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The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport, Rafi Kohan (Liveright)
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The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport, Rafi Kohan (Liveright)

New York-based journalist Kohan makes his literary debut with this deep and engaging look at the American sports stadium, covering both old and new arenas, and the fans, players and employees that make them come alive. (I’m pouring one out right now for the long-gone HemisFair Arena, where I watched the San Antonio Spurs lose several games in the ‘80s.)

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