What's Left to See


With Club 123 once again complete, and my minor league ballpark pursuit also finally achieved, I've run out of sports road trip quests. Fellow sports travellers are currently chasing all FBS stadiums or Big Ten football and basketball venues, but college stadium quests are a slippery slope. With over 350 Division I basketball courts alone, I could spend the next 10 winters completing that (I've seen 57 so far). My wife suggests a good divorce lawyer would be necessary should I even consider this.

Still, I can't give up on the idea of having some sort of stupid list of sporting events to see. Some are already on the blog, such as Toronto on the Road, but others are new. This page lists everything that is still on my sports travel radar. As time passes, this list should diminish until I either complete everything or die. Given the way that Big 4 venues continue to open, the latter option is far more likely.

In order of importance, here is what I still want to see:
Club 123: 2018-Milwaukee Bucks; 2019-Golden State; 2020-Texas Rangers, Raiders, Chargers, Rams, Islanders
Minor League Baseball: 2019 - Fayetteville, Las Vegas, Amarillo; 2020 - Huntsville
AHL:  Iowa, Manitoba, Tucson, Charlotte, Colorado
CFL: Saskatchewan, Winnipeg (seen the stadium for the Grey Cup, but not the Blue Bombers)
Leafs on the Road: Phoenix, Las Vegas; New venues: Detroit, Vancouver, Buffalo (12/4/2018)
Blue Jays on the Road; Washington, Los Angeles, Oakland; New Venues: Detroit, Seattle, Chicago White Sox (7/27-29)
States and Provinces: Alaska, North Dakota, Wyoming, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
NFL Road Teams - Steelers, Titans, Texans, Jaguars, Packers, Buccaneers, Seahawks
Days of the Year - December 25
Generally, I plan to see every new Club 123 venue during the season it opens. For minor league baseball, I will wait a few years before visiting all new ballparks on an extended trip. The rest of the quests can be completed any time, when convenient.

For states and provinces, I have yet to see a sporting event in those listed, similarly I have not seen a game on Christmas. I have seen every team in the NHL, MLB, and NBA on the road, but I've never seen any of those NFL teams as visitors (Seahawks in the Super Bowl doesn't count). So yeah, I'm really scraping the bottom in terms of things to see, but it will keep me going for a few more years at least.

Best,

Sean

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