Questions regarding venues that host sporting events.

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Which sport is played on this field?

I have an extension in my web browser that brings up an aerial photo from different parts of the world each time I open a new tab. A couple of days ago it was an image from Tokyo (I think), with a ...
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How do I know which direction the players will be lining up to sing the national anthem?

I just bought tickets for the 2016 Copa America Centenario Argentina vs Chile game at the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara California. My question is, how do I know which direction the players will be ...
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Where does the football teams play home matches during the Rugby World Cup?

Where does football teams play their home matches when the stadiums are involved in Rugby World Cup 2015 matches? Apart from Twichenam it seems that other stadiums are used for Premier League's ...
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Why do professional sports teams hold training camps train in a different location (city) during the off season?

It strikes me as odd that teams who have stadiums built for their games don't use the fields for training. Is this done to make room for other sports teams to use the fields during the off-season?
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Why do so many soccer stadiums use racing seats for their team benches?

Why do so many soccer stadiums use racing seats for their team benches? And which was the first stadium or club to use racing seats as benches?
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Can a large stadium impact college basketball players' shooting?

In the later stages of the NCAA Tournament (the Final Four, and possibly Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen), the games are usually played in large stadiums to accommodate a huge number of fans. Sometimes ...
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What sports court is this, with a white circle inside a white square and 3-4 diagonal colored lines?

I saw this sports court the other day (at least I'm assuming it's not an alien landing site), and I can't figure out the rules for the game. I have no idea where I would even start looking. Below are ...
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How does the slope at Lord's aid swing bowling?

I have heard that the slope at Lord's runs down from Nursery end (media centre) to the Pavilion end with a height of around 8 feet. Wikipedia mentions that the slope aids in-swing from one end and ...
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Who decides the venue for ODI matches?

Who decides the match venue of One Day International cricket matches: ICC or the Country cricket boards?
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Largest cricket ground by length of boundary

Which is the largest cricket ground by length of boundary in the world?
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What is the significance of Olympic Village?

During the Olympics, I know that athletes stay in Olympic Village(1). At the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing built an Olympic Villiage(2). What is the significance of Olympic Village? Couldn't athletes ...
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Cricket ground specifications

Is it necessary that an International cricket ground should has the boundary line in circle shape?Is it allowed by ICC to make it a square or ellipse or any other? What is the minimum and maximum area ...
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How are the locations of the Olympics determined?

In 2014, the Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia. In 2016, the Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. There are candidate cities that submit bids to host the Olympics. In ...
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How is the location of the Super Bowl determined?

How is the location of the Super Bowl determined? What criteria must a prospective stadium/region meet in order to adequately host the Super Bowl? NOTE: Historically, Super Bowls that take place in "...
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What is the biggest sports stadium in the world?

Which sports stadium (meaning any building designed to host sporting events) in the world is the largest and who plays there? I guess I'm thinking the largest as in the amount of people it can hold ...
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How is The location of the US Open determined?

I know that there are several locations that have hosted the US Open many times. How is the location determined? Are there criteria that a course must meet to be considered?
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What makes US Open golf courses difficult?

The scores at the 2012 US Open seem pretty bad, after the first round only five players were under par. Looking at the previous major tournament, The Masters in April, there were 28 players under par ...