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Author: Simon Inglis Narrator: Simon Inglis Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780002866
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Taken from Sightlines: A Stadium Odyssey, this portion highlights some of sports writer Simon Inglis’ adventures around the world in his quest to find answers.

Simon Inglis was a sports fan with a mission. Fed up with being labeled an “anorak,” yet repeatedly led astray by the glimpse of a grandstand across a crowded city, in the late 1990s he traveled the world in search of some deeper meaning behind his fascination. What is it, he asked, about men and neatly-edged turf, and about Irish priests and hurling? Why are two cricket grounds in Mumbai so close together? Why do freeloaders revere Chicago’s Wrigleyville, and what can we learn about crowd management and bladder control from the bullfights in Pamplona?

Full of insight, wit and questionable accents, Sightlines conjures up spectacles and chaos, color and intrigue, from a time before the digital age and corporate control forever changed live sport and the stadium experience.

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About the Author

Simon Inglis is an English author and architectural historian specializing in sport. He has written a number of books on stadiums, sporting architecture, and football history, has been a regular contributor to various BBC Radio programs, and has written for The Observer, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, World Soccer, and other publications.