One of the cooler things about soccer in the United Kingdom is how some of the stadiums are named. Places like Elland Road, Bramall Lane, Portman Road and others are named for the street or road they’re on rather than for some corporate sponsor, some dead person or some mascot.
I think that brings a certain amount of charm to the grounds — the name of the stadium is also how to get there. Quaint AND convenient.
If we were to do that for Wyoming high school football fields, the results would vary. Some stadiums would end up with really cool names. Others, as you’ll see, are worse off for shooting for this kind of quaintness.
Here’s how Wyoming football stadiums would be renamed with this occasionally used U.K. method, ranked from worst name to best name. As you’ll see, there is indeed one clear winner:
|School||U.K. stadium name|
|Lyman||I-80 Business Loop|
|Rocky Mountain||US 310|
|Snake River||North Street|
|Ten Sleep||Old 10 Sleep Highway|
|Cheyenne Central||Education Drive|
|Tongue River||Tongue River Road|
|Big Piney||Piney Drive|
|Kelly Walsh||Walsh Drive|
|Rock Springs||James Drive|
|Thunder Basin||Christinck Avenue|
|Pine Bluffs||Maple Street|
|Wind River||Cougar Drive|
|Star Valley||Warrior Way|
|Mountain View||River Bend Drive|
|Kemmerer||Del Rio Road|
|Lovell||Great Western Avenue|
|Moorcroft||Little Horn Avenue|
|Big Horn||High Street|
|Cheyenne South||Allison Road|
|St. Stephens||Mission Road|
|Wyoming Indian||Blue Sky Highway|
|Cheyenne East||Forest Drive|
|Green River||Hitching Post Drive|
Note: Some Wyoming football stadiums are bound on two, three or four sides by streets. I tried to pick the street closest to the stadium parking lot and/or the name that sounded the coolest.