Florida Sports Venues Vying for Pot of Taxpayer Dollars
by JIM TURNER; News Service of Florida November 2014
Jacksonville has its eyes on attracting tourists from England as part of a recently filed application seeking $30 million from the state for work at EverBank Field. Orlando envisions that a $110 million soccer stadium will be a one-of-a-kind downtown venue that plays a key role in the growth of the city's central business district and also could increase tourism from South America, according to an application for $60 million.
Report: Rec Dept. Should Privatize, Create Tax District
by Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer November 2014
West Palm Beach's Parks and Recreation Department has too much work and too few people, and should consider privatizing some of its work, a consultant's report says.
After Five Years, Uproar Over Sports Cuts Dies Down
by Joe Paisley, email@example.com November 2014
The pop of shoulder pads and the cheers for touchdowns have been absent from Washburn Field for five autumns now. Those sounds may never return. Colorado College eliminated its NCAA Division III programs in football, women's softball and water polo in 2009 citing a need to cut $8 million-$12 million from the school's budget.
Clemson Considering Student Fee to Support Athletics
by Kerry Capps firstname.lastname@example.org November 2014
Clemson is the only public university in the ACC or SEC that does not either charge an athletics fee or require students to purchase tickets to the athletic events they attend.
Bankruptcy Plan for Pittsburgh Soccer Team Approved
by BRIAN BOWLING November 2014
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds professional soccer team and the South Side stadium where it plays will be out of bankruptcy by the end of the year, a federal judge decided Friday.
School District Crunches Numbers for New Scoreboard
by Andrew Atterbury email@example.com 325-659-8381 / @STatterbury November 2014
The San Angelo Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday discussed the possibility of replacing the stadium’s scoreboard and could approve the measure next week.
Funding for 'City of Champions' Sports Center Debated
by Monica Mendoza November 2014
Proponents of the City for Champions tourism project testified before City Council in attempt to stop a proposal that would ask voters for prior approval of a city-funded sports and events center.
Will Status Quo on Participation Fees Lead to Attrition?
by Steven Matthews November 2014
Tuesday's failure of the Huber Heights school levy means that participation fees - believed to be the highest in the Dayton area - will remain the same for student-athletes in grades 7-12.
College of Charleston Mulls Ending Aquatics Programs
by Staff reports November 2014
College of Charleston athletic officials met with members of the swimming and diving teams on Thursday to inform them that the school is considering eliminating the program after the 2014-2015 season.
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.