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Each week StadiumsUSA Radio explores the world of sports venues, ranging from stadium history to construction to renovation to community support. Listeners meet the people who design, build and manage America's most magnificent gathering places. Some of our country's most famous athletes, coaches and broadcasters share their experiences in these great athletic venues. StadiumsUSA Radio provides continuing coverage of the latest news related to the stadium industry. Listeners learn about the new concepts driving stadium design and construction, as well as renovation efforts aimed at keeping existing facilities current and relevant.

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OSC Radio July 25, 2014 - : Louisiana Tech's new south end zone football complex is now under construction. Bulldogs' athletic director Tommy McClelland tells us about the new venue, as well as reviewing the athletic plant and future plans. What makes the new arena designs for buildings in Detroit and Sacramento unique? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Our featured stadium is where the race for the moon began! We'll take a field-level look at Rice Stadium! Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! And finally, we'll take you to the only baseball stadium in America with four dugouts! Enjoy StadiumsUSA #0036! - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio June 17, 2014 - : We'll update the push for a new football stadium at Colorado St. with Associated Press writer Dale Bublitz. Why are the Miami Heat big winners, despite their loss in the NBA Championship Finals? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about T.D. Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. That's our featured venue this week, and Bo Carter will take you inside! Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat, with the reason why baseball fans in Central Florida are feeling good! This week's Vintage Venue is Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia (previous known as Shibe Park). This stadium was the first of its kind, and sportscaster Gene DeLisio (who has seen this park firsthand) will tell you why it is so significant! That's all on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio June 12, 2014 - : J.D. Hamilton of the NCAA talks about today's college baseball stadiums, and why they are good places for NCAA Regionals. Who's behind the Rupp Arena tug of war? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about Al Lang Stadium, our featured Venue of the Week. Dean Jackson goes U-La-La on the Small Stadiums Beat! Our vintage venue brought winter sports to North Texas. You'll learn the story on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio June 12, 2014 - : Learn about the latest in food truck technology on the go. Why are LA and Seattle struggling with new stadiums vital to their athletic future? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop. Learn about Polk-Dement Stadium and its future with Mississippi State broadcaster Jim Ellis. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat. Enjoy two vintage stadiums this week...Pitt Stadium and Forbes Field. Coach John Jenkins ties them together. It's all on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio June 12, 2014 - : The eye popping video from Churchill Downs has the stadium industry talking, including our guest Greg Flakus, a Portland (OR) sportscaster and businessman who has attended the event each of the last five years. Will the 49ers pass on Joe Montana? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about the new softball stadium at Purdue University. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Coach John Jenkins takes us inside the Eighth Wonder of the World! That's all this week on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio June 12, 2014 - : Learn about efforts to solve stadium mysteries, as Gene DeLisio visits with a representative of SABRE. Will the Oklahoma FB expansion be large enough? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Bill Foster introduces us to Cameron Indoor Stadium. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Remember The Spectrum in Philadelphia with former Sixer Jaren Jackson. All that and more on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio June 12, 2014 - : Learn about Purdue's plans for Ross-Ade Stadium, as well as the school's other athletic facilities, with Athletic Director Morgan Burke. How did Kentucky Derby fans get the really big picture? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! West Virginia's new college baseball stadium is under construction. Mike Fragale tells us about the new plant. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Our Vintage Stadium brought baseball to DFW. Learn about Arlington Stadium from StadiumsUSA Coordinating Producer Bo Carter. That's all on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio June 12, 2014 - : Southern Miss Athletic Director Bill McGillis will tell you about the school's plan for facilities growth. Could Buffalo compete for major sporting events with a new domed stadium? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Take a look inside Lucas Oil Stadium, our featured venue of the week! Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Our vintage venue was vital in Portland's efforts to recruit NBA basketball, the Portland Memorial Coliseum. That's all on StadiumsUSA Radio - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio April 29, 2014 - : A new projection technology is revolutionizing pregame presentation. Meet Scott Williams of Quince Imaging, who will tell you about the fan experience and technology. As Wrigley Field begins its next 100 years, what is the actual condition of the ballpark? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about our featured stadium, Pete Taylor Park at Southern Miss. Baseball coach Scott Berry will share the experience. