This story isn’t just about football though. Let’s look at probably the greatest stadium ever built: Circus Maximus. It was the first super stadium and rightfully so. Nearly a half mile long and almost 400 feet wide, Maximus held 150,000 people and could have reached a capacity of 250,000. It was built in Ancient Rome, which explains why it was built. Ancient Romans loved a good show as evidenced by the Colosseum, another great stadium. I think it’s fair to say that we have followed in Roman footsteps when it comes to building stadiums.
Football stadiums, check. Ancient Rome’s stadiums, check. What else is left? How about NASCAR? I'm not a NASCAR fan, but they sure know how to flock people in there. Who’s ever idea it was to have the motorhome parking in the infield for NASCAR stadiums was a genius. Those baseball stadiums. Some of them are the most b-e-a-utiful things I have ever seen. How about those futbol stadiums? The stadiums they construct just for the FIFA world cup, they are incredible. A stadium built for a single event lasting for only 4 ½ weeks? If that’s not stadium love, I don’t know what is.
Everything that goes along with these great stadiums just adds to the experience. I mean, the food, the noise, the announcers, they make the stadiums even better. By the way, one of those is #6, so check in tomorrow to see which one it is.