1. Michigan's Crisler Arena: Not Exactly A-Maize-Ing

    Review originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com Ann Arbor is one of those quintessential college towns that seem to have everything...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 1,104 reads 6 comments

  2. What's in a Name? The History of Great Events at Sun Life Stadium

    Article originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com On January 20, 2010, the site of Super Bowl XLIV officially received its new name: Sun Life Stadium. It was the seventh name given to the venue in its 23 years of existence...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  3. Stadium Journey: The Bradley Center

    This review was originally published on Stadium Journey. Amazingly, the Bradley Center is the fourth oldest arena in the NBA...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 650 reads 1 comments

  4. Best NFL Stadium: 2009 Edition

    Stadium Journey is proud to announce our rankings for the Best NFL Stadium of 2009. Rankings are based on the FANFARE scoring system that takes into account food and beverage, overall atmosphere, the neighborhood, fans, access, and return on investment.

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 5,999 reads 2 comments

  5. United Center, Chicago Bulls Edition

    Review originally published on www.StadiumJourney.com Opening in 1994, the United Center was fortunate to be born into the midst of the Bulls dynasty, and the return of Michael Jordan to the NBA...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 1,272 reads 2 comments

  6. Stadium Journey: UIC Pavilion

    Review originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com The Pavilion, located on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), opened in 1982 and has served as a venue for concerts as well as basketball, soccer, and boxing...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 643 reads 0 comments

  7. Stadium Journey: Carver Hawkeye Arena

    As I approached Carver Hawkeye by car, I thought my GPS had perhaps led me astray. The building looks like it may be the art building or perhaps a performing arts center. It certainly doesn’t look big enough to house a 15,000+ seat stadium...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 1,805 reads 1 comments

  8. Stadium Journey: Minnesota's Williams Arena (a.k.a. The Barn)

    This review originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com I love universities that are part of a major city.  It just adds an element of excitement...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 1,168 reads 1 comments

  9. Stadium Journey: Welcome To Paul Brown Stadium

    Review originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com Opened in 2000, the Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium is a beautiful example of what can be when its done right...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 1,324 reads 1 comments

  10. Illinois's Assembly Hall: A Terrible Place To Assemble

      Review originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com I do want to say at the outset that this trip was a lot of fun, and the low score should only be indicative on my experience inside the arena...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 761 reads 6 comments

  11. I Still Like Michigan State Over North Carolina

    After watching tonight's Michigan State/North Carolina clash, it may be easy to jump to the conclusion that the Tar Heels have once again demonstrated their superiority over Tom Izzo's squad...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 179 reads 0 comments

  12. Stadium Journey: Wisconsin's Kohl Center

    Review originally published on www.StadiumJourney.com Opened in 1998, the Kohl Center is a beautifully new arena utilized by the Wisconsin basketball and hockey teams.  Its location makes for a great time before or after games...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 875 reads 2 comments

  13. The Old Gym That is Northwestern's Welsh-Ryan Arena

    This article originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com The first thing you need to know about Welsh-Ryan Arena is that it is not an arena. It’s a gym. I hope you understand that this distinction is a very good thing...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about over 4 years ago 1,288 reads 1 comments

  14. Stadium Journey: Purdue Basketball's Mackey Arena

    This review originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com FANFARE Score: 22 (out of 35) Food and Beverage: 2 Not much here, and certainly not anything to write home about. Hot dogs, etc., can be found, and Coca-Cola products are offered...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 1,129 reads 1 comments

  15. Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse

    This article originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com When Hinkle Fieldhouse (then known as Butler Fieldhouse) opened in 1928, it was the largest basketball arena ever built.  With a capacity of just over 11,000, it seems cozy by today’s standards...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 189 reads 0 comments

  16. Conseco Fieldhouse: A Review by Stadium Journey

    Article originally published on Stadium Journey Located in the heart of Indianapolis, Conseco Fieldhouse is a great example of what a great NBA arena can look like...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 751 reads 1 comments

  17. Michigan State's Breslin Center, a Stadium Journey Review

    Review originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com With the success that Michigan State has had over the past 20 years, it’s easy to see why the fans have become a ravenous crew...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 635 reads 3 comments

  18. Stadium Journey: Soldier Field

    Review originally published on Stadium Journey Since construction began in 2002, Chicago’s Solider Field has been a target of architectural controversy...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 369 reads 0 comments

  19. Stadium Journey's Best Baseball Stadium: 2009 Edition

    In the first of what we hope will be an annual tradition, Stadium Journey is happy to announce its rankings for the best baseball stadium of 2009...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 895 reads 32 comments

  20. Marlins' Land Shark Stadium Is the Worst Stadium in Baseball

    This review was originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com. When the Florida Marlins began their existence as a Major League franchise in 1993, it seemed as though the league had expanded to a perfect market...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 610 reads 7 comments

  21. Second City's Second Ballpark

    Article originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com Many long-time White Sox fans continue to refer to the park as Comiskey, but when U.S. Cellular Field is referred to as “The Cell,” it conjures up images of a dark and foreboding fortress..

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 166 reads 0 comments

  22. Journey to Miller Park

    Article originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com Miller Park is such an improvement over County Stadium that it’s hard to know where to begin...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 185 reads 1 comments

  23. Pittsburgh's Perfect PNC Park

    Article originally posted on www.stadiumjourney.com Pittsburgh’s beautiful PNC Park receives accolades as being one of the best of the 21st century ballparks. There is no doubt that the Pirates did everything right...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 295 reads 4 comments

  24. Tropicana Field, a Pleasant Surprise

    Tropicana Field Exterior This article was originally published on www.stadiumjourney.com At first glance, an enclosed baseball field in the middle of the Sunshine State would seem to be an improper way to honor the national pastime...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 470 reads 8 comments

  25. With No Baseball Drama Football Rules September

    As September 17th becomes September 18th, I realize that I can no longer watch baseball with any true interest in the results. Look, I love baseball. I love the speed, the colors, and the smell of peanuts against grass and spilled beer...

    Paul Swaney Written by Paul Swaney about almost 5 years ago 42 reads 1 comments