Tags » Stadiums

Windy Hill- Essendon

Windy Hill- League Venue 1922-1991. League Matches: 629. Finals: 1. Record Attendance: 43,487 v Collingwood (1966)

I’ve always been interested in the Essendon story. In the late 19th and early 20th century, a time in football of fierce suburban rivalries and territorial battles, the Essendon Football Club oddly called the East Melbourne Cricket Ground in Jolimont home, a two and a half hour, 10 km walk from Essendon. 1,666 more words


American football gaining popularity among sport enthusiasts in Scotland

 4 May 2015 – 22:00

Throughout the years, sports such as soccer, rugby and golf have been the preferred choice of people living in Scotland. These particular sports are among the most popular in the country and, to many fans, have been an important part of their lives growing up. 1,009 more words


Sports venues fight to reduce environmental impact

As a budding sports broadcaster, it is fascinating to look at the industry and examine ways in which it has negatively impacted the environment — whether people realize it or not. 366 more words


Hold the Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Back in the day (1955-83) there was a DC Comics series called the Brave and the Bold, which sometimes featured “Strange Sports Stories.” Pictured left is the invisible-cosmic baseball team. 75 more words


Subsidizing Sports Stadiums - Benefits and Consequences

As the Red Wings enter game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, one can’t help but wonder if Joe Louis Arena, the 3rd oldest arena in the NHL, has seen its last playoff series in its halls. 689 more words

Lord Jim's "Skeffonomics"

Last Friday, when the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission bowed to pressure and let new PawSox owners James Skeffington and Larry Lucchino address the commissioners in public, the wheels of cynicism started spinning furiously. 554 more words


If You Liked It, Then You Should've Put Your Name On It

Stadium naming rights are an impressively large revenue stream for teams in the “big four” sports in the United States as well as for soccer teams overseas. 439 more words