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Stadiums USA Radio is a weekly program that features in-depth conversation focusing on the popular venues of all of sports from the pros to minor leagues to colleges. The program examines the latest news in stadium design, renovations, and stadium connections to their communities. Host Bill Hazen talks with athletes, coaches, authors and newsmakers who share their experiences and connections to the most storied structures and stadiums in all of sports. Join us for the conversation!


Posted March 30, 2015

Paul McCann grew up on the east coast and was influenced by legendary Philadelphia 76ers public address announcer Dave Zinkoff. McCann keeps the spirit of Zinkoff alive as he works to entertain hockey fans as the PA announcer for the NHL's Nashville Predators. McCann talks with host Bill Hazen about his unique relationship with music city fans and how bumping into Vince Gill and Kenny Chesney is one of the many perks of his job.........Food options are changing at the ballpark, it's no longer hot dogs and Cracker Jack on the menu. Ovations Food Services Vice President Charlie Neary talks about how food service providers work with stadiums and venues to offer newer and fresher menu items for fans with an increasingly sophisticated palate........Plus the latest news from NFL owners meetings on stadium construction in Los Angeles and an update on further delays with the bleacher renovation project at Wrigley Field.


Posted March 23, 2015

For 19 years Gary Dolphin has broadcast University of Iowa football and basketball as the play-by-play voice of the Hawkeyes. Dolphin chats with host Bill Hazen about the arenas and fan experience in the Big Ten Conference and offers insight into renovation plans at iconic Assembly Hall on the campus of Indiana University........the game day experience at Death Valley in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is among the most unique in college football. Dan Borne has lived the experience from high atop Tiger Stadium, serving as the LSU public address announcer for the past 29 years. Borne says a favorite among LSU tailgaters is the barbecue gator and the camaraderie that exists with fans throughout the the latest on President Obama's efforts to end public subsidies of professional sports stadiums and a construction update on a new arena for the Detroit Red Wings.


Posted March 16, 2015

The influence of television on stadiums and arenas is constantly changing. Today's modern venues are built to accommodate camera angles and T.V. production companies with many arenas and stadiums housing their own production facilities. Former NBC and Turner Sports Producer Rex Lardner discusses the evolution of stadium design and how television executives are driving the changes........It's crunch time for baseball groundskeepers as they race to prepare playing surfaces for opening day games in April. Memphis Redbirds groundskeeper Ben Young talks about the challenges of thawing infields and discusses what types of grass are best for growing in the spring.......Our Talking Shop segment examines why the downtown Los Angeles NFL stadium deal has been nixed and what it means for the proposed stadium planned for Inglewood, California.


Posted March 9, 2015

Joe McConnell's has worked in just about every stadium broadcast booth. The former voice of the Vikings, Bears, White Sox, Bulls, Pacers and Suns and announcer for Super Bowls and hundreds of college sporting events has a few stories to tell. McConnell details stadium life from the broadcast booth and even hints at getting shut out of the press box restroom by the wife of former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle! Tune in to this week's edition of Stadiums USA Radio and hear the latest on bleacher construction at Wrigley Field, attempts to secure an NFL stadium deal in San Diego and what Minor League Baseball is doing to market its game.

STADIUMS USA RADIO February 28, 2015

Posted March 2, 2015

Jim Cornette’s history in the wrestling business is pretty incredible when you consider that he’s worked for every major professional wrestling company in America and did so under a variety of roles. Cornette joins host Bill Hazen and reflects on the classic professional wrestling venues where history was made in the sport in the 1970's and 80's. The Palestra on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania has played host to more games than any other college arena in history. Former Penn Athletic Director Steve Bilsky takes us through the iconic gymnasium and discusses its relevance in the history of Philadelphia basketball. Also, updates on renovations at baseball Spring Training complexes and a unique fan review of Assembly Hall on the campus of Indiana University.

