Welcome! I have always been an extremely avid sports fan. Along with that, I am fascinated by sports stadiums and we’re not just talking about ballparks, but arenas too. Not only do I love visiting the buildings themselves and admiring the architecture, design and unique touches to each one, but the other part that I really enjoy is being a brief part of each team’s culture. It’s great to visit a different town or city and experience what makes them unique and special.
I try to visit a new stadium once a month, which can vary depending on work and/or travel plans. Occasionally, my very supporting wife accompanies me on these visits. She only really enjoys the side trips and the distracting part of the sporting events, but I am very grateful when she joins along. In most of my writings where I say ‘we’, she is generally the other part of that. The list of visits can be found by clicking: Master Visit List. Since each visit, I have reviewed each stadium experience, and those are off to the right side of the page. Because I have these already written in Microsoft Word, they are simply copied and pasted into the text (it would have taken forever to re-write them). If you can not completely read the image simply right click to view image. I’m not the most refined writer (math and science is more my thing), but hopefully you will still find them interesting to read. I got a digital camera in March of 2004, starting with #24 Copps Coliseum.
Also on this site, you’ll find a list of all the stadiums and arenas in the US and Canada. I started this list well over a decade ago and it took me about 3 years to complete. Once a month, I go back and update it based on the leagues that resume their season. Basically, it is all the professional, minor and college facilities (currently over 1400) used for organized sports. I had to put some sort of cap on the seating capacities, because I didn’t want to be listing fields that were just a stand of bleachers. So minimum capacities for ballparks and arenas are 3,500 while stadiums are 8,000. You will see some high schools along with other amateur teams. Facilities that are inactive aren’t on the list. Please help me out and send an email (email@example.com) if you see any mistakes or something I may have missed. Also, if you use the file, please use my credit or permission. Thank you!
Personally, I live in Northwest New Jersey and am living my lifelong dream as a meteorologist. I am originally from Rochester, NY and enjoy going back home to Upstate NY. Obviously, I am a die-hard Bills, Sabres and Syracuse Orange(men) fan. I would have to say that College Basketball is my favorite sport with the NFL just beating out the NHL (probably #2 and #2a). So, if you are at a game and see a tall, very lanky guy walking around with a notepad and camera, make sure to say hello!