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Alternate History: Woodward gets his Way, An Essay on the Woodward Plan and what Detroit would be Like had the Plan been Implemented.

Leading Picture
https://i.imgur.com/tBFvwfh.jpg
Setting the Scene:
The year is 1805. Detroit has a population of about 1000 people and has only been a part of the United States for two years. Alas, it doesn't take long for things to go horribly wrong, as the entire city burns down this year. Judge Augustus Woodward, the first Judge of the Michigan Territory, creates an ambitious and unique plan to rebuild it.
Summary of what follows:
Ultimately, for various reasons, only a small fraction of Judge Woodward's grand plan was actually implemented. My goal is to attempt to see what Detroit would be like had the Woodward plan been fully carried out, as well as educate about the details of the plan and its history.
If you're just here for the pictures, here is a link to the complete album:
https://imgur.com/a/y5hLS
If you're still with me, without further ado, let's get started.
What was Woodward's plan?
I think it is best to show it in terms of what would change about Detroit as we know it, step by step:
https://imgur.com/a/LjTL1
Key Points of the Woodward Plan
This is nuts, how much of this was actually built?
I've highlighted the buildings that exist in the city today according to the following scheme:
First, here's the buildings on top of the existing street layout:
https://imgur.com/P2uQaD3
Now, replace that street layout with Woodward's:
https://imgur.com/JRYkclz
Finally, destroy the nonconforming buildings and replace them with conforming buildings:
https://imgur.com/ZOokpeJ
This plan seems crazy, where did Woodward get the idea from?
He was impressed and inspired by Washington D.C. and its diagonal avenues, but Woodward's plan takes it a step further. While Washington D.C. is simply a system of rectangular lots that happens to have diagonal avenues in it, the Woodward plan is a modular system entirely based on triangles that could be added as the city expanded.
Are you saying the spoke roads are not a part of the Woodward Plan?
Yes, this is a common misconception. The only relationship the spoke roads have to the Woodward plan is that they take roads that are part of the Woodward plan and extend them straight for ~40 miles.
Why was so little of the plan implemented?
Firstly, Woodward had limited authority to break up land that was already owned. For example, the government owned the area between Michigan Ave and Jefferson Ave and chose to arrange it in a conventional grid. Additionally, land in parcels perpendicular to the river owned by individuals, like the Brush family and the Beaubien family, could not be broken up and incorporated into the plan.
Secondly, drafting up a city plan takes time and the people of Detroit grew restless as time passed after the devastating fire. The public also disliked the idea of so much public park space. Coupled with a general resistance for change, emnity toward Woodward's plan grew, so much so that others in Michigan's government would try to undo it while he was away. On one such occurrence, Woodward's detractors authorized the land north of Grand Circus park to be sold in rectangular parcels. Despite Woodward's alarm and protests that such a maneuver was illegal, the sale went through in 1817. This killed hope of implementing any more of the Woodward Plan. Part of Woodward's written complaint was as follows: “Nature had destined the city of Detroit to be a great interior emporium, equal, if not superior, to any other on the surface of the … globe. … In such a case that art of man should aid the benevolence of the Creator, and no restricted attachment to the present day or to present interests should induce a permanent sacrifice of ulterior and brilliant prospects.”
And with that, Detroit's chance to develop as a truly one-of-a-kind city passed. The question of "what if" has reigned unchallenged ever since. Until now, that is. Working from Judge Woodward's original plans, I built the city street by street and building by building in Sketchup, creating "Woodward Detroit". I've included some famous Detroit buildings in Woodward Detroit, most of the rest are "filler" buildings meant to give the impression of a complete city. Now, I give you Detroit built per Woodward's own specifications.
Some Aerial Photos and the Skyline
https://imgur.com/tBFvwfh https://imgur.com/Yn4TJyc https://imgur.com/sVuvYse
Transit in Woodward Detroit
I see a lot of discussion around the subreddit about Detroit's transit woes so I did some thinking about transit, both from the present Detroit perspective of auto-dominance and an alternate rail and subway perspective.
Roads
Woodward could not have foreseen the explosive growth Detroit would see, eventually growing to a city of two million. I beilieve it is remarkable that he included 120' and 200' roads when designing the city in 1805; he showed remarkable foresight there that would lend itself well to Detroit's development as Motor City. However, I believe a limitation would show itself in the circle parks. Twelve roads all come together and you're stuck in a giant traffic circle. That sounds like a traffic nighmare.
On an interesting side note, there is nothing special about Woodward Avenue in Woodward Detroit. It isn't even a grand avenue. In present Detroit after the Woodward plan was defeated, people came along afterward and extended Fort, Michigan, Grand River, Woodward, Gratiot, and Jefferson into the "spokes" we know today. Ironically, the defeat of the Woodward Plan allowed Woodward to become a household name by having his name attached to the major thoroughfare of M-1.
While I have depicted the medians in the grand avenues as solid, there is no reason they couldn't be crossed with streets as they are presently on Washington Blvd, for example.
The layout of one way streets in the small Woodward portion of present Detroit gives a clue what the layout in Woodward Detroit could be like. The circle park road is one way, like a giant roundabout, then the outer concentric circular roads are also one way in alternating directions.
https://imgur.com/1dB9WLT
Writing my own fantasy history, we'll say that the parks contributed to traffic in Woodward Detroit becoming the worst in the country by the 1950s. Citizens of Woodward Detroit unified in such an uproar at the idea running highways through their unique city that the city was forced to look at more efficient ways of moving people...
Rail / Subway
The 200' wide grand avenues leave ample room for light rail in the medians, one track each way. However, unlike in present Detroit, where roads run dozens of miles without interruption, the grand avenues of Woodward Detroit are full of parks. One possible course of action is to use the Campus Martius style parks as stations and the Circle parks as interchanges for the trains.
https://imgur.com/WDPDvAz
A second option is more familiar: spokes. These lines could be on the surface or a subway system, but I call them "the subway" in the rest of the post, so we'll go with that. I like this spoke option because it solidifies Grand Circus park as the center of the city, with subway lines stretching out to the suburbs in a similar fashion to the spoke roads today. I don't know what the Grand Circus park station would look like, with the logistics of six subway lines all intersecting there, but I'm sure the result would be a marvel of the transit world. I chose to leave it to the imagination and have them all mash together, beacuse such a station is beyond my skill to create.
https://imgur.com/lCh1UWQ
Thirdly, the "why not both?" option ensures ample transit coverage.
https://imgur.com/sd5R4Z6
Now, with all of these lines, subways, and stations, it seems we need some way to move people around between them. Hence, the People Mover takes its place in Woodward Detroit. The People Mover can finally serve its intended purpose of moving people between different transit lines.
https://imgur.com/51MRHuq
Both sets of rail and the people mover create a robust transit system.
https://imgur.com/27WzjJ9
Looking at specific famous Detroit buildings / locations
Renaissance Center Since the unique part of the Woodward plan applies to only above Jefferson Ave, the Renaissance Center can stay exactly where it is in present Detroit.
https://imgur.com/VpLTfFZ
One Detroit Center, One Woodward Ave, McKinsey, Crowne Plaza
https://imgur.com/F4G5vis
Penobscot Building, Guardian Building, 211 Fort St.
https://imgur.com/OtgdTft
Campus Martius, First National Building, One Campus Martius, One Kennedy Square The first two buildings conform to the Woodward plan, One Kennedy Square was reshaped.
https://imgur.com/lXWFtS7
Monroe Block, First National, Cadillac Tower, Cadillac Square Cadillac Square is not a square any longer; instead it is just a part of Michigan Grand Ave. I've included a concept for the upcoming development on the Monroe block.
https://imgur.com/VoGyaiV
Hudson's Site Based upon the latest renderings, though the tower of apartments is more inspired by the first rendering. Standing 800' tall to its roof, this new skycraper is a focal point for present Detroit and Woodward Detroit alike.
https://imgur.com/z6NuGkB
View from top of David Whitney Building
https://imgur.com/9D9HaWA
Book Skyscraper In my made up history, the Woodward plan allowed Detroit's boom and surge to reach even greater heights before the Depression, enabling the construction of grand plans that were shelved in present Detroit because of the Depression. One such building is the 82 Story Book skyscraper attached to the Book Tower we know and love, standing about 900' tall!
https://imgur.com/27v3W27
Grand Circus Park Grand Circus Park would be quite a sight, to be standing in the center of the full circle with all twelve lots occupied by towers (though I didn't have the heart to remove the eternal parking lot at Adams and Madison (apparently now called Aretha Franklin Way)). In this alternate history, it is the transit hub of Detroit, served by six subway lines and the People Mover.
https://imgur.com/6hCgcTL
Water Board Building
https://imgur.com/VOHe101
Detroit Library
https://imgur.com/cssXTnA
Michigan Central Station
https://imgur.com/ntN6jHM https://imgur.com/MPXMKgi
Greektown / Casino
https://imgur.com/hQICX6D
Fisher Building
Another Detroit building that was prevented from reaching its full potential by the Depression. The Fisher Building we know today is less than a third of the original plan. You can read more about that in my post here: https://www.reddit.com/Detroit/comments/5vu97d/alternate_history_the_fisher_building_is_finished/?st=j89fj0h5&sh=928a4c31
In my alternate history, the Fisher brothers, seeking to cement their legacy with the largest commercial building in the world, finally convinced the city to allow the construction of their tower inside a circle park, ensuring that it is visible as the terminating vista on 12 streets. The Albert Kahn firm spared no expense and created a lavish limestone 60 story tower flanked by two 30 story towers, crowned by gold leaf roofs and all joined together by a U shaped, three-story lobby filled with decadent gold leaf, bronze, frescos, and murals. Finished just months before the 1929 Great Depression, it stands as a nationally-recognized high point of Art Deco architecture.
https://imgur.com/Bk17fXV
(Aside: How tall is it? There is a problem with the scale of the Fisher Building model. The width is correct at 800' and the footprint actually does just barely fit inside a circle park. However, the roof height (not including spire) of the 30 story part is 301' in the model while the actual roof height is 418.3'. Applying this scale factor would put the actual height of the 60 story roof at 938.3'.)
Riverfront Towers, Cobo, Joe Louis
https://imgur.com/v0WPDBn
Comerica Park and Ford Field
I experimented to see if these stadiums could fit inside circle parks.
https://imgur.com/AtGJUJR
https://imgur.com/g1n75ZF
Views
Aerial Views and Views from the tops of buildings
https://imgur.com/QyRFaqZ https://imgur.com/UE4TfN1 https://imgur.com/LpIYRNT https://imgur.com/NtHsBd8 https://imgur.com/U6D40h0 https://imgur.com/DhQs0Yl https://imgur.com/v7V2uz4 https://imgur.com/Wf6gOjm
Matched Photo
I attempted to match an aerial photo I found https://imgur.com/N7tf2lR http://banana1015.com/files/2016/03/Spencer-Platt-Getty-Images.jpg
Bonus
Woodward Detroit's one-of-a-kind layout has created a close knit city with an atmosphere like no other, with world leading architecture, innovation, and a robust transit system. Naturally, a certain tech company looking for their second HQ chose it as their first choice, claiming "there weren't ever really any other options." I had some fun making a circle park and its surrounding buildings into one unified HQ complex. And it does lie on one of the subway lines.
https://imgur.com/3lY5Rtn
Conclusion & Sources
For further reading about the history of the Woodward plan, I recommend this excellent three part article, from which I sourced much of my information:
http://detroiturbanism.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-woodward-plan-part-i-origins.html
Some information also came from here, a shorter summary focusing on the plan's downfall:
https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2015/06/01/the-detroit-that-never-was-how-the-woodward-plan-died-197-years-ago
In conclusion, once I learned about Woodward and his grand plan for Detroit, I voraciously devoured any information I could find about it. The combination of its true uniqueness among urban designs and the fact that just enough of the plan was built to stimulte curiousity but not enough to indicate what the whole city would look like sent me on this path. My goal was to create what Woodward could not and provide an alternate vision for what Detroit could have been. I greatly enjoyed following Woodward's own procedure to lay out a section and then populating with all the buildings and details. I am very pleased with the final results and hope you are too. I undertook this project out of passion and interest. I hope you enjoyed reading and that I arranged the content in a clear manner. Thanks for reading!
Acknowledgements
A wonderful tool in Sketchup is the ability to import models created by others. I used this to build more of a connection from my virtual Woodward Detroit to the Detroit we know today and I feel the results of my project would not have been even half as good without them. A big thank you to the following Sketchup users:
Also thank you to this reddit post; which fueled my inspiration for this project: https://www.reddit.com/MapPorn/comments/14qgyc/oc_my_map_of_the_1807_woodward_plan_for_the/?st=j89i5z1x&sh=62676319
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[SF] Deal or No Deal?