STADIUMS USA RADIO February 21, 2015

Posted February 23, 2015

The on-going saga of professional football returning to Los Angeles took another turn with a joint announcement by the Raiders and Chargers to build a stadium in Carson, California. Many say it's nothing more than a ploy to kick-start negotiations in their respective cities to secure new stadium deals. We break down all the details. A new renovation project was unveiled at this year's Daytona 500. Beyond the Flag writer John Harlow talks about what racing fans can expect at the Daytona International Speedway. Later, the compelling story behind the final days of Nassau Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, as told by lifelong Islanders fan Tom LaFaso.

STADIUMS USA RADIO February 14, 2015

Posted February 16, 2015

Dean Smith's legacy goes well beyond the game of basketball. In memory of the iconic coach, we talk with author Jeff Davis who is researching a new book that looks at North Carolina basketball and the origins of the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Later, what factors are contributing to diminishing home court advantage in the NBA? Longtime pro basketball columnist and current writer Sam Smith joins us by focusing on the "arena affect" and looking at how communities shape basketball venues. Plus the very latest news on the NFL's movement on a Los Angeles football stadium and new field surface projects for the Houston Texans and Toronto Blue Jays.

STADIUMS USA RADIO February 7, 2015

Posted February 9, 2015

From 1970 until 2012 Joe Tait was the voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award winner joins host Bill Hazen and reflects on the changing face of pro basketball arenas, and laments the radio broadcaster's growing insignificance at NBA buildings. Later, former major leaguer Gary Varsho has fond memories of his days as a Pittsburgh Pirate at Three Rivers Stadium. Varsho says the Bucs maintained a family atmosphere in the clubhouse that contributed to the teams success. Also, a recap on the fan experience at Super Bowl XLIX.

STADIUMS USA RADIO January 31, 2015

Posted February 2, 2015

San Diego, St. Louis, Oakland, Buffalo- all cities passionate about their pro football and all facing funding dilemmas for new stadiums. Host Bill Hazen breaks down the scenarios of each franchise with journalist and social policy expert Neil deMause. deMause's web site "Field of Schemes" casts a critical eye on the more than $2 billion a year in public subsidies that go toward building new sports facilities. Later, a conversation with Mike Lorenz of Ephesus who discusses LED lighting technology on display at the Super Bowl. Also, it'll be a day at the beach when attending University of Central Florida home football games this year- literally!

STADIUMS USA RADIO January 24, 2015

Posted January 26, 2015

He chronicled pro basketball for Sports Illustrated for more than 30 years, covering epic battles in the 1980's between the Lakers and Celtics. His many books include Dream Team, detailing the exploits of the first U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball comprised of NBA players. Jack McCallum talks with host Bill Hazen about the changing face of NBA arenas and how Red Auerbach may have choked on his cigar at the thought of WiFi service at the old Boston Garden. Later, how does a pending arena deal in Milwaukee affect the University of Marquette? Athletic Director Bill Scholl reveals his vision for a happy working tenant relationship with his school and the NBA's Bucks.

STADIUMS USA RADIO January 17, 2015

Posted January 19, 2015

In a live interview from AT&T Stadium in Dallas, College Sports Information Director Bo Carter details how the facility prepares to host the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game. Later, playwright and New York historian William Akers discusses the significance of Shea Stadium and how the multi-use facility paved the way for cookie-cutter venues of the 1970's. Stadiums USA President Mark Madorin updates plans for a new Chargers stadium in San Diego, and the latest on a substantial hike in ticket prices for Falcons fans who follow their team into a new downtown stadium.

STADIUMS USA RADIO January 10, 2015

Posted January 12, 2015

The announcement by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke to build an 80,000 seat football stadium in Los Angeles has sent shock waves throughout the NFL. This week on Stadiums USA Radio, we look at the ramifications of Kroenke’s announcement- are the Rams leaving the Midwest? What about the Chargers and Raiders who are unsatisfied with their current stadium deals? Later, a look at trends in sports venue management with Randy Brown of the International Association of Venue Managers who has traveled the globe seeking opportunities to enhance the fan experience at stadiums and venues. Plus, Green Bay is historically identified as Titletown, USA. Host Bill Hazen talks with Packer historian Cliff Christl about the unique Packer Heritage Trail that offers visitors a tour of Green Bay football history.

