Epic Stadium Tours for Your Bucket List

Epic Stadium Tours for Your Bucket List
The sun setting behind the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum entrance in Los Angeles, USA on February, 16th, 2013. (Photo by: jjwithers/iStockPhoto)

Do your friends and family lovingly refer to you as a diehard sports fan? Do you find yourself daydreaming about the smell of hotdogs, the taste of soda pop, and the deafening boom of a cheering crowd? Then drop what you’re doing and check out these 10 stadium tours that will not only satisfy your craving, but will also enrich your sense of history and wonder for the sports that you hold oh so dearly.

1. Los Angeles Coliseum Historic Tours

Originally built as a WWI Memorial in 1921, and now the largest venue in college football’s Pac-12, the L.A. Coliseum is a massive, yet beautiful structure that welcomes the USC Trojans every fall. The size and the allure is so compelling that it has even brought attention from the The Special Olympic World Games, who had a beautiful and inspiring Opening Ceremony featuring lively performances by Stevie Wonder, J Balvin and Becky G along with inspiring speeches from football player Jamaal Charles and the First Lady Michelle Obama.

2. L.A. Angels Stadium Tour

Having opened in 1966, the Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA is the fourth oldest MLB stadium in the country, witnessing countless historical baseball moments and even once provided a home to the NFL’s L.A. Rams before they relocated to St. Louis. The Big A as it is lovingly called is rife with enough nostalgia to please any sports fan.

3. University of Phoenix Stadium Tour

It’s pretty cool when a stadium can have moving parts that offer numerous ways of experiencing sports and concerts. The University of Phoenix Stadium is the first to incorporate a retractable natural grass playing field, allowing it to even move outside the stadium when the weather proves to be worthy. Whoa!

4. New York Yankees Stadium Tour

Whether it’s the MLB or the MLS that attracts you each season, the beautiful—and quite new—Yankee Stadium claims the rich and lengthy sports history that has become a major cultural heartbeat for New York City.

5. MetLife Stadium VIP Tour

Built in 2010, the MetLife Stadium acts as the home turf for two NFL teams, and the only stadium to be such, in New Jersey, becoming a mecca for Giants and Jets fanatics to come together and worship the glory that has taken place within its holy walls.

6. Safeco Field Stadium Tour – Mariners

Not only does the Safeco Field boast a retractable roof—a necessary feature for the notoriously unpredictable Seattle weather—but it has also become outfitted with ultra modern technologies that allow fans to access features of the game via their Nintendo DS devices. Cool!

7. Minute Maid Park Stadium Tour – Houston Astros

Texas lays claim to some of the most ardent sport fans the country has to offer, and the Minute Maid Park gets to house thousands of them during Astros season. The stadium echoes much of the history of not only the sport, but the city itself, incorporating the memory of the Union Train Station that the site is built next to.

8. Turner Field Stadium Tour – Atlanta Braves

Atlanta’s Turner Field has gone through many stages of evolution; first it was the main stage for the ’96 Olympics; then it became the home of the much-adored Braves; and now, it is soon to be (controversially) abandoned for a stadium in the suburbs. But don’t worry, this is a stadium who will never lose its rich athletic history.

From the Stadium tour of Turner Field the home of the Atlanta Braves .

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9. AT&T Stadium Tour

Home to one of the most profitable sports teams in the world, the Dallas Cowboys, this stadium located in Arlington Texas has witnessed some of football’s most intense moments. The AT&T Stadium Tour is a perfect way to revisit all those nail-bitingly glorious games that have grown to define the stadium’s presence.

10. Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia Eagles

The Lincoln Financial Field located in South Philly houses a notoriously rowdy crowd when the Philadelphia Eagles are back in season. And now fans can get even more rowdy with excitement, because the stadium is currently undergoing renovations that ought to make your football experience even more awesome.