Road Atlanta Demolishes Speedway Tower

After their recent announcement regarding the track’s naming rights deal with Michelin, Road Atlanta began this month its construction of the new front stretch tower. The speedway began by dismantling the old tower. Track officials filmed the destruction of the old media tower and put together a time lapse video for fans to see their progress.

Titanium Security Arena – Adelaide 36ers

The Adelaide 36ers entered Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) in 1982, making them one of the oldest clubs in the league. They were formed as a composite, united club for South Australia to supersede two previous NBL franchises, the Forestville Eagles and the West Adelaide Bearcats. The 36ers nickname recognises the proclamation of the South Australian government in 1836; since then they’ve won four championships, with the most recent being in 2002.

Huff Hall – Illinois Fighting Illini

Huff Hall is home to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini volleyball and wrestling teams. Huff Hall was known as Huff Gymnasium until the 1990s. The building is named after George Huff, a former major league baseball manager (Boston Americans which later became the Boston Red Sox) and University of Illinois Athletic Director.

Smoothie King Center – New Orleans Pelicans

Smoothie King Center is a utilitarian arena. There is not much in the way of a theme to the architecture. The arena has memorabilia throughout the arena with all the usual things that you find in an NBA arena such as an NBA 2k station / game area, loads of bathrooms, concessions stands, sign making stands, and season ticket holder sign up stands.

They Better Be the Saints

When the National Lacrosse League New York expansion team takes the field next year, they be named the Saints.

Bob Waters Field at E. J. Whitmire Stadium – Western Carolina Catamounts

Bob Waters Field at E. J. Whitmire Stadium – Western Carolina Catamounts

Bob Waters Field at E.J. Whitmire Stadium was completed in 1974 after a grant from the North Carolina General Assembly, which was possible due to Western Carolina University being part of the North Carolina University system. The stadium currently boasts 13,742 seats with seating on two sides only (one along each sideline); the artificial turf has been replaced several times, and the facility has received numerous improvements over the years, most recently in 2018 when the WCU weight room received a facelift.

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McKenzie Arena – Chattanooga Mocs

McKenzie Arena – Chattanooga Mocs

The home court for Mocs basketball is the 10,995 seat McKenzie Arena just inside the UTC campus. The arena opened in 1982 and has gone through several renovations over the years. It serves as a frequent host to the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament due to its large seating capacity and the availability of sufficient hotel rooms to house the teams and fans attending the games.

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Lincoln Financial Field – Army/Navy Game – Philadelphia

Lincoln Financial Field – Army/Navy Game – Philadelphia

The Army-Navy Game is one of the most iconic sporting events in the United States. The rivalry football game between the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy has been going on since 1890, although has only been played annually since 1899. The game was not held in 1917 or 1918, due to World War I, and in 1929, when the two academies disagreed over player eligibility rules.

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Trojan Arena – Troy Trojans

Trojan Arena – Troy Trojans

Trojan Arena is one of the most modern college basketball arenas in the country, as it opened in 2012. This has allowed it to include some of the most up to date technology available to enhance the fan experience. The 5,200 seat facility features chair back seating, seven upper level suites and a Stadium Club for major donors.

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Case Arena – Frankfort High School Hot Dogs

Case Arena – Frankfort High School Hot Dogs

Case Arena would be the largest high school gymnasium in all but four states in the country. There are 18 larger gyms in Indiana and each of them has their own sense of pride and nostalgia. In Frankfort, the arena has the historical significance of being named after Everett Case, who helped put the school and later NC State basketball on the map. His efforts would result in enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Charles E. Smith Center – George Washingtion Colonials

Charles E. Smith Center – George Washingtion Colonials

The Charles E. Smith Center is located on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The arena portion of the Smith Center is home to that school’s basketball, gymnastics, and volleyball teams, and it also contains a swimming pool that hosts the Colonials’ swimming and water polo programs. The arena opened in 1975 and is named after local philanthropist Charles E. Smith, who was also a university trustee at GW.

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