Stadiums of the Super70s
By Patrick Mondout
What would coverage of Super70s and Awesome80s sports be without pages
for the stadiums we watched these events in? From classics like Wrigley
Field, Tiger Stadium, Soldier
Field and Lambeau Field, to the cookie
cutter multipurpose stadiums of the late 60s and early Super70s, to
the era of the domes - we're going to cover them all.
Unforgettable moments like the Franco Harris' miraculous reception and
notorious spectacles like disco
demolition night will stay with us a lifetime even if the stadiums
themselves have already been reduced to rubble to make way for another
generation of single sport venues.
Documenting all of his will take time and your help. I have my favorite
teams just as you do and I can only spread myself so thin in bringing this
site to you - I've got to keep working on all the other sections too! So,
if you have memories and stories that other will appreciate, use the
feedback links ("Share Your Memories") found on almost all of
these pages and help us all reminisce. In time we'll have something
special our generation can look back on as we get older and even more
nostalgic for the days of yesteryear.
A note about naming conventions. We have called these stadiums by the
names that were in use during the Super70s and Awesome80s. Call us
"old school" but just because some corporation has paid $500M
for 100 years of naming rights doesn't mean that we have to call
them by these names.
Although these stadium pages can be accessed from the home pages for
their teams, we've also included a list below if you just want to browse
If you have any pictures that you took (that part is extremely
important) of these stadiums that you'd be willing to let us use on these
pages, please let
us know. Be sure to leave an email address where we can contact you.
We always give credit for such photos right below them on the page (see this
example from our aviation section) and would be very grateful.
Baseball Stadium References:
Ron Smith and Kevin Belford. The
Ballpark Book: A Journey Through the Fields of Baseball Magic.
Robert Von Goeben and Red Howard. Ballparks.
Metro Books, 2000.
Eric Enders. Ballparks:
Then & Now. Thunder Bay Press, 2002.
Bruce Adams and Margaret Engel. Baseball
Vacations: Great Family Trips to Minor League and Classic Major League
Ballbarks Across America. Fodor's, 2000.
Ira Rosen. Blue
Skies, Green Fields: A Celebration of 50 Major League Baseball
Stadiums. Clarkson Potter, 2001.
Lawrence S. Ritter. Lost
Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields. Penguin
Story of America's Classic Ballparks (VHS). Questar, 1991.
Josh Leventhal. Take
Me Out to the Ballpark: An Illustrated Guide to Baseball Parks Past
& Present. Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, 2000.
General Stadium Reference:
Sports Staff of USA Today. The
Complete 4 Sport Stadium Guide. Fodor's, 1996.
Stadium Design and Financing References:
Philip Bess. City
Baseball Magic: Plain Talk and Uncommon Sense about Cities and
Baseball Parks. Knothole Press, 1999.
Joanna Cagan and Neil deMause. Field
of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into
Private Profit. Common Courage Press, 1998.
Mark S. Rosentraub. Major
League Losers: The Real Cost of Sports and Who's Paying for It.
Kevin J. Delaney, Rick Eckstein. Public
Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums.
Rutgers University Press, 2004.
Roger G. Noll and Andrew Zimbalist. Sports,
Jobs, and Taxes: The Economic Impact of Sports Teams and Stadiums.
Brookings Institution, 1997.
Dean V. Baim. The
Sports Stadium as a Municipal Investment. Greenwood Publishing, 1994.
A Design and Development Guide by Geraint John and Rod Sheard.
Architectural Press, 2000.
Michelle Provoost, Matthjis Bouw and Camiel Van Winkel. The
Stadium: Architecture of Mass Sport. NAI Publishers, 2000.