Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Stadium Quotes from famous authors such as Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Kyle Busch, Ruben Neves, Carli Lloyd, Reggie Jackson. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Whitaker is nothing without me. He can’t fill an arena or stadium. He’s nobody.
I’ve been to Foxboro, I’ve been to Gillette Stadium and I’ve spent some time with the players as well as some of the fans out there.
In Portugal, there are just four or five teams who have 30,000 fans in their stadium, but teams in the middle of the table don’t have many fans.
Playing in Wembley Stadium in front of 83-some-thousand fans to win a gold medal was unreal.
In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium.
Harmon Killebrew was a gem. I can never thank him enough for all I learned from him. He was a consummate professional who treated everyone from the brashest of rookies to the groundskeepers to the ushers in the stadium with the utmost of respect.
There’s not many Premier League clubs as big as Sunderland, with their fanbase and stadium and facilities.
Enron Field in Houston, the Trans World Dome in St. Louis and PSINet Stadium in Baltimore are just three of the modern-day coliseums named for companies that have found new homes in bankruptcy court.
Copenhagen is my local club where I live in Denmark and is the club I’ve been to watch more than anybody else. But that’s literally because the stadium is two minutes from my house.
Dodger Stadium is not an antique. It’s not Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s a nice place to play baseball, but there are far better.
Playing a stadium is a big adrenaline boost for me and I dig it. It keeps me on my toes and makes me revamp everything I’m doing and not get stagnant with how I approach every show, which is something I like.
One of the reasons a strategist never sits in a stadium and gets caught up in the crowds – and never sits watching a debate in person – is because the vast majority of American voters watch these political events on television.
I had other interesting offers, but for me, it had to be a top club. When you look at Arsenal, with a fantastic manager, good environment, and never any bad press surrounding the club, they are playing attractive football and have a great stadium with great fans.
The Bernabeu is a fantastic stadium, probably the best stadium I have ever played.
I’m a humungous Browns fan. My 30th birthday was actually at the Browns’ stadium.
The key to hitting a lot of home runs as a player at Kauffman Stadium is that you’d better run into some on the road.
I have played a few times in Barcelona, including the fantastic Olympic Stadium. It’s undoubtedly one of my favourite cities in terms of the people, arts, food, architecture and design.
My time at Bolton was fantastic. I didn’t want to go. It’s a fantastic stadium with fantastic fans, but I want to disappoint them.
In the stadium, when it is very noisy, you only have a limited influence as a coach. You need players on the field who understand the plan and who will talk to the guys when things are not going well.
Arsenal fans are real lovers of the game. They don’t miss anything in the stadium and are there for the team and the individual players. I have to admit I love banners like ‘We don’t need Batman, we’ve got Robin’ and stuff like that.
My favorite day was Monday, September the 25th, 2006. New Orleans, Louisiana, site of the Superdome. I watched our people who had suffered so grievously through Hurricane Katrina fill a stadium hours before a game and stay hours after the game.
We could spend time together during the day and just kind of talk and enjoy each other and enjoy the moment. But it was interesting we both knew that once you walk through the gates of that stadium, then it was on, the game was on.
I always try not to read anything of people talking about me, but of course you can still feel pressure at the stadium, during the games, if you don’t play well.
I like Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. With the waterfall and things like that, I think it’s pretty cool.
I’m a huge stadium rock fan, but I’m also a fan of everything from Massive Attack to Peter Gabriel, U2, the Police, Radiohead, and Coldplay.
When you first come out of the box, you want to play the 300-capacity place, then it’s 1,600-capacity, then it’s an arena – so, do you want to be in a stadium now? The ego keeps telling you that it’s not enough.
They’ve got a good atmosphere and it’s always a tough game at the Stadium of Light.
Yankee Stadium was the only thing we had in the Bronx. It was an institution.
I enjoy running in Doha. The stadium is close and intimate, which makes you feel connected with the fans.
You don’t have a lot of transplants in Baltimore. And I think that makes sports mean more to the people who live there. It translates to the passion of the fans and how the stadium reacts on Sunday.
When I played, the offensive line was at the stadium 4 hours before kickoff. Most of the other guys got there about 3 hours before.
Racism at the stadium should be ignored, it is not right that this minority are given so much attention.
When you come into Camp Randall Stadium to play a game, you better double-clutch your chinstrap because you’re going to be in a smash-mouth game.
I want to experience that massive adrenalin rush when you step into a new stadium, all the more so when that Olympic Stadium is packed full of people waving British flags.
The Midland community is huge into softball. They have a lot of competitive men’s teams. We played at a beautiful stadium, and our games would be packed every weekend. I’m pretty sure people have my signature on softballs and they don’t even know. Because we would just sign so many autographs all of the time.
