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Air Canada Centre
   is nicknamed   
The Hanger
Toronto, Canada
Allianz Arena
   is nicknamed   
Das Schlauchboot
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
   is nicknamed   
The Big A
Anaheim, California
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (defunct)
   is nicknamed   
The Launching Pad
From the large number of home runs hit there -- Atlanta, Georgia
AT&T Park
   is nicknamed   
The Phone
San Francsico, California
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Swamp
The University of Florida
BMO Field
   is nicknamed   
Quake on the Lake
Toronto, Canada
Boca Juniors Stadium
   is nicknamed   
La Bombonera (The Chocolate Box)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boleyn Ground
   is nicknamed   
Upton Park
London, England
Brisbane Cricket Ground
   is nicknamed   
The Gabba
Brisbane, Australia
Carisbrook Stadium
   is nicknamed   
House of Pain
Dunedin.New Zealand Named for its reputation as a tough venue for visiting teams. Also known locally as 'The Brook'.
Carrier Dome
   is nicknamed   
The Loud House
Syracuse University
Celtic Park
   is nicknamed   
Paradise
Glasgow, Scotland
Charlotte Y. Martin Centre
   is nicknamed   
The Kennel
Gonazga University, derived from the school's nickname of "Bulldogs"
Chase Field (formerly Known As Bank One Ballpark)
   is nicknamed   
The BOB
Phoenix, Arizona
City of Manchester Stadium
   is nicknamed   
Eastlands
Manchester, England
Cleveland Browns Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Dawg Pound
Cleveland, Ohio -- traditionally a specific reference to the bleacher section in the east end zone, but also used for the stadium as a whole
Croke Park
   is nicknamed   
Croker
Dublin, Ireland
Dalymount Park
   is nicknamed   
Dalyer
Dublin, Ireland
Darlington Raceway
   is nicknamed   
The Lady in Black
Darlington, South Carolina
Dean Smith Center
   is nicknamed   
The Dean Dome
University of North Carolina
Dodger Stadium
   is nicknamed   
Chavez Ravine
Los Angeles, California
Dover International Speedway
   is nicknamed   
The Monster Mile
Dover, Delaware
Estadio Club Atletico Rosario Central
   is nicknamed   
El Gigante De Arroyito (the Giant of Arroyito)
Euroborg
   is nicknamed   
De Groene Kathedraal
Groningen, Netherlands. The Green Cathedral - It is also nicknamed de Groene Hel (the Green Hell)
Feijenoord Stadion
   is nicknamed   
De Kuip (The Tub)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fenway Park
   is nicknamed   
The Fens
Boston, Mass. Home of MLB's Boston Red Sox
Gillette Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Razor
Foxboro, Massachusetts
Heinz Field
   is nicknamed   
The Mustard Palace
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Home Depot Center
   is nicknamed   
The Toolbox
Carson, California
HP Pavilion at San Jose
   is nicknamed   
The Shark Tank
San Jose, California
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
   is nicknamed   
Thunderdome
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
   is nicknamed   
The Brickyard
Indianapolis, Indiana
Jacobs Field
   is nicknamed   
The Jake
Cleveland, Ohio-- Home of the Cleveland Indians. Renamed Progressive Field in January 2008
Jade Stadium
   is nicknamed   
Pounamu
Christchurch, New Zealand. Pounamu is the Maori word for jade (greenstone).