Without taking his order, the bartender set a margarita on the rocks in front of Walter. “So, what brings you to beautiful Mexico, amigo?” asked the bartender, whose nametag read Eduardo.
Walter Raymundo looked up at the bartender and considered his answer. A 45-year-old widower, Walter had arrived at Playa de Sueños resort yesterday. He looked at his phone – 5 PM. Yesterday’s highlight was a group catamaran sailing lesson followed by a sedate dinner for one at the resort restaurant. Tonight, he was trying his luck at the pool bar; hopefully he’d make it past 9 PM.
“Oh, what you’d expect. I’m part of a Z Survivor group. Package deal – pay a little extra and the organizers promise a 2-1 ratio of women to men,” Walter admitted with a rakish smile.
Eduardo chuckled. “So, my friend, you’re like the rest of us - looking for love.”
Walter gave a grunt that might have been agreement but said nothing. He was looking for love, sure, but he couldn’t ignore his work, either.
It had taken him 5 years to talk himself into traveling from his home in Tucson, AZ, to the nearest “safe” resort in the West. Playa de Sueños, located in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, was purpose-built to resist zombie attacks. Walter lost his wife, Evie, in the great West Coast Zombie Uprising of 2022 and he was uneasy. Not because of the zombies – by all accounts the Mexican government was far more ruthless in exterminating the living dead than the United States. No, the Mexican government didn’t care that the long-rumored zombie cure was, by all accounts, just around the corner, or that with the help of a powerful drug cocktail a small number of “remediated” zombies were currently being trained to complete menial jobs in some parts of the United States. The Mexican Guerreros contra los Muertos were known to shoot first and not ask questions. On top of that, the resort was on a manmade island with strict security protocols including lots of men with automatic rifles.
Walter was uneasy because he hadn’t been on a date since his wife died – hadn’t been intimate with another human being since Evie had been ripped from his arms by an angry horde 5 years ago. Now here he was, sipping a margarita by the pool, sizing up the female population. There were some beautiful women for sure, but as he feared he was 20 years older than most of the female guests. Middle aged women were in particularly short supply all over the Americas. For some still unknown reason, zombies attacked women more than men, and women over 40 most of all. Once attacked, older women were more likely to convert or die than any other demographic besides the very young and the very old. Solid numbers were hard to come by but something like 5% of the human population in America had been wiped out since the first flare-up in 2011. Some 15 million plus gone, and women over 40 made up 2/3 of that number.
The rarest commodity of all were survivors, those who’d been attacked but made it out the other side. It was believed that less than 1% of all humans attacked by zombies survived. Most confirmed survivors were secured at government sites being tested and studied. Most, but not all.
The west coast of America had taken the brunt of the zombie uprisings. Southern California alone lost 3 million to zombie attacks and another 2 million to outmigration. Zombies liked it hot but not too hot, dry but not too dry. They also appear to have a sense of humor as the government was now paying families to move into the few inhabitable neighborhoods in LA and San Diego. Houses that would have sold for millions were now being given away. Other than a few mild flareups in New York, Houston, and a handful of other cities, the middle of the country and the east coast were largely untouched. The average suburbanite in New Hampshire or Ohio watched the holocaust unfold across their TV screens, safe in their living rooms, while Los Angeles and San Diego nearly burned to the ground.
Walter came out of his reverie. “Thanks for the drink, Eduardo. Very good. But I didn’t order it – how’d you know I’d like it?”
“I took a chance – you seem like the tequila type,” said a woman’s voice.
Walter looked to his left just as a woman started walking toward him. Walter took her in. Not your typical beauty but interesting none the less. She was perhaps 5 feet 5 inches tall, brown skin the color of melted caramel. Eyes as black as anthracite, yet a bit jaundiced in the sclera. Athletic, bordering on muscular build, small perky breasts.
And not a day over 25.
“Hi, um, thanks,” said Walter.
“I’m America. You looked thirsty and lonely,” she said, in faintly-accented English.
Her face was radiant. Walter was intrigued.
“I’m Walter. Thanks again for the drink. Do you want to get a booth?”
As they walked toward the booth, America lost her balance, giving Walter an opportunity to be a gentleman. She laughed, blamed it on an irregular paving stone. Once in the booth, they talked, awkwardly at first, more comfortably as time wore on. America learned that Walter lived in Tucson but had moved there from San Marcos, a town in northern San Diego County. Walter left Southern California during the Uprising only reluctantly and only after losing his wife. He took the same package most SoCal refugees took five years ago, a $50,000 relocation credit plus a military escort for those willing to relocate to Arizona, New Mexico or a handful of places further east. Tucson was a popular choice, a major metro area relatively close to the Mexican border that was too hot and dry for zombies most of the year. Walter had been a tenured professor at UC-San Diego until the Uprising. Now the campus was a charred ruin and he taught at a community college.
As Eduardo delivered a second round of margaritas, the conversation turned to America. She was born in Mexico but immigrated when she was seven. She grew up not far from Walter’s hometown of San Marcos in Oceanside, a quaint, if somewhat gritty, beach town immediately south of the massive Marine base, Fort Pendleton. She graduated Oceanside High summa cum laude and did two years at Stanford. Then the Uprising. Her family called her and begged her to stay in the relative safety of Northern California. She refused and returned home to a warzone. Her mother, father, and younger brother dead, house and neighborhood burned to the ground by the Marines sent to help. Zombies, it turns out, really hate fire. Too bad humans do, too. Controlling zombies by fire had been euphemistically dubbed chemotherapy for the human population. It killed more zombies than people, but just barely. She was so distraught she didn’t wait for the government subsidy. She just started driving east and ended up, like so many others, at a refugee camp outside of Las Vegas. Eventually she got her head on straight, applied for the subsidy, and headed toward Mexico as soon as the check arrived. She had family in the state of Sonora. With no jobs on offer she couch-surfed with family and lived off the subsidy until she settled in Puerto Peñasco 2 years ago. Now she dealt blackjack at the casino part time. She knew the bartender, Eduardo, from the casino and he sometimes let her slip into the resort without paying the locals fee for a day pass. When their conversation hit an ebb, Walter signaled for two more drinks and suggested that they take them to the beach. Sunset was only 20 minutes away and what better way to end a perfect . . . what, first date? America took his hand in hers and his stomach flipped. He felt like he was 16 again.
As they walked, America took another chance to appreciate Walter. Though he was probably in his early to mid-40s, he hadn’t developed the typical pot-bellied middle-aged ‘dad-bod’. For a professor, he had a weight-lifter’s build, muscular and stout. Not tall, 5’ 6”, he had blond-brown hair fading to white at the temples. Barrel chested, well-tanned, beard cropped close, no earrings or visible tattoos. Beautiful baby blue eyes and a kind, rounded face that bore no malice. He wore a loud Hawaiian shirt and vintage board shorts without a trace of irony, the way only a Californian can. No jewelry except for a simple gold ring hanging from a chain around his neck.
The sunset came and went. An hour later, the couple continued to talk – about families, about politics, about loss, and about love. The bass drum of the Pacific Ocean beat out an ameliorative melody. Slowly, they got lost in one another and conversation turned to flirting. Their first kiss was soft, tentative, exploratory. The walk back to Walter’s room was full of giggles and high-pitched stream-of-consciousness jabbering. Walter offered her his arm to steady her. Walter, too, was a bit unstable, high on tequila and America’s attention.
Once they got to his room, though, Walter was filled with trepidation. America didn’t follow him back to his room to play chess. For some reason, the prospect of having sex with this beautiful young woman terrified him. Physically, he was sure it would be fine, perhaps even great. He felt a familiar swelling in his boxer briefs and knew he could do it . . . but should he? Was this a one-night fling, or was she the real deal? Why was he thinking of Evie instead of America?
America put her arms around his shoulders and kissed him. When she looked into his eyes, she saw fear rather than desire.
“Hey, no pressure. I like you and I’m down for whatever. We can talk, we can fool around, we can go get dinner, whatever,” said America.
Walter smiled and offered a compromise. “How about the hot tub? This is a suite, the hot tub on the balcony overlooks the ocean – great view.”
America’s face curled into wicked, mischievous smile. “You appreciate a great view, huh? Well get ready because I didn’t bring my bathing suit.”
Without another word, she shimmied out of her shorts and top.
She giggled and did a little pirouette, giving Walter a full 360-degree view. After shucking out of her clothes she was wearing only a pair of lacy white thong underwear. Her pert breasts, uncovered, shone in the moonlight like teak pearls. He’d seen all he needed to see. Suddenly, all other thoughts left his mind. He went to her and kissed her as if his life depended on it. She led him to the bed. Seconds later he was deep inside of her. They both found relief, if not love, in the gentle rocking of bodies. They did eventually make it to the hot tub, two hours later.
-----------------
The next morning, America woke to an empty bed. She spotted Walter on the patio sipping coffee and contemplating the mighty Pacific.
She called out, “Coffee smells good – got more on?”
