This guidebook breaks down--state by state—every place a sports fan will want to visit. The book will be cross referenced by sports categories and teams, so the reader will have an easy time finding attractions in a particular state by location or team. Included here are everything from restaurants owned by sports celebrities (i.e. Elway’s in Denver or Yao Ming’s YAO Bar & Restaurant in Houston) to such newly minted sites as the National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The latest trend--celebrity cruises with your favorite team—are also detailed, as are both birth places and grave sites of the stars, and such obscure museums as the Ted Williams Hitters’ Hall of Fame in St. Petersburg, Florida. Conferences and a calendar of other fan events round out this essential guide to all things sports.
| • Lisa Iannucci is a professional writer, author of Healthy Travel: Don’t Leave Home Without It, founder of “The Virgin Traveler” and co-host of Sports Palooza Radio ww.blogtalkradio.com/sportspalooza). She has been published on many travel topics in Frequent Flyer, Executive Travel, the Los Angeles Times Travel, Travel Pulse, TravelJobs.com, the Poughkeepsie Journal and other publications as well. She has co-authored 17 books on a wide variety of topics, including biographies of Will Smith and Ellen DeGeneres. She recently lived out her number two item on her sports bucket list, a tour of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.|