Other Sports Venues I’ve Visited

On his site, Joe Mock of baseballparks.com declares himself to be “multicultural” -- and shows a photo of himself and his family at a football game to prove it. Here, I outline the extent of my multiculturalism as it pertains to professional and college sporting events. (I only list a sport if I’ve seen it played professionally. I have not listed a few college sports of which I have attended one or two events, such as volleyball, lacrosse, or field hockey.)

I’ve also attended events at quite a few high school fields and gyms, particularly in Bergen County, N.J., where I live. I was the sports department for Leader Newspapers (Lyndhurst) from 1987-96.

Please note that in cases where a venue had a “real” name and then assumed a corporate name, I’ve listed the “real” name. I’m a traditionalist! Otherwise, the name of the venue when I attended the event is given. For colleges, the name of the school when I last attended an event there is given. The number in parentheses is the number of venues in the category at which I’ve seen an event.

City State Facility Name Home Team(s) Year(s)
NBA Basketball (3)
East Rutherford NJ Meadowlands Arena New Jersey Nets 1981-2010
Newark NJ Prudential Center New Jersey Nets 2010-2012
New York NY Madison Square Garden New York Knicks 1976
WNBA Basketball (1)
Newark NJ Prudential Center New York Liberty 2013
College Basketball (49)
Hamden CT TD Banknorth Sports Center Quinnipiac University 2008
New London CT Alumni Gym Mitchell College 1989
West Haven CT North Campus Gym University of New Haven 1993
Worcester MA Hart Recreation Center Collge of the Holy Cross 1979-1980
Worcester MA Worcester Centrum 1993
Keene NH Spaulding Gym Keene State University 1993
Bloomfield NJ Bloomfield College 1992-1995
Caldwell NJ Student Center Caldwell College 1992-1996
Caldwell NJ George Newman Athletic Center Caldwell University 2015-2017
East Rutherford NJ Meadowlands Arena Seton Hall University; NCAA tournament 1989-2014
Glassboro NJ Esbjornson Gym Rowan College 1995
Hackensack NJ George & Phyllis Rothman Center Fairleigh Dickinson University 1987-2016
Hoboken NJ Canavan Arena Stevens Institute of Technology 2017
Jersey City NJ Yanitelli Center Saint Peter’s University 1986-2017
Lawrence NJ Alumni Gym Rider University 1995
Little Falls NJ Student Recreation Center Montclair State University 2008-2009
Madison NJ Fairleigh Dickinson University 1988
Mahwah NJ Ramapo College 1990-1991
Montclair NJ Panzer Gym Montclair State University 1987-2017
Newark NJ Entwisle Gym New Jersey Institute of Technology 1987-2017
Newark NJ Golden Dome Gym Rutgers University 1987-1994
Newark NJ Prudential Center Seton Hall University; NCAA tournament 2007-2017
Piscataway NJ Louis Brown Athletic Center Rutgers University 1988-1997
Princeton NJ Jadwin Gym Princeton University 1991-1996
Rutherford NJ Joal & Joe Job Gym (Alumni Gym) Fairleigh Dickinson University; Felician College 1985-2011
South Orange NJ Archbishop Walsh Auditorium Seton Hall University 1987-2015
Union NJ D’Angola Gym Kean College 1990-1994
Union NJ Harwood Arena Kean University 2008-2012
Wayne NJ WPC Rec Center William Paterson College 1990-1993
West Long Branch NJ Boylan Gym Monmouth University 1988-1995
Albany NY Knickerbocker Arena MAAC tournament 1992
Bronx NY Draddy Gym Manhattan College 1995
Bronx NY W.R. Grace Center College of Mount St. Vincent 1995
Bronxville NY Meyer Athletic Center Concordia College 1988-1993
Brooklyn NY Paramount Theater Long Island University 1996-2001
Garden City NY Woodruff Hall Adelphi University 1992-1995
New Rochelle NY Mulcahy Center Iona College 1987-2004
New York NY Levien Gym Columbia University 1986-2016
New York NY Madison Square Garden ECAC tournament, NIT 1981-2000
New York NY Xavier HS Baruch College 1991
Orangetown NY Saint Thomas Aquinas College 1992
Orangetown NY Hennessy Center Dominican College 1994
Orangetown NY Tappan Zee HS Dominican College 1991
South Nyack NY Nyack College 1994
Staten Island NY Sutter Gym Wagner College 1989
Philadelphia PA Daskalakis Athletic Center Drexel University 2013
Philadelphia PA The Palestra University of Pennsylvania 1996-1998
Fairfax VA Patriot Center George Mason University 1994
Harrisonburg VA JMU Convocation Center James Madison University 1994
NHL Hockey (15)
Hartford CT Hartford Civic Center Hartford Whalers 1996
Washington DC MCI Center Washington Capitals 1998
Landover MD Capital Centre Arena Washington Capitals 1996