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! And finally, learn about this week's vintage stadium, known as the "Grey Lady." That's all on StadiumsUSA Radio #0024. Enjoy! - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio April 14, 2014 - : How did AT&T Stadium perform as a venue for the MBB NCAA Final 4? C-USA's Russ Anderson will share the experience. Where did AT&T Stadium fall short as host of the Final 4? Mark Madorin will tell you the answer, when we Talk Shop! Find out why the construction cranes are out at Ole Miss with Athletic Director Russ Bjork. Dean Jackson finds a silver lining to a stadium fire on the Small Stadiums Beat! StadiumsUSA Radio will update construction on McLane Stadium in Waco with Cody Kellner. That's all on StadumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio April 3, 2014 - : The most expensive high school football stadium in America is cracking up. Matt Wixon of the Dallas Morning News tells the story. Is drone video influencing stadium design? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about the CenturyLink Center in Omaha with broadcaster Howard Borden. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums beat! Our vintage arena is the Izod Arena at the Meadowlands with former New Jersey Nets standout Doug Overton. Enjoy StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio March 26, 2014 - : What happens when you convert a Superstore to a basketball arena? Find out coach Rod Baker, who will introduce you to the Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Could another college football stadium leapfrog the capacity of the Big House? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about famed Holt Arena, our featured venue this week. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Our vintage venue is MacArthur Court, a very tough place to play. Former University of Oregon standout Jeff Potter tells us why. That's all this week on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio March 18, 2014 - : Meet the man who helped build the arena he played in! Does WiFi bandwidth matter at college basketball arenas? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Former University of Miami basketball great Will Frisbie introduces the BankUnited Center, our featured Venue of the Week. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Our Vintage Venue this week is City Stadium in Green Bay, early home for the Green Bay Packers. Cliff Cristl shares his childhood memories of the stadium. It's all this week on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio March 13, 2014 - : Learn how northern baseball teams are struggling to get their fields ready for play. What does it take to host the NCAA Final Four. Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Victory Field in Indianapolis is our featured venue with broadcaster Howard Kellman, as interviewed by Executive Producer Keith Hoehne. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! When it comes to vintage venues, Texas Hall proves truth is stranger than fiction! Broadcaster John Nelson tells us about his call, "there's a jumpshot from the piano...good!" It's all this week on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio March 4, 2014 - : StadiumsUSA Radio explores the success of AT&T Stadium with Cody Kellner. Did a piece of metal jeopardize the Assembly Hall Renovation? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! University of Wisconsin men's basketball standout Brian Butch tells you about the Kohl Center in Madison, our featured venue of the week. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat. And finally, an inside look at vintage venue County Stadium with a man who worked there from the beginning. Dan McKinney will share his memories on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio February 26, 2014 - : University of Georgia AD Greg McGarity talks about the school's athletic facilities, including the famed Sanford Stadium. Did a piece of metal nearly sink the Assembly Hall renovation? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Go inside Loyola of Chicago's Gentile Center, our featured Venue of the Week. Politics looms large on the Small Stadiums Beat with Dean Jackson. And finally, learn about the Madhouse on Madison Street...Chicago Stadium. Russ Anderson remembers this week's Vintage Venue. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio February 18, 2014 - : Learn about new efforts to reduce heat absorption in artificial turf in this week's Lead Story. What are the new baselines for arena construction? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Central Michigan's McGuirk Arena is the Venue of the Week. Former CMU standout Kyle Randall will tell you all about it. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat. And finally, more Tales from Texas Stadium as Bo Carter talks about the stadium with a hole in the roof. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio February 11, 2014 - : Get a first look at the new Chicago Cubs' Cactus League stadium, Cubs Park on StadiumsUSA Radio #0013. Also, will Notre Dame's stadium expansion influence future designs? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about the Constant Center from ODU coach Jeff Jones. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat, where an effort is underway to bring hockey back to Louisville. Do you remember the stadium with a hole in the roof? Bo Carter shares Part 1 of the amazing story of Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas...our Vintage Venue of the Week. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio February 5, 2014 - : Why did the Pyramid in Memphis become instantly obsolete? Bob Wynn of the University of Memphis will tell the story. Could college athletic spending create a culture war? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! The College Park Center is this week's featured venue. Broadcaster John Nelson takes us inside. Finally, Dean Jackson covers a new baseball stadium for Biloxi, MS in the Small Stadiums Bea. That's all this week on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio January 28, 2014 - : Hear the amazing story of the Pyramid Arena in Memphis in a multi-part interview with University of Memphis Associate Athletic Director Bob Wynn. Should the Kemper Arena be spared the wrecking ball? