For the past 88 years the red brick Palestra has been at the heart of Philadelphia’s pulsating sports scene.

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

AMERICAN EXPRESS COMMUNITY STADIUM
Home of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
Capacity: 27,350 (soon to be 30,000)
Brighton, UK
Architect: KSS Design Group, 2011

The American Express Community Stadium – aka The Amex – the year-old home of the Championship’s Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club is situated just outside the beautiful seaside city of Brighton. Last week Stadiafile took a tour of the new facility and watched the Seagulls dismantle Newcastle United in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup.

Home of Portsmouth Football Club
Capacity: 21,000
Portsmouth, UK, 1898

Fratton Park is one of the few UK stadiums left designed by renowned Scottish stadium architect Archibald Leitch. Unlike his work at White Hart Lane or Villa Park, which has been covered by renovations over the years, if you squint, Fratton Park looks largely as it did when first built over 100 years ago.

…AND ITS THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS VENUE THIS GENERATION

Today I visited downtown Brooklyn’s Department of Motor Vehicles and discovered they’ve built an arena next door!  Super.  So, after renewing my driver’s license in a stunningly quick twenty minutes, (hat tip to the fine folks at the DMV), I bounded over to the new building for a first look and was very pleased.