Oracle Arena (Oakland, California)

Construction Cost: $121 Million (renovation cost in 1996-1997) Oracle Arena is the oldest stadium in the NBA, first opening in 1966. It’s also referred to as “Roracle,” because it is one of the loudest arenas in all of basketball. It certainly lived up to the hype in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, when…

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AT&T Park (San Francisco, California)

Construction Cost: $357 Million Home of the San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park was simply breathtaking. It was my first time visiting San Francisco, and the entire city was gorgeous. Before heading inside, I walked along the outskirts of the stadium to check out the famous McCovey Cove. Wow. I literally didn’t even need to go inside the…

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TD Garden (Boston, Mass.)

Construction Cost: $160 Million Celtics/Bulls Game 5 was absolutely electric. It was so loud in there from the jump, and the place was just waiting to explode every chance they got. I was in Loge 7, which is pretty close to the basket. The view isn’t ideal considering the basket was right there, but I wanted…

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American Airlines Arena (Miami, FL)

Construction Cost: $213 Million I was really taken back by the home of the Miami Heat. I went to a Miami Heat/New Orleans Pelicans game, and I was first taken back by the arena itself. Obviously, pretty much everything in Miami is beautiful to the eye — it’s tough not to enjoy any experience in the…

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U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Construction cost: $1.129 billion The newest NFL stadium in the league, the home of the Vikings has already built a reputation as the loudest stadium in all of football. It’s fixed-roof gives it a really cool feel, and the atmosphere is one I’ll remember forever. But what particularly stood out was the walk to the…

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