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Crisler Center, Ann Arbor

Crisler Center, Ann Arbor

The Crisler Center is where all of University of Michigan’s men’s and women’s basketball teams play their home games. Built in 1967, the arena seats 12,721 spectators and is named for Herbert O. "Fritz" Crisler, the head football coach at Michigan from 1938 to 1947. 960 1280

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KFC YUM! Center, Louisville

KFC YUM! Center, Louisville

The KFC YUM! Center, located on the Ohio River Waterfront, is where the University of Louisville’s men’s and women’s basketball teams play their home games. The $238 million multipurpose arena seats 22,500 fans. After paying more than $13 million, Louisville-based YUM! Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) received the naming rights for the arena. 960 1280

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The Rock, Ann Arbor

The Rock, Ann Arbor

Located at George Washington Park on Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street, the Rock was brought to the park in 1932 to commemorate US President George Washington’s 200th birthday. More than 30,000 years old, the Rock features daily graffiti from various visitors and groups to mark special celebrations, including a potential NCAA championship victory! 960 1280

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Churchill Downs, Louisville

Churchill Downs, Louisville

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Louisville is Churchill Downs, a hot destination for horseracing fans. The 2-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival culminates with “The Race for the Roses,” where lucky owner(s), a jockey and a 3-year-old thoroughbred will leave the track and arena as winners. 960 1280

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Ann Arbor Skyline

Ann Arbor Skyline

As Michigan’s 6th largest city, Ann Arbor’s simple skyline includes the Tower Plaza and the Burton Memorial Tower -- it’s this city landscape that draws the most attention from visitors. We recommend taking a stroll through the local parks or through the beautifully tree-lined areas along Huron River, a 130-mile-long river that runs through the city. 960 1280

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Louisville Skyline

Louisville Skyline

Downtown Louisville is the largest central business district in Kentucky. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville Glassworks, Louisville Slugger Field, Waterfront Park, Riverfront Plaza, KFC Yum! Center and Early Times Distillery are a few attractions travelers can visit in this neighborhood. 960 1280

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ale, Ann Arbor

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ale, Ann Arbor

Beer is a hot commodity in Ann Arbor. Locals and tourists can choose from a few local brews, including the Arbor Brewing Company, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, Blue Tractor and the nationally acclaimed Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales. Breweries in the nearby town of Ypsilanti also contribute to Ann Arbor's brew scene. 960 1280

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Hot Brown, Louisville

Hot Brown, Louisville

Hot brown is an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce and baked or broiled until the bread is crisp and the sauce begins to brown. A hotel chef, Fred Schmidt, introduced this alternative to ham and egg late-night suppers at Louisville’s Brown Hotel in 1926. 960 1280

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Zingerman's Deli, Ann Arbor

Zingerman's Deli, Ann Arbor

Pull up a chair and enjoy a meal at Zingerman’s Deli, a popular eatery in Ann Arbor and throughout the Detroit metropolitan area. Foodies -- who don’t mind standing in long lines for overstuffed, sometimes pricey but delicious sandwiches -- are in for a treat. Their corn beef sandwich, pastrami sandwich and mac and cheese are popular items on the menu. And don’t forget to try one of their desserts like the Hunka Burnin’ Love Chocolate Cake. 960 1280

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Lynn's Paradise Cafe, Louisville

Lynn's Paradise Cafe, Louisville

Welcome to Lynn’s Paradise Café. This restaurant serves American food with a Southern twist. The walnut-crusted chicken, fried-green tomato BLT, World Famous Bloody Mary and mint julep are several items on the menu worth trying if you stop in for a bite to eat. 960 1280

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The Ride, Ann Arbor

The Ride, Ann Arbor

More than 6 million people ride the public buses in Ann Arbor each year, according to the Ann Arbor Transit Authority. AATA has gone green with 27 hybrid electrical buses. The city has plans to increase the number of hybrid buses as the older buses are decommissioned. Travel green yourself as you make your way around Ann Arbor. 960 1280

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Transit Authority of River City, Louisville

Transit Authority of River City, Louisville

Green travel is starting to become the norm in Louisville. The Transit Authority of River City operates more than 240 public buses, including hybrid and all-electric buses, in Derby City and southern Indiana. TARC’s 17,700-square-foot maintenance and training building received Gold LEED Certification for its commitment to being eco-friendly. 960 1280

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The Brown Jug, Ann Arbor

The Brown Jug, Ann Arbor

Don’t have tickets to a Wolverines game? Join students and other locals at The Brown Jug restaurant, located on South University Avenue and Church Street. Part of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan’s history since 1936, The Brown Jug is the oldest college football trophy in the US. Every year, the Minnesota Gophers and Michigan Wolverines battle it out on the field to gain or maintain possession of the coveted award. 960 1280

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Bungalow Joe's Bar and Grill, Louisville

Bungalow Joe's Bar and Grill, Louisville

Flat iron steak, Triple Crown chicken and bourbon-glazed salmon are just a few tasty items on the menu at Bungalow Joe’s Bar and Grill. Touted as the “premier family sports bar” in Louisville, this bar is the perfect spot to grab a beer and watch the Cardinals play. 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, 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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