SBJ/November 28-December 4, 2011/Reader Survey

Facilities, Reader Survey 2011

Best MLB ballpark

Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox) 13.1%
AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants) 12.6%
Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) 11.5%
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies) 10.2%

Respondents: 1,148

Best NFL stadium

Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys) 28.4%
Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers) 14.3%
MetLife Stadium (New York Giants and Jets) 7.6%
University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals) 6.6%

Respondents: 1,148

Best NHL arena

Madison Square Garden (New York Rangers) 11.5%
Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh Penguins) 9.2%
Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia Flyers) 8.4%

Respondents: 1,148

Best motorsports venue

Daytona International Speedway 19.7%
Indianapolis Motor Speedway 18.6%
Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tenn.) 6.1%

Respondents: 1,148

 

Best NBA arena

Madison Square Garden
(New York Knicks)
17.4%
Staples Center
(Los Angeles Clippers
and Lakers)
16.3%
Amway Center
(Orlando Magic)
8.3%
Wells Fargo Center
(Philadelphia 76ers)
7.6%

Respondents: 1,148


Best soccer-specific stadium

Red Bull Arena (New York Red Bulls) 23.1%
Livestrong Sporting Park (Sporting Kansas City) 15.9%
Home Depot Center (Los Angeles Galaxy; Chivas USA) 13.9%
PPL Park (Philadelphia Union) 9.5%

Respondents: 1,148

Naming-rights deals that will be the most effective for both the brand and the property

MetLife Stadium, Meadowlands, N.J. 32.7%
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. 24.0%
Farmers Field, Los Angeles 23.9%

Respondents: 1,036

Facility in the greatest need of being renovated or replaced

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (New York Islanders) 21.4%
Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays) 12.5%
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minnesota Vikings) 12.5%
Candlestick Park (San Francisco 49ers) 11.3%

Respondents: 1,148

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