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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, NJ. The Stadium seats 82,500 fans and it will host Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014. 960 1280

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Superdome

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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Cowboys Stadium

Cowboys Stadium

Welcome to Cowboys Stadium! The Stadium, located in Arlington, TX, has a retractable roof and is home to the well-renown Dallas Cowboys. With its 80,000-seating capacity, Cowboys Stadium is ranked the 3rd largest stadium in the NFL. 960 1280

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Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium

Head to the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA -- just 33 miles from downtown Boston -- to see the New England Patriots play their home games. The 1.9 million-square foot stadium has 68,756 seats, including 6,000 club seats and 2,000 suite seats. 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, Cleveland Browns Stadium, also known as "The Dawg Pound," is the only stadium in the NFL that has yet to host a playoff game. With new owner Jimmy Haslam at the helm, talented stars like Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson 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% 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 aka Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is a multi-purpose stadium, located in Oakland, CA. In 1995, a $120 million renovation project created 22,000 new seats, 90 luxury suites, 2 private clubs and 2 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, WI, 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 79,101 fans. When comparing stadium seating capacity, it’s the 4th largest NFL stadium behind Cowboys Stadium, MetLife Stadium and FedEx Field. The Stadium, located in Kansas City, MO, 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, CO, 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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Thomas Morgenstern of Austria takes 2nd place during the FIS Grand Prix Tournament on August 13, 2010 in Courchevel, France. 960 1280

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Maria Riesch of Germany during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on October 23, 2010 in Soelden, Austria. 960 1280

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Tanja Poutianen of Finland takes 3rd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on November 13, 2010 in Levi, Finland. 960 1280

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Scenic view of the ski runs in Beaver Creek, Colorado, where World Cup skiers competed in December. 960 1280

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Maria Riesch of Germany takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on December 4, 2010 in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. 960 1280

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Bode Miller of the USA during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill on December 18, 2010 in Val Gardena, Italy. 960 1280

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Cyprien Richard of France takes 2nd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Giant Slalom on December 19, 2010 in Alta Badia, Italy. 960 1280

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Noel Baxter of Great Britain competes in the Mens Slalom during the FIS World Cup on December 22, 2004 in Flachau, Austria. 960 1280

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Guillermo Fayed of France during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill on December 29, 2009 in Bormio, Italy. 960 1280

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Marlies Schild of Austria takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on December 29, 2010 in Semmering, Austria. 960 1280

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Kranjska Gora, Slovenia is a winter sports town situated in the Julian Alps that annually hosts World Cup slalom events. 960 1280

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Lindsey Vonn of the USA during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's and Women's Parallel Slalom on January 2, 2011 in Munich, Germany. 960 1280

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Manuela Moelgg of Italy takes 3rd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on January 4, 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia. 960 1280

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Cyprien Richard of France takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Giant Slalom on January 05, 2011 in Adelboden, Switzerland. 960 1280

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Klaus Kroell of Austria takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill on January 15, 2011 in Wengen, Switzerland. 960 1280

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Lindsey Vonn of USA takes 1st place during the Alpine FIS Ski World Cup. Women's Super Combined on January 17, 2009 in Altenmarkt Zauchensee, Austria. 960 1280

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Marie Marchand-Arvier of France in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on January 22, 2011 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. 960 1280

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Jean Baptiste Grange of France during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Slalom on January 23, 2011 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. 960 1280

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Manfred Moelgg of Italy during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Slalom on January 25, 2011 in Schladming, Austria. 960 1280

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Adrien Theaux of France in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill Training on January 27, 2011 in Chamonix, France. 960 1280

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Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on February 6, 2011 in Arber-Zwiesel, Germany. 960 1280

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Igor Laikert of Bosnia Herzegovina competes during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Men's SuperG on February 9, 2011 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. 960 1280

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Are, Sweden is home to one of the leading Scandinavian ski resorts known for Downhill skiing, one of the women's competitions in late February. 960 1280

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Beautiful mountaintops near Bansko, Bulgaria, a competition site in late February. 960 1280

