Sunday, January 29, 2012

A look at Marlins Ballpark

Here we go! It's shaping up down there in Miami. The first home game is Opening Day, with the Cards in town for a 1 game series.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Impact Stadium

So Montreal is getting their MLS team this summer. Here is their stadium before
And here is what it will eventually look like this season!

The team will expand Stade Saputo from 13,034 seats, to 20,341, by building large stands that wrap around 3 sides of the field. As you can see from the pictures above, one side will remain the same, with the 17 million dollar renovations taking place. 

The Impact are going to be the only tennant. The stadium is too small for the CFL's standards, so that rules out the Alouettes. They'll remain in the 25k seat Molson Stadium that was built in 1925. 

Here are some pictures of the building process, and renderings on Stadium Porn.

Tulane's Stadium Proposal

Tulane is in the process of raising money for a new on-campus football stadium. The stadium will seat 30,000 fans. It will be the first on campus stadium since the mid 70s, when was used for not just Tulane, but the Saints and  Super Bowl 4 & 6.

Some things I noticed from the renderings, they have a party deck in one of the corners, which is unique. There is also a scoreboard in a corner of the endzone. The whole stadium is completely enclosed, and sort of is like a soccer specific stadium. The concourses empty at field level, and the fans have to climb up. 

I think it will be a nice stadium, and get the team out of the Superdome. If you want to read up on the stadium, here is the official website!

Tulsa Basketball

Interesting find, but Tulsa's basketball arena's new scoreboard is different than any other arena I know of. The scoreboard is elongated along the length of the court. It resembles the scoreboards at Cowboys Stadium, and BC Place.

I'm willing to bet that this starts a new trend in arena scoreboards.

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Winter Classic

Today is the 2012 NHL Winter Classic! The game will take place at the Phillies' Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia. The picture above is from the Legends Game on Saturday between the Rangers' legends, and the Flyers legends.

The game is today at 3 on NBC after being pushed back a few times due to weather. Here is a post about the previous Winter Classics.