Boston MA Fleet Center Boston Bruins 1997-2001
East Rutherford NJ Meadowlands Arena New Jersey Devils 1990-2004
Newark NJ Prudential Center New Jersey Devils 2010-2015
Brooklyn NY Barclays Center New York Islanders 2015
Buffalo NY Marine Midland Arena Buffalo Sabres 1997
Hempstead NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders 1996-2003
New York NY Madison Square Garden New York Rangers 1994
Philadelphia PA CoreStates Center Philadelphia Flyers 1998
Pittsburgh PA Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh Penguins 1996
Kanata ON Palladium Ottawa Senators 1998
Toronto ON Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto Maple Leafs 1997
Montréal PQ Centre Molson Montréal Canadiens 1997
AHL Hockey (22)
Bridgeport CT Arena at Harbor Yard Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2014
Hartford CT Hartford Civic Center Hartford Wolf Pack 1997-2001
New Haven CT New Haven Coliseum Beast of New Haven 1997-1999
Portland ME Cumberland Co. Civic Center Portland Pirates 1999
Lowell MA Tsongas Arena Lowell Lock Monsters 1999
Springfield MA Springfield Civic Center Springfield Falcons 1996-2012
Worcester MA Worcester Centrum Worcester IceCats 1997-1998
Manchester NH Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester Monarchs 2001
Albany NY Knickerbocker Arena Albany River Rats / Devils 1996-2015
Binghamton NY Broome Co. Veterans Arena Binghamton Rangers 1997
Glens Falls NY Glens Falls Civic Center Adirondack Red Wings 1997-1998
Rochester NY Arena at the War Memorial Rochester Americans 1997
Syracuse NY Onondaga Co. War Memorial Arena Syracuse Crunch 1997-1999
Utica NY Utica Memorial Auditorium Utica Comets 2016
Derry Twp PA Hersheypark Arena Hershey Bears 1997-1998
Derry Twp PA Giant Center Hershey Bears 2015
Philadelphia PA Spectrum Philadelphia Phantoms 1998-2001
Providence RI Providence Civic Center Providence Bruins 1997-2000
Norfolk VA Scope Norfolk Admirals 2001
Fredericton NB Aitken University Centre Fredericton Canadiens 1999
Saint John NB Harbour Station Saint John Maple Leafs 1999
Hamilton ON Copps Coliseum Hamilton Bulldogs 1998
ECHL Hockey (6)
Atlantic City NJ Convention Hall Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies 2001
Trenton NJ Mercer Co. Arena Trenton Titans 2001
Reading PA Sovereign Bank Arena Reading Royals 2011
Richmond VA Richmond Coliseum Richmond Renegades 1998
Roanoke VA Roanoke Civic Center Roanoke Express 2002
Huntington WV Huntington Civic Arena Huntington Blizzard 1996
EPHL Hockey (1)
West Orange NJ South Mountain Arena Jersey Rockhoppers 2009
College Hockey (Men's Varsity) (2)
Middletown CT Wesleyan University 1979
Worcester MA Hart Center College of the Holy Cross 1979-1980
College Hockey (Women's Varsity) (1)
Shelton CT SportsCenter Connecticut Sacred Heart University 2015
College Hockey (Club) (1)
South Brunswick NJ ProSkate Rutgers University 2014
European Hockey (1)
Zürich, Switzerland Hallenstadion Zürcher Schlittschuh Club Lions 1999
Roller Hockey (1)
East Rutherford NJ Meadowlands Arena New Jersey Rockin Rollers 1994
NFL Football (1)
East Rutherford NJ Giants Stadium New York Giants 1983-1988
XFL Football (1)
East Rutherford NJ Giants Stadium New York / New Jersey Hitmen 2001
College Football (13)
New Britain CT Arute Field Central Connecticut State University 1989
Worcester MA Fitton Field College of the Holy Cross 1979
East Rutherford NJ Giants Stadium Rutgers University; NYUL Classic 1992-2009
East Rutherford NJ New Meadowlands Stadium NYUL Classic 2010-2014
Lyndhurst NJ Breslin Stadium Saint Peter’s College 1985-1987
Montclair NJ Sprague Field Montclair State University 1981-2016
Piscataway NJ Rutgers Stadium Rutgers University 1996
Union NJ Alumni Stadium Kean University 2011
Wayne NJ Wightman Field William Paterson University 2001-2005
Bronx NY Jack Coffey Field Fordham University 1997
Mount Vernon NY Memorial Stadium Iona College 1987
New York NY Wien Stadium at Baker Field Columbia University 1985-1987
West Point NY Michie Stadium United States Military Academy 1988-1992
NASL Soccer (1)
East Rutherford NJ Giants Stadium New York Cosmos 1978
MLS Soccer (1)
Harrison NJ Red Bull Arena New York Red Bulls 2014
College Soccer (3)
Madison NJ Drew University 2015
Montclair NJ Sprague Field Montclair State University 1997-2000
Rutherford NJ Tryon Field CACC tournament 2005
Indoor Soccer (1)
East Rutherford NJ Meadowlands Arena New Jersey Rockets 1981
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