The FREE sports comic book Iconic Sports Venues spotlights my favorite places in America to attend a game, regardless of the sport.
Steeped in tradition and offering unique contributions to sports history, these iconic venues probably figure prominently on every sports fan’s bucket list – not just mine.
Upon entering their storied gates or walking through their hallowed hallways, sports fans immediately drink in the festive atmosphere.
They also savor the fond memories housed within the famous arenas and stadiums chronicled in this book.
That’s because my prized picks in Iconic Sports Venues have hosted many of the most important American sporting events in the past century.
Rose Bowl: America’s Most Famous Stadium
The storied Rose Bowl may be regarded as America’s most famous stadium, and few will argue. It starts out as my first iconic sports venue.
This National Historic Landmark can be found in a gorgeous Southern California setting with the majestic San Gabriel Mountains hovering in the distance.
The Rose Bowl has also served as stage for Super Bowls, college football championships, Olympic Games, World Cup matches and even a hugely popular monthly flea market.
My next pick acts as a double treat. Two successful college football programs call the ominously sounding Death Valley home.
These venues are where rabid football fans cheer on their school’s nationally ranked teams in what can best be described as hostile, or deadly, conditions for the opposition.
Moving indoors, college basketball junkies beam whenever witnessing action inside these two hallowed halls of hoops.
NCAA Basketball’s Palestra and Cameron Indoor
Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium and the University of Pennsylvania’s Palestra unquestionably rank as the two best old-school venues for watching top level NCAA basketball games.
The Windy City gifts avid sports fans with two beloved sports institutions. Chicago sports fans not only pay homage to our country’s fallen servicemen in the city’s spectacular lakeside location of Soldier Field. They also adore – and rightfully so – the friendly confines and ivy covered outfield walls of Wrigley Field.
Boston’s Fenway Park & The Old Boston Garden
Boston boasts two of our nation’s most venerable venues. During their long and colorful histories, Fenway Park and the Old Boston Garden have each furnished the Hub City’s sports teams with excitement, and most importantly, plenty of championships.
Rounding out this FREE sports comic book, America’s biggest metropolitan area gives us the multi-billion dollar Yankee Stadium, a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly ballpark built directly across the street from its historic predecessor.
Further south in Manhattan, located right in the heart of the Big Apple, sits Madison Square Garden. This locale is deservedly called the “world’s greatest arena.” The recently renovated venue is actually the fourth MSG in New York City history.
Lastly, in the bonus chapter, we visit the mecca of playground basketball – New York City’s acclaimed Rucker Park.
Iconic in its own unique way, Rucker Park closes out this book like a thundering slam dunk with pulsating music and panache, qualities that have made the urban venue so sublime!
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MIKE – thee ultimate talking head on sports!