• Council to Consider $21M Baseball Complex

    by Dan McKay May 2016

    City Council President Dan Lewis has watched plenty of Albuquerque families travel to baseball tournaments in Arizona, Colorado and Texas. But a $21 million project going before city councilors this month aims to reverse that practice. The council is discussing whether to set aside money in next year's operating budget to help build a complex of five baseball and softball fields on the West Side, near the new Albuquerque Public Schools football stadium. The goal is to draw "baseball families" to New Mexico for tournaments and offer a competitive place to play for local teams.

  • Commission Plan Calls for $15M in Recreation Upgrades

    by William Kelly May 2016

    The plan calls for a new, larger building with more facilities, a larger playground and expanded parking. Tennis facilities would be upgraded, and the soccer field would be moved 40 feet to the west of the property to accommodate the parking expansion.

  • Board Approves Funds for Athletic Facility

    by Thomas Doohan May 2016

    Progress continues with Norwayne's multipurpose athletic facility, with board members approving payments for two remaining elements. The payments were made to ERS for radiant panel insulation and H&H for low energy, high output lighting. Both elements are being paid for by the Romich Foundation in the amount, respectively, of $9,218 and $6,237.60.

  • Soccer Boom Leaves County Searching for Space

    by Charmaine Smith-Miles May 2016

    Gary Greenwood, president of the Clemson-Anderson Soccer Alliance, told the Anderson County Council at its Tuesday meeting Anderson County is running out of space for children to play soccer as the sport is exploding in popularity here and across the nation.

  • Political and Economic Woes Plague Brazil Olympics

    by Eraldo Peres May 2016

    Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.

  • Proposed Stadium Concerns State Park Group

    by Kate Ramunni May 2016

    The prospect of an athletic stadium nearly across the street from Sleeping Giant State Park has raised concerns of the Sleeping Giant Park Association. Representatives from the association voiced those concerns last week at the start of the public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Quinnipiac University's application for the reconstruction of two existing fields and the construction of stadium seating, as well as locker facilities, around the fields.

  • City Seeks Input for Park Improvements

    by Becky Pallack May 2016

    Look past the patches of brown grass and the peeling paint and imagine a beautiful and fun Kennedy Park. The city of Tucson wants help compiling a wish list for the park

  • Raiders Owner Makes Pitch to Las Vegas

    by Dayton Daily News April 2016

    Mark Davis said Raiders could move to Nevada in 2020. Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said Thursday he wants to move the franchise to Las Vegas to play in a proposed $1.3 billion domed stadium.

  • Board Approves Sports Complex, Baseball Fields

    by Debbie Truong April 2016

    Plans for a 27.5-acre sports park that will include several ball fields and a two-story indoor complex received approval in Hanover County on Wednesday. The county's Board of Supervisors unanimously granted the permit needed for the sprawling venue called RVA Sports Park that would be located on the western side of Lakeridge Parkway near Marvin Lane. The venue, which will host regional tournaments and league games, is expected to attract 400,000 annual visits, according to the project's developers.

  • 'Baseball Rule' Suffers Another Blow in Foul Ball Case

    by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio April 2016

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