“Yep. Pyrex on the counter. I splurged, its real Kona coffee.”
She sat next to Walter and took a sip.
“Wow – that’s good!” said America, a warm smile on her lips. “What’s the occasion?”
Walter offered a blank stare and said nothing for a minute.
“Just being alive. And missing Evie. She loved good coffee.”
America said nothing. She could sense Walter had something to get off his chest.
“We met in grad school. Boston. She was studying art history – Baroque paintings, Rembrandt, Rubens that type of stuff. Taught herself German, Dutch, and French. Mind you, she was from an insular New Hampshire WASP family, had never travelled further than New York City before college. Art wasn’t really my thing. I was a few years further along, on track to get a combined MD-PhD in public health and microbiology. My passion was, still is, epidemiology.”
Walter offered a sad smile. “Lot of good that’s done me.” He gestured aimlessly toward the sea.
“Her parents didn’t approve. They never said anything, but they didn’t have to. I share my Guatemalan grandfather’s surname and I tan easy in the summer, even in New England. In their eyes I was 25% too Hispanic for their Episcopalian angel. We got out of there as fast as we could. We got married in Las Vegas where I had a one-year postdoc at UNLV. Soon after I landed the job at UC San Diego. She struggled for a while, volunteered at several museums before an entry level position opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Not her area but she was smart, persistent, a sponge. She learned everything she cold about Franz Kline, Modigliani, Picasso, Pollock, you name it. She spent ever free minute either in the University library or learning the contemporary art scene in galleries all around Southern California. She dragged me to so many shows we started a modest art collection to decorate our equally modest home. Eventually transferred some credits from back east and with even more work she earned a PhD in Arts Management. Worked her way up to a junior curator position, then a senior position. Taught at the U part-time. We had a good life.”
Walter drained his coffee, put the cup in the sink, and then returned to the patio.
“Six months before the Uprising, the director of the museum was killed in a zombie attack in Los Angeles. Evie was named acting director. Two weeks before the Uprising, she got notice that the promotion was to be permanent. Los Angeles was burning by then and the Board of Directors thought continuity would be best. Frankly, it was hard to find anyone from east of the Rockies to apply for a position in Southern California. Outmigration had started, looting was on the rise. A few minor flares in San Diego County had killed off most tourism. It was bleak. We talked about leaving but with her new promotion we never seriously considered it. I made a few half-hearted inquires with colleagues back east about academic openings but nothing came of it. We upgraded our security system, 4-inch hardened steel shutters activated by phone app, an ugly but lethal fence system, and a bomb shelter with 2 years of canned food and batteries. We both learned how to use and maintain guns for the first time in our lives. Thursday night yoga was replaced by Thursday nights at the gun range.”
Walter paused and put a thumb and forefinger to his closed eyes and pinched the bridge of his nose. Silent tears gently rolled down his face. When he returned to his story, his voice was think with emotion.
“One day, Evie was called into the museum to respond to an emergency alarm. I drove her, stayed in the car. Evie went in with her Glock locked and loaded, escorted by an armed security guard. At the time, it seemed like overkill considering a similar alarm went off a week earlier when a homeless guy got stuck in a secure loading dock looking for shelter. This time it was a dozen zombies. No one saw it coming. Neither Evie nor the security guard came back out of the museum. I saw a few bloodied Zs emerge from the building. A security detail arrived too late for Evie but just in time for the first battle of the Uprising. All the noise drew even more Zs. This was ground zero, moment zero. I should have come with her into the museum. I didn’t. I got out. Sometimes wish I hadn’t.”
Walter was quiet.
America didn’t know how to respond. What the fuck do you say to that?
When America found her voice, she spoke in a soft sotto voce, trying to convey sympathy. “Sounds like you two loved the hell out of each other. She was lucky – you both were lucky – to find that kind of love.”
“Yes, we were,” Walter agreed.
“Do you want me to leave?” asked America.
“Leave, why?” confusion and hurt colored Walter’s voice. “I was sharing – I just thought I owed you the truth.”
America offered Walter a pained look.
“That’s just it – the truth. I haven’t been honest with you. I like you, but I need you, too. Six weeks after I got to Mexico, Ivanka was elected President. Soon after, the Trump Memorial Wall started going up fast. When they just thought Mexicans were taking their jobs, no funding. But Ivanka’s smarter than her dad, better deal-maker, too, and she embraced all that fringe conspiracy stuff – that the Mexican government engineered the Zombie outbreak and infected the US on purpose as revenge for her dad’s anti-immigrant policies. Last month they started work on the last segment of the Wall. Going rate for a coyote is a $100,000 and rising. I’m a Dreamer, so I was never fully legal in California. I must get back. You can bring me back.”
She pleaded silently with her eyes.
Walter looked at America in the harsh light of the Pacific morning. He smiled.
“You didn’t let me finish my story.”
“But . . .” protested America.
“Look, I get it. The bartender probably feeds you names of gringos here for the Survivor trips. You’ve been looking for a soft touch who will make a trade – sex and companionship in exchange for a ticket back to the States. Deal or no deal? If I’m not the first, so be it. I’m not one to judge. I had a great time last night no matter how or why it came to be. Be that as it may, I haven’t been fully honest with you, either. You need the whole truth more than I do. We’re both hunting. This is a work trip.”
America looked at Walter quizzically. “Work . . . for what, one of your community college classes?”
“No. The teaching keeps me sane but pays shit. I run a privately-funded lab in Tucson. A very well-funded lab. We’re researching a cure.”
“A cure?” said America, incredulous. “For Zombies?”
“Yes. And we’re oh-so-close.”
“What are you hunting for,” she demanded, but before Walter could say a word she said it. “A survivor.”
“A survivor. I picked up on a few markers immediately – slight jaundice of the sclera, increased musculature, especially of the upper body, rigid posture, poor balance when walking. But I needed to be sure. There are so few survivors out there not already working for a lab.”
“So, you fucked me not because I was so charming or hot but because you had to be sure . . . and you saw the bite marks on my back . . .” her voice faded away.
“Yes, I saw them. But no, I didn’t go to bed with you last night just to find out. I had to see if there was the possibility of love for me without Evie. Like everyone I secretly hope that the cure will work retroactively and that I can find Evie and cure her and have it all back like it was. But I know that’s bullshit. I’m not even sure if she was killed or converted. If the later, she’s been a zombie for 5 years. No one comes back from that. The cocktail they’re using now only works on those newly converted, and it’s only partial. My cure would be a universal inoculation, a vaccine, plus it would work retroactively on newer converts. Either way, Evie’s gone. Last night helped me see that there might be life, and maybe even love, after.”
“But you need a survivor to get over the line.”
“And you need me to get through the wall.”
America smiled.
“Is it painful? Risky?”
“Risky, no. Some pain. Not much. Bloodwork mostly. Some cognitive stuff. Bone marrow would be the most painful procedure but nothing you can’t handle.”
She considered the offer.
“What about the border crossing? The US is requiring a marriage certificate to enter as of last week in the case of a non-blood relative.”
“I know. Not a deal breaker. I need a partner in life as well as in the lab. If the romantic part works out, great. If not we’ll figure that out, too,” said Walter.
“Hmm. One last question.”
It was Walter’s turn to smile. “Shoot.”
America walked over to Walter. She was wearing only the white lace panties and a thin cotton t shirt. She straddled him and soon felt herself pushing onto a familiar, growing hardness.
“Can you keep up with a younger woman? I’ll need at least one more round this morning for you to convince me.”
“Hmm. Only one more? Let’s try for two, shall we?”
“You got yourself a deal.”
Walter carried America over the threshold to the suite. Two hours and two love making sessions later, the odd couple left the resort. An hour after that, they emerged from the Sweet Memories Wedding chapel, husband and wife. Walter drove his aging Tesla directly toward the brilliant Mexican light bouncing off the gold-plated Trump Memorial Wall. For the first time in a long time, Walter felt a glimmer of hope.
In the passenger seat America was hopeful but nervous, too. She was glad to be leaving Mexico, eager to be back in her namesake country. But she felt sure Walter wasn’t giving her the full truth yet. Like her, he had poor balance and a muscular torso. And those baby blues eyes . . . too good to be true? High-end contacts to hide jaundice? What about the unusual scars she’d seen on his body? If Walter was a survivor, too, he didn’t really need America as a test subject. Instead, she suspected he was in Mexico searching for a partner to help make the rarest commodity of all in their zombie-filled world – a child born of two survivors. She kept up with the news and knew the entire scientific community was searching for just such a survivor child, to no avail.
America hadn’t taken a birth control pill in three days and neither she nor Walter had even mentioned condoms. America imagined that perhaps, right now, a child was growing in her belly that would end the zombie apocalypse once and for all. If not now, soon. She put her hands over her abdomen protectively and offered Walter a radiant smile as the GPS welcomed them to the United States of America.
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An Essay on the Woodward Plan for Detroit, One of the Most Ambitious and Unique City Plans (x-post /r/Detroit)

