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
On the former Rose Hill Estate, in the Fordham section of the Bronx, sits one of America’s oldest and most picturesque sport venues you may never have heard of.
Each new year seems to bring a slew of new stadiums opening around the world, the result of long, winding journeys, with lots of money and expectations invested in their success. Some promise to be spectacular, others look, well, less so… But in 2015 we are treated to four new, architecturally significant venues
For the past 88 years the red brick Palestra has been at the heart of Philadelphia’s pulsating sports scene.
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has voted 10-2 in favor of closing the Izod Center, the 34-year-old arena in East Rutherford, NJ. Not shocking news, but it stings as it was here, more than any other venue, that my ideas and passions for sport and stadia took hold.
Michie Stadium has long been on Stadiafile’s ‘must visit’ list. One of the most historic college football venues in the country
So apparently this weekend they are gonna run the Kentucky Derby, again, for like the 140th time. The signature event of the American horse racing calendar will be held, as it has since it opened in 1875, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Happy Opening Day everyone! To celebrate the occasion, we chose this new addition to our ‘Midwest Collection’. Enjoy this view of the long gone Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, OH, home to the Reds (MLB) and Bengals (NFL) between 1970-2002.
Stadiafile just received a major haul of postal wonders, including this very informative card showing the Florida Spring Training sites of the 16 Major League Baseball teams who participated in the Grapefruit League c. 1988.
We at Stadiafile have been scouring flea markets, antique shops and, well, mainly ebay, in a concerted effort to expand our collection of vintage stadium postcards for your viewing pleasure. Feast your eyes on our inaugural offering – ASTRODOMAIN, as it was known back in 1971.