So I got to the game a little early. I had visions of wandering around downtown Akron for a little bit but I wasn't feeling well. Akron is in that part of Ohio where it starts to get hilly. It looks like a pretty nice city but it also looks like yet another post-industrial Midwestern town.
Akron is the 5th largest city in Ohio and is almost due south of Cleveland. It was founded in 1825 by Paul Williams and Simon Perkins. At one time it was known as the Rubber Capital of the World because it was home to Goodyear, B.F. Goodrich, Firestone and General Tire. Currently, only Goodyear calls Akron home.