Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sports History: Stadium Stirrings & News

90 years ago this January, Baltimore was on the verge of commencing construction on its first major football venue. The question was where to put it. One idea was at the bottom of the city's Mt. Royal Reservoir. City engineer H.G. Perring envisioned fitting a stadium comparable to the Roman Coliseum into the emptied confines of the reservoir.

The location later changed to Venable Park, but not before a strong pitch was made by Perring for his ingenious, if flawed, Mt. Royal concept. Tom Flynn wrote of the initial plans recently for patch.com.

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In the lacrosse equivalent of Hot Stove League news, Major League Lacrosse signed an agreement with CBS Sports Network to air 14 of their games in 2012. The league began play in 2001 and its current reigning champs are the Boston Cannons.