It was great to be the rock comic, the shock comic. But after you’ve played Giants Stadium with Bon Jovi in front of 82,000 people, after you’ve done the ‘Wild Thing’ video with Jessica Hahn and every rock band from hell, you’re not gonna top that.
Illness and problems are the specialties of life. But the death of a child is a cause of mental agony which can be overcome if one concedes this world to be a stage or stadium wherein praiseworthy are those who are not proud of their achievement and those who do not cry at their defeat.
It’s the first time an exoskeleton has been controlled by brain activity and offered feedback to the patients. Doing a demonstration in a stadium is something very much outside our routine in robotics. It’s never been done before.
I actually went to the first game in Saints history. We were living in New Orleans at the time. I was eight. They opened against the L.A. Rams in 1976. I went with my dad, and we bought standing-room only seats at Tulane Stadium. We actually sat in the aisle.
In Brazil, you buy tickets to go to the stadium to watch the carnival, but in Trinidad, you buy a costume and take part. There are very few things that can rival that experience.
The stadium expansion is currently at the feasibility stage and has to go through that.
We strove for more than 60 years to give Joe DiMaggio the hero’s life. From his debut at Yankee Stadium in 1936 until his death in 1999, DiMaggio was, at every turn, one man we could look at who made us feel good.
I’d been invited to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Speaking live on television is one thing… speaking to 30,000 people in a football stadium is another.
Cinema halls aren’t just about movie watching. It’s like watching a live match in a stadium with the crowd where you collectively share moments of joy and sorrow.
My first U.S. Open main draw, it was a big stadium and I wasn’t really used to it.
I don’t want to play on the grandstand. I want to play on the stadium.
I don’t know what I was expecting the World Cup to be like. I never thought to ask anybody; maybe I should have. I’ve never played in a stadium with, like, 20,000 watching. It was an intense sensory experience.
When it’s the caliber of fight that Canelo Alvarez and Liam Smith is, that’s a big deal, and what I’ve tried to do since we built this stadium is have the great sport events.
If I’m on an away game or on my way to the stadium or on a bus ride, I listen to more mellow music. Laid-back, chill, like The Weeknd, Drake, something like that.
There is such a rich sporting culture in Western Sydney, one that nurtured my sporting aspirations. Having Penrith Whitewater Stadium right at my doorstep was such an amazing advantage. It was a springboard to my success as an athlete, and I feel really fortunate to have grown up in this part of the world.
To spend 17 months on the sidelines is tough for anyone, and it’s hard to see everyone go out training and then to go and watch games at the Emirates Stadium.
Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium between being and not-being.
My most memorable dance has been at the Andheri Sports Complex for the ‘Dance India Dance’ finale, where I performed in front of my family, teachers and 25,000 people in the stadium. I won the show at the national level and that is my most unforgettable experience in Mumbai.
At Tiger Stadium, the dugouts are so low that you walk in and hit your head on the ceiling. People would say, ‘Don’t feel bad. Ty Cobb did the same thing.’
I do not understand where the idea came from that opera is only for privileged people, I am as happy singing before 70,000 people at the Millennium Stadium, as I am in front of a few hundred in a small concert hall.
It doesn’t matter whether I’m in an NHL arena, at a local rink, or on a sheet of ice in the middle of a baseball stadium: when I’m around the game, I feel at home.
Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
I am taking each game as it comes, enjoying it and taking that little bit of extra time to look around a full stadium, because I know it’s not going to last forever. But I will try and make it last as long as possible.
You can get racially abused 10 times before you even reach the football stadium. If you’ve been confronted every day with something like that, it’s hard. This is not about people playing the ‘race card.’ This is a reality that people like to sweep under the carpet.
If you build a 70,000-seat stadium it will cost much more than double to build than a 35,000-seater. The higher the seat the more expensive it is to construct.
I used to play for Dortmund, I have friends there and the fans know me so I want to experience that dread of going to that stadium as the away team and I’d like to see how Dortmund would react.
Joe Louis was one of my closest friends…. I’m a great boxing fan. I used to go to the American Legion Stadium in Hollywood, every Friday night for 15 years. Down the aisle would come Lupe Velez, Johnny Weismuller, Mae West. All at ringside.
As a young boy, I had gone to a Bayern match with my father. I had never seen such a big stadium before, and it was overwhelming. Everything was so big, so loud.
Enter with the torch in the stadium. 80,000 people screaming. I was waiting downstairs for the start for 10 hours; I was so tired with the torch. I give the torch to the combined ski cross country that they win gold in Lillehammer in 1994.
