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 Post subject: Where You Been?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:26 pm 

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:57 pm
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Location: Portland! (and about time!)
(thanks to Dinosaur Jr. for the title)

I invite you to list the stadiums and arenas you've visited or otherwise attended.

I'm generally not a show-off. Here's the exception that proves the rule. I should note, however, that I only list venues in which I actually witnessed a sporting event; I don't count some other venues I just shopped in or peeked into.

NOTE: The next part of my project starts next week, and slightly ambitious. It includes Old Trafford and the Stadium of Light with about 30 other Portland soccer fans. I'm just ever so sedately, um, giddy.


Kingdome, RIP (also NBA, MLB, NCAA Basketball Tournament, US Soccer)


America West Arena (also NHL)
Rose Garden (also WHL)
Arco Arena
Key Arena (also WHL)
Delta Center (also IHL)
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas (saw the Blazers-Lakers playoff game diverted from LA after the riots)
McNichols Arena, RIP
OLD Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Arena
Los Angeles Sports Arena (also Olympic Boxing)
Forum, Inglewood (both NBA and NHL)
Memorial Coliseum (Portland, also NHL exhibition, WHL, NASL Indoor Soccer)


Pond of Anaheim
Pepsi Center
Staples Center
Glendale Arena (also NLL)
HP Pavilion (whatever it's called in San Jose these days... also RHI)
General Motors Place (also NBA, a distant memory)
Cow Palace
Pacific Coliseum

MINOR PRO & JUNIOR HOCKEY (besides what I already mentioned)

Bank of America Centre, Boise (also CBA, Indoor Football, et cetera, ad infinitum)
Tacoma Dome (also MISL, APSL Soccer, Goodwill Games Hockey, et cetera)
Tri-Cities Coliseum, Kennewick WA
Mercer Arena (formerly S**ttle Center Arena... WHL, Goodwill Games Handball)
Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane
E Center, West Valley (Utah... also Olympic Hockey)
Reno/Sparks Convention Center
World Arena, Colorado Springs
Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque (RI Pieces)
Butte Civic Center (Montana, AWHL, as in pre-NAHL)
Lane County Ice, Eugene (Jr B NorPac)
Save Mart Center, Fresno
Rabobank, Bakersfield
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas


Edison Field (during the Rams regime in the fully enclosed configuration)
Camden Yards
Kaufman Stadium
Dodger Stadium
NetCon / Whatever It Is In Oakland Coliseum
Qualcomm Stadium
Monster / 3 Com / whatever at old Candlestick Point (also international club soccer)


Invesco Field
Crew Stadium
Pizza Hut Park
Home Depot Center
Rice-Eccles Stadium (also US Soccer, U. Utah football)
Spartan Stadium (RIP Earthquakes, along with a lot of other soccer matches)
Rose Bowl (along with World Cup, Olympic soccer, and an actual Rose Bowl)
Cotton Bowl (along with US Soccer and an actual Cotton Bowl)
OLD Soldier Field (along with Women's World Cup Soccer)
Mile High Stadium


SBC / Pac Bell Park (US Soccer just last month)
Stanford Stadium (World Cup, US Soccer)
Sanford Stadium, U. Georgia (Olympic Soccer)
PGE Park, Portland OR (Portland Timbers in USL and NASL, US Soccer, Women's World Cup, Portland Breakers USFL, Portland Storm WFL, Portland Beavers baseball, Portland Rockies baseball, Portland State University football... name it there, I may have seen it)
Qwest Field (USL, US Soccer)
Safeco Field (US Soccer)
Memorial Stadium, S**ttle (APSL, USL)
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby BC (Canadian Soccer, Canada v US Soccer, Vancouver Whitecraps USL)
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara CA (APSL, college soccer)
Merlo Field, Portland (college)
Neogoesco Stadium, San Francisco (college)
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco (APSL... long after downsizing)
Titan Stadium, Fullerton (APSL)
Maloney Field, Stanford U (college, USL)
Redwood Stadium, Rohnert Park CA (USL)
UMBC Stadium, Baltimore (USL)
Milne Stadium, Albuquerque (USL)
BC Place Stadium, Vancouver (APSL, also BC Lions CFL)
National Sports Center, Blaine MN (US Open Cup)
Uihlein Park, Milwaukee (USL)
Kuntz Stadium, Indianapolis (USL)
Foothill Stadium, Calgary (USL)
Drake Stadium, LA (UCLA college)
Pape Field, Eugene (U Oregon college)
BOAS Complex, Boise (college)
McCullough Stadium, Salem OR (USL)
Joe Albi Stadium, Spokane (USL)
South Field, Provo UT (Brigham Young U campus, USL)
PAL Stadium, San Jose (USL)

