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Firefly Books Ltd.

November 04, 2013 16:00 ET

Football Stadiums From Firefly Books

A Guide to Professional and Top College Stadiums

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 04, 2013) - Football Stadiums by Lew Freedman, just released by Firefly Books ($35.00 hardcover), tells the stories of over 130 major football stadiums including all 32 current NFL stadiums, 77 of the largest college stadiums, and 35 other famous or demolished stadiums.

The stadiums are home to current NFL franchises and the best college teams and a source of endless fascination, research, discussion, and even pilgrimages. To serious fans, they are hallowed ground.

Each entry includes the technical details for the stadium including its location, when it opened, the surface, cost to build, capacity, as well as a list of memorable moments that have taken place inside. Over 300 color photographs illustrate these coliseums of football.

The NFL Stadiums chapters cover all of the stadiums, domes, and fields of the pro teams, including the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, and Denver Broncos.

College stadiums are home to impassioned youth, future NFLers and the devoted communities they call home. They include such stadiums as Bryant-Denny Stadium (Tuscaloosa), Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge), Cotton Bowl (Dallas), Beaver Stadium (Penn State), Yale Bowl (New Haven) and many others.

Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, has been called "a shrine to pro football." It takes just over 73,000 fans to fill its seats yet more than 81,000 names are on the season-ticket waiting list. The average wait time is 30 years. That's just one of the country's many stadiums that embody the spirit of the game.

Football Stadiums is a loving tribute to the sport's greatest shrines.

About the Author:

Lew Freedman is an author and sports editor for The Republic in Columbus, Indiana. He has been sports editor with the Chicago Tribune, where he covered the Bears, and has worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Anchorage Daily News. His books include Pittsburgh Steelers: The Complete Illustrated History and Chicago Bears Stadium Tales.

Title: Football Stadium: A Guide To Professional and Top College Stadiums

Author: Lew Freedman

Specs: 320 pages, 11" x 8.5", 300 color photographs, index;
$35.00 Hardcover

ISBN: 978-177085-217-4

Pub Date: November 2013 
Publisher: Firefly Books

Available at bookstores, online booksellers or www.fireflybooks.com.

Firefly Books Ltd., established in 1977, is a North American publisher of non-fiction and distributor of non-fiction and children's books. Firefly's goal is to bring readers beautifully produced books written by experts at reasonable prices.

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