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8.31.2016

My Stadium Bragging Montage


Faithful readers know I'm a fan of sports stadiums. (It's weird. I know.)  But for over twenty-five years I've made it a point to try and visit major stadiums in the U.S. My criteria for making the following list is to actually have bought a ticket and watched all (or portion) of a game that counts. The list follows.

The easy ones:
  • The Ballpark in Arlington
  • Ranger Stadium (torn down)
  • Cotton Bowl 
  • Texas Stadium (torn down)
  • Jerry World
  • TCU (but not since recent renovations)
  • SMU (new one and the old Ownby Stadium)
  • North Texas (Fouts Field only)
  • AAC (Stars only. Not Mavericks)
  • Reunion Arena
College Football Stadiums:
  • Baylor (old and new)
  • LSU
  • Florida 
  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
  • Ole Miss
  • Clemson
  • Georgia
  • Michigan 
  • Texas
  • aTm
  • UTEP
  • Kansas
  • Kansas State
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • West Virginia
  • Rose Bowl (Texas vs. Michigan)
  • Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego (Tech vs. Cal)
  • Alamo Bowl (Baylor vs. Washington)
NFL Stadiums:
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Atlanta
  • Tennessee
  • New York Giants (the old Meadowlands)
  • Kansas City
  • Pittsburgh (actually saw Pitt Panthers play at Heinz Field)
Major League Baseball Stadiums:
  • Yankee Stadium (old not new stadium)
  • Boston's Fenway Park
  • Chicago' Wrigley
  • Chicago's Comisky
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Kansas City (playoff game)




20 comments:

Anonymous said...

WATCH ALL THE GAME MY ASS. YOU BAILED AT HALFTIME AT SOME OF THEM. MIGHT AS WELL JUST DRIVE BY AND SAY YOU HAVE BEEN THERE. THE HOME TOWN FANS JUST KEEP LAUGHING AT BANDWAGON SELL OUTS LIKE YOU.

BagOfNothing.com said...

Update it with a list of high school stadiums, please.

Anonymous said...

No Tech, UNT, SMU, Ok State?

Anonymous said...

Coors Field for the Rockies, the view out the left field fence,, Man thats good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Whew! That's a lot of expense for a bragging rights kind of hobby. Why not save the whales or kill a jew for Soros?

Anonymous said...

1%'er.

LOL

Anonymous said...

You need to work in the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI....

Double Fake NFL Films voice guy

Anonymous said...

10:53 -

You sound like a delight. Your reading-comprehension skills are lacking, but a delight, nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

Barry, no Rice Stadium? A nice old style facility.

DF Rice Owl

Anonymous said...

Stay away from Apogee...We don't want your kind in there. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Come to Wisconsin. Have UW Badger stadium which is nice and of course the grandfather of all NFL teams Green Bay and Lambeau Field. UW badgers play Ohio State on 10/15 and Packers play Cowgirls on 10/16!

Triple Fake... said...

You're bragging about going to a stadium in Montague? Oh what, that says montage...never mind!

The AAC and Reunion ARENA, by strict definition of the word, could be considered stadiums (stadia?), but no true sports fan would ever refer to them as such.
What you have here is actually a homogeneous list of sports venues.


"Whoa, Nellie!"
Triple Fake Keith Jackson

Anonymous said...

Cue the orchestra music.

Anonymous said...

I have a personal theory that any stadium built after 1950 is not worth visiting.

Anonymous said...

Like to see that contract!

Anonymous said...

11:25 proves again most of your red neck readers can't read, yes UNT and SMU! But you got 50% right might be at top of the Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Suggest Oklahoma State. Pretty close and a good experience.

Doc Logic said...

That is a very impressive list. I envy you.

I've got a collection pretty close.... but you win so far.

Noted: College football stadiums.... nice!!

Anonymous said...

Have not been to Independence Bowl yet? 50,000 seats, usually the game has some good teams. Three or four hour drive? Like Stillwater, seems a shame not to have those boxes checked; pretty convenient.

Anonymous said...

Add these to your bucket list.

Beaver Stadium (imagine the RTG potential)
Camden Yards (Don't miss Boog's BBQ)
AT&T Park (one game inside and one from a kayak in McCovey Cove)