10 Iconic Sports Stadiums in the USA

People in the United States are very passionate about their sports. Not only for the entertainment, but also for the history and traditions surrounding their teams. The many sports stadiums dotted around the country tell the story of these teams, and make for incredible places to visit. If you are interested in taking a tour of these stadiums, here are 10 in the US that you cannot miss. 

Yankees Stadium, Bronx NYC

In New York City, the Yankees Stadium is an important and historical cultural landmark. For visitors looking for the true New Yorker experience, a trip to this MLB baseball stadium cannot be missed. The Yankees are consistently one of the best teams in baseball. With Gleyber Torres, 2017’s Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge and others, the team is a powerhouse in the sport and have strong odds in the MLB betting markets. 

Wrigley Field, Chicago IL

The people of Chicago have a deep love for their many sports teams and support them through the best and worst of times. Wrigley Field in Chicago is the home of the Chicago Cubs, a major league baseball team. The stadium was opened in 1914 and has held games there for over 100 years. Notably the backwalls are all covered in ivy and give it a natural look. 

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles CA

It’s impossible to discuss sports in LA without mentioning the iconic Staples Center, a longtime landmark of the city. The stadium is multi-purpose, holding games for the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks. Outside there are several statues dedicated to sports greats like Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson, and others. Los Angeles has a lot to offer visitors, but this stadium is a must-see. 

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Madison Square Garden, Manhattan NYC

There are few stadiums around the world that are as historic and outright busy as the legendary MSG. While it is the oldest stadium in the NBA and NHL, it has been hosting events since long before these leagues existed. The origins of the Garden started in 1879, though it has changed locations several times. From concerts and theater to sporting events, the Garden has it all and regularly puts on over 300 events each year, with a capacity of over 20,000. MSG is world-famous and has many stories to tell travelers that come to visit it.

Lambeau Field, Green Bay WI

In terms of devotion, the Green Bay Packers may have the most dedicated fans in the entire NFL. Home games at the iconic Lambeau Field are spirited affairs that bring the whole city out. The field has a seating capacity of over 80,000 and still manages to sell out for nearly every home game. Since 1957, fans have been coming out to Lambeau Field to watch exciting football games. 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway IN

This speedway is home to one of the biggest racing events in the entire sport, the Indianapolis 500, although many other racing events are held here throughout the year. The speedway is the 3rd oldest racing venue in the world, and has a monstrous seating capacity of over 200,000, though it can reach 400,000 with additional seating. Here, racing events have been taking place for over 100 years. 

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

The Dallas Cowboys have been called “America’s team”, and are one of the most beloved and recognizable teams in the NFL. Their home turf, the AT&T Stadium, is a retractable roof stadium that opened in 2009 making it one of the newest NFL stadiums and a Texas landmark. While it is mainly a football stadium, it also hosts events for soccer, basketball, boxing, and professional wrestling.

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Fenway Park, Boston MA

The Boston Red Sox are one of the oldest teams in baseball, and have been playing at Fenway Park since it opened in 1912. There have been many historic nights here over the years, as the location was the host of the World Series eleven times. Overall it is considered one of the most well known sports venues in the world and has seating for over 37,000 people. 

Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge LA

College football teams have incredibly passionate fans that show up for every home game. While NFL teams belong to a wide area, college teams are the true “hometown” teams that represent one of the many different cities across the US. Of all these places and their respective stadiums, the LSU Tigers’ stadium may be one of the most revered of all. With a capacity of over 100,000, this venue is known for getting absolutely packed with passionate fans that let the opposing team know they are there. If you are interested in seeing the true spirit that comes with a college football game, Tiger Stadium may be the best place in the US to do so. 

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach FL

The city of Daytona Beach has become synonymous with high octane NASCAR racing. Daytona International Speedway has hosted some of the most memorable events in motorsports over the years. Every true fan has made the pilgrimage to this speedway, and with seating for over 100,000 people, you certainly won’t be alone when you come here to visit.

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