After three years in Japan there were some options to play in Europe, but I chose Porto because when I was 15 I went to their stadium once and said to myself, ‘One day I will play here.’
I am an ardent cricket fan, and I have seen the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium matches on TV.
Leaving Liverpool was the toughest decision I had to make in football because I was in an exemplary club, a proper football club, with a lovely and sharing stadium that meant a lot of things to me. The fans are the best in the world, no doubt about that, and I was comfortable there.
There are so many people, FIFA or whatever, that can do something against this. They should wake up and do it. If there is a racism, those people should be banned from the stadium forever. They should not even enter the stadium anymore. Never again. That’s the first thing they can do.
For a lot of lads, they grow up going to matches with fathers or mates. Those Saturday or Sundays where you head over to the stadium probably with a scarf on – knowing every word, every clap and every pause to the supporters’ chants.
If there is a magic stadium in Europe, then it is the Bernabeu.
At Florida, I could outrun or out jump a lot of players. But everyone in this league runs either a 4.4 or 4.5 and can jump out of the stadium.
Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys.
No one likes it when the fans go against you, especially in your own stadium.
In the stadium when you’re playing, you feel the negative vibe going around for not playing the ball forward, or for not pressing.
This stadium is the history of football, the most important arena in Italy. Stepping into San Siro always has an effect on you.
The Divas Revolution didn’t have the great start that I wanted it to have, but through time, it has got to where I want it to be, starting with the Triple Threat Match at Wrestle Mania. Our faces were in the middle of the stadium, which proves we are getting equal opportunities.
The Millennium Stadium thing was for the Tsunami concert. It was a thing that I think every band in the country would have liked to be a part of at the time that it happened.
I’ve been looking forward to going back to Huddersfield. I was manager when the club moved from Leeds Road to the new stadium and it contributed to us getting promotion.
Yankee Stadium played host to the most important prizefight ever when Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in 1938.
San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don’t mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that’s what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.
I don’t want to come to an empty stadium.
The ‘Night Train’ has already been a crazy ride for me. We flew around making TV appearances and stadium announcements all over the country, fueled by little more than coffee and adrenaline… so many fans jumped on board with us, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
I would like to fight in Brazil, but we can fight in Japan or even in the United States. But if it really is against Dan Henderson, I would like it to be in a soccer stadium in Brazil.
It’s crazy, everytime I’ve played in New Orleans’ stadium, it’s always big-time, it’s always a good vibe and I just love the indoor environment, the black, the entire environment.
The only thing that Celtic doesn’t have is the propaganda, which is the Premier League. In every other aspect of football, Celtic is a huge club: fan base, stadium and history. They have a fantastic history. What it doesn’t have is the opportunity to play in the Premier League.
We did eight gigs in super-stadiums, all the biggest joints – L.A. Coliseum, Oakland Coliseum, Shea Stadium.
Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.
There’s nothing else like playing at Arrowhead Stadium.
I don’t have any use for the hatred in a football stadium.
The stadium here in Munich is the best of the lot for me. It is absolutely fantastic, especially the way it lights up a different colour according to who is playing. It’s superb.
Kastles Stadium at The Wharf is a state of the art tennis facility and the great tennis fans of Washington come out and consistently fill the place up.
I can sit back in 10, 15, 20 years, when I’m sitting with my kids, I’ll be able to say that I’m sitting in Ravens Stadium during a game, and I’m watching one of the best swimmers ever win a Gold for the U.S. You know, as you get older, you cherish those kinds of moments.
It is always a good feeling to score the first goal in a new stadium.
I went to a Bulls game when it was still in Chicago Stadium before they built the United Center.
I used to visualise the stadium erupting as the ball hit the back of the net. I erased all negative thoughts from my head.
I enjoy sports movies that don’t sugarcoat. One thing that irritates me about sports movies is that they’re like, ‘The magic of the ball,’ and ‘The magic of the stadium.’ It ain’t that magical. When you get hit coming across the middle at 25 miles per hour, the magic’s over.
A multi-purpose stadium is an absolute must in order to invigorate our downtown and, simultaneously, let the rest of the country witness that we can get things done.
The final upshot of thinking is the exercise of volition, and of this thought no longer forms a part; but belief is only a stadium of mental action, an effect upon our nature due to thought, which will influence future thinking.
I love sports – I am a die-hard fan of soccer, and I am always at Maracana Stadium in Rio watching Flamengo play. I am also a big fan of basketball; I stay up at night to watch Lebron James play whenever I can.
During the 2011 World Cup, I was sitting at the Wankhede Stadium when India won.
