On the sporting trail
As a sports journalist, my office is the press box wherever the next assignment takes me.
Traveling for work can be a grind, but the advantage in my job is the opportunity to visit many of the notable stadiums and arenas in North America. This page is a gallery of images collected along the way. Will continue to add new scenes, so please visit often.
Major League Baseball parks and NHL arenas are prevalent in this montage as baseball and hockey have been my primary beats in recent years. To read my dispatches about the Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers and other South Florida sports topics, please search my byline at
Craig Davis, craigslegztravels.com
Take me out to the ballpark:
Dodger Stadium, opened in 1962, remains a gem in Chavez Ravine.
Tribute to the great Dodgers right-hander Don Drysdale at the entrance to the right field deck, also the media entrance at Dodger Stadium.
Giant Coke bottle and glove atop the left-field stands in the home of the Giants in San Francisco.
There is no more iconic view in baseball than the Green Monster in left field at Boston’s Fenway Park.
At the epicenter of baseball on Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park.
View outside Wrigley Field in 2014 before renovations.
Wrigley Field celebrated its centennial during the 2014 season in Chicago.
Holy cow! It’s the great Harry Caray outside Wrigley Field. Naturally, Budweiser is in the picture.
Statue of the Great One during the Edmonton Oilers’ last season at venerable Rexall Place. Wayne Gretzky will move with the team to the new downtown arena.
The Edmonton Oilers make a grand entrance through their oil derrick at Rexall Place.
There are roses outside the Rose Bowl year-round in Pasadena, Calif.
San Francisco’s AT&T Park, sold out as usual, when Barry Bonds made his return as Miami Marlins batting coach in 2016.
It’s not always sunny in Philadelphia, but blue sky and flags marked an idyllic at Citizens Bank Park.
Never know who you’ll run into at a game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
The Bell Centre is mecca for hockey in Montreal, home of Les Habitants.
Old Blue Eyes has his place amid Dodger Blue at Dodger Stadium.
It’s the Big Apple outside the home of the Mets at Citi Field, just off the 7 train in Queens.
Shea Stadium, former home of the Jets, is gone, but jets still fly overhead at Citi Field adjacent to the old stadium site.
“Meet the Mets” is the theme song at Citi Field, and if you’re lucky you may meet Mrs. Met.
Big cats watch over the home of the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Craig Davis/Craigslegztravels.com)
Nationals Park has become the centerpiece of a building boom in Washington’s Naval Yard district.
From this seat in the press box, the Capitol appears to the left of the left-field foul pole, whatever that implies.
Miami Marlins relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough has one of the longer last names in baseball. This was his first day in the major leagues in 2015 at Turner Field in Atlanta.
This distinguised gent keeps it classy in the stands at Chase Field, home of the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
Statue of Roberto Clemente, one of baseball’s best hitters and classiest players, outside PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
The best way to get to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park is to walk across the bridge from downtown.
The Blue Angels provided pregame entertainment during Labor Day Weekend 2016 before the Indians played at Progressive Field in Cleveland. (Craig Davis/Craigslegz.com)
The iconic arch looms in the background every time the Cardinals play at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
The great Stan Musial remains a revered figure outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (Craig Davis/Craigslegztravels.com)
The Texas Rangers’ home in Arlington, Texas, has one of the most distinctive looks among the newer major league parks, but it may soon be replaced by one with a retractable roof.
In case you needed a reminder, this is where to deposit cups and hotdog wrappers at Texas’ Global Life Park.
The retractable roof is a must at Marlins Park in Miami, but the setting is best for baseball on mild days when the rood if open.
Opening Day 2016 was a colorful affair at Marlins Park before the Marlins opened their season against the Detroit Tigers.
The much-maligned home run sculpture at Marlins Park has grown on me, particularly when set off by a Giancarlo Stanton home run.
It may be known as Levi’s Landing, but Barry Bonds launched 34 home runs over the facade in right field at AT&T Park into McCovey Cove.
Sunset at Homestead Speedway near Miami as the sun sets on the final race of the NASCAR season in 2015.
Country singer Tim McGraw got the crowd revved up before the final race of the NASCAR season at Homestead Speedway in 2015.
It is always a rousing prelude to hockey when “O Canada” is sung in the home of a Canadian team such as here in Toronto.
Miami hosted its first MLB All-Star Game on July 11, 2017 with the American League winning 2-1 in 10 innings.
Moon over Marlins Park in Miami following the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches opened in 2017 as the spring training home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.