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Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway takes 3rd place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Super G on March 7, 2010 in Kvitfjell, Norway. 960 1280

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The women compete in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, at the end of March, where Julia Mancuso is shown here. 960 1280

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Lenzerheide is a mountain skiing resort in Switzerland where the men's competition will finish in March. 960 1280

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Olympic Stadium & The Orbit

Olympic Stadium & The Orbit

Olympic Stadium is the centerpiece of the 2012 London Olympic Games. It will be home to many sporting events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Looking for a great view of Olympic Park? Take an elevator to the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture for a spectacular panoramic view. 960 1280

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Inside Olympic Stadium

Inside Olympic Stadium

Here’s an inside peek at the track inside Olympic Stadium, where US track and field athletes -- like Allyson Felix and LoLo Jones -- will keep spectators on the edge of their seats as they race to the finish line. 960 1280

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Olympic Park

Olympic Park

In East London, Olympic Park is home to 8 venues, including Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Velodrome. Pick up souvenirs at the London 2012 Megastore at World square; eat fish and chips on Britannia Row; or listen to live music at the Bandstand on River Lawns inside the Street Market. The city has gone all out to make the Park a multi-purpose entertainment venue. 960 1280

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Olympic Village

Olympic Village

Located in London’s Olympic Park, the Olympic Village will be the site where athletes from around the world will unwind and take a break from tense competitions during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Village has residential apartments for approximately 17,000 athletes and officials, along with shops, restaurants, medical facilities, media and large areas to stay fit and train with fellow athletes. 960 1280

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Handball Arena

Handball Arena

The Handball Arena’s design is simple, efficient and flexible. This venue, built with a sustainably-sourced copper roof, seats almost 7,000 fans. After the Summer Games, the arena will become a new multi-sports facility for community sports, including basketball, handball, badminton and boxing. A health and fitness club with changing facilities and a café for local community use are planned. 960 1280

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Velodrome

Velodrome

You may not know it, but the Velodrome is one of the most sustainable venues of the London 2012 Games. It will host indoor cycling, and just outside the building, a new outdoor BMX track was built specifically for the Games. 960 1280

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Basketball Venue

Basketball Venue

According to Olympic officials, the Basketball Arena (pictured) will be most heavily used venues within Olympic Park, with competition events taking place almost every day. It’s also one of the largest temporary venues ever built for the Olympic Games. 960 1280

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Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley White Water Centre

The Lee Valley White Water Centre was opened to the public last year, and it was the only venue the public was able to enjoy can use prior to the Olympic Games. Lee Valley will host the Canoe Slalom competition for 5 days and includes 4 separate events. 960 1280

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Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium, the biggest of the 6 stadiums hosting the London Olympics, will be used to hold the soccer tournament during the Games. The stadium seats over 90,000 people, and it’s the second largest stadium in Europe. 960 1280

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Riverbank Arena

Riverbank Arena

The Riverbank Arena is the hot spot if you’re a field hockey fan. This venue has 2 pitches, one with seats for spectators and one area that will be used for athletes to warm-up before a game. This is the first Olympic Games where the hockey pitches aren’t green. Pink is used for the area surrounding the pitch and blue for the field of play -- making it easy to spot the yellow ball. 960 1280

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Aquatics Centre

Aquatics Centre

The Aquatics Centre is where everyone will be watching the matchup between swimming rivals Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. This venue, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid, is one of the permanent venues specifically constructed for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. 960 1280

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Wimbledon

Wimbledon

Some of the biggest tennis players in the world will play on the grass-courts in Wimbledon for the Summer Games. Home to the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon is a perfect venue to host one of the biggest tennis tournaments the UK has ever seen. As the only remaining grass-court tennis venue, it will host the venue for the 2012 Olympic Tennis matches. 960 1280

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Royal Artillery Barracks

Royal Artillery Barracks

This temporary venue at The Royal Artillery Barracks has 3 temporary indoor ranges for Pistol and Rifle Shooting. Outdoor shot gun ranges were also built for Trap and Skeet events. The innovatively designed venue has brightly colored opens to provide natural ventilation and light. 960 1280

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