Opulent Sports Events Losing Luster for Would-Be Hosts
by USA Today June 2014
When FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, chose Brazil to host this year's World Cup it seemed a safe bet. Brazilians are crazy for the so-called beautiful game, and they play it with a flair that gives it much of its beauty.
Plan to Renovate YMCA with Tax Dollars Draws Criticism
by Mark Niesse; Staff June 2014
The DeKalb County Commission is considering spending nearly $5 million in taxpayer money, intended for public green spaces, to pay for upgrades at a members-only YMCA.
Official Favors Diverting Road Funds Toward Soccer Fields
by Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star June 2014
County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry wants to take money allocated for road repair in next fiscal year's budget and use it to make a down payment on 167 acres of land near the Kino Sports Complex.
Rec Committee Makes Compromise on 5K, 10K Race Fees
by Rachel Molenda, Staff writer June 2014
Organizations that want to host 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer races in Charleston would still have to pay a fee for associated city services under a proposed ordinance, but the Parks and Recreation committee made changes Tuesday that should satisfy the city and organizations, said chairwoman Susie Salisbury.
Suburban Y May Expand into Bankrupt Milwaukee Locales
by RORY LINNANE, Wauwatosa NOW (WI) June 2014
With the bankruptcy of its easterly sister organization, the Waukesha-based YMCA group may acquire three of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee's westernmost facilities. Looking to pay down its debt, the Milwaukee Y announced June 4 it plans to sell most of its centers outside urban Milwaukee.
City Votes to Buy 30 Acres for Rec and Athletic Complex
by Tim Eberly June 2014
The City Council voted Tuesday to buy a 30-acre site on Portsmouth Boulevard for a multipurpose recreation and athletic complex.
Fearing Seven-Figure Deficit, Arena Actually to Turn Profit
by Lucas Sullivan, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH June 2014
Several months ago, the panicked general manager of Nationwide Arena walked into the office of Columbus Blue Jackets' President Mike Priest with a warning: The arena could finish its fiscal year with a seven-figure deficit
Braves Stadium Financing Critics Finally Get a Say
by Dan Klepal; Staff June 2014
Critics of Cobb's public investment in a new Atlanta Braves stadium finally got a chance to address commissioners Tuesday --- two weeks after the elected officials ratified a series of important stadium agreements.
Braves Stadium Construction Manager to Get $40M
by Dan Klepal; Staff June 2014
The firms selected by Cobb County and the Atlanta Braves to manage construction of the new Major League Baseball stadium in the Cumberland Mall area will be paid more than $40 million to oversee the three-year project, according to records reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
South Carolina Reports Record $90M Athletics Revenue
by Ryan wood || email@example.com June 2014
The current reality of South Carolina's finances won't blow anyone away, not in the lucrative world of college athletics. Still, Ray Tanner said his athletics department has come a long way.