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Category: Stadiums and Arenas

Dyed in the Wool: Turf Permanence in the NFL

Think you know a lot about artificial grass? Let Jared Pike take you on a tour…

A Look at Commemorative Home Run Seats at MLB Ballparks

MLB has a rich history of marking the landing spots of significant dingers. Here’s a good rundown of them.

A Treasure Trove of Awesome Colt .45s Photos

Click to enlarge A few weeks ago, I ran a 1960s photo showing Houston Colt .45s infielder Mike White receiving a flu shot while in uniform (and also while holding …

A Shea Stadium Usher’s 15 Minutes of Fame

Good morning, and happy February! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and healthy (and, in one inhabitant’s case, insufferably cute). Hope things are …

Talking Uniforms with 95-Year-Old Designer Elaine Goldsmith

For all photos, click to enlarge Today we have something very special. Give me a minute to set it up and provide some context. So: Three years ago, I ran …

As Jags Go Mono-Teal, Let’s Walk Around Their Stadium

Embed from Getty Images Uniform history was made during last night’s Dolphins/Jaguars game in Jacksonville, as the Jags went mono-teal for the first time ever. This might have looked okay, …

Should Games in Empty Stadiums Have Fake Crowd Noise?

Ten days ago I did a Q&A post about what the uni-verse might be like when North American team sports return to action. It included this passage: Since fans won’t …

Uni Watch Classics: How 9/11 Gave MLB ‘God Bless America’

Good morning! Things continue to be more or less fine here at Uni Watch HQ. I hope the same is true for you and those close to you. Yesterday I …

What Would It Be Like to Watch a Game Without a Crowd?

Click to enlarge As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, there are increasing signs that sporting events taking place in empty arenas and stadiums — something …

Uni Watch Makes the Scene with MLB Radio Guys

Click to enlarge It was a hot time at the old ballyard last night, as I hand-delivered Uni Watch membership cards to (from left) Mets radio broadcaster Wayne Randazzo, Padres …

David Resnik Returns With ‘Stadiums For Ants’

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Readers may recall I featured architecture student/ballpark model builder David Resnik on Uni Watch about a year and a half ago, in which David was …

Exclusive: The Man Who Brought ‘God Bless America’ to MLB Ballparks

As most of you surely know by now, the Yankees and Flyers have both distanced themselves in recent days from Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America.” When I mentioned …

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken OK, maybe not quite stormy, but drizzly anyway. Since I didn’t have curling last night due to Presidents Week “break,” I was actually able to …

The End of Miller Time

News broke yesterday that the name of the Brewers’ stadium, which for the past two decades has been an ad for a brewery, will soon become an ad for an …

Some Naming Wrongs Are Wronger Than Others

Word came down last week that the Milwaukee Bucks’ new arena, set to open next month, will be named after an annoyingly spelled financial services company. That was disappointing, but …