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

Vikings Owners Must Pay $85 Million For "Organized Crime-Type" Fraud

The owners of the Minnesota Vikings were ordered to pay nearly $85 million in damages to former business partners they defrauded with "evil motive", and will face a criminal investigation into their actions, which a judge declared violated racketeering laws. There's a chance this ruling could hold up plans for a new… » 9/24/13 1:22pm 9/24/13 1:22pm

Is the Long-Abandoned Astrodome Worth Saving?

When the Houston Astrodome opened in 1965, it was hailed as technological marvel, the first enclosed, air-conditioned stadium ever—and the "eighth wonder of the world," according to some Texans. By 1995, it was so dilapidated that players refused to use it. Today, it’s an abandoned shell with a different nickname: “the… » 9/13/13 3:43pm 9/13/13 3:43pm

This Is The Best Idea For Stadium Financing We've Ever Heard

The use of taxpayer money to buy rich people new stadiums is as common as it is shameless. But one politician, currently trying to avoid throwing in tens of millions of dollars for a soccer stadium, has a brilliant idea: If a city or county pays for a large chunk of a team's home, they ought to own a slice of that… » 8/21/13 6:04pm 8/21/13 6:04pm

That Insane New Falcons Stadium Is Really Going To Happen

From a pair of ideas floated in April, the Falcons have chosen the official conceptual design for their new stadium, set to begin construction next year. It features an eight-piece roof that will twist closed—essentially an iris diaphragm. We hereby nominate, for a nickname, "The Sphincter." » 6/18/13 4:25pm 6/18/13 4:25pm