Planning and Prioritizing Renovations for Rec Centers
by Zach Bisek July 2014
Many communities across the country are emerging from the recession with new energy, new life and new ideas for their future. While budgets are loosening, recreation organizations are still limited when it comes to undertaking new projects. Construction of a new recreation center is still out of reach for many organizations, but long-desired renovations of an existing facility might be feasible — at least some of them.
USC to Spend $1M Annually to Feed Student-Athletes
by Andrew Brandt July 2014
If there's one thing we've learned from the ruling that allows NCAA Division 1 schools to feed their student-athletes however and whenever they want, it's that athletes eat a lot. And now, that "a lot" has an actual dollar amount attached to it.
CFP Cut for Five Power Conferences Could Hit $50M Each
by George Schroeder July 2014
The Power Five conferences will almost double their financial haul in the College Football Playoff's first season as compared to the final year of the Bowl Championship Series, official estimates provided to USA TODAY Sports show.
Troubled YMCA Closing, Fitness Alternatives in Works
by BRANDON SHULLEETA July 2014
After announcing Sunday that the Atlee Station Family YMCA will close in October because of financial struggles, the YMCA and the company that owns the building are working to offer residents other fitness options.
Manchester United Scores Adidas Deal Worth $1.3 Billion
by William Rosenthal, The New York Post July 2014
The World Cup may be over but soccer teams continue to score. Manchester United, one of the world's most valuable soccer franchises, said Monday it has inked a mega-jersey manufacturing deal with Adidas that will net it $1.3 billion over 10 years.
Should Non-Residents Pay More to Use City Fields, Parks?
by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014
The city is considering quadrupling the fee it charges out-of-town youths to play in its sports programs -- a move that has organizers alarmed at its potential to price many youths out of participating.
Va. Beach Officials Face Clearer Arena Costs, Concerns
by ROGER CHESLEY July 2014
Officials this week told the council the privately financed, $200 million arena would need $52.7 million to nearly $79 million to improve infrastructure at and around the facility. The higher total includes money for streetscapes and intersection work - something the city should do for ease of movement and aesthetics.
School Board Member Decries Costs of VHSL Realignment
by Mike Connors July 2014
Chesapeake School Board member Tom Mercer voiced displeasure Monday night with recent alignment plans of the Virginia High School League, which oversees interscholastic sports in the state.
Parents Hope to Save Middle School Sports Programs
by Donna Boynton, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF July 2014
While students may be enjoying the lazy days of summer vacation, a group of parents is hard at work trying to restore programs that were cut when the school district failed to secure funding through a Proposition 2½ override earlier this year.
Cobb Residents Assail $397M in Braves Stadium Bonds
by Tim Tucker; Staff July 2014
About a dozen Cobb County residents sought to block the public financing plan for the new Braves stadium in a court hearing Monday on the county's intention to issue up to $397 million in bonds for the project.