Stadium Journey Magazine is a thing, and they’ve ranked the best stadium experiences in 2012. Verizon Center came in at No. 6 out of 101 for Caps games, and again at No. 87 for Georgetown games.
According to the magazine’s explanation of the process, the staff took into account “food & beverage at the stadium, overall atmosphere, the neighborhood in which it resides, the fans, access outside and inside the stadium, return on investment, and allows for room for ‘bonus points’ for unique features.”
Here is the full list. Verizon was the only D.C. venue to be mentioned. I don’t think there’s a case to argue for RFK Stadium and FedEx Field, but Nats Park got shafted.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* This year’s Ovi is a more mature Ovi.
* Nene’s trip to Denver was an emotional one.
* Torrey Smith considers the Ravens his family.
* Mark Turgeon knows the Terps have a long way to go.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Please will someone tell me who named the Washington wizards..I been here for 13yrs and I never seen a wizard..
— Fredrick smoot (@Fsmoot21SeanT) January 18, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Ovi, on his new way of life:
“One hundred percent, I’m settled down. It’s no question. Now I just go home [after practices] watch the movies, check out the Internet, play the video games and that’s it. It’s slower. My friends come here, pick me up, we go to dinner, and at 10 p.m., I’m home. It’s not like I used to be, when crazy stuff happened.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Quite possibly the first casualties of the Verizon Center Pepsi switch (via @tomblock)
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Wizards at Nuggets, 9 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.