On the Stadium Journey Podcast this week, the team is back together again and once again welcoming a special guest. Paul Baker, Marco Viquez, Dan Colacicco, and Dave Cottenie welcome Toronto Argonauts radio play-by-play voice and TSN Radio 1050 on air personality Mike Hogan to Stadium Journey. Mike shares his experiences in sports radio and CFL experiences and even gives a bit of a heads up to a possible big CFL announcement from the Maritimes. Also, there’s plenty of stadium talk south of the Mason-Dixon line with news coming out of Mobile, Birmingham and Atlanta. Plus, Dave’s big college hoops bonanza and even a trip down memory lane with the Hartford Whalers and Montreal Expos. Don’t you dare miss it!!
Mosaic Stadium, home of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, is a 21st century facility, so far ahead of its predecessor in terms of design and user-friendliness that making comparisons between the two is an almost completely useless exercise. The new building is the most modern football field in Canada, and can reasonably be thought of as one of the best places to see a CFL game.
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.
The Edmonton Eskimos are unquestionably one of the class organizations of the CFL, and a class organization deserves a quality home. The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium delivers as a great place to take in a football game.
BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia opened in 1983, and was built as part of Canada’s preparations for the 1986 World’s Fair. The venue has been home to the CFL’s BC Lions since its construction, but was also used as the main stadium for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Originally built as a dome with an air-supported roof (similar to the old H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN), BC Place underwent an extensive renovation about seven years ago, and now sports a retractable roof supported by cables.