(I omitted several others, though I should mention that two of my favorites are a community college campus just a short drive from the coast at Capitola CA and a field otherwise used for youth games where the Utah Blitzz played Nevada... right behind a casino in Wendover NV)

Parker (pre-Reser), Corvallis OR
Husky Stadium, S**ttle (also Goodwill Games Track & Field)
Martin Stadium, Pullman (Washington State)
Stanford Stadium
Memorial Stadium, Berkeley
Rose Bowl (already mentioned... but I never caught a UCLA game there, go figure)
Bronco Stadium, Boise (Boise State)
Kibbie Dome, Moscow ID (U of Idaho)
Holt Arena, Pocatello ID (Idaho State)
Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City
Cougar Stadium, Provo
Romney Stadium, Logan UT (Utah State)
War Memorial Stadium, Laramie (Wyoming)
Folsom Field, Boulder (Colorado)
Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs (Air Force)
Bulldog Stadium, Fresno (also college soccer)
Mustang Stadium, San Luis Obispo CA (Cal Poly)
Stagg Stadium, Stockton (U Pacific)
Hornet Stadium, Sacramento (also CFL and WLAF)
Mackey Stadium, Reno (Nevada)
Walkup Skydome, Flagstaff (Northern Arizona)

Gill Coliseum, Corvallis
Bank of America Arena, S**ttle (also in its Hec Edmundson days, also Goodwill Games Volleyball)
Friel Court, Pullman
Eastern Washington U
Memorial Gym, Moscow (rarely used)
Reed Gym, Pocatello
Holt Arena, Pocatello
Taco Bell Arena, Boise
Lawlor Events Center, Reno
Adams Center, Missoula (Montana)
Chiles Center, Portland (U of Portland)
Huntsman Center, SLC (Utah, also NCAA Tournament)
Marriott Center, Provo
Spectrum, Logan (Utah State)
Maples Pavilion (Stanford)
Harmon Gym (pre-Haas Pavilion, Cal-Berkeley)
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe (Arizona State)
Selland Arena, Fresno (Fresno State)
Spanos Center, Stockton (U Pacific)
Toso Pavilion, Santa Clara (before the bubble roof was replaced)
Memorial Gym (U San Francisco)
San Jose State Events Center
Dee Events Center, Ogden (Weber State)
University Arena, Albuquerque (New Mexico)
Coors Events Center, Boulder

MINOR LEAGUE + BASEBALL (besides already mentioned)
Memorial Stadium, Boise
Eugene Civic Stadium
Scottsdale Stadium (MLB Spring)
Volcanoes Stadium, Keizer OR (Salem-Keizer)
Miles Stadium, Medford OR (RIP Southern Oregon Timberjacks)
Mac er whatever... Idaho Falls
Central Valley err Visalia
Thurman Field, Modesto
Avista, Spokane
???, Great Falls MT
???, Bend OR
Municipal, Salinas CA
Billy Hebert, Stockton
Maverick Stadium, Adelanto CA (If you want an "If you build it" picture, THAT is the place)
Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver
Civic Stadium, Bellingham WA
Cheney Stadium, Tacoma

You can tell how long it's been since I followed a lot of minor baseball by the number of dead sites listed.


Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Olympic "Athletics")
Titan Gym, Fullerton (Olympic Handball)
Idaho Center, Nampa (CBA)
Sun Dome, Yakima (CBA)
Hayward Field, Eugene, the cathedral of American Track & Field
San Diego Sports Arena (MISL)
MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (Arena Football, Indoor Soccer)
Hughes Stadium, Sacramento (US Track & Field Championships)
Georgia Dome, Atlanta (Olympic Basketball)
Georgia World Congress Center (Olympic Wrestling)
"Olympic Stadium" (or Turner Field, if you dare), Atlanta (Olympic "Athletics")
Also went to Equestrian and Canoeing events at the Atlanta games, Equestrian being the manner to lure Mom on the trip... doubt those facilities still exist.
Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns UT (PRE-Olympic speed skating)
Snowbasin, Huntsville UT (Olympic Super Giant Slalom)

Again, I've probably missed some on this list...

...but I didn't want to rub it in.

 Post subject: Where You Been?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:40 pm 

Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:20 pm
Posts: 794
I guess I am not as much of a sports nut as most, as I have visited many college football stadiums, at least from the outside, but have only attended Nebraska and Michigan football games, Nebraska men's and women's basketball games, a Michigan women's basketball game, a Nebraska Softball game when they played in Ann Arbor during the NCAA playoffs, and one Detroit Tigers MLB game against the KC Royals in old Tiger Stadium, a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field against the Colorado Rockies and about 3 Toledo Mud Hens (AAA-Detroit Tigers) baseball games, and 3 University of Michigan Hockey games. Other than that, that's about all the major sporting events that I have attended over the years.