I enjoy my solo career because I get to play smaller places like clubs and theaters, and the interaction with the audience is much higher quality. It also sounds better than a baseball stadium. Everybody has a good seat, and I don’t have to play a specific part like I do in the Eagles.
Generally, what I miss about tennis now is playing against the guys on the big stadium courts where the crowd are going nuts and roaring like crazy.
When I joined Lille, they had a new stadium at Marseille. It was the same, so I know how important it is to clubs when they move home.
I can remember an Inter-Verona and we arrived at the stadium an hour and a half before kick-off and there were already 85,000 fans screaming our names. It sent shivers down your spine. I am proud of one thing and that is that I really gave all of my energy for those people.
You look at all the great players that they’ve had and the potential of playing in Yankee Stadium.
I don’t like lifts and will walk up 20 flights of stairs if I have to. Crowded rooms make me uncomfortable, too, although I can sing to a stadium full of thousands of people no bother.
I don’t really worry about the weather… as long as you have good access to the stadium, that’s the one thing you worry about.
The first thing I remember was going up to Celtic Park to watch Celtic, feeling the full effect of the stadium. When you see the players on the park for the first time, you get sucked in and it’s like a dream.
The food and drink that goes along with football is one of the best things: hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and dips. At the stadium I would probably get nachos, but when I’m at home we order pizza a lot.
As a kid, my favorite adventures were to skip school and go into the sewage drains and talk to the turtles and open up packs of Topps Stadium Club baseball cards.
I don’t want to get back into the pressure cooker of play-by-play and worry about travel. I don’t want to die in a stadium parking lot.
The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste.
I try to imagine what it will be like to play for the Bulls. I don’t think I will be able to feel it before I step on the court at Chicago Stadium.
My very best memory of Montreal was the moment inside the Olympic arena when I was waiting under the stadium and those majestic gates opened up. It was a whole other world.
I was 11 when I first saw the Alexander Stadium. I walked through the door and thought, ‘Wow, this is it. This is where I want to be.’
Let me parachute out of a plane, land on a stadium, and announce it. I’ll do it. I’m always game for something.
I don’t want to bring my kid to a stadium and sit next to somebody who is shouting racist chants, because it’s going to make kids think that it’s okay to do it. It’s not only affecting players, but it is affecting kids that are growing up now, and are going to be bringing their kids in future.
If you want to see a bunch of happy Americans, go out to opening day at any baseball stadium in the land.
The ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of ‘fair competition.’ It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.
I want a super-fight with a massive name, and I’d love it in a stadium.
Why do people care about anything we do? We play in a crappy stadium, in a market that we share with another team, with one of the lowest payrolls in the game. Really, I’m not that interesting.
Nobody has ever called Shea Stadium a cathedral. In style, it was more like the old warehouse or outdated movie theater that Korean worshippers have transformed into a church in the borough of Queens. Not a cathedral – but a place where people go to be fulfilled, nonetheless.
When I was 12, I was taking batting practice with an aluminum bat at Tiger Stadium. I don’t know where it landed exactly, but upper deck somewhere. Yeah, people were surprised.
I’m really sick of anthems. Every song has to be a very big singalong thing – it feels very Eighties. There are a lot of ‘whoah whoa whoahs,’ this stadium thing. You’re even getting that from some of the ‘folk’ groups. I can’t stand it.
If a couple of people are watching I feel better than in a full stadium.
I remember, my first job when I got my working papers at 13 was as a vendor at Yankee Stadium – the old Yankee Stadium, with very steep stairs in the upper decks. It was all commission-based. And I think a soft drink was 25 cents, and I think you got a 10 percent or 11 percent commission.
It was in the Seventies but I still recall what was a good night for my club. Of course, the stadium has changed now but I have heard that the atmosphere is still the same.
Had the WWE fights were artificial and pre-scripted, there would have been no need for wrestlers like The Great Khali and The Undertaker. You cannot fool thousands of people crammed into a stadium and sitting four to five feet away from you in the ring.
When I was with the Yankees in 1978, we were playing Baltimore at Yankee Stadium, and the score was 3 – 3 going into the bottom of the ninth inning. I led off against Tippy Martinez – a little left-hander who always gave me trouble – and the count went to three-and-oh.
Having a stadium in France named after a footballer from the Ivory Coast, even if I’m proud of my France-Ivory Coast background, is a great proof of integration.
The perfect fit for L.A. would be the St. Louis Rams. I really believe that. I know their stadium deal is about expired, or it is expired. They’re working through that. I think it would be the old Los Angeles Rams in town.
You play your surroundings. You pitch accordingly. Not that I drastically try to change my game plan based on the score or the team or stadium, but you have to take everything into consideration.
