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Author Kohan, Rafi, author.

Title The arena : inside the tailgating, ticket-scalping, mascot-racing, dubiously funded, and possibly haunted monuments of American sport / Rafi Kohan.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]


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Edition First edition.
Description 401 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Before we begin (or: Preface) -- Taking the oath (or: The old-timers) -- Super subsidize me (or: The newcomers) -- All the ticket men (or: Beyond these walls) -- "As far as the eye can see, toilets" (or: Straight to the dome) -- Ed Mangan's burden (or: Field of dreams) -- Extremely loud and incredibly gross (or: Fans behaving badly) -- Identity 101 (or: Col-lege!) -- The other side of the t-shirt cannon (or: Are you not entertained?) -- The secret life of stadiums (or: Let's get logistical) -- Sex. War. America. (or: For god and country) -- Ghost world (or: Life after sports).
Summary "The American sports stadium, for all its raucous glory, is an overlooked centerpiecea veritable templeof our national culture. A hallowed ground for communal worship, this is where history is made on grass, artificial turf, hardwood, and even ice; where nostalgia flows as freely as ten-dollar beers; where everything thrills, from exploding fireworks to grinning cheerleaders. In The Arena, "an altogether new and riveting sports classic" (Josh Wilker), intrepid sportswriter Rafi Kohan crisscrosses the country, journeying from one beloved monument to the next. As he finagles access to the unexpected corners and hidden corridors of our most frequented fields, he discovers just what makes them tickand what keeps us coming back time and time again."--Jacket flap.
Subject Stadiums -- Social aspects -- United States.
Sports -- Social aspects -- United States.
Sports spectators -- United States.
ISBN 9781631491276 (hardcover)
163149127X (hardcover)

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