Stadium Journey recently toured the off-season renovations of Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. More of that tour will be explored in an upcoming article, but we were so blown away by some of the environmental initiatives the stadium and the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) added to it and it’s neighboring venue, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
People have said you cannot go home again. Yesterday, I did when I went through my hometown of Greensburg, PA., then drove an additional 8 miles east on US Route 30 to Latrobe, the hometown of Arnold Palmer and Fred Rogers, to attend Pittsburgh Steeler Training Camp.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is in the beginning stages of a massive expansion that will turn the museum into football complex uncomparable to other sports hall of fame museums in the top four major leagues.
What a difference a deep playoff run can make for a team. After years of sub-par performance and sub-par fan attendance, the Jacksonville Jaguars are making some changes after their AFC-title push in 2017-2018. The first of those changes is the removal of the much-maligned tarps in the stadium’s upper sections. All tarps in the stadium will be removed as the team announced in their annual season ticket campaigned kick-off. The tarps previously covered the west upper deck and their removal will provide an additional 3,501 “low-priced seating options” for fans. Their addition in 2005 provided fodder for those who said the Jaguars fan base was faltering, but a season that saw three-straight sellouts at the end of the year, the team’s first home playoff win since 1999, and an appearance in the AFC Championship has changed that.
The gang took some impressive trips over the last two weeks and discuss their travels. Are teams pricing the average fan right out of their buildings? Miami is FINALLY in the MLS and big events in USports. Some Mobile and Rochester minor league baseball news and Pawtucket Ballpark update, Finally, how do we feel after the big game and is the NFL dying?
Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium set into motion the Fan First Menu program before the facility even opened. The program is designed to ensure that a family of four can have an entrée, a drink, and a snack for less than $30 at any Mercedes-Benz Stadium event. Examples of this pricing include hot dogs, popcorn, bottled water, and soft drinks, all priced at $2. Nachos, pizza slices, and waffle fries come in at just $3 each. All soda purchases come with free refills.