The NFL Wants Two Teams In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles stadium game is getting serious: this week, NFL owners will hear two different proposals for new stadiums in L.A. And as the Los Angeles Times revealed yesterday, each stadium would be designed to hold two different NFL teams. » 3/23/15 9:32am 3/23/15 9:32am

Three Bros Explored The Abandoned Astrodome

On Reddit, user "loserfame" shares a handful of photos from early 2012, when he and two friends snuck through a gap in the fence and found themselves inside the Astrodome, which hadn't been used since 2003. Beers in hand, they took to exploring the place, from the locker rooms to the field to up on the roof. If you… » 3/22/15 11:57am 3/22/15 11:57am

Report: AEG Throws In The Towel On Downtown L.A.'s Farmers Field

Sports and entertainment behemoth AEG has admitted defeat for one of its signature projects—Farmers Field, the proposed downtown Los Angeles NFL stadium—with the Los Angeles Times reporting that AEG “has informed city officials that it will not seek an extension of an April 17 deadline to secure a team.” AEG first… » 3/09/15 9:30pm 3/09/15 9:30pm

AEG Invokes Terrorism In Bid To Halt Rival Inglewood Stadium Project

Sports conglomerate AEG has pursued the construction of an NFL stadium in Los Angeles for over a decade, and it has become clear that they'll resort to a hilariously deplorable campaign of dirty tricks to ensure that a competitor's stadium doesn't get built. » 2/28/15 3:09pm 2/28/15 3:09pm

Inglewood Decides Not To Let Public Vote On Rams' Stadium

"We need to do the will of the people and we need to do it tonight," said the mayor of Inglewood, Calif., moments before fast-tracking approval for construction of a football stadium for the Rams so that the people will never get to vote on it. » 2/25/15 9:50am 2/25/15 9:50am

A Closer Look at the Retractable Roof of Atlanta's Bonkers New Stadium

Remember when the Atlanta Falcons announced they'd be building a new stadium—using a boatload of public money—that would be crowned with a retractable roof? The architects of the $1.2 billion project recently passed along a new fly-through of the design. And while it's our best look yet at the structure, it also… » 1/20/15 7:04pm 1/20/15 7:04pm

The Taxpayer Extortion Playbook: How To Ignore The NFL Playoffs Today

While all attention focuses on this afternoon's two championship games, the NFL is quietly and methodically running its taxpayer extortion playbook on the people of St. Louis. The Los Angeles trump card, the NFL's longtime key leverage in stadium negotiations, is being deployed with particular oomph. » 1/18/15 12:05pm 1/18/15 12:05pm

The Bills Will Play At Home On Sunday

Despite having more success in Detroit than they've had in Orchard Park in years (though playing the Jets had a little something to do with that), the Bills will return home to a playable Ralph Wilson Stadium for next weekend's game. » 11/25/14 1:49pm 11/25/14 1:49pm

Report: Royals And Chiefs Concessions Are Disgusting, Unhygienic Mess

Were you one of those fans fortunate enough to see the Royals' magical postseason run in person, or perhaps you're a loyal Chiefs supporter? If so good for you, but it means you probably ate some mold or rodent shit. » 11/14/14 11:50am 11/14/14 11:50am

Chart: Stadium Distance From Downtown In Four-Sport Cities

This chart from Redditor jamintime shows distance between stadiums and downtowns in cities with NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL franchises. Google Maps was used to track distance and define downtown and stadium locations. In cities with multiple pro teams in the same sport, the closest stadium to downtown was used. This chart… » 9/29/14 6:04pm 9/29/14 6:04pm

How To Call A Team's Bluff On Stadium Subsidies

Today, the Angels walked away from negotiations on a deal to renovate Angel Stadium, all because the city did something every city ought to do when its sports team comes looking for handouts: Anaheim did its homework. » 9/26/14 5:23pm 9/26/14 5:23pm

Audubon Society Calls New Vikings Stadium "A Death Trap" For Birds

One of the more distinguishing features of the new Vikings stadium, set to open in 2016, is the huge glass exterior. But birds, who are stupid, would not call that a selling point. They would call it a dying point. » 7/23/14 1:04pm 7/23/14 1:04pm

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 1:40pm 7/11/14 1:40pm

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 3:47pm 6/17/14 3:47pm

The Crappy Manaus Pitch Is Being Spray-Painted Green

The turf at Manaus's Arena Amazonia is still going to be shit for Saturday's England-Italy match. It's going to be sandy and uneven and third-rate. But worry not: It's going to look great on TV. Today, workers laid down green spray paint to cover the brown parts. » 6/12/14 4:04pm 6/12/14 4:04pm