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We all love going to watch our favorite sports team play, but if you didn’t post about it on social media, did it really happen? In the age of social media, sharing photos of you at the game is just another way of showing your support – and maybe a bit of gloating if your team happens to win!
Most Instagrammable Sports Stadiums
But which fans are the most active on social media, and which stadiums are featuring in the most photos? Myprotein looked at every major stadium currently used by teams in the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, MLS and CFL, analyzing millions of posts to see which locations are filling up our feeds.
Madison Square Garden
Home to the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden took the title of America’s most Instagrammable sports stadium, with an impressive 734,217 posts featuring the iconic arena.
Madison Square Garden has been one of New York’s most popular entertainment venues for decades, playing host to some of the biggest names in sports, music, politics and more, from Muhammad Ali and Elvis Presley to Andy Ruiz Jr and Justin Bieber. It even welcomed Pope Francis during his first visit to New York City and the United States as Pontiff in September 2015.
Los Angeles’ Staples Center came in second place, with 703,205 tagged photos on Instagram.
As with many of America’s sports stadiums, Staples Center is shared by multiple teams, with the Lose Angeles Kings of the NHL using it as their home arena, as well as the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers. While it is common for two teams to share an arena, Staples Center is the only NBA arena shared by two teams, and one of only three North American professional sports venues to host two teams from the same league.
Staples Center is also a popular entertainment venue, hosting the annual Grammy Awards since 2000, as well as the 1st Latin Grammy Awards in 2000, and the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
With 634,516 tagged photos, third place goes to Yankee Stadium, home to both the New York Yankees and New York City FC.
Based in the Bronx, the stadium replaced the original Yankee Stadium in 2009 and is one of the most expensive stadiums ever built, with a $1.5 billion price tag. The construction project faced its fare share of controversies, largely related to the high public cost, but also the loss of public parkland.
Fourth place goes to Dodger Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which has been tagged in 593,146 posts on Instagram.
With a seating capacity of 56,000, Dodger Stadium is the world’s largest baseball stadium. It also holds the title of the oldest MLB park west of the Mississippi River and the third-oldest overall, after Boston’s Fenway Park and Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Wrigley Field rounds out the top five, with 517,047 Instagram posts featuring this stadium.
Originally called Weeghman Park, the stadium was home to the Chicago Whales, but the team folded after the 1915 season. The Chicago Cubs first played here in 1916 and have been there ever since.
The stadium got its new name after chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. bought the Chicago Cubs in 1918 and renamed the park Wrigley Field in 1927.
The full list of America’s most Instagrammable sports stadiums can be found on the Myprotein website.