STADIUMS USA RADIO January 3, 2015

Posted January 5, 2015

Yahoo Sports writer Nick Bromberg has covered everything from NASCAR Sprint Cup to College Football. Bromberg joins host Bill Hazen to examine the trend of today's twenty-somethings opting out of the live stadium experience. We'll also have an up-close look at what is takes to successfully run one of the busiest stadiums on the sports landscape. Lucas Oil Stadium Director Mike Fox details the task of hosting pro football, NCAA Tournaments as well as concerts and local events in Indianapolis. Also the latest on a major clean-up for the iconic Houston Astrodome and redevelopment of neighborhoods surrounding the Atlanta Falcons new stadium.

STADIUMS USA RADIO December 27, 2014

Posted December 29, 2014

One of the biggest off-season stadium renovation projects is taking place at Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field. Host Bill Hazen talks with Windy City historian George Castle about outfield bleacher construction and the race to complete the project before opening day. Also- there was a time when the Pontiac Silverdome was one of the elite stadiums in all of sports, hosting a Super Bowl as well as serving as the home for Detroit's Lions and Pistons. But recently released photos reveal a deteriorating structure that is only a shell of its former self. Oakland Press writer Dustin Blitchok has an update on the status of the dome. Also, a major implosion at Kyle Field on the campus of Texas A&M University!

STADIUMS USA RADIO December 20, 2014

Posted December 22, 2014

Otis Smith's resume is vast when it comes to pro basketball- playing eight seasons with the Nuggets, Warriors and Magic and then directing Orlando to the NBA Finals as General Manager. In a conversation with host Bill Hazen, Smith goes behind the scenes to some of the classic NBA venues and details the amenities required for pro basketball success. Later, we examine the home field advantage with psychologist Jeremy Jamieson. The researcher has conducted a number of studies on the topic that breaks down travel, field familiarity and power of positive thinking. We also have the latest numbers on 2014 college football attendance.

STADIUMS USA RADIO December 13, 2014

Posted December 15, 2014

Jeremy Roenick's memories of competing in North America's iconic ice arenas are vivid- including have his jaw broken in 23 places while skating against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Host Bill Hazen talks with the 18-year NHL vet about hockey's famous halls. Later, a conversation with Cleveland Indians broadcaster Tom Hamilton, whose new book "Glory Days in Tribe Town" chronicles the Indians' 1995 World Series appearance in Jacobs Field. We'll also have the latest on the search for a new Rays baseball stadium and how Wrigley Field may be a great destination when searching for holiday gift-giving ideas.

STADIUMS USA RADIO December 6, 2014

Posted December 8, 2014

The football world is rife with tradition. No other sport can match the pomp and pageantry that takes place every weekend on college and pro football gridirons. Join us for an audio tour of some of the greatest football traditions, from Friday night pep rallies at Texas A&M to the origin of the Lambeau Leap in Green Bay. We also bring you the latest on sports turf management with University of Oklahoma Director of Athletic Fields, Jeff Salmond. Plus, details on new arena naming rights deals in Phoenix and Albuquerque.

STADIUMS USA RADIO November 29, 2014

Posted December 1, 2014

Since 1922, the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena has hosted athletic events ranging from the Olympics to the Granddaddy of them all, the New Year's Day college football Rose Bowl contest. Host Bill Hazen talks with Rose Bowl CEO Darryl Dunn about recent renovations and efforts to expand premium seating to increase revenue streams. In our Talking Shop segment, Stadiums USA President Mark Madorin looks at how Ford Field officials in Detroit accommodated a home game for the Buffalo Bills. And Minnesota author and historian Stew Thornley takes us back to Bloomington's Metropolitan Stadium and how the multi-purpose venue hosted the Twins and Vikings.

STADIUMS USA RADIO November 15, 2014

Posted November 17, 2014

Basketball Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore played in some of the most iconic arenas in pro basketball. In a conversation with host Bill Hazen, Gilmore talks about his early days in the American Basketball Association playing at Louisville's Freedom Hall and finishing his career at the Boston Garden. In our talking shop segment, Stadiums USA President Mark Madorin details a major renovation project at San Diego's Petco Park and what a food concessions manager is saying about possible health violations at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. Later, Green Bay Packer historian Cliff Christl gives us a tour of legendary Lambeau Field.

