1. Top 12 Stadiums to Experience the 12 Days of Christmas

    This time of year, when thinking of the number 12, it is hard not to think about the 12 Days of Christmas . For me personally, the version by the Muppets and John Denver comes to mind...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 2 years ago 999 reads 1 comments

  2. Atlanta Braves: The Last Time MLB Upheld a Protest

    The first ever Wild Card elimination game between the St Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field became a memorable contest when Left Field Umpire Sam Holbrook made a very late and questionable infield fly rule call...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 2 years ago 8,525 reads 2 comments

  3. Potential Scenarios for 2012 MLB Postseason Schedule

    With only two days left in the MLB regular season, very few things are certain. We may know almost all of the teams who will be participating in the first-ever expanded postseason, but we don't know when and where they will be playing...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 2 years ago 7,735 reads 7 comments

  4. The Ultimate Solution to College Football Realignment

    Does the idea of San Diego State, Boise State and Houston in the Big East just not sit right with you? How do you feel about 12 teams in the Big Ten and 10 teams in the Big 12? Any ...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 2 years ago 1,223 reads 6 comments

  5. NFL Relocation to Los Angeles or Time for Expansion?

    The Los Angeles Times recently shared NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ’s memo about possible relocation to Los Angeles that was sent to each team in the league...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 2 years ago 3,174 reads 19 comments

  6. Stadium Journey Magazine Ranks the MLB Ballparks

    The sports travel website, StadiumJourney.com , recently published their fourth Stadium Journey Magazine . The most recent edition covers the ballparks of Major League Baseball. Included in the magazine is a ranking of each MLB ballpark...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 2 years ago 2,811 reads 2 comments

  7. The Field of 32: The College Football Playoff

    USA Today has reported that college football officials are meeting to discuss the future of the college football postseason and the possibility of a playoff...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 2 years ago 414 reads 0 comments

  8. Orlando Magic: Dwight Howard and the Quest for 20 Rebounds Per Game

    From 1957-1969, every single season rebounding leader in the NBA averaged more than 20 rebounds per game. Of course, there were only two men who held the title of rebounding king in that span—Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 3 years ago 420 reads 1 comments

  9. The Best Sports Travel Cities in the United States

    For years after college, one of the ways that I stayed connected to friends was through an annual baseball trip...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 3 years ago 489 reads 3 comments

  10. Lucas Oil Stadium, Home of the Indianapolis Colts and Best Stadium In the NFL

    Review originally published on www.StadiumJourney.com Opened in 2008, at an eye-popping cost of $720 million, Lucas Oil Stadium is one of the absolute jewels of professional ...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 4 years ago 2,597 reads 0 comments

  11. Indiana Hoosier's Memorial Stadium: New and Improved

    Overall Score 4/5 Over the past several years, Indiana University has renovated Memorial Stadium into a fine facility, with plenty of modern amenities to help build ...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about 4 years ago 785 reads 4 comments

  12. Notre Dame Stadium, A True Must See

    Review originally published on StadiumJourney.com If you made a top 10 list of college football stadiums that you would like to visit, which venues would make the list? For me, a trip ...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 4,427 reads 3 comments

  13. MLB Expansion and Realignment, A Proposal

    It is time for Major League Baseball to realign and expand. The antiquated notion of having separate American and National Leagues, with separate rules for each is no longer a quaint idiosyncrasy, but an annoying inconsistency...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 6,791 reads 70 comments

  14. You Otter Be in Pictures

    Review originally posted on Stadium Journey The smell of white clover fills your nose on a hot day outside of beautiful Bosse Field...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 106 reads 0 comments

  15. Majors or Minors: What's the Better Baseball Experience?

    I've had the pleasure of attending games in nine different minor league parks this season, throughout Indiana and Illinois, and I'm finding more and more that I walk away from the minor league experience a much happier man...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 59 reads 0 comments

  16. NCAA Tournament: Previewing Friday's Regional Final Sites

    Article originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com The Madness of March continues for one last weekend in this magnificent month...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 98 reads 0 comments

  17. In the NCAA Tournament's First Round, Does Game Location Matter?

    Article originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com In 2002 the NCAA introduced their pod system in an attempt to keep teams as close to home as possible. One could theorize that the closer a team plays to home, the better their results would be...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 381 reads 0 comments

  18. 2010 NCAA Men's Tournament: Previewing First Round Sites, Local Flavor

    Article originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com How do you fill out your bracket? There are a lot of ways to do it. Some people choose based on which mascot would win a fight, others go purely by uniform colors...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 298 reads 0 comments

  19. What Is the Best Big Ten Basketball Arena?

    Article originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com In the winter of 2009, I traveled to each Big Ten basketball arena in the span of one month. In many ways, this trip became the inspiration for Stadium Journey...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 4,039 reads 0 comments

  20. Value City Arena: A Very Average Experience

    Review originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com The name isn’t the only thing that feels big when you attend an Ohio State basketball game...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 978 reads 0 comments

  21. Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center Not Worthy of Big Ten Basketball

    It’s clear when you arrive at the Bryce Jordan Center that you are in football country. I like that the Nittany Lions have created an opportunity for their fans to be basketball fans...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 1,032 reads 7 comments

  22. Indiana, Our Indiana: A Review of Assembly Hall

    Review originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com When Assembly Hall opened on the campus of Indiana University in 1971, there were two National Championship banners hanging from the rafters...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 1,236 reads 6 comments

  23. Amway Arena: Good, But Not Magical

      Review originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com If you attend an Orlando Magic game at Amway Arena, you can expect the unexpected.  I don’t know about you, but when I think of Orlando, I think of Disney World...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 741 reads 7 comments

  24. DePaul Blue Demons' AllState Arena: A Disappointing Venue

    Review originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com The All State Arena is the prototypical “multi-use” facility...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 1,333 reads 4 comments

  25. Top 20 Things I Consumed in Stadiums in 2009

    Article originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com Last year was a very good year.  Among other things, I had the opportunity to experience 22 different venues for live sporting events...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 378 reads 0 comments