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! LSU great Darnell Lazarre introduces us to the Maravich Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dean Jackson reports a new arena in the winds for South Dakota's badlands on the Small Stadiums Beat! - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio January 21, 2014 - : Wausau's historic Athletic Park is being renovated. StadiumsUSA Radio covers the story. Will the NFL's Super Bowl weather gamble in New York pay off? Mark Madorin will Talk Shop! Former Texas A&M basketball standout Bryan Davis talks about the Aggies' Reed Arena in College Station. Dean Jackson reports on red-hot Frisco, TX and their great stadiums facilities. And our vintage stadium this week is recently-retired Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco on StadiumsUSA Radio. Steve Fallon, whose father did broadcasts from the stadium for 43 years, will share some great stories on StadiumsUSA Radio. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio January 13, 2014 - : Has the All State arena impacted the quality of life in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas? Former NBA player Paul Mokeski shares his thoughts. What is driving the new, exotic stadium designs? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Pro basketball's Chris Porter introduces us to the Auburn Arena. Dean Jackson covers a stadium funding issue in Florida in the Small Stadiums Beat. Reporter Dustin Blitchok takes us for a second look at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan...it's still there, but there's nothing happening. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio January 9, 2014 - : Can an arena be built in 78 days? Learn about the city that did it, Santa Cruz, California. What's driving the new generation of stadium designs? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Go inside the KFC Yum! Center with guard Peyton Siva of the NCAA champion Louisville Cardinals. A fire dims Grand Rapids baseball hopes. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat. Our Vintage Stadium is the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Houston Astrodome. Coach John Jenkins shares the secrets that made his University of Houston team hard to beat under the Dome! - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio December 24, 2013 - : University of Colorado Athletic Director Rick George reviews the school's $143 million renovation plan. Is the famed Wigwam in Anderson, Indiana headed for the wrecking ball? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Learn about the Liberty Bowl with Executive Director Steve Ehrhart. Renovation of the Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis is moving into the final stage. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat! Reminisce about Rosenblatt Stadium with Bo Carter. That's all on StadiumsUSA Radio! - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio December 19, 2013 - : The campaign for the renovation of Hinkle Fieldhouse is in its final month, and two-time NCAA finalist and guard Ronald Nored will tell you what it's like to play there. Is Indiana's iconic Wigwam headed for the wrecking ball? Mark Madorin will tell you when we Talk Shop! Former Big Ten Player of the Year Kalin Lucas takes us inside Michigan State's Breslin Center. Barron Stadium hosts the NAIA championship again. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums Beat. And our Vintage Stadium Report covers the effort to save Civic Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. That's all on StadiumsUSA Radio! - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio December 9, 2013 - : St Louis is at a crossroad with the 70,000-seat Edward Jones Dome. Can it be renovated? StadiumsUSA Radio gets the latest twists and turns from KTRS Sports Director John Hadley. Can stadiums achieve addition by subtraction? Mark Madorin of StadiumsUSA Talks Shop! Get a look inside Lucas Oil Stadium with Stadium Director Mike Fox. Dean Jackson reports on minor league awards for those who toil in the soil, all part of the Small Stadiums Beat. And, vintage stadium known as "The Old Grey Lady" still stands. But for how long? Enjoy StadiumsUSA Radio! - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio December 2, 2013 - : The College Baseball Hall of Fame is a unique design, bearing the name of a distinguished alumni of the sport. StadiumsUSA Radio gets an update from President and CEO Mike Gustafson. The number of tragic incidents involving people falling from the upper deck of stadiums is increasing. Mark Madorin analyzes the problem when we Talk Shop! Take a timely visit to Joan Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia with Marshall broadcaster Steve Cotton. Dean Jackson covers the Small Stadiums beat. And this week's vintage stadium is Green Bay's legendary City Stadium, where six Packer championship teams played. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio November 26, 2013 - : Is Hughes Stadium out of the picture for Colorado State University? Associated Press writer Dale Bublitz tells us the story on an effort to move football onto the campus. The decision by the Atlanta Braves to abandon Turner Field has the industry buzzing. Mark Madorin will share the teamís reasoning when we Talk Shop! The renovation of the Gentile Arena on the Loyola of Chicago campus is a splendid example of a solid facility upgrade. Weíll take you inside for a look. On the Small Stadiums Beat, Appleton, Wisconsin is fighting to keep the NCAA Division 3 World Series at Fox Cities Stadium. Dean Jackson reports. And, our Vintage Stadium this week is a stadium thatís been in the news...when the roof fell down. The story of the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. - MP3 | PLS
OSC Radio November 18, 2013 - : In its debut edition, StadiumsUSA Radio reports on the development of glass athletic playing surfaces, where markings for different sports, advertising and even video can be projected onto the playing surface with the flick of a switch. StadiumsUSA Radio goes to Germany to learn about the company pioneering this concept. - MP3 | PLS

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