Providence College is a small school with a big history in intercollegiate sports. In recent years the Friars have experienced success in several sports, including consecutive appearances in the NCAA basketball tournament from 2014-2018, a final four appearance in soccer and national championships in hockey and cross country. They have been working hard to improve their on-campus facilities, and Anderson Stadium is a worthy result of these efforts.
It seems like every part of the United States has its own variation of that All-American Italian dish, the pizza. From Chicago’s deep dish to New York’s thin crust to California’s gourmet pizzas to D.C.’s jumbo slices, each version has its own legion of devoted followers. For those of us who crisscross the country during our stadium journeys, pizza has likely become not only a staple of our diet, but a side passion that burns almost as brightly as our love for sports.
Fifteen years ago today (Thursday, March 21) Veterans Stadium, the former home of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles, was imploded. To commemorate this anniversary, the Phillies made a special announcement. The Liberty Bell that hung in center field at the highest point of Veterans Stadium has been moved outside the third base gate at Citizens Bank Park.
Hot Dogs. There’s no food item more universal to sports fans across the country, but perhaps none with more regional variations. No matter where you go on your stadium journeys, you are bound to find a version touted by locals as the best anywhere. The tiny state of Rhode Island is no different, with their own twist on the hot dog, the hot wiener.
There’s not a whole lot to separate Murray Stadium from the many other small college ballparks that dot the northeast. Still, it’s a comfortable, intimate, inexpensive place at which to take in some quality baseball.