Sweet Run in '13 Boosts FGCU Revenue by 28 Percent
by Daily News staff September 2014
Dunk City helped Florida Gulf Coast University’s athletic department make a 28-percent increase in revenue, the school announced Tuesday. The men’s basketball program, dubbed Dunk City after its Sweet 16 run in the NCAA tournament in 2013, generated revenue near $1 million of the athletic program’s overall external revenue of a record $3.99 million for the 2014 fiscal year.
Group Wants Public Field Needs Tied to Funding for Arena
by Emily Attwood September 2014
No plans have been released yet for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, but an advocacy group is hard at work to ensure that the needs of the county's other athletic and recreational areas are addressed before approving any public financing.
Developer Resets Financing Deadline for Fieldhouse Project
by Steven Matthews September 2014
GoodSports Enterprises could begin construction on its $22 million fieldhouse/hotel complex in Huber Heights before the end of the year, if the company secures its financing by Nov. 15 - the new date it has given to city officials.
Opinion: City Should Refuse to Repeal UT Ticket Tax
by Knoxville News-Sentinel September 2014
The University of Tennessee Athletic Department scored some points last month in its long-running effort to stop collecting local amusement taxes, but it faces a stout defense on the drive to hit total repeal paydirt. UT collects a 5 percent amusement tax on every football and basketball ticket sold for home games, with 4.5 percent going to the city of Knoxville and .5 percent going to Knox County. The tax, which originated in 1947, generates about $1.6 million a year.
Modern HS Athletics Requires 'Constant Facility Improvement'
by JR Radcliffe, Living Oconomowoc Focus September 2014
As Oconomowoc athletics director Scott Raduka notes, "We're looking to upgrade a facility that we haven't even used yet."
School Board Waives Bid Process for Repairs After Storm Damage
by Melissa Silverberg firstname.lastname@example.org September 2014
The severe storm that ripped through the suburbs Friday afternoon caused as much as $5 million in damages at Wheeling High School that need to be fixed immediately, officials said.
School Board Mulls Fix for Stadium Sink Hole Problem
by Donna Walker Correspondent September 2014
There is no certainty when it comes to sinkholes, so the Conestoga Valley school board will wait until October to decide whether to fill areas at the athletic field where sinkholes have been found.
Town Council Nixes Property Tax Hike for Recreation
by Jennifer Berry Hawes; email@example.com September 2014
The recreation increase would have paid for major recreation projects in a town booming with heavy recreation users, namely families and retirees.
Parks' $4M Water Bill Causing Budget Woes
by Monica Mendoza September 2014
For years, the city administration has asked for a discounted water rate from Colorado Springs Utilities. For years Utilities had said no.
Audit Questions Parks Dept's No-Bid Contract Approvals
by NORBERTO SANTANA JR., VOICE OF OC September 2014
Internal auditors say they have substantiated allegations that Orange County executives granted no-bid contracts to a friend of a county Parks Department official - dividing the contracts to avoid scrutiny from the Board of Supervisors.