The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia features some of the most aesthetically and technologically advanced architecture on the globe, including the largest LCD TV facade, a colorful mountain in Sochi, a stadium lit with multicolor diamonds, and a venue which resembles a spaceship.
For our look at 2017, we asked our 100 writers to give us their list of the Top 10 stadiums in North America, and from those votes, we compiled our best of 2017. You’ll see a lot of the usual favorites, but will also see a few under-the-radar stadiums and arenas.
Munn Ice Arena is a great place to see a college hockey game. The sightlines are fantastic, the pep band is energetic, and the program has a great deal of history on display. If the Spartans can get back to their winning ways, Munn Ice Arena will once again be rocking.
Lawson Ice Arena provides a quintessential college hockey experience, and the Lawson Lunatics are the co-stars along with the players on the ice. Kalamazoo has a strong hockey tradition, and it is a great town to visit for a weekend getaway. Consider following your favorite team on the road, or just making a weekend trip to see Western Michigan hockey.
Just an hour north of the iconic Mackinac Bridge, Lake Superior State is the most accessible of the Upper Peninsula college hockey venues for hockey fans in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Combine a trip to LSSU with a stop on historic Mackinac Island during the early part of the season (October). For residents of the Upper Peninsula or across the International Bridge to Ontario, you will certainly get your money’s worth if you go to see a game at Taffy Abel Ice Arena.