Friday, February 13, 2015

Best & Worst Stadiums

Two more notable lists from Sportsbreak.com, who seem to specialize in the art. Followed by ten of my favorite baseball and football stadiums.

Ten Worst Stadiums Ever Built
10. Candlestick Park (demolished)
9. Edward Jones Dome, St Louis (NFL)
8. Joe Louis Arena, Detroit (NHL)
7. FedEx Field, Washington (NFL)
6. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, NJ (NHL)
5. Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento (NBA)
4. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg (MLB)
3. Oakland Coliseum (MLB/NFL)
2. Metrodome, Minneapolis (demolished)
1. Rogers Centre (SkyDome), Toronto (MLB/CFL)

SkyDome was the first of its kind, so any imperfections can be understood. There were many domes before the Metrodome, making it worse. Tropicana Field was quaint. The problem with the Oakland Coliseum is that it has yet to be replaced. Not sure what's wrong with FedEx Field. 

Ten Best Stadiums Ever Built
10. Bell Centre, Montreal (NHL)
9. Jeju Stadium, Korea (FIFA)
8. CenturyLink Field, Seattle (NFL)
7. San Siro Stadium, Milan (FIFA)
6. Wimbledon Tennis Stadium
5. Wrigley Field (MLB)
4. Yankee Stadium (MLB)
3. Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester (FIFA)
2. Beijing National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest)
1. Fenway Park (MLB)

My Ten Favorite Baseball Stadiums
10. SunTrust Park, Atlanta
9. Royals Stadium
8. Arlington Stadium
7. Minutemaid Park, Houston
6. Busch Stadium, St Louis
5. Fenway Park
4. Wrigley Field
3. Pac Bell Park, San Francisco
2. Luther Williams Stadium, Macon
1. Historic Engel Stadium, Chattanooga

From the drawings it appears the new Falcons stadium will be even nicer than AT&T stadium in Arlington.

My Ten Favorite Football Stadiums
10. new Falcons Stadium, Atlanta
9. Porter Stadium, Macon
8. old Cowboys Stadium, Dallas
7. Memorial Stadium, Clemson
6. Bryant Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
5. Sanford Stadium, Athens
4. Grant Field, Atlanta
3. Neyland Stadium, Knoxville
2. Lambeau Field, Green Bay
1. AT&T Stadium, Arlington

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