Top 5 Coolest Professional Sports Stadiums

That feeling of walking into a stadium on the game day of your favorite sport is something that never gets old. There’s the stadium food, gift shops and sense of camaraderie with fellow fans. There’s a lot that goes into designing America’s favorite stadiums. Here are the top five coolest professional sports stadiums to catch a game at.

Ford Field

Originally designed in 2002 by ROSSETTI, the home of the Detroit Lions football team is undergoing a renovation by the original architects and is set to finish in August 2017. The renovation will include modern furnishings that speaks to the Lions and Detroit’s rich history. This also includes The Lounge that offers lounge type seating for game viewing, new Plante Moran suites, new Loge Box seating, Grid-Iron Club restaurant and more.

Busch Stadium

In St. Louis, Missouri, Busch Stadium changed the way baseball is experienced at a stadium. The retro-style Cardinals stadium re-opened in April 2006. With the city of St. Louis as it’s backdrop, the surrounding Ballpark Village includes bars, restaurants and summer concerts. As of 2016, the stadium now has new LED boards (including one in center field) and WiFi throughout the stadium.

The Staples Center

Seeing a Lakers game at the Staples Center should be on every NBA fan’s bucket list. Located in downtown Los Angeles, California, one of the best parts of this stadium is the food. There are several restaurants and bars located within Staples Center including DraftKings Fantasy Bar and Smokehouse BBQ with a patio that overlooks the L.A. Live entertainment district. The Lakers make a dramatic entrance after the national anthem complete with theatre-like curtains and player silhouettes.

AT&T Stadium

This stadium in Dallas, Texas has broken numerous records for attendance and is the largest column-free room in the world. Home to the Dallas Cowboys, the stadium has also hosted SuperBowl XLV,  NCAA Final Four, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the annual At&T Cotton Bowl Classic. The stadium has artwork throughout and a retractable roof that has a hole to mimic the classic Texas Stadium hole. Don’t forget the pre-game entertainment: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

Churchill Downs

This horse racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky is home to the annual Kentucky Derby. You’ll never see a sight quite like Kentucky Derby time with women in their large hats and people betting on oddly named horses. The track opened in 1875 and is an American Icon that hosts the longest continually running sporting event in America. The beautiful white tower structure includes a Kentucky Derby museum, Jockey Club suites and several upscale restaurants and bars.

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