The Arena

Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

By Rafi Kohan

Rafi Kohan, The Arena

In his new book, The Arena, Rafi Kohan, AB ’05, doesn’t overlook a single aspect of life in and around ­America’s shrines to sport: arenas and stadiums. Kohan explains what AstroTurf is made of, how jet flyovers happen and how pregame tailgates are kept in line. Plus, Kohan looks at how these behemoth structures are built and funded and how they shape a community.

The Arena is an inventive, fast-paced look at what have become our modern shrines in a sports-obsessed society. But it artfully illuminates us – including the often quirky people flocking to these shrines – even more than the structures.” — Tom Verducci, Best-Selling Author, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer

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