I spent a majority of my life in Kansas City, so I am a Chiefs and Royals guy. I used to work for the Royals for like five years in the suites department and in the stadium club restaurant.
You know it as soon as you walk in Yankee Stadium. The electricity is there every time, every day.
I pray and listen to music on the way to the stadium. I also bless myself just before kick-off.
The old Craven Cottage stadium at Fulham, before they built the river stand; that was a great place to watch football. When the football wasn’t very good, people used to turn around and watch the boats on the river.
One of sports journalism’s great ironies is that covering an Olympics can be wildly unhealthy. NBC shows athletes in peak health performing on the ice and snow, but not the haggard reporters subsisting for three weeks on stadium starches, cheap beer, deadlines, and little sleep.
A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena.
People come to the stadium to forget their lives for 90 minutes, and it’s up to us to give them satisfaction; to get them out of their chairs and to fall asleep with stars in their eyes.
I sang the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium – at a baseball game – which was crazy; there was, like, 60,000 people there, which is a huge deal in America – singing the National Anthem.
As an England fan, you want to be involved in the big tournaments, especially when they are playing in your home stadium.
I like the emotion in the English league. You look at the TV, and you see the stadium and the fans.
I don’t pay attention to target audiences and therefore I often hear that I am a ratings killer, somebody who fundamentally doesn’t care whether one person is watching or an entire soccer stadium.
Sure, cricket on a beach on the isle of Jura is different from a Test match in a stadium in Galle, 6000 miles away, despite the sea air.
You can sit and imagine what it is like to go into a hostile stadium, or what it’s like to play for the AFC championship, but you never know until you do it.
For me, Old Trafford is a stadium where you like to play and win.
Even if I tried to fill up the stadium in Ramat Gan, I don’t think I could.
I had hoped that the board would accept Johnny Hon’s offer of a loan to buy the stadium back for the club, as I think this would be best way of continuing the long tradition of Cambridge United in Cambridge – and it was a generous offer.
Eventually, when I retire, I can say I’ve played at the Britannia Stadium on a Wednesday at 7 P. M. in the cold and wind.
Like Good Charlotte, Green Day had a huge influence on me. Just the way they play live and the energy they bring to a show is incredible. They can really command a whole stadium.
To be honest, I don’t think there’s anything more exciting than an empty stadium. When you see it empty like that, all you see is possibility.
In my first year, when I was driving in runs, winning games and making headlines, there was an old man who came to games at Seals Stadium, and one day he called me over, introduced himself and told me not to believe anything written about me or think too much of all the accolades.
I always dreamed of playing a night match on Arthur Ashe Stadium. It’s a dream come true for me.
You’re naturally the villain when you go in an opponent’s stadium anyway, so you might as well not shy away from it. You just bask in it and enjoy it.
In Spain, they go to the stadium and treat it like going to the theatre. In England, they go to support their team, to scream and shout, and do everything they can. I love that.
I grew up going to Dodger Stadium and I would look out there on the field with my dad and say, ‘Man, those guys are superstars.’ And they were. But they almost had this extraterrestrial feel to them, like it wasn’t achievable. It wasn’t a tangible goal because I didn’t know anything about the players.
In 1946, the year I was born, Yankee Stadium was only 23 years old. But from my perspective as a boy, it had been around forever. At age seven, I saw it for the first time. As I grew older and was allowed to navigate the city’s subway system on my own, I went to Sunday doubleheaders with friends on a regular basis.
To be frank, you can’t compare the atmosphere and the way people behaved in the Olympic Stadium with the game I watched the day after, the Community Shield.
If we want to be champions, we have to do our homework on all opponents, regardless of their position in La Liga or the stadium.
I have wrestled in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium, and that is a pretty big thrill.
Madison Square Garden to any New York kid is the center of the universe. Even going there as a fan is like stepping up to the plate at Yankee Stadium. You know you’re in the grand cathedral.
I would like to concentrate fully on football during the Euro, and I would feel much better if my family is not sitting in the stadium.
When I’m asked to define football, I always talk about emotions, the heart, love. It’s something you feel deep down inside when you enter a stadium, raise your eyes, and look at the stands, the fans coming in.
I played in Green Bay. I look at their stadium, I look at the Packers Hall of Fame and all the things that go into that experience. I feel the Oakland Raiders are an organization that deserves something like that.
‘La Marseillaise’ sounds best ringing around a packed sports stadium. Its lyrics evoke revolution, conflict, taking up arms, preparing for the fight – everything my music does not! Even in our largely peaceful times, it retains its rousing, martial air that gives it a power that hasn’t diminished.