STADIUMS USA RADIO November 8, 2014

Posted November 10, 2014

From the Boston Garden, to Fenway Park, to Gillette Stadium, former Boston Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan has worked in many of the classic sports venues. Bob talks with host Bill Hazen about the intimacy of past arenas and ballparks and how today's modern structures are forcing the common fan to the cheap seats. In our talking shop segment, Stadiums USA President Mark Madorin says the NRG Stadium playing surface issue in Houston isn't going away any time soon. And officials in Milwaukee are narrowing options for the location of a downtown arena for the Bucks. Also, a conversation with FieldTurf official Darren Gill who talks about the artificial playing surface changing the landscape of playing fields around the globe.

STADIUMS USA RADIO November 1, 2014

Posted November 3, 2014

Former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins signal-caller Joe Theismann takes us to field level and the game day experience at Notre Dame Stadium and D.C.'s RFK Stadium. Theismann reveals secret tricks-of-the-trade stadium officials employed to ensure a true home field advantage. As the NBA season tips off, we look at the LeBron James impact on season ticket prices in Cleveland and what teams offer the best bargain. And Stadiums USA President Mark Madorin has an update on NBA arena projects in Sacramento and Oakland. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!

STADIUMS USA RADIO October 25, 2014

Posted October 27, 2014

This year's Fall Classic is shining the light on Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. We dive into the roots of K.C. baseball with Royals historian Curt Nelson, who details the birth of the Royals and the exodus of the Athletics at old Kansas City Municipal Stadium. The responsibilities of running a professional sports stadium are great, especially if you are in-charge at New York's Yankee Stadium and Giants Stadium. Former Stadium Manager Bill Squires talks about game-day decisions and overseeing staffs at two of sports' most iconic venues. And our talking shop segment looks at sky-high ticket prices at this year's World Series and hockey attendance issues in south Florida for the Panthers.

STADIUMS USA RADIO October 18, 2014

Posted October 20, 2014

Imagine playing center field in one of baseball's most iconic ballparks! We talk with former MVP and Rookie-of-the-Year Fred Lynn who shares his secrets on playing the carom in Boston's Fenway Park. There is a new light shining on a few select stadiums in 2014- LED lighting is changing the way fans view live sporting events. Host Bill Hazen talks with Ephesus Lighting President Mike Lorenz who details how the new technology is saving millions for stadiums across the U.S. Plus- who is flying a drone over Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin? And, a $400 million dollar reimagining of Daytona International Speedway will add more than 100,00 seats to the famous speedway. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!

STADIUMS USA RADIO October 11, 2014

Posted October 13, 2014

He hit the last home run in historic Forbes Field, and was part of the 1971 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates- Al Oliver talks about hitting in the cookie cutter ballparks of the 1970's and compares Major League Stadiums today with ballparks of an earlier era. In our Talking Shop segment, Stadiums USA President Mark Madorin details the tug-of-war in Orange County over a possible move by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Later, Stadiums USA's Jeff Schmidt looks at a new survey that details stadium renovation plans by a number of college athletic directors.

STADIUMS USA RADIO October 4, 2014

Posted October 6, 2014

Are the days numbered for Major League Baseball in Anaheim, California? Tune in for the very latest on Angels officials seeking alternatives in Orange County for a new ballpark. What is the stadium experience like from field level for a football referee? Host Bill Hazen talks with NCAA Coordinator of Officials Rogers Redding about stadium sight lines and what officials look for on the day of the big game. Fenway Park historian Glenn Stout checks in to discuss how the historic Boston ballpark was constructed and changes made throughout the years to ensure the park's viability. Plus, why some college football stadiums are allowing alcohol sales for the 2014 season. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!

