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Ford Field Seating Chart, Detroit Lions. 

Ford Field is a very intimate NFL stadium and is completely enclosed and climate-controlled. Although the Detroit Lions haven’t enjoyed a ton of success while playing at Ford Field, the venue provides an excellent atmosphere for professional football; especially on Thanksgiving Day. Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the Ford Field seating chart to help football fans decide where to sit before purchasing their Detroit Lions tickets.

Interior photo of an empty Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

After more than 30,000 seats were removed from the upper level of Arrowhead Stadium, Jackson County has announced a proposal that would allow Kansas City Chiefs fans to purchase the old stadium seats. The county is currently considering forming a partnership with S&S Seating Inc. of Indiana and Schneider Industries Inc. of St. Louis to oversee the removal and seat restoration process. The two companies have overseen similar processes at former sports stadiums including Candlestick Park (San Francisco Giants), the old Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals), and Tiger Stadium (Detroit Tigers).

Gillette Stadium Seating Chart, New England Patriots. 

Despite still being a relatively young stadium, Gillette Stadium has quickly become one of the most iconic stadiums in the National Football League. Since debuting at Gillette Stadium in 2002, the New England Patriots have won five Super Bowls (2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, and 2018). The construction of the adjacent mixed-use development ‘Patriot Place’ has only added to the exciting game day experience at Gillette Stadium. Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the Gillette Stadium seating chart to help fans decide where to sit before purchasing their New England Patriots tickets.

Bridgestone Arena Seating Chart, Nashville Predators. 

Bridgestone Arena is home to the Nashville Predators and is widely known as one of the most electric arenas in the National Hockey League. Hockey hasn’t fared too well in many southern cities including Atlanta, Phoenix, and Raleigh. However, Nashville, Tennessee is a hockey town; make no mistake about it. Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the Bridgestone Arena seating chart to help fans decide where to sit before purchasing their Nashville Predators tickets.

Little Caesars Arena Seating Chart, Detroit Red Wings. 

For the first time in Detroit sports history, all four of the city’s professional teams play within a three-block radius of each other. Little Caesars Arena is one of five professional sports arenas that is home to both an NBA team (Detroit Pistons) and an NHL team (Detroit Red Wings). Before the construction of Little Caesars Arena, the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons previously played in separate arenas for many years; Joe Louis Arena and The Palace of Auburn Hills. Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the Little Caesars Arena seating chart to help fans decide where to sit before purchasing their Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons tickets.

Photo of the skyline in downtown Montreal, Quebec.

The Tampa Bay Rays organization announced last week that they are considering playing part of their regular season home games in Montreal, Quebec. Montreal been home to professional baseball since the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington D.C. in 2005 and became the Washington Nationals. However, a group of investors are attempting to bring professional baseball back to Montreal. The group is led by Stephen Bronfman, son of Charles Bronfman, former owner of the Montreal Expos. Securing the Tampa Bay Rays for part of the season would all but guarantee the club’s eventual departure from St. Petersburg, Florida.

Capital One Arena Seating Chart, home of the Washington Capitals.

Capital One Arena, formerly named the Verizon Center as well as the MCI Center, is one of the busiest arenas in North America. The venue is also one of eleven North American arenas that is home to both an NBA team (Washington Wizards) and an NHL team (Washington Capitals). Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the Capital One Arena seating chart to help fans decide where to sit before purchasing their Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals tickets.

American Airlines Center seating chart, Dallas Mavericks.

The American Airlines Center rarely gets the attention from the professional sports world that it truly deserves. The venue is an architectural wonder. It is also one of eleven arenas that is home to both an NHL team (Dallas Stars) and an NBA team (Dallas Mavericks) who have very passionate fan bases. Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the American Airlines Center seating chart to help fans decide where to sit before purchasing their Dallas Mavericks or Dallas Stars tickets.

Madison Square Garden Seating Chart, New York Rangers. 

Madison Square Garden is one of the most iconic arenas in not just the United States but in all of professional sports. "The Garden" is also one of eleven arenas that is home to both an NHL team (New York Rangers) and an NBA team (New York Knicks), and is one of the busiest arenas in North America. Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the Madison Square Garden seating chart to help other fans decide where to sit before purchasing their tickets for New York Rangers and New York Knicks tickets.

Scotiabank Arena Seating Chart, Toronto Maple Leafs.  

Scotiabank Arena, formerly the Air Canada Centre, has been home to the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors since the venue first opened back in 1999. The venue is one of eleven professional sports arenas that is home to both an NHL and an NBA team. Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the Scotiabank Arena seating chart to help fans decide where to sit before purchasing their Maple Leafs and Raptors tickets.

Photo of T-Mobile Park from the outfield during a Seattle Mariners game. 

