- HS to Use $25K Donation for New Scoreboard, Field
by Madhu Krishnamurthy June 2016
Bartlett High School will be able to get a new stadium scoreboard thanks, in part, to a $25,000 donation from the Bartlett Rotary Club. The money will go to the Bartlett High School Booster Club, which has been raising funds for five years to build an athletic activity complex at the 19-year-old school so its students would no longer have to share facilities with Streamwood High School.
- Youth Football League Hit by Thieves — Again
by Kelly Puente June 2016
This is the third time in three months the Fullerton Bears Junior All American league has seen its equipment stolen from a storage container on the Buena Park High School campus, resulting in a total loss of more than $20,000, said board member Fred Jung.
- Plan: $750M from Taxpayers for Raiders Stadium
by Portland Press Herald June 2016
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson wants Las Vegas to ante up the biggest subsidy in professional football history to lure the Oakland Raiders to the gambling mecca. The chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's largest casino company, teamed up with developer Majestic Realty Co. to propose a 65,000-seat domed stadium for the National Football League team. A committee of government leaders and casino executives met Thursday to review the plan, which would raise $750 million for the coliseum with a new tax on hotel stays.
- Police Use Seized Assets to Improve Harlem Gym
by Maria Alvarez June 2016
For the first time in 30 years, children at the Frederick Samuel Houses Community Center in central Harlem will play basketball on a new gym floor and have an electronic scoreboard — all paid with cash seized from drug traffickers.
- County Debates Use of Park Funds for Braves Stadium
by Carolyn Cunningham June 2016
Representatives of the Cobb Parks Coalition have appealed to the Cobb County Board of Commissioners at every meeting for many months to fully fund the $40 million 2008 parks bond approved by 65 percent of the voters.
- YMCA Seeks Donations for Expansion Effort
by Judith McGinnis June 2016
It’s a growth spurt 70 years in the making. YMCA of Wichita Falls is campaigning for funds for new and improved facilities to fulfill its mission of meeting community needs, from early childhood education to the health of families.
- Seniors Go Topless to Fundraise for Rec Center
by Emily Attwood October 2015
Looking for a creative way to raise some extra funds for your recreation center project? Pilot Mound, small town in Manitoba is raising some eyebrows with its latest initiative — selling calendars featuring topless men in “flirty” poses.
- Proposed St. Louis Stadium Finds Naming Sponsor
by Jason Scott October 2015
The proposed riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a cash infusion late yesterday, as Missouri governor Jay Nixon’s stadium task force unveiled a $158 million sponsorship deal.
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by AB Staff August 2015
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- Missouri Board OKs $15M for Stadium Construction
by Jason Scott August 2015
In an effort to retain the Rams or lure another NFL franchise to the city, a Missouri board approved $15 million in tax credits on Tuesday to help build a new football stadium in downtown St. Louis.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, along with the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, proposed the new stadium along the Mississippi River to counter the Rams’ possible move back to Los Angeles, where Rams owner Stan Kroenke has proposed building a $1.8 billion stadium.
As Fox Sports reports, the Missouri Development Finance Board approved the $15 million tax credit plan, despite opposition from board member and Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder. The sports authority plans to request an additional $17.5 million in tax credits in each of the next two years, bringing the total to $50 million.
The proposed riverfront project is estimated to come with a $998 million price tag. A plan presented to the board on Tuesday laid out a way to raise another $610 million, utilizing funds from an NFL team owner, an NFL loan program, and the sale of seat licenses. Under that plan, the state would need to issue another $201 million in bonds, and $187 million in tax credits and other incentives.
Lawmakers who oppose the plan, including Representative Jay Barnes, issued a lawsuit saying that a taxpayer-funded stadium project should have approval from the state legislature.
“If you want to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars, you cannot move forward on this proposal as it is presented,” Barnes said to members of the board.
While some members of the legislature have vowed to fight funding the new stadium, members of the board praised the plan as a boost to the economy.
“Our singular focus ought to be what’s best for the economic development of the state of Missouri,” said board member Reuben Shelton.