• Proposed D.C. United MLS Stadium Most Expensive Ever

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    Compared to the $1.2 billion shelled out for the San Francisco 49ers new Levi's Stadium, $286.7 million may seem like a drop in a bucket.

  • Minneapolis Parks Dept Seeks to Stabilize Budget

    by Steve Brandt, Star Tribune November 2014

    The Park Board is trying to get the park department on solid financial footing after years of cuts, short-term financial shifts and growing concern that the city's golf operation needs a massive infusion of new money.

  • Audit of Virginia Sportsplex Finds Underreported Revenue

    by The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, VA.) October 2014

    Despite the problems found, the audit confirms what city leaders have been saying: The Sportsplex, a city-built stadium that cost Virginia Beach $447,000 a year to operate until private operators took over, is regularly bringing dozens of teams - youth, high school and college - and their money to southern Virginia Beach.

  • Audit: Marshall Sports Subsidized, WVU Self-Sufficient

    by Phil Kabler, Staff writer October 2014

    Using data obtained from the NCAA for the 2012-13 budget year, the audit found that subsidized revenue of $7.88 million amounted to nearly 28 percent of Marshall University's $28.33 million athletic department budget.

  • City to Spend $1.6M to Treat Tainted Park Soccer Fields

    by Lucas Sullivan, The Columbus Dispatch October 2014

    Columbus will spend about $1.6 million to clean up a Near East Side park where contaminants from an old fertilizer plant were found in the soil.

  • Nationwide Arena Owner Hasn't Made a Single Payment

    by Lucas Sullivan and Josh Jarman October 2014

    The city- and county-financed agency has not made a single payment on the loans that paid for the purchase. But public officials said last week that under the terms of the purchase deal, there is no risk of default.

  • Coalition Ramps Up Fight Against Bucks Arena Subsidies

    by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel October 2014

    Common Ground, a well-organized coalition of religious and community groups and nonprofits, is ratcheting up its opposition to using public money for a new multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee.

  • Vols Football Program Spent $57K on Training Camp Hotel

    by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel October 2014

    Butch Jones said staying at a hotel for the first eight days of training camp this season was one of the best things Tennessee has done for the development of its young football team. The team stayed at Knoxville’s Crowne Plaza hotel from Aug. 10-17 instead of using dormitories.

  • First-Year Football Program Exceeds Business Goals

    by Brad Iverson-Long, The Idaho Business Review October 2014

    Just over one month into its first football season in decades, the new College of Idaho team has surpassed many of the goals that college leaders had set for the program.  

  • Bankrupt YMCA Sale to Bring Fitness Equipment Upgrades

    by JANE FORD-STEWART, Greenfield-West Allis Now October 2014

    The YMCA of Central Waukesha County plans to buy the Southwest YMCA and anticipates spending money on it to catch up on some deferred maintenance and even to go beyond that, said Chris Becker, CEO of the YMCA of Central Waukesha County.