Improving The Experience at FedExField, Part 1

FedExField, the home stadium of the Washington Redskins has not always fared well in some of our ratings. And with so many newer facilities across the league it is not expected that FedExField will join the top tier of league facilities. But this does not mean that a fan cannot enjoy themselves at the stadium. It is very easy to write this stadium off just based on its physical facilities, because this writer had originally done that exact thing. I changed my opinion and it would be a shame if you don’t give the fan experience here a fair chance.

Malmo Arena – Malmo Redhawks

The Malmö Redhawks are a Swedish professional ice hockey club based in Malmö, founded in 1972. He has won two Swedish Championship titles, in 1992 and 1994, and the 1993 European championship. The club is currently playing in Sweden’s premier hockey league, the SHL and they play their home games at Malmö Arena.

Australian Turnstiles – January 16, 2018

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has thrust the Sydney stadium spotlight firmly onto provision for a new multi-use indoor arena, claiming an urgent upgrade is needed on the current facilities should the harbour city look to host the proposed revitalised World Teams Cup. The Sydney International currently utilises the facilities built for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, with centre court known as Ken Rosewall Arena, however doesn’t have the required corporate and player facilities to host a major ATP event.

Blue Sox Stadium – Sydney Blue Sox

Blue Sox Stadium is located within Blacktown International Sports Park (BISP), in the outer western suburbs of Sydney. BISP is a multi-sport venue with high-level facilities for cricket, AFL, soccer, and athletics. Blue Sox stadium was originally built to serve as one of two baseball venues for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games – the second venue is now an oval stadium, known as Spotless Stadium, used by the Sydney Thunder BBL cricket team and the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL club. This leaves BISP as the premiere baseball facility in Sydney and NSW. The stadium has a capacity of around 2,000, and is also well used for junior and representative baseball tournaments.

Little Caesars Arena – Detroit Pistons

Although, The Palace of Auburn Hills was a solid home for the Detroit Pistons, the lure of a brand new arena in a new era of Detroit ownership cooperation was too much for the Pistons to pass up. Overall the move to Little Caesars Arena is a positive one for the Pistons and will be a great home for the team for years to come. For those who long for the Palace, fear not, there is much the same at LCA and it is still Deee-troit Bas-ket-ball!

Following the Saints Over Christmas

Following the Saints Over Christmas

The heavy fixture period over Christmas the New Year is a delight for most Premier League fans. As a staunch follower of Southampton, five games (four Premier League, one FA Cup) from 23rd December to 6th January offered a chance to get some much-needed points, momentum and, of course, see some interesting stadia. Highs and lows (especially with betting) ensued

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NRG Stadium – Houston Texans

NRG Stadium – Houston Texans

The popularity of football in the state of Texas is well-documented via stories and movies of Texas high school football, and the football craze in the state continues with college football. However, the Houston Texans are the top level, and NRG Stadium is one of the best venues in the NFL, and a must visit for any football fan. If you make the trip to see a Houston Texans game, then you will understand why football in Texas offers the best football experience in the country.

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AT&T Stadium – Dallas Cowboys

AT&T Stadium – Dallas Cowboys

AT&T Stadium was introduced to the world on May 27, 2009, when country singer and Texas’ own George Strait performed in front of 60,188 fans. A few months later, on September 20th (4 years to the day after ground was broken at the stadium), the Cowboys played their first regular season game versus the New York Giants – the attendance on this historic night was 105,121. Although AT&T Stadium’s listed capacity is 80,000 people, the standing room only areas on the east and west side, referred to as Party Passes ($39), gives the facility the potential to hold up to 105,000.

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Prudential Center – New Jersey Devils

Prudential Center – New Jersey Devils

The symbol of downtown Newark’s revitalization is the Prudential Center. The home of the New Jersey Devils is situated in a safe and sound pocket of the city near the vibrant Ironbound District and blocks away from Newark Penn Station. The design and feel of the facility is a tribute to the Garden State.

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St Olaf College Building New Ice Arena

St Olaf College Building New Ice Arena

St. Olaf College’s dreams of having an on-campus ice area are set to become a reality thanks to a fund-raising milestone for the college. The private college in Minnesota is now set to begin construction on a indoor ice arena after its $6 million funding threshold to initiate construction was crossed. Building of the arena will begin this winter with The Boldt Company set to be the builder. Construction is expected to be completed by 2019. More than 125 alumni, parents, and friends of the college have donated an excess of $4.5 million in capital gifts and pledges, with another $1.5 million coming from the college itself. The school will also continue to fundraise the rest of the $8 million that is part of its $200 million For the Hill and Beyond campaign.

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Groundbreaking Held for East Carolina’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Renovation

Groundbreaking Held for East Carolina’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Renovation

Even though demolition of the old press box started in December, East Carolina University held groundbreaking ceremonies on Thursday for the $60 million stadium improvements at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. This project will add a southside tower to the stadium and include 1,000 premium seats through the addition of a new club level, loge boxes, and luxury suites; a new modern press box; as well as improvements and updates to the Ward Sports Medicine Building and Scales Field House. The timeline for the project is 15-18 months, and will be completed in time for the 2019 season in time for the Pirates’ home opener against Gardner-Webb.

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FedExField – Washington Redskins

FedExField – Washington Redskins

FedExField is located in suburban Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. It replaced the team’s longtime home RFK Stadium in 1997. The late Jack Kent Cooke, former owner of the Washington Redskins, spent the early 1990s looking for a new stadium. Finally a location was found in the town of Landover. The former owner passed away before truly enjoying his team playing at their new home. The location of the team was also even known by the United States Postal Service as Raljon, Maryland to honor Cooke’s sons Ralph and Jon, although it was always technically in the Landover area. Current owner Daniel Snyder ended the usage of the Raljon name a few years back.

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T.M. Elmore Gymnasium – Alabama A&M Bulldogs

T.M. Elmore Gymnasium – Alabama A&M Bulldogs

Alabama A&M University is a Historically Black College and University (HCBU) located in the Huntsville suburb of Normal, Alabama. The University was founded in 1875 and has a student population of 6,000. The primary majors at the school are Agriculture, Engineering, Life Sciences and Education. Alabama A&M has one of the largest physical campuses in the country, as it covers more than 2,300 acres. The school is also the host institution for the Alabama State Black Archives Research Center and Museum.

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