But I have visited many college football stadiums and been to a few arenas/stadiums for concerts.

College Football Stadiums (games):

Memorial Stadium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Michigan Stadium, University of Michigan

Cyclone Stadium-Jack Trice Field, Iowa State University (U2 Concert)
Soldier Field, Chicago Bears (2 Grateful Dead concerts)

Just visited:

Big XII:

University of Nebraska, Memorial Stadium, see above
Iowa State University, Cyclone Stadium, see above
University of Missouri, Farout Field
University of Kansas, Memorial Stadium
Kansas State University, Wagner Field
University of Colorado, Folsum Field
Oklahoma State University, Boone-Pickens Stadium

Big 10 (all 11 of them)

University of Michigan, Michigan Stadium, see above
Michigan State University, Spartan Stadium
Ohio State University, Ohio Stadium
Penn State University, Beaver Stadium
Indiana University, Memorial Stadium
Purdue University, Ross-Ade Stadium
University of Illinois, Memorial Stadium
Northwestern University, Ryan Field
University of Wisconsin, Camp Randall Stadium
University of Minnesota, Metrodome
University of Iowa, Kinnick Stadium

Pac 10

University of Washington, Husky Stadium
Oregon State University, Reser Stadium
University of Oregon, Autzen Stadium
University of California, Berkeley, Memorial Stadium
UCLA, Rose Bowl
Arizona State University, Sun Devil Stadium


Auburn University, Jordan Hare Stadium
University of Arkansas, Razorback Stadium

Big East

Syracuse University, Carrier Dome
West Virginia University, Mountaineer Field


University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Stadium

Mountain West Conference:

Colorado State University, Hughes Stadium
University of Wyoming, War Memorial Stadium
University of New Mexico, University Stadium
University of Utah, Rice-Eccles Stadium
Brigham Young University - Lavell Edwards Field
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Sam Boyd Stadium


Boise State University, Bronco Stadium
Utah State University, Romney Stadium


Eastern Michigan University, Rynerson Stadium
Central Michigan University, Kelly Shorts Stadium
Western Michigan University, Waldo Stadium
Ball State University, Scheumann Stadium
Northern Illinois University, Huskie Stadium
University of Toledo, Glass Bowl
Miami University, Yager Stadium
Ohio University, Peden Stadium
Bowling Green State University, Doyt Perry Stadium
University of Akron, Rubber Bowl
Kent State University, Dix Stadium

Other Misc college stadiums:

Northern Michigan University, Superior Dome
North Dakota State University, Fargo Dome
University of South Dakota, Dakota Dome
University of Northern Iowa, UNI Dome
Drake University, Drake Stadium
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Al Caniglia Field
University of Pennsylvania, Franklin Field
University of Montana, Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Montana State University, Bobcat Stadium

College/Pro Basketaball and Hockey Arenas

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bob Devanney Sports Center (several Nebraska basketball games, two concerts including Bob Dylan and BB King, and graduate twice in this building)

University of Michigan, Crisler Arena (women's basketball game, Michigan vs Purdue)

University of Michigan, Yost Arena (Michigan Hockey games, 3 of them)


Eastern Michigan University, Convocation Center (work related meeting)

numerous others that I probably saw when seeing football stadium, too many to count.

Plus these pro, pro-like arenas:

The Palace of Auburn Hills, MI (Home of the Detroit Pistons) several concerts
Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO (former home of Kansas City Kings now Sacremento Kings and Big 12 tourneys) concerts
Omaha Civic Auditorium, former home of Creighton University bball and UNO Hockey, concerts
Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, home of the Motreal Canadiens, NHL team, concert

Also have seen:

Wrigley Field, Chicago, see above
Skydome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Breslin Center, Michigan State University
Comisky Park (new one), Chicago White Sox
RCA Dome, Indy
Concesco Field House, Indy
Value City Arena, Ohio State University,
Jacob Field, Cleveland
Comerica Park, Detroit
Ford Field, Detroit
Miller Park, Milwaukee
Packer Stadium, Green Bay
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
Old Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Royals Stadium, Kansas City
Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha (home of College World Series)
Mile High Stadium, Denver
Coors Field, Denver
Seahawk Stadium, Seattle
Safeco Field, Seattle
McAfee Colliseum, Oakland
Chase Field, Phoenix
New Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ
Key Arena, Seattle
Rose Garden, Portland, OR
Target Center, Minneapolis
Fleet Center, Boston
Lincoln Field, Philladelphia
Citizens Bank Park, Philladelphia
Camden Yards, Baltimore
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
Browns Stadium, Cleveland

There's probably some that I saw and can't remember.

Last edited by metropolitan on Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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