-time home of the USC Trojans
-- L.A. Landmark

Unequalled Resume + Beauty + Age + Size = #1



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Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium
The University of Texas at Austin




The old horseshoe seating seen in the North endzone has been torn down and is being replaced with a new double-decked section that will increase capacity to well over 90,000...




DKR is also home to Godzillatron, the world's largest high definition video screen...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=QNsFyCRW55I
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Here is a better look at the Cowboys new stadium,it will be ready for the 09 season, and will host the 2011 Superbowl, it has a 60 yard long scoreboard/megatron. Also it has a video screen on the outside, it's seen in the middle of the stadium in the above photo.

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Old Posted Jun 4, 2007, 5:06 AM
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Bryant-Denny stadium
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2007, 7:21 PM
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Wrigley Field



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I have a few I enjoy, mostly Tennis stadiums.

Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia





Court Phillippe Chatrier - Paris, France




Centre Court - London, England




Arthur Ashe Stadium - New York City, USA


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