My aim as a frontman is always to try and shrink the venue, if you can, to turn that football stadium into the world’s smallest club. At least you have to try.
I don’t watch cricket very much, but of course I enjoy whenever I see the sport, especially live, because of the energy in the stadium with the fans going crazy.
Expectation builds the one thing you must have when you get to a new stadium when it’s built, which is a winning team.
Astana is a government city, not a tourist city, but all you do is tour it. You tour it in the cab from the airport, passing the gleaming new English-language Nazarbayev University and then the new soccer stadium, speed-skating track, and ten-thousand-seat velodrome.
I’ve been watching Old Trafford games on TV but have never been to the stadium, so I think it’s going to be a great feeling walking out there.
I like the hot dogs at Dodger Stadium.
I’ve always been a daydreamer. When the other kids were playing, I was listening to the roar at Yankee Stadium – I was always attracted to the roar of the crowd.
Stadium tunnels are often tight and filled with testosterone. With that combination of a confined space and emotions running high you get the ideal scenario for confrontation.
Every time you step in the stadium on Sunday, you’re facing a good team. This is the NFL.
If I were to pick a favorite SummerSlam match of all time, there’s one iconic match that comes to mind: SummerSlam 1992, Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog at Wembley Stadium in front of more than 80,000 people.
I think, as a fan, when you are sitting there in the stadium you want to be on the edge of your seat.
After playing in England, going to a place where you have 40, 50 people at the stadium was no fun.
I never had naming rights at Texas Stadium.
Everyone wants to have fun playing football. A person goes to the stadium to have fun.
Yankee Stadium is a natural venue for another lesson: You won’t succeed all the time. Even Ruth, Gehrig, and DiMaggio failed most of time when they stepped to the plate. Finding the right path in life, more often than not, involves some missteps.
I switch up between going to the gym or exercising outside to run around a track and the stairs of a stadium.
No matter how loud the stadium is, once you’re on that field and that offense walks up to the line, it’s silent. You can only hear the guys on the field. It’s amazing how much concentration you can have when it’s required and how powerful your mind is to give it to you.
Our stadium seats over 80,000, and we sell all of our tickets.
I used to have a poster of Arthur Ashe in my room. To play in his stadium is fabulous. It has a special meaning for me. I do feel the connection.
My routine prior to a big game is the same for any other match. Eat, sleep, chat with teammates during the day, and then, as the match draws near, I listen to my music on the trip to the stadium and zone in.
Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run.
Before a race, I block out what’s going on in the stadium. It’s different for everyone. But for me, I’ve always been able to block it out. For a sprint race, it’s important not to get distracted.
You are never going to top boxing at Wembley stadium.
I always leave for the stadium on the second bus. Never the first. And I have to have new shoes – brand new shoes – for every game. Same with gloves. But I don’t use my gloves in pregame, so the first football I catch with my new gloves each game is the first ball I catch in the game.
No matter where you play, a stadium or an arena, when you’re present on stage, it’s going to feel like a theater.
I played the Azteca Stadium in Mexico to 100,000 people – that’s something I never thought I’d do.
It’s great to have atmosphere at the stadium, but football is all about the players.
It’s a massive experience: playing against Galatasaray and Besiktas, you can feel the atmosphere. It feels like the stadium is going to fall down due to the fans singing and bouncing.
I like doing very small, intimate things in the morning and then, in the afternoon, to be working on something in a big stadium.
A stadium tour would be amazing – that’s definitely one of my goals. Just to keep putting out real, honest music that people can really relate to and connect with.
It’s great to see that there are Dortmund fans in every stadium. That is something that motivates you, and in the end, you look forward to games even more, especially Europa League or Champions League away matches, when you see how many fans follow us. It is something very special.
There are no doubts in the value of Juventus. Many things, such as the new stadium, have strengthened the club.
You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.
I live and die with the Indians. The first game I attended back in the mid-’90s was almost a religious experience. We were down by six and won by two, and it was glorious. The stadium is so beautiful, and the way it frames the city when you’re sitting high above the second base line is spectacular.
My family was pretty solidly middle-class. We had a furniture store out near Connie Mack Stadium, and when Dad died, my mom took it over.
I don’t care what stadium we play in.
If you were going to protect Buckingham Palace, you wouldn’t put a tunnel in halfway down the Mall. If you wanted to protected Wembley Stadium, you wouldn’t put a tunnel halfway up Wembley Way.
I’ve been to two stadium gigs in my life. One was James Brown and the other was Pink Floyd. They both sounded the same. I couldn’t tell the difference between James Brown and Pink Floyd. I’ve never liked stadiums.
My first stadium show was in China, it was a 50,000-seat stadium. I think 40,000 showed up.