Leading Picture
https://i.imgur.com/tBFvwfh.jpg
Setting the Scene:
The year is 1805. Detroit has a population of about 1000 people and has only been a part of the United States for two years. Alas, it doesn't take long for things to go horribly wrong, as the entire city burns down this year. Judge Augustus Woodward, the first Judge of the Michigan Territory, creates an ambitious and unique plan to rebuild it.
Summary of what follows:
Ultimately, for various reasons, only a small fraction of Judge Woodward's grand plan was actually implemented. My goal is to attempt to see what Detroit would be like had the Woodward plan been fully carried out, as well as educate about the details of the plan and its history.
If you're just here for the pictures, here is a link to the complete album:
https://imgur.com/a/y5hLS
If you're still with me, without further ado, let's get started.
What was Woodward's plan?
I think it is best to show it in terms of what would change about Detroit as we know it, step by step:
https://imgur.com/a/LjTL1
Key Points of the Woodward Plan
This is nuts, how much of this was actually built?
I've highlighted the buildings that exist in the city today according to the following scheme:
First, here's the buildings on top of the existing street layout:
https://imgur.com/P2uQaD3
Now, replace that street layout with Woodward's:
https://imgur.com/JRYkclz
Finally, destroy the nonconforming buildings and replace them with conforming buildings:
https://imgur.com/ZOokpeJ
This plan seems crazy, where did Woodward get the idea from?
He was impressed and inspired by Washington D.C. and its diagonal avenues, but Woodward's plan takes it a step further. While Washington D.C. is simply a system of rectangular lots that happens to have diagonal avenues in it, the Woodward plan is a modular system entirely based on triangles that could be added as the city expanded.
Are you saying the spoke roads are not a part of the Woodward Plan?
Yes, this is a common misconception. The only relationship the spoke roads have to the Woodward plan is that they take roads that are part of the Woodward plan and extend them straight for ~40 miles.
Why was so little of the plan implemented?
Firstly, Woodward had limited authority to break up land that was already owned. For example, the government owned the area between Michigan Ave and Jefferson Ave and chose to arrange it in a conventional grid. Additionally, land in parcels perpendicular to the river owned by individuals, like the Brush family and the Beaubien family, could not be broken up and incorporated into the plan.
Secondly, drafting up a city plan takes time and the people of Detroit grew restless as time passed after the devastating fire. The public also disliked the idea of so much public park space. Coupled with a general resistance for change, emnity toward Woodward's plan grew, so much so that others in Michigan's government would try to undo it while he was away. On one such occurrence, Woodward's detractors authorized the land north of Grand Circus park to be sold in rectangular parcels. Despite Woodward's alarm and protests that such a maneuver was illegal, the sale went through in 1817. This killed hope of implementing any more of the Woodward Plan. Part of Woodward's written complaint was as follows: “Nature had destined the city of Detroit to be a great interior emporium, equal, if not superior, to any other on the surface of the … globe. … In such a case that art of man should aid the benevolence of the Creator, and no restricted attachment to the present day or to present interests should induce a permanent sacrifice of ulterior and brilliant prospects.”
And with that, Detroit's chance to develop as a truly one-of-a-kind city passed. The question of "what if" has reigned unchallenged ever since. Until now, that is. Working from Judge Woodward's original plans, I built the city street by street and building by building in Sketchup, creating "Woodward Detroit". I've included some famous Detroit buildings in Woodward Detroit, most of the rest are "filler" buildings meant to give the impression of a complete city. Now, I give you Detroit built per Woodward's own specifications.
Some Aerial Photos and the Skyline
https://imgur.com/tBFvwfh https://imgur.com/Yn4TJyc https://imgur.com/sVuvYse
Transit in Woodward Detroit
I see a lot of discussion around the Detroit subreddit about Detroit's transit woes so I did some thinking about transit, both from the present Detroit perspective of auto-dominance and an alternate rail and subway perspective.
Roads
Woodward could not have foreseen the explosive growth Detroit would see, eventually growing to a city of two million. I beilieve it is remarkable that he included 120' and 200' roads when designing the city in 1805; he showed remarkable foresight there that would lend itself well to Detroit's development as Motor City. However, I believe a limitation would show itself in the circle parks. Twelve roads all come together and you're stuck in a giant traffic circle. That sounds like a traffic nighmare.
On an interesting side note, there is nothing special about Woodward Avenue in Woodward Detroit. It isn't even a grand avenue. In present Detroit after the Woodward plan was defeated, people came along afterward and extended Fort, Michigan, Grand River, Woodward, Gratiot, and Jefferson into the "spokes" we know today. Ironically, the defeat of the Woodward Plan allowed Woodward to become a household name by having his name attached to the major thoroughfare of M-1.
While I have depicted the medians in the grand avenues as solid, there is no reason they couldn't be crossed with streets as they are presently on Washington Blvd, for example.
The layout of one way streets in the small Woodward portion of present Detroit gives a clue what the layout in Woodward Detroit could be like. The circle park road is one way, like a giant roundabout, then the outer concentric circular roads are also one way in alternating directions.
https://imgur.com/1dB9WLT
Writing my own fantasy history, we'll say that the parks contributed to traffic in Woodward Detroit becoming the worst in the country by the 1950s. Citizens of Woodward Detroit unified in such an uproar at the idea running highways through their unique city that the city was forced to look at more efficient ways of moving people...
Rail / Subway
The 200' wide grand avenues leave ample room for light rail in the medians, one track each way. However, unlike in present Detroit, where roads run dozens of miles without interruption, the grand avenues of Woodward Detroit are full of parks. One possible course of action is to use the Campus Martius style parks as stations and the Circle parks as interchanges for the trains.
https://imgur.com/WDPDvAz
A second option is more familiar: spokes. These lines could be on the surface or a subway system, but I call them "the subway" in the rest of the post, so we'll go with that. I like this spoke option because it solidifies Grand Circus park as the center of the city, with subway lines stretching out to the suburbs in a similar fashion to the spoke roads today. I don't know what the Grand Circus park station would look like, with the logistics of six subway lines all intersecting there, but I'm sure the result would be a marvel of the transit world. I chose to leave it to the imagination and have them all mash together, beacuse such a station is beyond my skill to create.
https://imgur.com/lCh1UWQ
Thirdly, the "why not both?" option ensures ample transit coverage.
https://imgur.com/sd5R4Z6
Now, with all of these lines, subways, and stations, it seems we need some way to move people around between them. Hence, the People Mover takes its place in Woodward Detroit. The People Mover can finally serve its intended purpose of moving people between different transit lines.
https://imgur.com/51MRHuq
Both sets of rail and the people mover create a robust transit system.
https://imgur.com/27WzjJ9
Looking at specific famous Detroit buildings / locations
Renaissance Center Since the unique part of the Woodward plan applies to only above Jefferson Ave, the Renaissance Center can stay exactly where it is in present Detroit.
https://imgur.com/VpLTfFZ
One Detroit Center, One Woodward Ave, McKinsey, Crowne Plaza
https://imgur.com/F4G5vis
Penobscot Building, Guardian Building, 211 Fort St.
https://imgur.com/OtgdTft
Campus Martius, First National Building, One Campus Martius, One Kennedy Square The first two buildings conform to the Woodward plan, One Kennedy Square was reshaped.
https://imgur.com/lXWFtS7
Monroe Block, First National, Cadillac Tower, Cadillac Square Cadillac Square is not a square any longer; instead it is just a part of Michigan Grand Ave. I've included a concept for the upcoming development on the Monroe block.
https://imgur.com/VoGyaiV
Hudson's Site Based upon the latest renderings, though the tower of apartments is more inspired by the first rendering. Standing 800' tall to its roof, this new skycraper is a focal point for present Detroit and Woodward Detroit alike.
https://imgur.com/z6NuGkB
View from top of David Whitney Building
https://imgur.com/9D9HaWA
Book Skyscraper In my made up history, the Woodward plan allowed Detroit's boom and surge to reach even greater heights before the Depression, enabling the construction of grand plans that were shelved in present Detroit because of the Depression. One such building is the 82 Story Book skyscraper attached to the Book Tower we know and love, standing about 900' tall!
https://imgur.com/27v3W27
Grand Circus Park Grand Circus Park would be quite a sight, to be standing in the center of the full circle with all twelve lots occupied by towers (though I didn't have the heart to remove the eternal parking lot at Adams and Madison (apparently now called Aretha Franklin Way)). In this alternate history, it is the transit hub of Detroit, served by six subway lines and the People Mover.
https://imgur.com/6hCgcTL
Water Board Building
https://imgur.com/VOHe101
Detroit Library
https://imgur.com/cssXTnA
Michigan Central Station
https://imgur.com/ntN6jHM https://imgur.com/MPXMKgi
Greektown / Casino
https://imgur.com/hQICX6D
Fisher Building
Another Detroit building that was prevented from reaching its full potential by the Depression. The Fisher Building we know today is less than a third of the original plan. You can read more about that in my post here: https://www.reddit.com/Detroit/comments/5vu97d/alternate_history_the_fisher_building_is_finished/?st=j89fj0h5&sh=928a4c31
In my alternate history, the Fisher brothers, seeking to cement their legacy with the largest commercial building in the world, finally convinced the city to allow the construction of their tower inside a circle park, ensuring that it is visible as the terminating vista on 12 streets. The Albert Kahn firm spared no expense and created a lavish limestone 60 story tower flanked by two 30 story towers, crowned by gold leaf roofs and all joined together by a U shaped, three-story lobby filled with decadent gold leaf, bronze, frescos, and murals. Finished just months before the 1929 Great Depression, it stands as a nationally-recognized high point of Art Deco architecture.
https://imgur.com/Bk17fXV
(Aside: How tall is it? There is a problem with the scale of the Fisher Building model. The width is correct at 800' and the footprint actually does just barely fit inside a circle park. However, the roof height (not including spire) of the 30 story part is 301' in the model while the actual roof height is 418.3'. Applying this scale factor would put the actual height of the 60 story roof at 938.3'.)
Riverfront Towers, Cobo, Joe Louis
https://imgur.com/v0WPDBn
Comerica Park and Ford Field
I experimented to see if these stadiums could fit inside circle parks.
https://imgur.com/AtGJUJR
https://imgur.com/g1n75ZF
Views
Aerial Views and Views from the tops of buildings
https://imgur.com/QyRFaqZ https://imgur.com/UE4TfN1 https://imgur.com/LpIYRNT https://imgur.com/NtHsBd8 https://imgur.com/U6D40h0 https://imgur.com/DhQs0Yl https://imgur.com/v7V2uz4 https://imgur.com/Wf6gOjm
Matched Photo
I attempted to match an aerial photo I found https://imgur.com/N7tf2lR http://banana1015.com/files/2016/03/Spencer-Platt-Getty-Images.jpg
Bonus
Woodward Detroit's one-of-a-kind layout has created a close knit city with an atmosphere like no other, with world leading architecture, innovation, and a robust transit system. Naturally, a certain tech company looking for their second HQ chose it as their first choice, claiming "there weren't ever really any other options." I had some fun making a circle park and its surrounding buildings into one unified HQ complex. And it does lie on one of the subway lines.
https://imgur.com/3lY5Rtn
Conclusion & Sources
For further reading about the history of the Woodward plan, I recommend this excellent three part article, from which I sourced much of my information:
http://detroiturbanism.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-woodward-plan-part-i-origins.html
Some information also came from here, a shorter summary focusing on the plan's downfall:
https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2015/06/01/the-detroit-that-never-was-how-the-woodward-plan-died-197-years-ago
In conclusion, once I learned about Woodward and his grand plan for Detroit, I voraciously devoured any information I could find about it. The combination of its true uniqueness among urban designs and the fact that just enough of the plan was built to stimulte curiousity but not enough to indicate what the whole city would look like sent me on this path. My goal was to create what Woodward could not and provide an alternate vision for what Detroit could have been. I greatly enjoyed following Woodward's own procedure to lay out a section and then populating with all the buildings and details. I am very pleased with the final results and hope you are too. I undertook this project out of passion and interest. I hope you enjoyed reading and that I arranged the content in a clear manner. Thanks for reading!
Acknowledgements
A wonderful tool in Sketchup is the ability to import models created by others. I used this to build more of a connection from my virtual Woodward Detroit to the Detroit we know today and I feel the results of my project would not have been even half as good without them. A big thank you to the following Sketchup users:
Also thank you to this reddit post; which fueled my inspiration for this project: https://www.reddit.com/MapPorn/comments/14qgyc/oc_my_map_of_the_1807_woodward_plan_for_the/?st=j89i5z1x&sh=62676319
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(DRAFT) 2019 Cord-cutter's Guide to Motorsports

