Questions tagged [venues]

Questions regarding venues that host or are associated with sporting events. Questions must also be tagged with the specific sport, if this is applicable.

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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 ...
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What happens if every city withdraws bids to host the Olympics?

According to this article, Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race What happens if both Paris and Los Angeles also withdraw ...
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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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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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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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What is the significance of the Olympic Village?

During the Olympics, I know that athletes stay in the Olympic Village At the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing built an Olympic Village. What is the significance of Olympic Village? Couldn't athletes stay ...
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What sports court is this, with a white circle inside a white square or triangle, and diagonal colored lines?

I saw this sports court the other day and I can't figure out the rules for the game. I have no idea where I would even start looking. Below are satellite images of the court. I've tried to trace one ...
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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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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 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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How did a Mexican soccer (aka “football”) team end up with a stadium named “Nou Camp”?

The Mexican team Club León's home stadium is unofficially known as the "Nou Camp," which is also the name of the stadium in Spain where FC Barcelona play their home games. However, "Nou Camp" has no ...
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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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Which NFL teams have natural grass stadiums?

What percentage of NFL teams play on natural grass at their home stadium? How many are indoor versus outdoor fields? Please further breakdown the percentages for indoors and outdoors fields. When ...
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What football stadium is at the highest altitude in the world?

After Brazil's goalless draw against Bolivia during 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, which was played on Estadio Hernando Siles Stadium, La Paz, the Brazilian players needed some oxygen refreshment after ...
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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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Football fields that are approximately square

According to Wikipedia, an association football pitch: "…is rectangular in shape. The longer sides are called touchlines. The other opposing sides are called the goal lines. The two goal lines must ...
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Why aren't Russian World Cup venues spread proportionately?

This map shows that most of Russia has no World Cup stadium nearby, especially the central and eastern regions. Why is that?
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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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What are the venues where FC Barcelona used to play in its early days?

I was reading about history of Camp Nou on the official website of FC Barcelona. First paragraph reads: In the early days, the club constantly switched between different grounds. In the second ...
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How do clubs/stadiums segregate home fans from away fans

During a football match, the segregation between the home and away fans can be easily noticed. Majority of the seats are occupied by the home fans , while the visiting team's supporters are often ...
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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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Opening Day Baseball Location

As far as I can recall, the Orioles have had opening day at home every year since they moved to Camden Yards in the early 90s. Even if it was not every year, it was definitely the lions share. This ...
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Why do countries start to build stadiums after getting elected to host FIFA World Cup?

I have observed this time again that a country starts building new stadiums whenever they are elected for hosting a FIFA World Cup. Why is that? Why don't they have sufficient stadiums already ...
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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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Has any team won the country's top league (division) playing from temporary stadium?

In the Premier League 2017/18, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. are using the Wembley Stadium as temporary home while their new stadium is being constructed. So, I was wondering if they win the Premier League ...
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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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What is the difference between an arena and a stadium?

Russia is using several arenas and stadiums to host matches at the 2018 World Cup. What is the difference between an arena and a stadium?
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Is it possible to visit a training session at the Danish national badminton center? [closed]

I will be visiting Denmark in the summer of 2018, and I would like to attend a badminton training session in their national center. How can I arrange such a visit? The website does not have any info ...
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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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What sports are played on a square (besides a given list of exceptions)?

As part of a mathematics class, I have to identify sports played on a square, not rectangular, playing surface. For example, basketball and football are both played on a rectangular field. The ...