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About the Author

Ken Smoller (aka “Stadium Vagabond”) is a photographer and writer based in Brookline Massachusetts, with childhood roots in Chicagoland. In over three decades of extensive traveling, he has photographed more than 2,350 stadiums in 48 states and 24 countries. His mantra is that one of the best ways to understand the culture and fabric of a place is through its sporting arenas and stadiums. This quixotic, never-ending photographic scavenger hunt began while Ken was a Photo Editor at the Michigan Daily in the early nineties, the newspaper for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In those days, he had the good fortune of covering the iconic “Fab Five” team’s shocking Final Four run and former Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard’s Heisman Trophy season. Ken’sfavorite sports photograph, however, was when he captured his beloved White Sox celebrating on the field in Houston following their 2005 World Series victory. Today, Ken runs the “Stadium Vagabond” blog ( and on social media @stadiumvagabond) to share his photographs and stories from years of sporting adventures around the globe.  When he is not at the ballpark, Ken works as a commercial real estate attorney and lives with his wife, Jaime, and two sons, Simon and Charlie. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Smoller also spent his college summers back in Chicago as a vendor at new Comiskey Park during its first three seasons, and on Sox off-days at Wrigley Field and Soldier Field.  Despite living in the Boston area, his sporting loves remain the White Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks.

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