So it’s down to two – two remaining NFL-to-LA stadium plans that is. Following news that AEG has dropped its downtown stadium plan, we are left with the San Diego Chargers – Oakland Raider possible stadium share in Carson, CA and an updated Stan Kroenke-led plan to build a new $1.8 billion stadium on the site of the old Hollywood Race Track in Inglewood, CA.

Today we begin a regular series highlighting the latest, craziest and/or most outlandish from the world of stadium news. For our first Newsday post, Stadiafile was recently invited to participate in a roundtable blog discussion by the good people at Death of the Pressbox. We reacted to the latest hairbrained scheme to build a $1.7 billion shared stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders in Carson, CA. Read the roundtable

Michie Stadium has long been on Stadiafile’s ‘must visit’ list. One of the most historic college football venues in the country

To mark the beginning of the Major League Baseball season, we’re celebrating an era in baseball stadium design often maligned by fans and architects alike. Our celebration of the round ballpark will investigate the unique design features of these misunderstood buildings.

Before officially turning out the lights on this year’s Football Season, we’re looking at St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome and Atlanta’s Georgia Dome (home of the Rams and Falcons), two children of the 90s whose days could be numbered. 

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Home of the New Orleans Saints and 2013 Super Bowl XLVII
Capacity: 73,208 (expandable to 76,468)
New Orleans, LA
1975

On Sunday the National Football League (NFL) holds its 47th annual championship game as the Super Bowl comes to the city of New Orleans and the cavernous Superdome. The 73,000-seat dome was completely renovated in 2006 following damage suffered from Hurricane Katrina and the shiny new bronze exterior, revised exterior plazas and updated interior have helped modernize this hulking relic of a bygone era in stadium design.

While 2014 will be a banner year for international sport, with the Fifa World Cup in Brazil and Winter Olympics in Russia, 2013 is an exciting year for stadiums with the opening of the main venues for the World Cup and Olympics as well as the Gulf Cup of Nations

A BEAUTIFUL MESS, THE SWAMP WILL BE IN FINE FORM THIS SATURDAY

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Gainesville, FL
Home the University of Florida Gators

The crowning jewel of the Florida football world – unless you’re from Tallahassee – Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (born Florida Field aka “the Swamp”) is an 88,000-seat on-campus facility that is considered by many the toughest place to play in the country. Its history is not an unfamiliar one for SEC football stadiums and the gradual expansions and upgrades have led to an absolute gem of a ballpark.