Review of Shea Stadium Remembered

Silverman, Matthew. Shea Stadium Remembered: The Mets, the Jets and Beatlemania.  Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press. 2019. Pp. 232. Bibliography, appendix, introduction, and index. $29.95 hardback. Reviewed by Bob D’Angelo. At first glimpse, there was nothing really special about Shea Stadium. Certainly, when it opened as the home of the New York Mets in early 1964,…

Review of Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture

Review of Lisle, Benjamin. Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. Pp. 328, 76 illustrations, Notes and index. $34.95, cloth back. Reviewed by Frank Andre Guridy Benjamin Lisle’s Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture is a timely and important contribution to sports studies that helps us understand why urban elites…

Review of American Sports in the Age of Consumption

Hillman, Cory. American Sports in an Age of Consumption. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016.   Pp. 204.  Notes, References, Index.  $29.95 softcover. Reviewed by Rich Loosbrock Not even a casual observer of American sports could fail to see the element of consumption at any major sporting event.  Jumbotrons scream at the spectators, splashing constant advertisements amidst the…