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NFL Hall of Fame

NFL Hall of Fame

Canton, Ohio, is the birthplace of the National Football League and home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame where the legends of the game are enshrined. Opened in 1963, the hall welcomed 17 members originally and has grown to 303 members with the 2016 class. Inside, visitors can view bronze bust sculptures of each inductee as well as explore interactive exhibits and game-used memorabilia. If you’re going to go, we recommend you visit during the enshrinement ceremony in August when the new class of inductees don their gold jackets and deliver heart-felt speeches. 960 1280

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College Football Hall of Fame

College Football Hall of Fame

From the moment you start your journey through the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia, visitors are immersed in a football experience like no other. From the 45-yard replica football field to the helmet wall featuring more than 700 college football helmets to the ultra-high definition Game Day Theater, the history of the game is told in so many different ways and it’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience. 960 1280

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Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field

In today’s NFL, where billion dollar stadiums with the latest technology are all the rage, there’s one stadium still holding on to tradition. Opened in 1957, Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is old-school football at its best. Sellout crowds pack the stadium, even in sub-zero temperatures, to cheer on the four-time champion Packers. The atmosphere alone is worth a trip to the NFL’s smallest city. Just don’t forget your cheesehead hat. 960 1280

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Army vs. Navy

Army vs. Navy

On the second Saturday in December, the Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen renew their annual rivalry in one of the most anticipated college football games of the season. The location of the game varies (Baltimore hosted the most recent edition) but the atmosphere is always electric. Sitting presidents frequently attend and the pre-game pageantry featuring the Brigade of Midshipmen and the Corps of Cadets marching into the stadium is enough to leave goosebumps. 960 1280

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The Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl

Nicknamed “The Granddaddy of Them All,” the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, is the oldest bowl game in college football. First played in 1902 and then annually starting in 1916, the Rose Bowl typically hosts the winner of the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences but since 2015, the venue has alternated hosting a semi-final game of the College Football Playoff. The 92,542 seat stadium is the largest stadium to hose post-season bowl games and San Gabriel Mountains off in the distance make it one of the most picturesque, too. 960 1280

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The Iron Bowl

The Iron Bowl

Very few rivalries in sports match the intensity of the Iron Bowl. Every year, typically on Thanksgiving weekend, the University of Alabama and University of Auburn take to the gridiron with state bragging rights and so much more on the line. Both the Crimson Tide and Tigers are among the winningest programs in the country so the winner has a great opportunity to go on and compete for the Southeastern Conference Championship and potentially win a national championship. 960 1280

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Ohio State vs. Michigan

Ohio State vs. Michigan

Known as “The Game,” Ohio State University vs. University of Michigan renew their bitter rivalry every season in a contest that typically has post-season implications. The Midwestern powerhouses are two of the most decorated programs in the country and their unique traditions, such as Michigan’s “Go Blue” banner and the O-H-I-O chant of Ohio State, make attending this game in either Ann Arbor or Columbus truly one-of-a-kind experience. 960 1280

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Baltimore's Marching Ravens

Baltimore's Marching Ravens

Formed in 1947, the Baltimore Colts’ Marching Band (later renamed Baltimore’s Marching Ravens) are one of only two official marching bands in the entire NFL. Besides being great to watch live, what makes this band special is when the Colts franchise moved to Indianapolis in 1984, the band stayed together and continued to perform despite not having a team to call their own. They fought for a football franchise over the next decade and were instrumental in helping to bring the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1996. 960 1280

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Notre Dame Stadium

Notre Dame Stadium

Opened in 1930, Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana has been the stage for some of the most memorable moments in college football history. With their iconic fight song playing throughout the game and “Touchdown Jesus” (a large memorial entitled The Word of Life) looking on from just outside the stadium, attending a Fighting Irish home game is a must for any football fan. 960 1280

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Vince Lombardi Gravesite

Vince Lombardi Gravesite

Vincent Thomas Lombardi passed away on September 3, 1970, but his legacy lives on to this day. Best known as the coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967, Lombardi won the first two Super Bowls and finished with an overall record of 105-35-6. Lombardi, widely considered the greatest coach in the history of the NFL, is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Middletown, New Jersey. 960 1280

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum opened in 1923 and has played host to countless historic moments throughout its history. It was the site of the very first NFL-AFL Championship Game (Super Bowl) in 1967 and it’s also the only stadium to host two Summer Olympic Games (1932 and 1984). The Coliseum is the home of the University of Southern California Trojans as well as the temporary home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams. 960 1280

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EverBank Field

EverBank Field

The Jacksonville Jaguars may not be one of the preeminent franchises in the NFL but their stadium is noteworthy for one very large reason. EverBank Field boasts the largest video board in the NFL at a staggering 60 feet high, 362 feet long and powered by 35.5 million LED bulbs. In-game highlights never looked so good. 960 1280

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Heritage Field

Heritage Field

The 1958 National Football League Championship Game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants is often referred to as “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” The game was nationally televised and the popularity football enjoys today can be traced back to Baltimore’s 23-17 overtime victory at Yankee Stadium in New York. The original Yankee Stadium was demolished in 2010 and a park complex called Heritage Field now sits in its place. Heritage Field will never be Yankee Stadium but it sits on hallowed ground. 960 1280