 **Cord Cutters Guide to Motorsports - 2019 (DRAFT) ** 

Table of Contents -

Introduction

NASCAR - Cup, xFinity, Trucks (Over the air listings) NASCAR - Online resources ARCA Racing NHRA Indycar Races (Over the air listings) Indycar - Online resources IMSA 24 Hrs Le Mans World Rally Championship (WRC) F1 British Touring Car Championship - (BTCC) German Touring Car Championship FIA WTCR Series FIA World Rallycross Championship 24hr Series Asian LeMans Series European LeMans Series Virgin Australia Supercars Australian ECB Super Utes Race of Champions (ROC) Short Track (Dirt and Paved oval) racing SCCA Goodwood 24Hrs of LeMons
List of online/streaming motorsports content providers and podcasts
Introduction If you’re reading this, you’re likely a motorsports fan interested in “cutting the cord”, and may be worried about not being able to watch your favorite races if you do tell your cable or satellite provider, to “shove it”. Or, maybe you recently cut the cord, and now you’re panicking, wondering how you'll watch all of your favorite racing now that you’ve returned the cable box to the cable company? The past few years, I’ve tried to put together as complete a list of on-line and OTA resources as possible, and share it here, at the CordKillers Reddit. I can’t promise that’s it’s 100% complete, but I can tell you I’ve done a lot of research into this subject, and anything/everything I’ve found is here for you to use, and hopefully you’ll find it all somewhat useful.
I would suggest that if you’re even half the motorsports fan that I am, that you consider taking some of the money you won’t be sending to your cable company, and spend it going to some races at your local short tracks. Dirt or pavement, it’s likely that not too far away from you, every weekend, there’s exciting racing to watch, live and in person. Countless people work hard to put on that show every week, from the track owner, the track promoters, the safety crews, the racers, and their friends and family that help them every week. Take some time to attend a local short track race near you in 2019. If you visit any in Northwest Florida, you may even bump into me!
http://www.racingin.com/track/
I would also suggest that if you’re as interested in motorsports as I assume you are, taking the time to read all of this, that you look at joining the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). You’ll find a wide range of options that will allow you to get more involved in motorsports.
https://www.scca.com/pages/find-your-fun
If you don’t see anything interesting there, check out this article from Grassroots Motorsports, outlining even more options to go from watching to participating in motorsports you love:
https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/22-easy-ways-go-spectator-participant/
And, if you’re a small business owner, looking for a way to promote your business, you won’t find a more passionate group of potential customers than motorsports fans. Hey, you already know this, you are a motorsports fan! Consider contacting your local track and inquiring about sponsoring part of their facility, or a local driver.
If you’re looking for opportunities to sponsor a driver to market your business, consider contacting Melinda Sewell and Melissa Collins at http://www.sponsordriversmm.com. They have a driveteam for every budget. http://www.racefansforever.org/sponsoring-drivers-with-sponsor-drivers-motorsports-marketing.html
And, if you’ve read this far, be sure to check out the YouTube version of the Guide! I’ve re-booted it this year and will be featuring services and devices my 73 year old parents are using as new cord-cutters who love motorsports.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQUT5cxoH6t2tnTQkm2HiNA
And now, “The List”

NASCAR -

Over the Air -

While many NACAR races will be on Fox and NBC’s cable sports channels, some races will be broadcast and available over the air.

