Fan Goes to Each B1G Stadium in 3 Days
In his Twitter profile, Jim Davidson describes himself as a “professional sports photographer and major geek.”
It’s a fitting explanation for why the Columbus, OH, resident recently embarked on a three-day, 3,240-mile road trip for the sake of shooting video footage and taking pictures of every Big Ten football stadium — including those of conference newcomers Maryland and Rutgers.
Actually, Davidson’s reason for embarking on the epic road trip was much more noble than that. As explained in a June 14th post on TheOzone.net, Davidson volunteered for the “Stadium Photo-athon” on behalf of TheOzone.net’s technical director, Chris Treisch, who is suffering for leukemia. The money raised from the road trip went directly to Treisch and his family to help with his treatment.
Davidson’s travel itinerary, from June 20–23, was as follows:
- Stop #1: Memorial Stadium (Indiana)
- Stop #2: Lucas Oil Stadium (Big Ten championship game site)
- Stop #3: Ross-Ade Stadium (Purdue)
- Stop #4: Memorial Stadium (Illinois)
- Stop #5: Kinnick Stadium (Iowa)
- Stop #6: Memorial Stadium (Nebraska)
- Stop #7: TFC Bank Stadium (Minnesota)
- Stop #8: Camp Randall Stadium (Wisconsin)
- Stop #9: Ryan Field (Northwestern)
- Stop #10: Spartan Stadium (Michigan State)
- Stop #11: Michigan Stadium (Michigan)
- Stop #12: Beaver Stadium (Penn State)
- Stop #13: Highpoint Solutions Stadium (Rutgers)
- Stop #14: Byrd Stadium (Maryland)
- Stop #15: Ohio Stadium (Ohio State)
Here’s a Google Map of the route that Davidson took.
It’s a road trip of epic proportions for a very selfless cause. Kudos to Davidson for embarking on it — as well as setting the video to the tune of the very catchy “East Bound and Down” by Jerry Reed.