STADIUMS USA RADIO September 27, 2014

Posted September 29, 2014

Two-time National League MVP and seven-time All-Star Dale Murphy says the Major League Baseball ballparks he played in were nothing like today's retro stadiums. Murphy joins host Bill Hazen to talk about hitting home runs in Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium and what it means for the Braves to move out of the downtown area to a new ballpark in Cobb County. Later, Olympia Entertainment President and CEO Tom Wilson has the details on a new downtown arena for the Red Wings and the significance for the city of Detroit. And our talking shop segment outlines what University of Southern California officials are doing to enhance the game day experience at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

STADIUMS USA RADIO September 20, 2014

Posted September 22, 2014

The blue print has been unveiled for the Atlanta Braves new stadium. The ballpark will anchor a large development in the surrounding area of Cobb County. Stadiums USA President Mark Madorin talks with host Bill Hazen about the field dimensions and how the fences will accommodate bother pitchers and hitters. The number of fantasy sports participants continues to grow. The emerging industry is beginning to influence stadium design. Paul Charchian of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association looks at the development of fantasy football lounges at Levi's Stadium and other NFL venues. And we take a tour of one of the classic stadiums in all of college football- Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

STADIUMS USA RADIO September 13, 2014

Posted September 15, 2014

Levi's Stadium was under the bright lights in the 49ers' regular season home opener against the Chicago Bears. Stadiums USA's Mark Madorin has details on new design features and technology that sets the Santa Clara venue apart from all other stadiums. Bill Hazen talks with Villanova University professor Rick Eckstein whose research suggests economic development and new stadiums don't necessarily go hand-in-hand. News and notes looks at plans for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, and our Vintage Stadium segment examines a major renovation project for League Park in Cleveland.

STADIUMS USA RADIO September 6, 2014

Posted September 8, 2014

This week.......McLane Stadium at Baylor University opened to rave reviews as the Bears defeated SMU. Bo Carter joins host Bill Hazen with a detailed review of the new venue. What are the Kansas City Chiefs doing to enhance the fan experience at Arrowhead Stadium? Mark Madorin has the details on the revolutionary "team membership" concept. Plus, the latest news on a new stadium deal for the NFL's Raiders and what it means for Alameda County taxpayers in Oakland. On the college beat, University of Texas-San Antonio head football coach Larry Coker talks about the Alamodome and the unique recruiting tool it represents. And Jeff Schmidt talks with a member of Club 122- one of only a handful of individuals who has visited every NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA stadium in North America.

STADIUMS USA RADIO August 30, 2014

Posted September 3, 2014

In our debut program on the Yahoo! Sports Radio Network, host Bill Hazen goes one-on-one with Chris Lamberth of 360 Architects who examines the changes taking place in stadium design and what's on the horizon for the Falcons new stadium in downtown Atlanta. Stadium USA's Mark Madorin reveals how Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara stood up to its first earthquake test. And, in anticipation of the Georgia Bulldogs home opener against Clemson, Bill talks with Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity. All of this and much more news and information on Stadiums USA Radio!

STADIUMS USA RADIO August 22, 2014

Posted August 22, 2014

The long wait at Baylor is over as fans will soon be able to experience brand new McLane Stadium first-hand. Among the many amenities- a phone app that transforms the stadium experience. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is implementing a massive solar energy project which promises to bring new electricity to the world of auto racing. We'll get the very latest from Indy 500 President Doug Boles. Our featured stadium is Jones AT&T Stadium, home to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. And our Vintage Stadium report takes us back to the Eighth Wonder of the World, The Houston Astrodome. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!

STADIUMS USA RADIO August 15, 2014

Posted August 15, 2014

Can a new downtown hockey arena in Detroit for the Red Wings have the same impact that The Palace of Auburn Hills had for the Pistons? Host Bill Hazen gets the latest information from Olympia Entertainment's Tom Wilson. Changes are in store for Mississippi State's football stadium- Bulldogs broadcaster Jim Ellis takes us inside the facility. Stadium USA's Mark Madorin has the latest on a major renovation project at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Plus news and notes on facilities plans for Colorado State, the Golden State Warriors and Oakland Raiders. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!

STADIUMS USA August 8, 2014

Posted August 8, 2014

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara is open for business! We'll have the latest reviews on the 49ers new home following its debut hosting Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes. Later, a look at how new design standards are driving stadium construction projects with Chris Lamberth of 360 Architects. We'll take you inside Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska with broadcaster Howard Borden. And, as Baylor University prepares to unveil new McLain Stadium, we look back at the Bears' former home, Floyd Casey Stadium. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!


