Stadiums

While citizens of San Diego, Oakland, and St. Louis argue over whether they can afford to keep their NFL teams, overlooked are the benefits of being rid of them, writes land use attorney and San Diego Chargers fan William Adams.
Feb 15, 2015   UrbDeZine
A lesson for other cities as well: As long as cities give absurd subsidies to pro sports teams, pro sports teams will continue to expect absurd subsidies from cities. Case in point: St. Louis and the NFL's Rams.
Feb 12, 2015   Vox
Reports that the St. Louis Rams intend to move back to Los Angeles mobilized an effort by state and city leadership to keep the team in St. Louis.
Jan 10, 2015   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Welcome to my inaugural post here on Planetizen. It’s mid-May and baseball season is in full swing. Last weekend I was able to watch my beloved San Francisco Giants take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Blog Post
May 18, 2014   By Reuben Duarte
An "independent urbanist" group in Indianapolis spearheaded an idea to take seats from the closing Bush Stadium minor league ballpark to be used as much-needed bus stop furniture.
Dec 18, 2011   The Urbanophile
Gov. Jerry Brown will soon be asked to sign a bill that would loosen environmental regulations on a downtown L.A. stadium, which would also be smothered in LED billboards.
Sep 11, 2011   LA Weekly
Sports teams often coerce cities into contributing public funds toward the building of new stadiums. Numerous reports indicate that it's a bad deal for cities with little to no positive economic impact, writes Neal DeMause.
Aug 21, 2011   The Nation
Slate looks at America's long history of dreaming up grand stadiums that end up unbuilt, from a waterfront stadium on Manhattan's West Side to a floating stadium in Puget Sound.
Mar 16, 2011   Slate
Brendan Patrick Hughes examines what other cities can learn from the recently constructed Target Field.
Dec 1, 2010   Next American City
As Blackhawk fans crammed into downtown Chicago to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory last week, the editors at Pruned were reminded of a fantastical proposal for a downtown stadium built into the tops of skyscrapers.
Jun 21, 2010   Pruned
So says Ken Greenberg, a noted urban designer who resigned from the project after the city began moving forward with a conventional stadium plan rather than an urban facility with a mix of uses.
Apr 4, 2010   The Toronto Star