Is Richmond Getting a New Arena?

Is the City of Richmond, Virginia, building a new arena and knocking down its current venue? What will it mean for its indoor football team the Roughriders who are currently without a home?

TCF Bank Stadium – Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC is getting ready to move into Allianz Field in 2019, but until that day comes, they will continue to play at their temporary home TCF Bank Stadium to a dedicated fanbase in Major League Soccer.

Laguna Seca Replacing Sonoma on Future IndyCar Schedule

IndyCar and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca announced this week that the series will move its annual championship finale from Sonoma Raceway to the Monterey Bay track.

Homer Stryker Field – Kalamazoo Growlers

The Kalamazoo Growlers have made a mark at Homer Stryker Field; a ballpark that was left long ago by professional baseball has found new life in the form of collegiate wood bat baseball during the summer months. Spearheaded by a friendly staff, friendlier pricing, and plenty of local beer, good times await you here in K-Zoo.

Ranking the Ballpark Experiences of South Carolina

South Carolina is a place you should stop if you’re looking for beautiful scenery while taking in a minor league baseball game.

Edward A. LeLacheur Park – Lowell Spinners

Edward A. LeLacheur Park – Lowell Spinners

Edward A. LeLacheur Park, located on the banks of the Merrimack River and the edge of the UMass Lowell campus, serves as the home of both the Lowell Spinners, class A short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks baseball teams. It was named for the State Representative and civic leader who spearheaded the redevelopment of the city of Lowell.

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Travis County Exposition Center – Austin Wild

Travis County Exposition Center – Austin Wild

It’s no secret that Texas loves its football. High school, college, and pro all bring in crowds across the state, and the same can be said for the arena/indoor style. Since the inception of the Arena Football League, this type of football has kept a presence in the Lone Star State. The newest representative is the Austin Wild of the American Arena League.

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Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park – North Carolina FC

Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park – North Carolina FC

State Capital Soccer Park’s first professional team was The Carolina Courage of the defunct National Women’s Soccer League (WUSA).  State Capital Soccer Park went through a few renaming’s. State Capital Soccer Park was renamed SAS Soccer Park in 2002, renamed WakeMed Soccer Park in 2008 and in 2017 the main game field at WakeMed Soccer Park became Sahlen’s Stadium after Sahlen Packing Company gained the rights to the naming of the main game fields stadium.

North Carolina FC of the United Soccer League USL (formerly the Carolina RailHawks of the USL) has been the premiere professional team at Sahlen’s Stadium since 2007. Sahlen’s Stadium was built specifically for FIFA regulation soccer and can seat 10,000 fans.

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George M. Holmes Convocation Center – High Country Grizzlies

George M. Holmes Convocation Center – High Country Grizzlies

The southeastern United States has seen a resurgence of indoor football of late, with several new teams being created in the past couple of years in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The High Country Grizzlies are one such team, formed in 2017 and now part of the newly created American Arena League (AAL), which was founded in 2018 out of a merger between two other indoor football leagues.

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Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway has been one of the favorite short tracks in the NASCAR circuit for both drivers and racing fans. The .533-mile oval means a slower pace, but it ramps up the strategy used by the drivers due to its’4-degree banked turns, narrow straightaways and two pit rows. The speedway opened in 1960, but it bears little resemblance to the original facility. Today the speedway is the 4th largest sports venue in America and the 8th largest sports venue in the world, with a seating capacity of 162,000 fans. This includes more than 150 luxury suites. The speedway has also expanded its complex to include drag racing, truck racing and several levels of stock car racing. This keeps the facility busy throughout the year.

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