Craven Cottage is a great stadium, really traditional, going through the rows of houses until a stadium suddenly appears.
In Germany I already know everything, I know every stadium.
When you play at Chinnaswamy Stadium, it is very loud and the crowd is always supporting you.
I’m a huge stadium rock fan, but I’m also a fan of everything from Massive Attack to Peter Gabriel, U2, the Police, Radiohead, and Coldplay. I’ve realized that I love all forms of music and get excited when any artist goes crazy and creates something that is an experience.
The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today’s fans.
My kid was a great baseball player. I thought I had it made. Front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. Then he turned sixteen and wanted to be a rapper.
I’ve worked very hard to put myself where I am: in the top 10, the top American in an American event – two American events – and I haven’t played on stadium court.
I was on the field praising quarterback Dan Fouts during a ceremony to retire his number. Boos began shaking the stadium. It was a moment of misery like I’d never experienced before. Afterward, dejection hung over me for days.
Jeter was no choir boy, Jeter has lived a life. But it’s always stayed separate from what happened when he showed up at Yankee Stadium. And that’s really to his credit.
I will invest a lot to support handball as well as building a handball stadium.
LFC is not servicing debt other than stadium debt.
If you want to have a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium, then you can get one.
But for my first Rangers game it was an amazing game. I was sitting there, the stands, singing the songs. The whole atmosphere, the whole stadium red, white and blue and just this wee section was Zenit fans. I got goosebumps and everything.
I think Levi’s Stadium is phenomenal.
I traveled to many countries when I played. But wherever I went, it was a journey between an airport, a hotel, a stadium and a railway station or a bus terminal and I didn’t have a chance to experience these places properly.
My first ball I ever got from a Big League player I actually got to purchase in Dodger Stadium in a silent auction, was Reggie Jackson.
Yankee Stadium is a mistake: Not mine – the Giants’.
I know when it’s getting close to game time, I create a different playlist for each and every game. Before the game, to game time, to warm-ups, going to the stadium, I have a different playlist that puts me in a different mode.
I remember going down the tunnel into the Olympic Stadium and getting a glimpse of all the people and hearing all the noise, all the people shouting for us. I’d seen Usain Bolt on the warm-up track, and then, as I walked into the stadium, I sort of realised how big it was!
I think anyone would want to see their favorite band in a small club over a large stadium.
Whether that was in the Chepauk Stadium in Madras or at the Ilford Cricket School, there was a daily diet of cricket run by my dad. It was a hard school but he knew what he was doing. Everything I achieved was down to my dad.
When you play against Roger, it’s always special. First, because you play in a big area, in a big stadium anyway. And every time the crowd is for him, so it’s quite a good sensation.
There’s nothing like Opening Day in Dodger Stadium. You can’t really describe it.
Football games are on TV, and it doesn’t affect stadium attendance at all. It’s the same with movies. People who really love movies and like to go out on a Saturday night will go to the movie theater.
It was amazing to be playing at Stamford Bridge with the stadium full.
Everything I’ve been thinking, every vision, even down to every shot I throw, it just ends up here in reality. Whether it was in a fight and how to react or whether it was in a stadium with screaming fans or whether I was in a fancy car or the best clothes ever, I always put myself somewhere.
I was fortunate enough to fight at Madison Square Garden, Vegas and the City of Manchester Stadium.
It was a dream to play in a stadium as impressive as the Santiago Bernabeu.
I can remember being in right field in Yankee Stadium and fans armed with media guides called out my family by their names and said absolutely unrepeatable things. I laughed to myself and it never bothered me.
I grew up five minutes from the stadium and watched it being built. I’d play football right outside and look up at this huge stadium with all the cranes and building work and think, ‘One day, when it’s finished, I need to be playing in here.’
I was on the dole once. I loved it. It was only for a couple of years, when I was 20 or 21 and playing in a band. Back then, this was something young folk did – you got your rent paid, a little bit of money to live on, and you loafed around, wrote songs, rehearsed and dreamed of playing Wembley Stadium.
I sell out arenas now. I’m a stadium guy.
I don’t want to say ‘grateful.’ I don’t want to sound like I’m just coming for the opportunity and to say I boxed in front of this many people at AT&T Stadium. I’m coming there to win and bring the title back home.
Playing to a stadium is not for everyone because you are essentially gambling, big-time. You have to go all in on production. You can’t hold back.
I sometimes think about playing with my friends in our own little stadium in Bosingen, and about how I used to dream of fans cheering my name.
I would come onto the field to warm up and the stadium would be shaking and those are feelings that are worth more than any trophies.
