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BUSES & S P O R T S

If You Build It THEY WILL

COME

By Evan Grossman

New stadiums and ballparks have become attractions themselves, drawing visitors eager to see more than just the games played there
t all started in 1992. That’s when the game changed forever, when stadium architecture and the design of America’s ballparks and playing fields was reconceived with the completion of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md. The seismic waves of that innovative project, which put a baseball stadium in the middle of the city’s bustling downtown area—a short walk from Baltimore’s major tourist attractions— continue to be felt almost 20 years after Camden Yards first opened its gates to the public. The park remains one of baseball’s signature stadiums, inspired by ballparks of old. Its blueprint was also the launching pad of a new age of stadium design that continues today. Since the throwback, “retro-modern,” or “retro-classic” Camden Yards was

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When Target Field opened in 2010, attending Twins games shot to No. 1 on ESPN: the Magazine's poll of best fan experiences.
POPULOUS/MINNESOTA TWINS

built two decades ago, every Major League Baseball stadium built has attempted to capture a similar look and feel, reminiscent of the history of the game. Long gone are the multi-purpose, cookie-cutter cement and steel hunks that inspired stadium design through the 1970s and 1980s. Today’s stadiums are made of brick and decorated with glass and wrought iron sculptures. They are cathedrals that blend seamlessly with their local surroundings, borrow from regional resources, and take on a personality all their own. Today’s stadiums and ballparks harken back to the early part of the 20th century in that they are increasingly meant for only one sport to be played there, and they typically boast more to attract tourists than just the game itself. Since 1992, 20 Major League Base-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011

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Contents
Etched in Stone
Swim with the Fishes
11 Million Strong
Save the Date
What’s Old is New
Mitigated Disaster
For Love of the Games
Meeting of the Minds
ABA’s Marketplace
One of its Own
Debt Ceiling Deal
On Your Side
Filling the Void
Some Assembly Required
Just for Sport
If You Build It, They Will Come
Alabama
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Utah
Wyoming
Ontario
Québec
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Shopping
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - Meeting of the Minds
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Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011 - On Your Side
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