Cops Using Ground-Penetrating Radar To Find Astrodome Time Capsule

Workers buried a time capsule at the Houston Astrodome when they broke ground over 50 years ago. The knowledge of its existence was mostly lost to history, and nobody knows exactly where it was buried. But county judge Ed Emmett is on the case, and he has the Harris County Sheriff’s bomb squad and their… » 4/18/15 3:16pm Yesterday 3:16pm

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

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 9:46pm 1/20/15 9:46pm

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

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 6:05pm 9/29/14 6:05pm

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