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Pat Tillman Memorial

Pat Tillman Memorial

In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Arizona Cardinals defender Pat Tillman made the ultimate sacrifice. Turning down a lucrative $3.6 million contract after the 2001 season, Tillman chose to enlist in the U.S. Army and serve his country instead. While deployed in Afghanistan in 2004, Tillman was killed in combat. The Cardinals honored his memory in many ways, including naming the plaza outside their stadium in Glendale, Arizona, after him and constructing a bronze statue in his honor. 960 1280

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The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is more than just a football game – it’s a cultural moment in history that is watched by millions around the world. Unlike most sports where a best of seven series decides the champion, the Super Bowl is a winner-take-all spectacle where emotion and passion collide. Even if you’re not a fan of the teams playing, the national anthem and halftime performances alone are worth the price of admission. 960 1280

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MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium is a popular venue in New Jersey and New York. That’s because both the New York Giants and the New York Jets play their home games here, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Stadium seats 82,500 fans. 960 1280

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Curtis and Davis Associated, a modern architecture firm, created the multi-purpose Superdome stadium. It opened in 1975 and is home to the New Orleans Saints. The stadium seats 76,468 energetic fans for football games. Locals also come here to check out the Hornets' basketball games and the Zephyrs' baseball games. 960 1280

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AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium

Welcome to Cowboys Stadium! The AT&T stadium, located in Arlington, Texas, has a retractable roof and is home to the well-renown Dallas Cowboys. With its 80,000-seating capacity, Cowboys Stadium is ranked the third largest stadium in the NFL. 960 1280

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Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium

Head to the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts -- just 33 miles from downtown Boston -- to see the New England Patriots play their home games. The 1.9 million-square foot stadium has almost 67,000 seats, including 6,000 club seats and 87 luxury suites. According to the Stadium’s website, every seat in Gillette Stadium is focused toward midfield to provide optimum sight lines for Patriot fans. 960 1280

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Cleveland Browns' Stadium

Cleveland Browns' Stadium

Located in downtown Cleveland on over 30 acres of land, FirstEnergy Stadium, also known as "The Dawg Pound," is the only stadium in the NFL that has yet to host a playoff game. With owner Jimmy Haslam at the helm, Cody Kessler on the field and over 73,000 fans in the stands, the Browns look to reverse that trend in the near future. 960 1280

  

Heinz Field

Heinz Field

Since 2001, the Pittsburgh Steelers have called Heinz Field their home. Before Heinz Stadium, the team played its home games at Three River Stadium, which was demolished. The new stadium seats 65,050 people and it is located in Pittsburgh’s North Shore neighborhood. 960 1280

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CenturyLink Field

CenturyLink Field

The Seattle Seahawks play their home games at CenturyLink Field, just south of downtown Seattle. The $360-million facility includes a roof that protects about 70 percent of the 72,000 seats available in stadium. Owners claim that the stadium has the largest executive suites in professional sports. You make the call! 960 1280

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O.co Coliseum

O.co Coliseum

O.co Coliseum a.k.a. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is a multi-purpose stadium, located in Oakland, California. In 1995, a $120 million renovation project created 22,000 new seats, 90 luxury suites, two private clubs and twp state-of-the art scoreboards. The Coliseum is the full-time home to the Oakland Raiders and Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics. Seating capacity is 63,132 for a football game and 35,067 for baseball game. 960 1280

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Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field -- once called New City Stadium -- was renamed in 1965 in memory of the Green Bay Packers’ founder Curly Lambeau, who was also a former coach and player. The Stadium, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, seats more than 73,000 cheeseheads. 960 1280

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Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium, home to the Kansas City Chiefs, seats over 76,000 fans. When comparing stadium seating capacity, it’s the sixth largest NFL stadium. The Stadium, located in Kansas City, Missouri, also provides fans with a climate-controlled tailgate party with all-you-can-eat catering, ice-cold drinks and pre-game television coverage -- of course, all for a price. 960 1280

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Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

In Denver, Colorado, visit Sports Authority Field at Mile High to see the Broncos play their home games. The Stadium’s “south stands” is known among the locals as the loudest section in the stadium. And if you’re nearby for a football game, be sure to check out the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum, located at Gate 1 on the west side of the stadium. 960 1280

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Soldier Field

Soldier Field

Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears, has a seating capacity of 61,500, making it the smallest stadium in NFL. Designed in 1919 and completed in the 1920s, the Field serves as a memorial to Americans soldiers who died in past wars. The stadium also features many memorials dedicated to previous Bears heroes, including former coach Mike Ditka. 960 1280

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Monument Park, Bronx, N.Y.

Monument Park, Bronx, N.Y.