A name change isn't the only change coming to T-Mobile Park during the 2019 Major League Baseball season. The Seattle Mariners are testing cashless transactions at a dozen food and beverage points of sale inside the stadium. Fans will also no longer be able to print their tickets at home using the popular PDF format. Instead, baseball fans will be asked to download the MLB Ballpark App and utilize the popular mobile ticketing option that nearly half of Major League Baseball stadiums have already implemented. Suite holders and their guests will still be issued printed tickets when entering T-Mobile Park.

Photo of the construction at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. 

The Texas Rangers will debut at Globe Life Field on Monday, March 23, 2020 for a Spring Training exhibition game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. The 2020 Major League Baseball schedule has yet to be released so the new stadium’s official opening game will come a week or two later. The Texas Rangers are expected to open the 2020 Major League Baseball season on the road to give the organization an opportunity to correct any of the new stadium’s shortcomings following the exhibition game. The exhibition game could be considered as a soft opening.

Photo of SunTrust Park from the outfield. Home of the Atlanta Braves.

According to an article by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the Atlanta Braves are expected to host the 2021 MLB All-Star Game at SunTrust Park. Atlanta Braves CEO Derek Schiller says he expects Rob Manfred to make the official announcement very soon. Rob Manfred went on record last year and stated that the Atlanta Braves were a strong contender to host the 2021 Midsummer Classic.

 

TD Garden Seating Chart, Boston Celtics. 

As the replacement of the old Boston Garden, one of the most historic arenas in the history of professional sports, the TD Banknorth Garden had big shoes to fill. The venue is one of eleven professional sports arenas that is home to both an NBA team (Boston Celtics) and an NHL team (Boston Bruins). Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the TD Garden seating chart so that fans will have a better idea about which tickets to purchase for Bruins and Celtics games.

Photo of a San Francisco Giants game at Oracle Park from seats behind home plate.

What goes up must eventually come down. Oracle Park, formerly AT&T Park, would frequently draw some of the best attendance numbers in Major League Baseball since opening in 2000. Between 2010 and 2017, the San Francisco Giants boasted a seven-year sellout streak amid three World Series crowns in 2010, 2012, and 2014. The San Francisco Giants are now averaging just over 32,000 fans per game after averaging nearly 40,000 per game during the same time span in 2018. Major League Baseball as a whole, are also seeing a decline in overall attendance.

Exterior photo of Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators.

The Nashville Predators and Nashville’s Metro government have signed a new lease agreement that will keep the Predators at Bridgestone Arena through the 2049 NHL season. The signing of the new lease will eliminate the operating subsidy from the local government’s general fund. The current lease between the two was signed in 2012 and was set to expire in 2028. The lease extension is expected to be approved by the Nashville Sports Authority in the coming weeks.

Photo of Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.

Earlier this week, the city of Long Beach turned over a 556-page analysis of records in an attempt to prove they’re a worthy home for the Los Angeles Angels. The Los Angeles Angels currently play at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Orange County but have chosen to opt out of their lease there. The proposed stadium would be constructed on the current site of Long Beach Arena as well as a nearby lot called the “Elephant Lot”. Long Beach Arena was the former home arena of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings.

Photo of an Oakland Athletics vs. Cincinnati Reds game at Oakland Coliseum.

The Oakland Athletics have called Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum home since 1968. The stadium will change its name for the fifth time from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to RingCentral Coliseum thanks to a naming rights agreement between the Coliseum Authority and RingCentral, a communications network for corporations. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum was previously known as Network Associates Coliseum, McAfee Coliseum, Overstock.com Coliseum, and O.co Coliseum.

Photo of a Minnesota Wild game from the upper level of the Xcel Energy Center.

The Minnesota Wild have signed a lease extension with the Xcel Energy Center and will play at the St. Paul arena through the 2035 NHL season. The news was announced at a media event held at the Xcel Energy Center; St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold were both featured speakers. The team’s previous lease agreement with the Xcel Energy Center was set to expire in 2025.

Photo of the 1869 Red Stockings Pavilion at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Its been 150 years since America’s first professional baseball team began play in Cincinnati, Ohio; the Cincinnati Red Stockings. In honor of the 150th anniversary, the Cincinnati Reds dedicated an area near Great American Ball Park last weekend that will be called the “1869 Red Stockings Pavilion”. The pavilion will be located just outside of the Cincinnati Reds Hall-of-Fame which sits along Joe Nuxhall Way.

Exterior photo of Lincoln Financial Field. Home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Financial services giant Lincoln Financial Group and the Philadelphia Eagles have extended their naming rights agreement for Lincoln Financial Field. The new agreement has been extended through the 2032 NFL season and is worth a reported $170 million or roughly $12.1 million per season. The extension was announced during a ceremony earlier this week that was held on the playing field at Lincoln Financial Field.