YANKEE STADIUM: A view of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is seen from the upper deck during the Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays in July 2008. The 2008 season was the final season the Yankees played in the House that Ruth Built before moving next door to a new Yankee Stadium. Mike Segar/Reuters/FILE
VETERAN'S STADIUM: Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium – home to the Phillies and the Eagles – is imploded on March 21, 2004. 'The Vet,' as the stadium was known, was the scene of many well-known incidents, such as the day unruly fans bombarded Santa Claus with boos and snowballs. Things got so out-of-control that the city opened an in-stadium courthouse and jail to deal with overzealous Eagles fans. GW Miller/Philadelphia Daily News/ZUMA Press/Newscom/FILE
EBBETS FIELD: Ebbets Field used to stand at this site until it was knocked down in 1960. A housing project, Ebbets Field Apartments, seen here in April 2007, was built in its place. Newscom/FILE
THE ORANGE BOWL: The scoreboard from the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla., is all that remains of the stadium after demolition, seen here in May 2008. The Orange Bowl hosted five Super Bowls, was the home field for the Miami Dolphins' perfect season, and was the site for the longest college football winning streak in history as the Miami Hurricanes won 58 consecutive home games between 1985-1994. JC Ridley/Cal Sport Media/Newscom/FILE
MILE HIGH STADIUM: Although a football stadium, Mile High hosted the Colorado Rockies for two seasons until Coors Field was completed. The home of the Super Bowl winning Denver Broncos in 1998 and 1999, Mile High was brought down in 2002. No one exemplifies Mile High Stadium more than the Broncos' Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway. Newscom/FILE
SHEA STADIUM: Known by some fans as 'the dump,' Shea Stadium was the site of the New York Mets' two World Series victories. The last section of Shea was razed in February 2009. The New York Times obit read, 'At 11:21 a.m., a demolition crew pulled down the final section, and what remained of the old blue stadium was gone in a cloud of dust: the final collapse at Shea. It was 45.' Newscom/FILE
KINGDOME: Seattle's Kingdome – one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL – lasted only 23 years. Although more suited for football than baseball, the Seahawks shared the stadium with the Mariners for most of its existence. The domed stadium saw its doom in March 2000. Elaine Thompson/AP
GIANTS STADIUM: Although situated in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Giants Stadium is best known for hosting New York teams. The New York Giants and the New York Jets shared the stadium for 26 years. It also holds the distinction, according to urban legend, as the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa. The stadium is in the process of being demolished. Newscom
TIGER STADIUM: Once the site of a haymarket, the stadium opened in ad 'Bennett Park' 1896. Bennett Park eventually became Tiger Stadium, seen here in September 1999, and after 103 years at the site, the Detroit Tigers moved to Comerica Park in downtown Detroit for the 2000 season. Paul Sancya/AP
THREE RIVERS STADIUM: A site of sporting greatness. Not only the home of the 1979 "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates but the site of perhaps the greatest moment in NFL history. Known as "The Immaculate Reception," Franco Harris' last-second catch in an AFC Divisional playoff game is credited as the turning point in fortunes for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Three Rivers stadium was imploded in 2001. Newscom/FILE
RIVERFRONT STADIUM: In December 2002, crowds formed at dawn to watch the implosion of Cinergy Field, the 32-year-old baseball and football facility formerly known as Riverfront Stadium on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati. In the stadium, the Cincinnati Bengals made their way to two Super Bowls and the Cincinnati Reds won three World Series championships. Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth's career home run record there and Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's career hit record. The stadium was knocked down to make way for additional riverfront developments, in addition to the new stadiums for both the football and baseball teams. Ken Stewart/ZUMA Press/Newscom/FILE
THE PONTIAC SILVERDOME: Although not dead, the Silverdome has been on life support. Built for over $55 million in 1975, it was sold for an astonishingly low $583,000 last year. The new owner vowed to bring the domed stadium back to life and will christen the soon-to-be-revamped arena with a monster truck rally in April. Business Wire
On Friday Spain's Catalonia region voted to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum. Inspired by Scotland's vote on indpendence, European separatists are seeking the same chance.
ByAlan Clendenning and Joseph Wilson, Associated Press
Despite Scotland's decision to reject independence, lawmakers in Spain's Catalonia region voted overwhelmingly Friday to give their leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal.