Top 10 Worst Sports Stadiums, in Honor of ASU's "Tampon with Wings"
This week, Arizona State University unveiled artist renderings of an overhauled Sun Devil Stadium. The project, which will eliminate some 16,000 seats and install a canopy-type roof at the circa 1958 venue, was spearheaded by new ASU athletic director Steve Patterson. (If you remember, Patterson was instrumental in getting the Houston Texans their sweet Reliant Stadium digs.)
www.thesundevils.com The new Sun Devil Stadium: A tampon with wings?
Some folks are way into the soon-to-be reconstructed stadium. Others -- such as a commenter on an Arizona Republic article -- compared the proposed design to a "giant maxi pad with wings."
We're with you, buddy.
If this thing is realized, it will easily crack the top 10 list of worst sports stadiums in North America that features two Houston representatives.
10. Robertson Stadium, Houston
Thank goodness the eyesore known as "The Rob" is being replaced soon.
9. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Tradition doesn't mean jack when the sight lines are awful, the ticket prices are obscene and the hometown USC Trojans are tromping some half-rate Division I school like Syracuse.
8. Floyd Casey Stadium, Waco
Like UH, this circus of a space will be ditched for an on-campus venue that doesn't resemble a small Texas high-school football stadium.
7. Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The December 2010 collapse of the roof should be a warning for the new Sun Devil Stadium. (Of course it won't be from snow in the Phoenix area, but still.)