The Stadium Reviews began in 2019 as a way to review every MLB ballpark. As of March 2022, I’ve been to over half, so I still have a way to go. I plan to visit 1-2 new ballparks each year to visit each team’s stadium eventually.
However, the website grew from a personal review of ballparks to something much different. In 2020, I began expanding the content on the website to cover things like parking and food at various venues. I also began adding about fifteen new blog posts to the website each month.
The Expansion Phase on the Website
Some new areas on the site include the parking and food guide for every MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL venue. For parking, I partner up with SpotHero to deliver affordable parking options for fans to purchase for any event, concert, or game. For the food, I highlight different food and drinks you could get at each venue.
In addition to MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL content, the website has plans to move into more verticals. Some of the verticals will include soccer (football) and rugby. Another vertical that I’m looking to enter is e-sports, but I need to educate myself on for a bit before starting that.
As a Business
In 2021, The Stadium Reviews officially became an LLC business. The business’s official address is 229 Washington Street Suite 306, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866. Making this a business came from my dedication of growing this website into something bigger today. While the website covers the MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL, I plan to expand this to other sports down the road.
Some of the articles on the site are written by my content writing team. Each of my writers is in the United States, so I’ve grown a website into a small business with a few consistent writers.
Finally, this website generates money from the ads and any purchases you make on SpotHero. The Stadium Reviews, LLC partners with Mediavine to deliver high-quality and relevant ads for your visit. Along with Mediavine, The Stadium Reviews LLC works with SpotHero to show up-to-date parking deals on as many stadiums and venues as possible.
Greg Kristan is the owner of The Stadium Reviews. In addition to running the sports website, I run my SEO consulting firm, TM Blast LLC, since 2017. Outside of The Stadium Reviews LLC and TM Blast LLC, I’m building out Plant Legend, a new website about how to take care of plants. Finally, I record vlogs to document best SEO practices to communicate with people looking to get into this field of work.
Outside of work, I enjoy running, cycling, hanging out with my friends, tossing a frisbee around, watching TV, watching sports live, and playing video games. I’m also exploring my new home in upstate NY with my wife and our dog, so I like to visit new towns and cities. If possible, I will always take the train somewhere because I enjoy the experience of rail life.
Do I Have a Favorite Team?
I’m originally from New York, so I grew up a Yankees fan. Over the years, I’m also becoming a Rays fan and enjoy watching them play when I travel to different parks. With the Rays not being a favorite team for most people, I find great ticket deals whenever they visit Boston or New York.
For the NBA, NHL, and NFL, I’m more of a casual fan. That means I’m always down to go to a game, but I don’t follow a team or sport as closely as I do with baseball. Baseball is the one sport that I follow all year and offseason.
In 2022, I’ve been watching MLS and the Premier League for the first time. I hope to visit my first MLS game at some point this year. Chances are it will be in the late summer or fall if I can make it work with my work schedule.
Do I have a Favorite Sport?
The sport that I care the most about is baseball. My first baseball game came at the Old Yankee Stadium in 1994. I was only four at the time, but I remember sitting on the third-base side with my dad, his dad, and my uncle. As the years went by, I went to more baseball games at Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park, since I lived in Boston for 6 years, which is why baseball means so much to me.
Catching baseball games is also a way for me to connect with my friends back home. Since I live in New York, and most of my friends are in different states or cities, planning a baseball game is an easy and fun way to keep in touch with everyone.
I plan is to visit every MLB ballpark in my lifetime. As of April 2022, I’m over the halfway point after visiting the Braves ballpark.
Last Stadium Visit
My most recent game I took in was on September 3rd, 2022, at Red Bull Arena. The match was between NY Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union (MLS) game. Below are the places I’ve gone to in 2022
- September 3rd, 2022: New York Red Bulls (Future Game)
- June 28th, 2022: Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Filed
- June 12th, 2022: NYCF vs Colorado Rapids at Yankee Stadium
- April 13th, 2022: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium
- April 8th, 2022: Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnati Reds at Truist Park
Since I live in upstate New York, I have a 2.5-hour train ride to the city from Albany. A short 2.5-hour train ride allows me to get into the city more often, which means I can easily catch a baseball, hockey, soccer, NFL, and basketball games.
September Popular Blogs
The blogs on the website are what drive the most sessions each month. I publish about fifteen new blog posts each month covering the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and more. Some of the content that I write is something that I know, while other times I research a topic because I find it interesting, and I think others might as well.
Here are some of the most popular blog posts on the website as of now!
Parking Pages for MLB
Parking Pages for NFL
Parking Pages for the EPL
Parking Pages for MLS