Throughout history, some of the game's greatest players have worn the famous pinstripes of the New York Yankees. From Babe Ruth to Yogi Berra, the greatest Bronx Bombers are enshrined just beyond the center field fences at the new Yankee Stadium. 960 1280

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Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, is where the legends of the game are enshrined and a must-visit for any baseball fan. Inside the museum, visitors can view items such as the earliest known baseball jersey, Babe Ruth's 60th home run bat and the ball Cy Young used during his 500th win. A special time to visit is during the annual induction ceremony where players who have been voted in are honored for their achievements. 960 1280

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Doubleday Field, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Doubleday Field, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Opened on September 6, 1920, Doubleday Field is just a short walk from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Named after Abner Doubleday, a man thought to have been the inventor of the game, Doubleday Field was once a cow pasture until it was converted into a ballpark in his honor. For a number of years, the field served as the location of the Hall of Fame Game, which was an exhibition between two major league teams, but that ended in 2008. Today, visitors can schedule the field for their own games or simply walk the grounds and take in the history. 960 1280

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

In the early 20th century, African-Americans were banned from playing professional baseball with whites, so they created their own teams and leagues across the country instead. The leagues, which operated from the 1920s to the early 1960s, featured many star players who are household names today, including Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, highlights the rich history of African-American baseball with interactive exhibits and hundreds of photographs from the era. 960 1280

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Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Louisville, Kentucky

You can't miss the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in Kentucky, just look for the World's Biggest Bat leaning against the side of a building. Once inside, guests can go on a tour of the factory and see how the bats are crafted and view historic game-used bats from Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth and others. 960 1280

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Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

As the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball (opened in 1912), Fenway Park is a must-visit for any baseball fan even if you're not a fan of the hometown Boston Red Sox. The park is packed with history and charm that newer ballparks just can't compete with. Whether its the Big Green Monster in left field, Pesky's Pole in right or the rendition of "Sweet Caroline" played during the eighth inning, Fenway Park is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed. 960 1280

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Field of Dreams, Dyersville, Iowa

Field of Dreams, Dyersville, Iowa

If you've ever wondered if you can visit the actual field from the film "Field of Dreams" the answer is "yes." In Dyersville, Iowa, baseball fans can play catch on the field Ray Kinsella built after hearing a voice whisper, "If you build it, he will come." The farmhouse, corn in center field and stands where the Kinsella family watched Shoeless Joe Jackson and others play ball remain as they did in the movie. 960 1280

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Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Greenville, S.C.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Greenville, S.C.

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson was one of the greatest players to ever put on a baseball uniform but he's also one of the game's most infamous due to a lifetime ban stemming from his alleged involvement in fixing the 1919 World Series. In 2006, his home in Greenville, South Carolina, was moved to 356 Field Street, in honor of his lifetime batting average, and opened as the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. 960 1280

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Bobblehead Museum, Miami, Florida

Bobblehead Museum, Miami, Florida

Bobbleheads and baseball have been synonymous with each other since the 1960s. At the new Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, fans can view up to 700 collectibles at the Bobblehead Museum. Featuring players, mascots and broadcasters from every MLB team, this display continuously moves to keep heads bobbling all game long. 960 1280

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Babe Ruth's Gravesite, Hawthorne, N.Y.

Babe Ruth's Gravesite, Hawthorne, N.Y.

Babe Ruth is arguably the greatest baseball player to ever play the game and perhaps its most famous as well. "The Sultan of Swat" as he was known, hit 714 home runs during his career (third all-time) and was one of the first five inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After his death in 1948, Ruth was buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York, and fans continue to leave flowers and baseball memorabilia on his grave. 960 1280

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Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Howard J. Lamade Stadium is where baseball returns to its roots. Every summer, teams from across the world ascend on Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to take part in the Little League World Series. The stadium was built in 1959 and holds 40,000 people with many sitting on the hill beyond the center-field wall. 960 1280

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Jackie Robinson Ballpark

Jackie Robinson Ballpark

The story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier begins in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1946. Robinson played for the Montreal Royals, the top minor league team of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the two played an exhibition at City Island Ballpark. The game was the first in which an African American played with whites in an organized game of professional baseball since the late 19th century. The city renamed the park Jackie Robinson Ballpark in 1990 and created a museum for the baseball icon within its gates. 960 1280

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Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Built in 1910, Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama, is recognized as the oldest professional ballpark still in use today. The park was modeled after Forbes Field in Pittsburgh and was home to the Birmingham Coal Barons and the Black Barons of the Negro Leagues. In 1987, the Barons left Rickwood to play their home games elsewhere but since 1996, the team returns for the annual Rickwood Classic. 960 1280

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Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

When it comes to ballparks, there are few as iconic as Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. With its famous ivy-covered walls and retro scoreboard, the "Friendly Confines" as it's known, was built in 1914, making it the second oldest park in the majors. The home of the Chicago Cubs has played host to many historic moments like Babe Ruth's "called shot" and Pete Rose's 4,191 hit. In 2016, the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians to win their first World Series since 1908. 960 1280

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Estadio Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba

Estadio Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba

Baseball may be America's pastime, but the passion for the game is just as strong in Cuba. The island nation has produced several star players currently in Major League Baseball and with travel restriction recently lifted, American's can now experience the atmosphere of Cuban baseball. The Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana recently hosted an exhibition game featuring the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team with President Obama watching from the stands. 960 1280

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