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Architect Turns Abandoned Stadiums Into Beautiful Bags And Bus Stops

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact

An architect in Indianapolis is giving old sports stadiums a second life by turning their bones into projects that serve the community. Michael Brick...

After Olympics, Stadiums Will Be Turned Into Public Schools And Parks

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Good News

Unlike past Olympics, when stadiums were abandoned after the torch went out, this year’s Olympics may not produce any crumbling buildings worthy of ...

Zaha Hadid: A Warrior Architect's Legacy

Garo Gumusyan, AIA | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Garo Gumusyan, AIA

In reality, especially in America, public places built over the past few decades like the New Museum, LA Live, or Penn Station are mostly unpleasant places that are there to be endured rather than enjoyed.

The Fall of Turner Field and Why Baseball in the Suburbs Is Bad News for Us All

Houston Barber | Posted 04.06.2016 | Sports
Houston Barber

A historic franchise moving away from the city that fostered it sets a dangerous precedent that is guaranteed to be cited by the avaricious owners of the future. We are entering an age where owners chase money from local government like Kevin Durant in free agency.

Why the Worst Stadiums Host the Super Bowls

John A. Tures | Posted 02.07.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, which is hosting the 50th Super Bowl (Super Bowl L), is regarded as one of the worst stadiums in the NFL, if not the worst. So why is it hosting the best game? It's all about rewarding teams with new stadiums, even if they aren't ready to host a Super Bowl.

Taxpayers Shouldn't Shell Out Money if Fans Won't Show Up

John A. Tures | Posted 01.22.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

St. Louis lost the Hawks in basketball to Atlanta, the Cardinals of football to Arizona, and now the Rams. The city loves their baseball Cardinals and their hockey Blues, but the numbers show it just doesn't seem like St. Louis can hold much more.

Why Not Just Let Miami Marine Stadium Be a Stadium?

Tom Falco | Posted 07.17.2016 | Miami
Tom Falco

Nothing can be simple in Miami, you can't just have the stadium be what it was for all those years -- a stadium with shows and an audience.

Travis Waldron

The Arizona City That Shows The Problem With Tax-Funded Sports Arenas | Travis Waldron | Posted 06.11.2015 | Sports

The Glendale, Arizona, city council has voted to cancel its contract with the owner of the Arizona Coyotes.

School Choice: Athletics or Academics

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

It is time to question the resources being outlaid to sports programs when elementary educational programs are being curtailed.

5 Reasons Why Sports Matter in American Cities

Localeur | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel

With football season nearly here and Major League Baseball approaching the dog days of summer, it's the perfect time to consider the overall importance of sports and what they mean to a city. What makes a city primed for sports relevancy?

My Share, Half of Azadi: Let Iranian Women Go to Stadium

Leila Mouri | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Leila Mouri

Iran-Brazil volleyball matches, part of FIVB Volleyball World League, held on June 13 and 16 in Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran. In both games, Iranian women were absent in the audience while a few of them, holding national flag, had gathered outside the complex.

Ballpark Bucket List: Flying to All 30 MLB Ballparks for Under $2,500 | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

Don't settle with just visiting one ballpark this baseball season, instead live out every baseball fan's dream and visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums! We've looked at two routes to do this: the cheapest route and the shortest route.

'Super' Bowls, Fields, Stadiums, Arenas: Where We Play Has a Huge Opportunity to Be Green

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Why should sports venues be green? Their very size and scale make it a no-brainer. By the very nature of their mission, they are going to use a LOT of energy, especially if some of it is needed to keep people warm.

Why Celebrate Babe Ruth's Birthday in Detroit? Why Not?

Ethan Casey | Posted 03.30.2014 | Detroit
Ethan Casey

More than two decades ago, in the early 1990s, the task at hand for some of us in Detroit was still to try to save Tiger Stadium. It's a long story, but in a city with a Third World-level infant mortality rate and many other severe problems, there was a lot more at stake than baseball or nostalgia.

Adopt an Ancient Theatre

Stavros Benos | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Stavros Benos

Diazoma is a citizens' platform, which, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, tries to put the love for monuments and cultural heritage of Greece into practice. Diazoma focuses on the restoration of ancient venues for spectators and audiences and the focusing of resources necessary for their rehabilitation.

Doublewide Seats For Obese World Cup Fans?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

Obese soccer fans will sit more comfortably at Brazil's World Cup in 2014, according to a British tabloid. The Sun reports that doublewide seats ha...

Zaha's UNBELIEVABLE Japanese Stadium

designboom | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts

Zaha Hadid's winning design for the New National Stadium Japan It's confirmed! Zaha Hadid has been selected to design the New National Stadium Japan ...

PHOTOS: Olympic Stadiums Worth Visiting

Travel + Leisure | Posted 10.04.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

London's building boom is typical for host cities eager to make a big impression on the world stage. But the coolest stadiums make an enduring impression, not only through architectural flair and historic importance, but also by hosting events.

PHOTOS: A Road Trip To America's Great Baseball Stadiums

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Kids can unleash their inner baseball star via MLB 2K12 consoles at Target field in Minneapolis or tackle the Coca-Cola Superslide that stands 465 feet from home plate at San Francisco's waterfront AT&T Park.

The Best Beers At Baseball Stadiums

Food Republic | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Food Republic

While we don't foresee beer prices ever getting any cheaper at ballparks, stadiums have smartened up to craft beer.

The 10 Best College Football Stadium Eats

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.31.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There is no question that a hot dog is a great game day snack, but as college football fans become more food savvy, university athletic departments ar...

NFL In Los Angeles? No Thank You

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

Almost an entire generation of potential fans in Los Angeles has been lost to soccer, basketball, the beach, going out to dinner and reading. Speaking for most of the populace, we don't miss the NFL one bit.

A Looming NFL Lockout Is Rooted in Stadium Hypocrisy

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

There's a strong chance there won't be an NFL season next year. Among other things, the owners claim that the lavish new stadiums they have built are too expensive. They have only themselves to blame.

Sen. Sherrod Brown Sticks up for Sports Fans Over NFL's Blackout Policy

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

If an NFL game is not sold out 72 hours prior to kickoff, league rules mandate that the game be blacked out in the local market. Last season, the NFL blacked out 22 games and this season looks worse.

Revelations of Rot: Behind Baseball's Corporate Crime Wave

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

The leaked financial statements show how some teams, claiming poverty, demanded tax dollars for stadiums while pulling in record profits. It's a reminder that, for people in power, words like "democracy" aren't sacred values. They're punchlines.