While the Superdome unfortunately does not offer charging for your electric vehicle, there are plenty of venues that do. Sporting events and conventions take several hours and draw from large areas; charging is a natural fit. The 49ers’ new Santa Clara Stadium will have charging facilities when it opens. M&T Bank Stadium doesn’t, but it’s an urban site and has less parking to begin with. The surrounding neighborhoods offer municipal and private charging points within walking or bus distances.
Some other future-proofed sporting facilities include Staples Center and its adjacent LA Live concert venue. AT&T Park further north. Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field and Seattle Center. Rose Quarter. Aloha Stadium. Chase Field. Soldier Field. LP Field. Bank of America Stadium, FedEx Field. Amway Center and the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Dodger Stadium used to offer charging, but this was taken offline during renovations. Burger Stadium is used for Austin, TX high school games and has charging facilities. Mariner Arena has both onsite and neighborhood charge points; Fenway Park has some available nearby.
Now add to this convention centers and other public sites, like Raleigh’s Convention Center and Ampitheater, the LA and San Diego Convention Centers, Pasadena Convention Center, the Puyallup Fair and Events Center and Wenatchee Convention Center, etc. Continue to add museums like the Carnegie Museums, Science Museum of Virginia, Virginia Museum of Transportation, Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC, Minnesota Discovery Center, Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, the California Science Center, and others, to say nothing of the Tech Museum of Innovation.
Heck, let’s throw in the Greenville (SC) and San Diego Zoos. I won’t even bother listing all the shopping malls with charge facilities. It’s easy to add yet another EV charging location in this country, since there’s electrical infrastructure already. If you’ve been reading this blog, you know it can be surprisingly simple, or surprisingly powerful– your choice.