• 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

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Recreation Group Seeks $8M for Park Improvements

    by Nancy Bowman April 2016

    A group of recreation organizations will ask Troy's park and recreation boards and the city council to join in a public-private partnership and ask voters to approve a park levy to raise around $8 million to improve and enhance projects within the city park system.

  • Opinion: Unless NBA Moves All-Star Game, Threat Is Empty

    by Nancy Armour April 2016

    Inaction can be just as damaging as taking the wrong action. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Thursday that the All-Star Game wouldn't be played in Charlotte next February if hatred, bigotry and discrimination continue to be the law of the land in North Carolina. He even went so far as to say the league has looked into alternate venues. But Silver also said he sees no reason to move the game now, thinking it's more effective to try to work with state officials than issue ultimatums or threats.

  • Community Rallies for Sports Complex Groundbreaking

    by Leann Eckroth April 2016

    With a "build it they will come" enthusiasm, Mandan broke ground at noon Wednesday for a new sports complex on a "Field of Dreams" south of the Tesoro plant and north of Interstate 94. Warm spring temperatures welcomed community members to the ceremony that kicks off construction scheduled to begin next week for a combined two-rink hockey arena, gymnastics building and new track and football field. Attending were park officials, members of the business community, the public, athletic groups and other stakeholders. Ceremony participants found that towering trees on the edge of the parcel blocked the view of the industrial fuel plant. The large field will hold one of the largest building projects and recreation sites Mandan has seen in decades.

  • Opinion: Park Overhaul Should Benefit Whole Community

    by Ventura County Star April 2016

    It’s not the first time a businessman has launched a bold bid to revitalize a key piece of property in downtown Ventura, but the object of Vincenzo Giammanco’s vision may be a first — a public park.