Scheduled NASCAR Sprint Cup races to be available *over-the-air *-

02/17/19 - Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway (Fox - 2:30pm EST) 02/24/19 - Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Fox - 2pm EST) 03/03/19 - Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Fox - 3:30pm EST) 03/10/19 - TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway (Fox - 3:30pm EDT) 03/17/19 - Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Fox - 3:30pm EDT) 03/31/19 - O'REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 at Texas Motor Speedway (Fox - 3pm EDT) 04/13/19 - Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (Fox - 7pm EDT) 04/28/19 - GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (Fox - 2pm EDT) 05/26/19 - Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Fox - 6pm EDT) 07/06/19 - Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway (NBC - 7:30pm EDT) 09/08/19 - Big Machine Vodka 400 Brickyard (NBC - 2pm EDT) 09/29/19 - Bank of America ROVAL 400 - Charlotte Motor Speedway (NBC - 2:30pm EDT) 10/13/19 - 1000Bulbs.con 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway (NBC - 2pm EDT) 10/20/19 - Hollywood Casino 400 - Kansas Speedway (NBC - 2:30pm EDT) 11/10/19 - Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway (NBC - 2:30pm EST) 11/17/19 - Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (NBC - 3pm EST)

NASCAR xFinity Series - available over-the-air -

(Placeholder until NASCAR releases 2019 info)
03/18/17 - Axalta Faster. DC Solar 200 Phoenix International Raceway - Avondale, AZ (FOX) 04/08/17 - Cowboy 300 Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX (FOX) 05/06/17 - Sparks Energy 300 Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, AL (FOX) 06/10/17 - Pocono 250 Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, PA (FOX) 07/29/17 - US Cellular 250 Iowa Speedway - Newton, IA (NBC) 08/27/17 - Road America 180 - Elkart Lake, WI (NBC) 10/05/17 - Kansas Lottery 300 Kansas Speedway - Kansas City, KS (NBC) 11/11/17 - Ticket Galaxy 200 Phoenix International Raceway - Avondale, AZ (NBC)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - available over-the-air -

(Placeholder until NASCAR releases 2019 info) ** Edit: Fox added two additional OTA dates after I posted! **
04/01/17 - ALPHA ENERGY SOLUTIONS 250 - Martinsville, VA (FOX) 07/29/17 - Pocono 150 - Pocono Raceway (FOX) 10/14/17 - Fred's 250 Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, AL (FOX)
NASCAR has gotten better in recent years, providing fans with on-line access.

NASCAR online content

1. NASCAR Mobile - (iOS and Android) NASCAR news. Live content (in-car radio, live leaderboards, live-in-car cameras, “Battle Cam”,etc, $29.99/yr in-app purchase) Note, the "Battle Cam" view is often the exact video you'd be watching live on the TV broadcast.
I use this app constantly, often muting the TV and turning up the live-in-car audio from my favorite driver. While testing several options with my recently cord-cutting parents, we used an iPad to stream the “Battle Cam” view to their TV, while listening to either the MRN radio feed or their favorite drivers in-car audio.
2. NASCAR Raceview - iOS app and web - live, animated, views of NASCAR races, in-car audio - What are the subscription costs for NASCAR RACEVIEW MOBILE?
$4.99 per month via iTunes or Google Play (Pricing may change for 2019) $39.99 per season via iTunes or Google Play (Pricing may change for 2019)
3. NASCAR Drive - http://www.nascar.com/en_us/nascar-drive.html
Live streaming of in-car video of NASCAR Sprint Cup and xFinity races.
4. NASCAR also has full race replays on it's YouTube page, usually 7 days after the race. Highlights are usually available 24hrs after the race broadcast - https://www.youtube.com/useTheOfficialNASCAR
Radio/Streaming audio - You can tune into live streaming audio (radio simulcasts) of NASCAR races at - http://www.mrn.com
http://www.goprn.com
Streaming Television Providers - For cordcutting Motorsports fans, especially NASCAR fans, the 3 streaming TV providers are good options to consider. As of this update, Sony Playstation Vue seems to offer the best “Bang-for-the-buck” for Motorsports fans.
OUTSIDE THE US and CANADA -
For NASCAR fans outside the US and Canada there’s a new way to watch NASCAR racing in 2019. NASCAR TrackPass. NASCAR TrackPass will offer live and on-demand streaming of all 38 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ and 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series™ events in 2019. No word on other NASCAR series (Trucks, K&N, EURO, etc). If you live in one of the 120 countries the service will be available in, and don’t mind the $125/yr price, this may be the streaming service you’ve been waiting for.

ARCA Racing

Access to live streaming audio and timing and scoring - http://www.arcaracing.com
ARCA races available on-demand on Lucas Oil Racing https://lucasoilracing.tv

NHRA

Live Timing - http://www.nhra.com/livetiming/livetiming.aspx NHRA Videos - http://www.nhra.com/videowall.aspx

Indycar Races - available over-the-air -

No, I didn’t forget about the Indycar Series fans!
Here is the schedule of Indycar Races that will be available over-the-air (8 of 17 2019 races will air on local NBC stations)
5/11 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course NBC
5/26 103rd Indianapolis 500 NBC
6/1 Street of Detroit - Race 1 NBC
6/2 Street of Detroit - Race 2 NBC
6/23 Road America NBC
7/28 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course NBC
9/1 Portland International Raceway NBC
9/22 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC

Indycar Online Content

The entire Indycar season will be available to stream with a NBC Sports Gold “Indycar” package.

United Sports Car Series

2019 brings IMSA racing to a new home on NBC/NBCSN/CNBC.
https://michelinracingusa.com/2019-imsa-broadcast-schedule-on-nbc/
There will be two IMSA races broadcast OTA on local NBC stations:
07/07/19 - Sports Car Grand Prix at Canadian Motorsports Park - 1pm EDT 09/15/19 - WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - 5pm EDT 10/12/19 - The first 3 hours of the Motul Petit Le Mans will also air on local NBC affiliates 12pm EDT
For fans outside the US, check the IMSA app for live streaming of all IMSA/United Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Challenge Series races.
IMSA TV does stream full replays of all races, with NBC taking over from Fox, we will have to wait and see if replays will be available after 24-48 hours as in the past, or if there will be a longer delay with the new broadcast partner.
http://www.imsa.com/series/united-sportscatv-episodes https://www.youtube.com/useUnitedSportsCar
Streaming Television Providers - For cordcutting Motorsports fans, especially IMSA fans, the 3 streaming TV providers are good options to consider. As of this update, Sony Playstation Vue seems to offer the best “Bang-for-the-buck” for Motorsports fans.

2019 24 Hrs Le Mans

http://www.24h-lemans.com/live/en/
http://www.24h-lemans.com/en/live/official-application_2_2_2581.html
http://radiolemans.com
iOS and Android apps are available, from which you can purchase a $9.99 pass for just the 2019 24Hrs of LeMans streaming video, or a $29.99 pass for the entire WEC (FIA World Endurance Championship) racing season.

Continental Tire Challenge

Every Continental Tire Challenge race will be streamed live in its entirety on IMSA.tv and the IMSA mobile app. - See more at: http://www.imsa.com/articles/2016-television-schedules-weathertech-championship-and-continental-tire-challenge-announced#sthash.RgqmfJYh.dpuf

World Rally Championship (WRC)

WRC offers a subscription service, WRC+ that offers access to live video content, as well as race replays.
https://plus.wrc.com
EUR 49.99,- per year for the annual subscription.
As in past, a discount code is available, "WRC2019”.

F1

F1 Offers a live streaming service with two levels of access with both monthly and annual plans. F1 TV Access $2.99/mo, $26.99/yr, and F1 TV Pro $11.99/mo, $99.99/yr Content can be accessed either with a web browser or mobile app.

British Touring Car Championship - (BTCC)

Races available on the iTV Player
http://www.itv.com/btcc/video
Video highlights available on the web site.

