• Idaho AD Pushed to Delay FCS Move

    by Josh Wright September 2016

    A week before the University of Idaho announced that it would become the first school to drop from the highest level of college football, athletic director Rob Spear wanted to delay the move.

  • Miami Practice Facility Nets $14M Donation

    by Hal Habib September 2016

    The university confirmed its largest athletic donation, $14 million from the family of Jeffrey Soffer toward the construction of the Carol Soffer Football Indoor Practice Facility, an 81,800-square-foot structure that will include coaches' offices and team meeting rooms.

  • YMCA Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign for New Facility

    by Laurence Hammack September 2016

    Having secured nearly three-fourths of the $10 million they need, organizers of a new YMCA in Botetourt County launched a public fundraising campaign Wednesday to push the project across the finish line.

  • HS Lowers Gym Fees for Feeder Sports Leagues

    by Susan Sarkauskas August 2016

    Youth sports leagues that want to use gymnasiums at Kaneland High School this fall and winter got a break Monday night on costs.

  • Falcons Ink $850M Financing Package for New Stadium

    by Tim Tucker August 2016

    The Falcons organization has closed on $850 million in permanent financing for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, team officials said Monday. The financing from Bank of America, SunTrust Banks and 18 institutional investors converts construction loans to long-term financing about a year earlier than the team had projected, according to Falcons executive vice president and chief financial officer Greg Beadles.

  • Funding Stadiums Through Hotel Tax Draws Criticism

    by Brent Schrotenboer August 2016

    The people voting on so-called tourist taxes — local residents — generally won't have to pay for them because they don't stay in local hotels. The people who do pay for them — visitors — don't get a vote on them because they live somewhere else.

  • Expanding Sports Tourism a Numbers Game

    by Brent Batten August 2016

    A sports tourism study under consideration by Collier County commissioners puts up some big numbers. As in, "$58 million to build a new multi-sport complex hosting 400 events annually bringing 265,000 visitors to the county every year."

  • Teen's Obstacle Course Event Will Raise Money for Parks

    by Vince Townley August 2016

    Zachary Baker of Harmony has drawn inspiration from one of his favorite things — the popular TV show "American Ninja Warrior" — to help improve one of his favorite places, Zelienople Community Park.

  • LA Council Seeks $22.5M to Fund Stadium Facilities

    by Daily News of Los Angeles August 2016

    The Los Angeles City Council agreed Friday to apply for a $22.5 million federal loan to help fund a sports museum, conference rooms and other facilities next to the Los Angeles Football Club's 22,000-seat soccer stadium in Exposition Park.

  • Comedians Raise Funds for New High School Stadium

    by Barry Courter August 2016

    When engineers condemned Raymond James Stadium on the East Ridge High School campus last fall, it was anything but funny. However, three former East Ridge High School classmates who've made a living as professional comedians will return to Chattanooga this weekend to help raise money to replace the stadium at their alma mater.