In 1965, voters from the five counties that still make up metro Atlanta—Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton and DeKalb—went to the ballot box to decide the future of the region’s public transportation system. The counties that voted “yes” would begin planning a regional rail system that would eventually be called MARTA…
When the Las Vegas Raiders kick off in 2020, they’ll be playing in the most expensive stadium in the world. The total projected cost of the site checks in at around $1.9 billion, a number topped only by the Rams’ and Chargers’ new complex in Inglewood that will cost approximately $2.1B, though that number reflects the…
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Do you like tales of political corruption mixed with a healthy serving of corrupt sports institutions? Look no further than Arena Corinthians, nicknamed Itaquerão.
So I don't really know how to say this, but Arena Castelão was actually completed ahead of schedule and came in under budget. It makes me uncomfortable.
Estádio Nacional has the grim glory of being the most expensive stadium in Brazil, costing some $900m in public funds. (Now with more pictures!)
FIFA would like you to know that Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte is "one of the most historic venues in Brazilian football." Their sister city is Ft. Lauderdale. Trust your instincts.
The Estádio Beira-Rio is a beautiful, if not slightly underwhelming, piece of architecture that gives Porto Alegre two modern multi-use pitches in the course of two years. There's a good chance they didn't need both.
The United States are out. Why do I even bother with anything? It's all over, I don't want to talk to anyone.
If you go to Arena Fonte Nova, eat as much Acarajé possible. That is my only advice.
Arena da Baixada is on the less-sucky end of Brazil's list of World Cup stadiums, but that's not to say it doesn't also kind of suck.
Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá might as well been built with soybeans and political skullduggery.
The United States open up their World Cup against Ghana today at Arena das Dunas. This is why it sucks.