DTM Championship

Video replays available at www.dtm.com
http://www.dtm.com/en/dtmtv
Also available on - http://www.motortrendondemand.com/motorsport/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Con2-FolKW--T1&utm_campaign=TW_Content

FIA WTCR Series

https://www.fiawtcr.com

FIA World Rallycross Championship

http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/tv_listings#
http://www.motortrendondemand.com/motorsport/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Con2-FolKW--T1&utm_campaign=TW_Content

24hr Series

24hr Endurance Series
http://www.24hseries.com
https://www.motortrendondemand.com/channel/motorsport/42024482/

Asian LeMans Series

Asian LeMans Series
https://www.motortrendondemand.com/channel/motorsport/42024482/

European LeMans Series

European LeMans Series
https://www.motortrendondemand.com/channel/motorsport/42024482/

Virgin Australia Supercars

39.95AU membership for live video
https://www.supercars.com/superview/
Also available on - http://www.motortrendondemand.com/motorsport/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Con2-FolKW--T1&utm_campaign=TW_Content

Australian ECB Super Utes

Available on - http://www.motortrendondemand.com/motorsport/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Con2-FolKW--T1&utm_campaign=TW_Content

Race of Champions (ROC)

Available on - http://www.motortrendondemand.com/motorsport/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Con2-FolKW--T1&utm_campaign=TW_Content
The 2018 ROC is available on-demand on the website and AppleTV app, the 2019 should be available to live stream to subscribers and also on-demand after.
UPDATE: Live stream doesn’t seem to be working on the Motortrend AppleTV app, but is working on the website.

Short Track (Dirt and Paved oval) racing

The single best option to find video content of your favorite short track racing events is speed51.com.

Speed51TV

Speed51 offers monthly and yearly paid memberships. The yearly membership includes a 10% discount on all major PPV Live Race content. Speed 51 has expanded it’s live broadcasts of short track racing quite a bit in the past year or two. Yes, the majority of the content, like the Snowball Derby, is PPV, but when you consider that this is racing that you otherwise wouldn’t get to see at all, unless you were at the track, it’s a great service at a great price. If you're a motorsports fan, and want more cord cutting-friendly options, you should really support them and find a PPV event you'd like to watch this year.
http://speed51.com/racing-videos/
$7.99/mo $59.99/yr (Includes 10% discount on PPV events)

Racing Boys TV

The other site broadcasting some great short track racing, is http://www.racinboys.com. They once again will air PPV coverage of the first 5 days of preliminary racing for the 2019 Chili Bowl Nationals. Premium memberships cost $6.50/mo or $50/yr
Check out Lucas Oil Racing TV to watch the C-Mains->A-Main racing at the 2019 Chili Bowl Nationals!

Additional On-Line resources for short track racing content

Race22

http://race22.com/category/videos/

IMCA

https://www.imca.com
If you're looking for more short track racing, check out the IMCA.
https://imca.tv
Access to IMCA Video is $24.95/mo

PitRow.TV

Live and on-demand PPV short track racing, including Legend Cars/INEX races. Different pricing tiers for different quality videos, season passes or single races, depending on race series and venue..

The Cushion

http://thecushion.com/join-now/ Free account required to purchase PPV races. $79.99/year account includes access to all Video-On-Demand (VOD) Content covering all major Sprint Car racing from across the country.
Minimum10% Discount on every individual Live PPV broadcast purchase
875+ Videos-On-Demand including Cushion Original programs like the 410 Build Show

Lucas Oil Racing TV

Another option for getting your racing fix on-line is http://www.lucasoilracing.tv. For $99/yr you get access to -
Live and on-demand coverage of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, one of the biggest dirt racing events all year, every year ARCA Racing Series AMA Flat Track AMERICAN SPRINT CAR SERIES ASB - AMERICAN SPRINT BOAT AUSTRALASIAN SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP BEST IN THE DESERT BRITISH F1 SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP Bojangles' Summer Shootout (Legends Cars / Bandoleros) DAVE DESPAIN SHOW DRAG BOAT RACING SERIES F4 British Championship F4 US Championship FIA F4 Ginetta Supercup LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES MODIFIED SERIES OPTIMA - SEARCH FOR THE ULTIMATE STREET CAR 2018 PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
As well as car shows like “Two Guys Garage”, “My Classic Car”, and “Chop Cut Rebuild”

USAC Racing

http://usacracing.com/2013-03-02-17-46-30/loudpedal-tv Loudpedal.tv Monthly Membership
For only $9.95 a month, access to everything USAC Racing and Loudpedal Productions from across the country! USD 9.95
Loudpedal.tv Yearly Membership
Best Value for only $99.95 a year, access to everything USAC Racing and Loudpedal Productions from coast to coast. USD 99.95

Legend Cars/INEX

Some past events, like the Bojangle’s Summer Shoot-Out from 2016 can be found at:
https://lucasoilracing.tv/shows/summer-shootout/

PitRow.TV

PitRow.tv offers some Legend Car and Bandellero racing, as Live and on-demand PPV streams.

Fanschoice.tv

As always fanschoice.tv has lots of great short track racing, including the World Series of Asphalt at New Smyrna Speedway, FOR FREE!

The 2018 SCCA Runoffs are available on the SCCA website -

https://www.scca.com/videos?utf8=✓&order=recently_added&search=2018+runoffs
The SCCA has on-demand video of the SCCA Runoffs from 2009-2018 https://www.scca.com/pages/2015-scca-runoffs-ondemand
The 2019 SCCA Runoffs should also be available on the SCCA Website this fall 2019.

Goodwood Videos (Revival, Festival of Speed, etc)

https://m.youtube.com/useGoodwoodTV

24Hrs of LeMons

http://www.youtube.com/use24hoursoflemons/videos
Streaming Television Providers - For cordcutting Motorsports fans, especially NASCAR and IMSA fans, the 3 streaming TV providers are good options to consider. As of this update, Sony Playstation Vue seems to offer the best “Bang-for-the-buck” for Motorsports fans.

List of online/streaming motorsports content providers

Speed51 - http://speed51.com/racing-videos/
Race22 - http://race22.com/category/videos/
Lucas Oil Racing - http://www.lucasoilracing.tv.
Motor Trend - http://www.motortrendondemand.com/motorsport/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Con2-FolKW--T1&utm_campaign=TW_Content $4.99/mo
Fans Choice TV - http://www.fanschoice.tv
IMCA.TV - https://imca.tv
PitRow.TV
The Cushion http://thecushion.com/join-now/

Great Motorsports Podcasts you should check out!

PETM Racing Podcast - http://www.petmpodcast.com
Jeff Gluck's Racing Podcast - http://jeffgluck.com
Dirty Mo Radio Network Podcasts - http://www.dalejr.com/radio/default.aspx
Lapped Traffic Podcast - http://thelappedtrafficpodcast.podbean.com
The Cordcutter's Guide to Motorsports - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQUT5cxoH6t2tnTQkm2HiNA/ (Why does that sound familiar?)

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Be Like Max (Ska\Punk) Summer Tour 08/07-08/17

https://youtu.be/i9MDnwe295k
We're hitting middle America and So Cal! Come check us out and skank if we're in your city!
AUGUST 7TH SALT LAKE CITY, UT @KILBY COURT
AUGUST 8TH DENVER, CO @ LOST LAKE
AUGUST 10TH OKLAHOMA CITY, OK @ HiLo CLUB
AUGUST 11TH FORT WORTH, TX @ THE TIN PANTHER
AUGUST 12TH HOUSTON, TX @ RUDYARD'S BRITISH PUB
AUGUST 14TH EL PASO, TX NEON ROSE BAR
AUGUST 15TH PHOENIX, AZ KRUSTY PALMZ
AUGUST 16TH SAN DIEGO, CA @THE TOWER BAR
AUGUST 17TH LOS ANGELES, CA @ HOUSE SHOW
AUGUST 25TH LAS VEGAS, NV @ THE VINYL, HARD ROCK CASINO
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Stuff To Do in Tucson: November 2016