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Joan
Marshall University -- Huntington, West Virginia
Kauffman Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The K
Kansas City, Missouri
Kidd Brewer Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Rock
Old statdium of Appalachian State University -- Boone, North Carolina
Kingsholm
   is nicknamed   
Castle Grim
Gloucester, England
Lambeau Field
   is nicknamed   
The Frozen Tundra
Green Bay Wisconsin. Home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Nickname derived from the regions climate during the season
Land Rover Arena
   is nicknamed   
Il Madison
Bologna, Italy
Legion Field
   is nicknamed   
Old Gray Lady
Birmingham, Alabama
Le Stade Olympique
   is nicknamed   
The Big O
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lincoln Financial Field
   is nicknamed   
The Linc
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Home of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
   is nicknamed   
The Grand Old Lady
Los Angeles, California
LP Field
   is nicknamed   
The Woodshed
Nashville, Tennessee -- Home of the Tennessee Titans
Madison Square Garden
   is nicknamed   
World's Greatest Arena
Manhattan, New York
McCarthey Athletic Center
   is nicknamed   
The New Kennel
Gonazga University's new arena -- Spokane, Washington
Melbourne Cricket Ground
   is nicknamed   
The G
Melbourne, Australia
Mellon Arena
   is nicknamed   
The Igloo
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins
Memorial Stadium
   is nicknamed   
Death Valley
Clemson University -- Clemson, South Carolina
Michigan Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Big House
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Minute Maid Park
   is nicknamed   
The Juice Box
Houston, Texas -- Home of the Houston Astros.
Monster Park
   is nicknamed   
The Stick
From its original and future name of Candlestick Park -- San Francisco, California
M&T Bank Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Vault
Baltimore, Maryland -- Home of the Baltimore Ravens
MTS Centre
   is nicknamed   
The Phone Booth
Winnipeg Manitoba
North Melbourne Cricket Ground
   is nicknamed   
Arden Street
Melbourne, Australia
Notre Dame Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The House That Rockne Built
South Bend, Indiana
Ohio Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Horseshoe
The Ohio State University -- Columbus, Ohio
Old Trafford
   is nicknamed   
The Theatre of Dreams
Manchester, England
Olympic Park
   is nicknamed   
The Graveyard
Melbourne, Australia
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
   is nicknamed   
Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland
Paul Brown Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Jungle
Cincinatti, OH.
Pengrowth Saddledome
   is nicknamed   
The Saddle
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Qualcomm Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Q
San Diego, California -- Home of the San Diego Chargers
RFK Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Ref
Washington D.C. -- Home of the Washington Nationals
River Plate Stadium - -El Monumental (The Monumental)
   is nicknamed   
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rogers Centre
   is nicknamed   
Skydome
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Skilled Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Cattery
South Geelong, Australia
Subiaco Oval
   is nicknamed   
Subi'
Perth, Australia
Suncorp Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Cauldron
Brisbane, Australia
TD Banknorth Garden
   is nicknamed   
The Garden
Boston, Massachusetts -- Home of the Boston Celtics
Telstra Dome
   is nicknamed   
The Dome
Melbourne, Australia
Tokyo Dome
   is nicknamed   
The Big Egg
Tokyo, Japan
Tropicana Field
   is nicknamed   
The Juicer
Tampa Bay, Florida -- Home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Turner Field
   is nicknamed   
The Ted
Atlanta, Georgia -- from its namesake, Ted Turner -- Home of the Atlanta Braves
Twickenham
   is nicknamed   
Billy Williams Cabbage Patch
Used to be a market garden site owned by William Williams
Twickenham
   is nicknamed   
Twickers
University Arena
   is nicknamed   
The Pit
Albuquerque, New Mexico -- University of New Mexico
US Airways Center
   is nicknamed   
The Purple Palace
Phoenix, Arizona
U.S. Cellular Field
   is nicknamed   
The Cell
Chicago, Illinois -- Home of the Chicago White Sox
Veterans Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Vet
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vélez Sársfield Stadium
   is nicknamed   
El Fortín (The Fort)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Waverley Park
   is nicknamed   
Arctic Park
Melbourne, Australia
Wembley Stadium (1923)
   is nicknamed   
The Twin Towers
No longer exists due to stadium redevelopment.
Westpac Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The Cake Tin
Wellington.New Zealand Named for its round shape.
Wrigley Field
   is nicknamed   
The Friendly Confines
Chicago, Illinois -- Home of the Chicago Cubs
Xcel Energy Center
   is nicknamed   
The X
St. Paul, Minnesota -- Home of the NHL Minnesota Timberwolves.
Yankee Stadium
   is nicknamed   
The House That Ruth Built
Bronx, New York -- Home of the New York Yankees.


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