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View Poll Results: What is the United States' premier sports arena (Outside of New York City and Los Angeles)??
Toyota Center (Houston) 11 18.33%
Philips Arena (Atlanta) 2 3.33%
American Airlines Center (Dallas) 6 10.00%
United Center (Chicago) 13 21.67%
Wachovia Center (Philadelphia) 3 5.00%
MGM Grand Garden Arena (Las Vegas) 3 5.00%
TD Banknorth Garden (Boston) 4 6.67%
Verizon Center (Washington, D.C.) 3 5.00%
American Airlines Arena (Miami) 0 0%
HP Pavillion at San Jose (San Jose) 2 3.33%
iPayOne Center (San Diego) 1 1.67%
Pepsi Center (Denver) 5 8.33%
Qwest Center (Omaha) 5 8.33%
Other 9 15.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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What is the United States' premier sports arena (Outside of New York City and Los Angeles)??
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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As a White Sox fan I hate to say it but it's probably Wrigley Field and I'm including New York and Los Angeles. Hell, they even had a NHL game there recently.

A good argument could have been made for Yankee Stadium but It's gone now I don't see anything in Los Angeles to consider.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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IMO, the only remaining premier sports venues left are (not in any order): Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. The rest are, for the most part, modern messes. They definitely dont build em like they used to anymore.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I think its Soldiers Field in Chicago. Its the second most expensive stadium after Madison Square Garden according to Forbes.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think its Soldiers Field in Chicago. Its the second most expensive stadium after Madison Square Garden according to Forbes.
Well it is the home of the Bears, one of the two most historically significant teams in the NFL, the other being the Packers of course.

And they used to have midget auto racing there too.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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As others have already said, it's gotta be Fenway and Wrigley and that is very much including NY and LA.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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A good argument could have been made for Yankee Stadium but It's gone now I don't see anything in Los Angeles to consider.
The #1 premier sporting arena, will still be Yankee Stadium. Even though it is a new one, it will still have the same aura as the old-and this is coming from a Mets fan. I will say that Wrigley and Fenway ranks up there. For football, I will say Lambeau Field.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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It isn't listed, and is not still active, but I think Three Rivers Stadium was one of the great sports facilites with all the great games the Steelers played there.

Also on my list of great sport venues are Wrigley Field, Minute Maid park, Lambeau field, Neyland stadium (U of Tenn) , Kyle Field (Texas A&M) Madison Sq Garden, Rose Bowl, and The horseshoe (Ohio St. U)
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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It isn't listed, and is not still active, but I think Three Rivers Stadium was one of the great sports facilites with all the great games the Steelers played there.

Three Rivers? A 1970s astroturf multi-purpose bowl? They all were hideous...the Vet, Riverfront, Busch, etc. Although they made Busch look respectable in its last days by adding a grass field and taking out the outfield upper deck.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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The #1 premier sporting arena, will still be Yankee Stadium. Even though it is a new one, it will still have the same aura as the old-and this is coming from a Mets fan. I will say that Wrigley and Fenway ranks up there. For football, I will say Lambeau Field.
The old Yankee Stadium was a dump. I don't see what was so special about it. I know a lot of great teams played there, but once that place was renovated in the 1970's, the stadium itself was nothing special. Fenway and Wrigley blow away Yankee Stadium.
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