12 Things You Never Knew About Famous Sports Stadiums

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12 Things You Never Knew About Famous Sports Stadiums
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Sports stadiums are complex structures, many of which have historical or architectural quirks that the general public might now know about. 

Fenway Park, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Lambeau Field. These are all sports venues that often carry as much lore as the teams that call them home. 

Sure, everyone knows about the ivy at Wrigley Field and Touchdown Jesus at Notre Dame. But did you know that the first event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a helium balloon competition? 

Here are a few little-known facts (or legends) about the most storied stadiums in America. 

And hey, if you did know all this stuff, kudos to you. You’re a sports genius.

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