I remember Simple Minds, Echo and the Bunnymen, Nina Hagen, Elvis Costello and Duran Duran. And the best concert I ever saw was the Rolling Stones, in the stadium of Sporting Lisbon.
It’s nerve wracking being in the stadium with so many people supporting.
With how huge Yes was, especially in the ’70s and ’80s, as a touring band and actually playing at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia to 130,000 people, which is the biggest-paying show ever in rock history, you would think we’d done enough for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Confronting a stadium audience, you can’t see the whites of their eyes. It’s just an amorphous mass of noise and, of course, you can’t see the alleged billions watching at home either, so the degree to which you are intimidated is quite low.
Wrestling has to be more aggressive. It has to be bigger; it has to translate to the back of a football stadium. With acting, when that camera is up close, they can see your nose hairs twitch, and you have to pull back everything for it not to look clownish. There is that different mindset.
It looks like things are changing in north London. Tottenham have gone down a road they’ve never been down before. They’ve kept their best players and pushed young English ones through. They’ve started to match Arsenal – who were light years ahead – by building a new stadium.
To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer.
It’s all like an NBA game. You got the stadium full, and you got the fans. Half of them are booing you, but the other half is cheering you on. That’s just how it goes.
I love Major League Soccer, covered the first game in 1996 in a funky stadium in San Jose, and I applaud just about every move that its commissioners, Garber and Doug Logan, have made.
I can remember how I felt the first time I was knocked out by Floyd Mayweather Jr. My first fight afterwards was against Juan Lazcano at the City of Manchester Stadium. Every time I got punched I felt like I would wobble.
I grew up watching games with my father at Washington Husky Stadium. When I moved out to Seattle, I had a friend who would take me to Seahawks games in the 1980s.
Under a pulsating full moon, the gussied-up Billie Jean King National Tennis Center seems much softer and prettier at night, with the fountains bubbling and fans without tickets to the big stadium sitting in the plaza and watching a big screen.
When Basquiat was hanging out with Madonna and Fab Five Freddy, and all those worlds were colliding, people have to realize hip-hop and the arts were like this ’cause we both were outcasts: we wasn’t allowed inside the galleries or inside Yankee Stadium. We were writing in the street and making music.
I adopted this idea whether I was going to end up making music for three people in a bar or Wembley Stadium, I was always going to do music.
To pitch a perfect game wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, it’s unbelievable. Growing up a Yankee fan, to come out here and make history, it really is a dream come true.
I’m not just selling out Yankee Stadium; I’m selling out stadiums in Mexico, in Argentina – with my bachata. I try to stay true to what I do.
An independent Brooklyn probably would have built a new stadium for the Dodgers, so today there might be not just baseball but also the only football team on this side of the Hudson.
Corporate documents, like football game plans, are not easily drafted in a stadium, with thousands of very interested fans participating, each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word.
I get a real buzz going into a stadium, a full house, the anticipation of how the game is going to pan out.
I have given permission that my medals be transferred from the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi to the sports museum in Patiala.
Nobody is accustomed to play in front of an empty stadium.
I have to say I’ve worked very few days of my life. I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school, I worked at a concession stand at a stadium.
You’d think I’d have been happiest in my life playing music in front of 50,000 people at Gillette Stadium. But let me tell you, it’s an odd feeling to feel alone in the spotlight.
Lifting a major trophy in front of an empty stadium would be a very strange feeling. But then you’d rather do that than not play at all.
I’ll never forget the first concert I basically went to. Actually, Sonny and Cher was my first concert, but U2 was my first real concert. I was 17 and saw them at JFK Stadium and had really crappy seats.
Wings was one of the first bands in the 1970s to do stadium tours, as well as Led Zeppelin. We had all the most up-to-date equipment from monitor systems to a laser light show and that was like the biggest, most awesome experience for me.
Someone like Harry Kane, I can tell you that his mindset will be: ‘I’m staying at Tottenham, I’m going to break every single record, I’m going to captain this club into the new stadium.’ When you’ve got a player like him with that mindset, I don’t think Tottenham have to worry.
In Dortmund, the stadium is nearly full for the warm-up. They’ve always been there in their numbers, always backed the team.
Science has taught us, against all intuition, that apparently solid things like crystals and rocks are really almost entirely composed of empty space. And the familiar illustration is the nucleus of an atom is a fly in the middle of a sports stadium, and the next atom is in the next sports stadium.
Arsenal have the most amazing stadium, they have a style of play, they have a beautiful shirt – in every way I consider Arsenal as the ultimate football club.
I can’t and won’t be defeated at Goodison Park, the greatest stadium in the world.
My dream is to get the young people off the streets, to make it possible for them to play football in the stadium instead.