Greetings, /Tucson! It's the NOVEMBER 2016 edition of the Stuff to Do thread!
Use this sticky to collect general stuff going on around town (including Tucson's surrounding areas) in November. You can still start new posts about an event, especially if you need help planning something. This will just serve as an easy reference. (PLEASE NOTE: You CANNOT start a new post if you are self-promoting a business, or if you are somehow related to the person(s) that stand to profit from said event. This is considered spam. Don't do it.)
Comment with the details (date, time, location, admission fee, age restrictions, etc.) about any event/gathering/get-together that you think people may be interested in and I'll update the text of the main post so people can easily see what's going on.
Examples of good stuff to tell us about include:
And more!
Anything advertising any specific product or anything illegal will be removed.
OCTOBER 30
OCTOBER 31
Halloween Night Dance Party at Club Congress - $8/$10 - 8PM
NOVEMBER 1
Tuesday Night Classics: Big Trouble In Little China - Harkins Theatre - 5455 S Calle Santa Cruz - 7PM - $5
NOVEMBER 4-6
NOVEMBER 5
NOVEMBER 5-6
NOVEMBER 8
NOVEMBER 9
Loft Film Fest 2016 - $10/$8 members for individual tix - see website for full details
NOVEMBER 11
NOVEMBER 12
NOVEMBER 12-13
Open Studio Tours (Downtown/South) - various locations - 11AM-5PM - free - see link for info
NOVEMBER 13
GABA Fall Bike Swap Meet - 7th Street Between 4th Avenue and 6th Avenue
NOVEMBER 15
NOVEMBER 18
Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge - at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort - 6PM - $45/person - all ages
NOVEMBER 18-20
31st Annual Holiday Artisans Market - at the Tucson Museum of Art - 10AM-5PM - free admission to market and museum
NOVEMBER 19
NOVEMBER 20
Tucson Bonsai Society's Monthly Meeting: Annual potluck lunch - Catalina United Methodist Church, Building H, Room 230 - 12PM-4PM - see website for more info
NOVEMBER 22
Tuesday Night Classics: Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Harkins Theatre - 5455 S Calle Santa Cruz - 7PM - $5
NOVEMBER 25
Lightwire Theatre: A Very Electric Christmas - at Fox Theatre - 6PM - $17-$50
NOVEMBER 26
NOVEMBER 26-27
Tucson Symphony Orchestra SuperPops! Holiday Special: Home Alone in Concert - at the Tucson Music Hall - $15-$90 - see site for times and tix
NOVEMBER 29
Tuesday Night Classics: Polar Express - Harkins Theatre - 5455 S Calle Santa Cruz - 7PM - $5
RECURRING EVENTS
NIGHTLY
SkyNights at UA Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter - 9800 East Ski Run Rd. - starts around 3PM - $65 Adults , $40 Youth (7-17 yrs) includes a light dinner
WEEKLY
Geeks Who Drink - different venues every day
  • Monday - Dante's Fire - 8:00 PM / Public Brewhouse - 7:30 PM / Sir Veza's Taco Garage - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Hotel Congress - 8:00 PM / Frog and Firkin - 8:00 PM / Brew of A Sports Grill (Formerly Schrier's Sports Grill) - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday - The Auld Dubliner - 8:00 PM / Trident Grill - 8:00 PM / Playground Bar & Lounge - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday - Aloft Tucson University - 7:30 PM (Starts Sept 4th) / Bumsted's - 8:00 PM / The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday - Trident Grill II - 7:00 PM (Starts Sunday, May 15th)
MONDAYS
Laughs and Draughts (Open mic comedy & draught beer specials) - at The Flycatcher - 10PM - 21+
TUESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS
THURSDAYS
FRIDAYS
SATURDAYS
  • Board Game Meetup - at Tucson Games & Gadget - 1PM
  • Saturday Night Clay Parties - at The Tucson Clay Co-op - 3326 N. Dodge Blvd. - 6:30-8PM - $20/person (+$5 to fire pieces to keep) - see website for more details and to make reservations
SUNDAYS
  • Live Jazz at Pastiche - at Pastiche restaurant - 7PM-10PM - see website for more info and events
  • Juggling Club - at Himmel Park, behind the library - 4PM
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Stuff to Do in Tucson: September 2015

Greetings! It's the SEPTEMBER 2015 of the Stuff to Do in Tucson thread!
Use this sticky post to collect general stuff going on around town (including Tucson's surrounding areas) in SEPTEMBER. You can still start new posts about an event, especially if you need help planning something. This will just serve as an easy reference. The end of August can be found at the top of the list.
Comment with the details (date, time, location, admission fee, age restrictions, etc.) about any event/gathering/get-together that you think people may be interested in and I'll update the text of the main post so people can easily see what's going on.
Examples of good stuff to tell us about include:
And more!
Anything advertising any specific product or anything illegal will be removed.
AUGUST 29
BBW Meetup - 11AM - locations vary so check Facebook group
AUGUST 30
Romo Tonight - at The Flycatcher - 9PM - 21+
SEPTEMBER 1
SEPTEMBER 3
Couch to 5k (C25k) running/training program - starting at the north end parking lot of Hi-Corbett - 6-7PM - free
SEPTEMBER 4-6
SEPTEMBER 5
SEPTEMBER 6
SEPTEMBER 8
Tuesday Night Classics: Fletch - Harkins Theatre - 5455 S Calle Santa Cruz - 7PM - $5
SEPTEMBER 12
SEPTEMBER 13
SEPTEMBER 15
Tuesday Night Classics: North By Northwest - Harkins Theatre - 5455 S Calle Santa Cruz - 7PM - $5
SEPTEMBER 17
Geeks Who Drink: Doctor Who edition - at The Canyon's Crown - $5 buy-in - see website for more details
SEPTEMBER 18
Born & Brewed:Tucson Beer Cup Day 1 - at Hotel Congress - 7PM-10PM - $30 in advance/$35 at door - 21+ - see website for tix
SEPTEMBER 19-20
Community Book Sale - at Friends of the Pima County Library - 2230 N. Country Club Rd. - 8AM-12PM
SEPTEMBER 19
  • Born & Brewed:Tucson Beer Cup Day 2 - at Hotel Congress - 1PM-5PM - $30 in advance/$35 at door - 21+ - see website for tix
  • Glow! 2015 - at Triangle L Ranch - 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road Oracle, AZ - 6PM-10PM - $10 adults/$3 children 13 and undefree kids under 3 - all admission is advanced tickets, see website to purchase
SEPTEMBER 20
SEPTEMBER 21-23
International Festivals & Events Association Convention & Expo - at the JW Marriot Starr Pass - see website for details
SEPTEMBER 22
Tuesday Night Classics: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Harkins Theatre - 5455 S Calle Santa Cruz - 7PM - $5
SEPTEMBER 25-27
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Opening Weekend - Tucson Music Hall - 260 S. Church Ave. - see website for info and tix
SEPTEMBER 26
  • Glow! 2015 - at Triangle L Ranch - 2805 N. Triangle L Ranch Road Oracle, AZ - 7PM-11PM - $15 adults/$7.50 children 13 and undefree kids under 3 - all admission is advanced tickets, see website to purchase
  • Sycamore Park Food Truck Roundup - 7442 E. Sycamore Park Blvd. - 5PM-8PM
  • BBW Meetup - 11AM - locations vary so check Facebook group
SEPTEMBER 27
SEPTEMBER 29
Tuesday Night Classics: Raising Arizona - Harkins Theatre - 5455 S Calle Santa Cruz - 7PM - $5
SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 4
Broadway in Tucson: Annie - at UA Centennial Hall - see website for tix
RECURRING EVENTS
ALL SEPTEMBER
Southern Arizona Clay Artists' 3rd Annual Exhibition - at The Joel D. Valdez Library - 101 N. Stone Ave. - during regular library hours
NIGHTLY
SkyNights at UA Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter - 9800 East Ski Run Rd. - starts around 3PM - $65 Adults , $40 Youth (7-17 yrs) includes a light dinner
WEEKLY
Geeks Who Drink - different venues every day
  • Monday - Dante's Fire - 8:00 PM / NEW Eclipse Sports Grill 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Hotel Congress - 8:00 PM / Frog and Firkin - 8:00 PM (Starts Sept 8th)
  • Wednesday - The Auld Dubliner - 8:00 PM / Trident Grill - 8:00 PM / NEW Playground Bar & Lounge - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday - Aloft Tucson University - 7:30 PM (Starts Sept 4th) / Bumsted's - 8:00 PM / The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub - 8:00 PM
MONDAYS
  • 90s House Party - Hotel Congress - 9PM-2AM - free cover - $0.90 drinks - 21+
  • Laughs and Draughts (Open mic comedy & draught beer specials) - at The Flycatcher - 10PM - 21+
TUESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS
THURSDAYS
SATURDAYS
SUNDAYS
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[OC] Vivint is now, ethically, the lowest rated non-airline sponsor of an NBA team arena, according to BBB, supplanting Staples Inc.

Arena Team(s) BBB Accredidation BBB Grade Notes
Vivint Smart Home Arena Utah Jazz No B-
Air Canada Centre Toronto Raptors No F Not incorporated in USA, not sure if this affects BBB oversight.
American Airlines Arena Miami Heat No F
American Airlines Center Dallas Mavericks No F
Amway Center Orlando Magic Yes A+
AT&T Center San Antonio Spurs Yes A+
Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indiana Pacers Yes A+
Barclays Center Brooklyn Nets Yes A+
BMO Harris Bradley Center Milwaukee Bucks Yes A+
Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City Thunder Yes A+
FedExForum Memphis Grizzlies Yes A+
Madison Square Garden New York Knicks No A-
Moda Center Portland Trail Blazers No A+
Oracle Arena Golden State Warriors Yes NR
Pepsi Center Denver Nuggets No A+
Philips Arena Atlanta Hawks Yes A
Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland Cavaliers Yes A+
Sleep Train Arena Sacramento Kings No A+
Smoothie King Center New Orleans Pelicans No A+ Multiple listings, this was the only one with a grade
Staples Center Los Angeles Clippers No B+
Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix Suns Yes A-
Target Center Minnesota Timberwolves Yes A
TD Garden Boston Celtics Yes A+
The Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit Pistons No B- not a corporate sponsor, this is the arena's grade as a corporate entity
Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte Hornets Yes A There is another BBB page that lists Time Warner as an F, but I don't believe that page to be the official page, given the listed one in this chart carries the BBB accredidation.
Toyota Center Houston Rockets Yes A+ This is corporate review, not representative of dealerships
United Center Chicago Bulls No A+
Verizon Center Washington Wizards Yes A- This represents Verizon Wireless. Verizon communications has a separate page, w/ grade: A+
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia 76ers Yes A-
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