Posted August 1, 2014

Tune in for the very latest on the grand opening of Levi's Stadium in San Francisco, flood clean-up at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion and how northern stadiums are struggling with preparing their Bermuda grass fields for the upcoming football season. Also, the University of Houston's new football stadium is nearing completion and Stadium USA President Mark Madorin has the details on how unique design standards are helping to reduce costs. And our Vintage Stadium report looks back on St. Louis Arena, also known as the Checkerdome. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!


Posted July 25, 2014

Can a city be transformed by the presence of a new downtown stadium? We'll look at the new facility proposed for the Red Wings in Detroit and new concepts on the drawing board for arena design. Stadiums USA President Mark Madorin has the very latest on unique site lines planned for the new arena in Sacramento for the NBA's Kings. Later, a look at changes in store for stadium security in light of the a court ruling finding the Los Angeles Dodger negligent in the beating of a fan. Our Vintage Stadiums section looks back at LaGrave Field in Fort Worth, Texas and all of the Major Leaguers who performed there. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!


Posted July 18, 2014

This week, the view of college football stadiums across America from field level. We'll talk with Roggers Redding, the coordinator of officiating with the NCAA. Does a new stadium ensure team success on the field? We'll use Target Field in Minneapolis, the site of this year's MLB All-Star Game, as a model. Levi's Stadium in San Francisco is moving into the final stages of construction. The 49ers new facility is charting new ground in sustainability by becoming the first in the NFL that is fully LEED certified. Plus, tours of Indiana's Memorial Stadium and a look back at Civic Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!


Posted July 11, 2014

Are you heading to the ballpark this summer? We have a number of tips on ways to cut costs as you travel to your favorite Major League or Minor League stadium. There is a unique renovation project taking place at Baylor University that is sure to catch the eye of potential recruits. Our vintage stadiums report takes us back in time to McNichols Arena in Denver where the Nuggets took advantage of higher altitudes to outrun and outgun opponents. Plus, the very latest on renovation and construction projects for the Atlanta Falcons, Southern Mississippi and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!


Posted July 7, 2014

Deadlines loom large for a number of stadium renovation projects as the fall football season draws near. We'll get the latest on projects in Waco, Cincinnati, Tulane and Houston. Will we see alcoholic beverages sold in more college stadiums? Mark Madorin has the details on efforts to increase college athletic department revenues in our talk shop segment. And author Jeff Davis remembers Chicago's old Comiskey Park in our Vintage Stadiums section. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!


Posted June 30, 2014

Major changes are in store for Memorial Stadium, home to the Oklahoma Sooners football team. Among the upgrades- a new video display board on the rooftop of the south stands. We'll look at the transformation of stadiums through the years with Ron Selter, author of "Ballparks of the Deadball Era". Our vintage stadium report examines Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Plus, we take a tour of Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium and look at the historic college football contests that have taken place there over the years. All this week on Stadiums USA Radio!


Posted June 20, 2014

We'll update the push for a new football stadium at Colorado St. with Associated Press writer Dale Bublitz. Why are the Miami Heat big winners, despite their loss in the NBA Championship Finals? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about T.D. Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. That's our featured venue this week, and Bo Carter will take you inside! Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat, with the reason why baseball fans in Central Florida are feeling good! This week's Vintage Venue is Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia (previous known as Shibe Park). This stadium was the first of its kind, and sportscaster Gene DeLisio (who has seen this park firsthand) will tell you why it is so significant! That's all on StadiumsUSA Radio.


Posted June 13, 2014

The $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Seattle native Steve Ballmer has many speculating on the future of the L.A. franchise. Some are connecting the dots to a possible Clippers' relocation to the Emerald City. Will this put pressure on the state of Washington to try and and support a new arena? Mark Madorin has all the details in our Talk Shop segment. There's interesting news out of Buffalo, where a Los Angeles-based consultant has been hired to advise the state on planning for a successor to Ralph Wilson Stadium. In our Vintage Stadiums Report, we learn about what was behind the tremendous home court advantage for the Trail Blazers at Portland Memorial Coliseum. It's all this week on Stadiums USA Radio!


