How Vacant World Cup Stadiums Could Be Turned Into Housing

The World Cup ends this weekend, leaving Brazil with the heady task of deciding what, exactly, to do with the 12 stadiums that were built or converted for games. Two architects have published a proposal to convert the stadiums into something Brazil desperately needs: Affordable housing. » 7/11/14 4:15pm 7/11/14 4:15pm

Host Sites For A 2022 U.S. World Cup That Doesn't Exist–Yet

ESPN Deportes' Jorge Ramos caused a bit of a stir last week by reporting that FIFA put U.S. Soccer on standby for the 2022 World Cup, should Qatar be stripped of its hosting privileges. While this report has been disputed and denied up and down, America's vast sports infrastructure would make it a sensible backup… » 6/17/14 3:52pm 6/17/14 3:52pm

Here's What The Braves' New Ballpark Could Look Like

Forget for a second how much money taxpayers will pay for the Braves' new Cobb County stadium, and how those taxpayers had no say in funding the ballpark, and how the Braves are abandoning a perfectly good 20-year-old stadium to the wrecking ball, and how parking will be a nightmare, and how the team's white flight » 5/14/14 11:52am 5/14/14 11:52am

How 19 Giant Earthmovers Carved Dodger Stadium Out of a Mountain

They literally moved mountains to create Dodger Stadium. Between 1959 and 1962, an army of construction workers shifted eight-million cubic yards of earth and rock in the hills above downtown Los Angeles, refashioning the rugged terrain once known as the Stone Quarry Hills into a modern baseball palace. » 5/06/14 6:02pm 5/06/14 6:02pm

The Kiss Cam And American Sports Fans: The History Of A Romance

To tell the story of the Kiss Cam, let's start with a kiss that happened off camera. On Aug. 8, 2000, Danielle Goldey and Meredith Kott attended a game at Dodger Stadium. At one point, as couples are wont to do, they smooched. Before long, security guards arrived, removed the women from their seats, and escorted them… » 2/14/14 4:31pm 2/14/14 4:31pm

Atlanta Will Demolish Turner Field After The Braves Leave

The Braves' move to Cobb County is no done deal. No contract has been signed, no financing secured for a new stadium. But Braves VP of business ops Mike Plant says he's "100 percent certain it will happen," and Atlanta's mayor is behaving like it, promising to tear down Turner Field rather than let it sit vacant. » 11/12/13 5:32pm 11/12/13 5:32pm

Chart: How The Braves' Atlanta Exodus Compares With Other MLB Moves

Earlier today, the Braves announced that they'll be leaving Turner Field in favor of a new stadium in Cobb County, north of Atlanta. The move caught people off guard in part because of Turner Field's age—just 16 years old!—but also because it represents an enormous shift toward suburban baseball on a scale not seen in… » 11/11/13 6:17pm 11/11/13 6:17pm

Infographics: Overlaying The Ballparks Of Major League Baseball

We've seen graphics that compare ballpark orientation (like this or this) and we've seen graphics that compare ballpark dimensions (here or here), but as far as we can remember, we've never seen a graphic do both at once. Here are some cool posters put together by designer Jeremy Huggins. It's always fun to see how… » 10/16/13 4:29pm 10/16/13 4:29pm