Posted June 13, 2014

J.D. Hamilton of the NCAA talks about today's college baseball stadiums, and why they are good places for NCAA Regionals. Who's behind the Rupp Arena tug of war? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about Al Lang Stadium, our featured Venue of the Week. Dean Jackson goes U-La-La on the Small Stadiums Beat! Our vintage venue brought winter sports to North Texas. You'll learn the story on StadiumsUSA Radio.


Posted June 13, 2014

Learn about the latest in food truck technology on the go. Why are LA and Seattle struggling with new stadiums vital to their athletic future? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop. Learn about Polk-Dement Stadium and its future with Mississippi State broadcaster Jim Ellis. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat. Enjoy two vintage stadiums this week...Pitt Stadium and Forbes Field. Coach John Jenkins ties them together. It's all on StadiumsUSA Radio.


Posted June 13, 2014

The eye popping video from Churchill Downs has the stadium industry talking, including our guest Greg Flakus, a Portland (OR) sportscaster and businessman who has attended the event each of the last five years. Will the 49ers pass on Joe Montana? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about the new softball stadium at Purdue University. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Coach John Jenkins takes us inside the Eighth Wonder of the World! That's all this week on StadiumsUSA Radio.


Posted June 13, 2014

Learn about efforts to solve stadium mysteries, as Gene DeLisio visits with a representative of SABRE. Will the Oklahoma FB expansion be large enough? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Bill Foster introduces us to Cameron Indoor Stadium. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! We remember The Spectrum in Philadelphia with former Sixer Jaren Jackson. All that and more on StadiumsUSA Radio.


Posted June 13, 2014

Learn about Purdue's plans for Ross-Ade Stadium, as well as the school's other athletic facilities, with Athletic Director Morgan Burke. How did Kentucky Derby fans get the really big picture? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! West Virginia's new college baseball stadium is under construction. Mike Fragale tells us about the new plant. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Our Vintage Stadium brought baseball to DFW. Learn about Arlington Stadium from StadiumsUSA Coordinating Producer Bo Carter. That's all on StadiumsUSA Radio.


Posted May 6, 2014

A new projection technology is revolutionizing pregame presentation. Meet Scott Williams of Quince Imaging, who will tell you about the fan experience and technology. As Wrigley Field begins its next 100 years, what is the actual condition of the ballpark? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about our featured stadium, Pete Taylor Park at Southern Miss. Baseball coach Scott Berry will share the experience. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! And finally, learn about this week's vintage stadium, known as the "Grey Lady." That's all on StadiumsUSA Radio #0024. Enjoy!


Posted May 6, 2014

How did AT&T Stadium perform as a venue for the MBB NCAA Final 4? C-USA's Russ Anderson will share the experience. Where did AT&T Stadium fall short as host of the Final 4? Mark Madorin will tell you the answer, when we Talk Shop! Find out why the construction cranes are out at Ole Miss with Athletic Director Russ Bjork. Dean Jackson finds a silver lining to a stadium fire on the Small Stadiums Beat! StadiumsUSA Radio will update construction on McLane Stadium in Waco with Cody Kellner. That's all on StadumsUSA Radio.


Posted May 6, 2014

The most expensive high school football stadium in America is cracking up. Matt Wixon of the Dallas Morning News tells the story. Is drone video influencing stadium design? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about the CenturyLink Center in Omaha with broadcaster Howard Borden. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums beat! Our vintage arena is the Izod Arena at the Meadowlands with former New Jersey Nets standout Doug Overton. Enjoy StadiumsUSA Radio.


Posted April 1, 2014

What happens when you convert a Superstore to a basketball arena? Find out coach Rod Baker, who will introduce you to the Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Could another college football stadium leapfrog the capacity of the Big House? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about famed Holt Arena, our featured venue this week. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Our vintage venue is MacArthur Court, a very tough place to play. Former University of Oregon standout Jeff Potter tells us why. That's all this week on StadiumsUSA Radio.