Architecture Prof: Are Mega-Event Investments Worth it?
by Fernando Luiz Lara June 2014
You will see a lot of Brazil during the next few weeks while the FIFA World Cup happens in 12 cities. And beyond soccer matches you will see both good and bad images, parties and protests. People there are asking hard questions about the legacy of mega-events such as World Cup, and we should too.
Rec Department Rejects U.S. Cellular Donation, Park Use
by Craig Sauer Special to the Daily Register June 2014
The city's Parks and Recreation Board will turn away a $2,000 donation from U.S. Cellular. The cell phone company sought to run events at two city parks throughout July and August in exchange for the donation to the parks.
Bills Looking to Sell Beer Hour Earlier, Curb Tailgating
by Tom Precious; News Albany Bureau chief June 2014
Tailgaters be warned: The Buffalo Bills would like more of your money. Your beer money, to be precise.
NBA Finals Experience No Bargain for Average Fans
by Palm Beach Post staff reports June 2014
It's easy to spend big money at a sports event, and that certainly includes the NBA Finals. If you have champagne tastes (and a champagne budget) you could have purchased a flute of Moët & Chandon bubbly for $25 on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. A goblet went for $40. A double Bacardi rum or Grey Goose vodka cocktail, $17. Beers, $9 and $13.50.
Colorado Springs Inks $2M Stadium Deal with Soccer Club
by Monica Mendoza, email@example.com June 2014
Colorado Springs City Council signed a $2 million deal Tuesday with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks men's pro soccer team to play at its Sand Creek stadium despite objections from the neighboring Sky Sox baseball franchise.
Minor League Club's 'Star Wars Night' a Perennial Sellout
by Amy Moritz; News Sports Reporter June 2014
Little girls had their hair pulled back into a pair of buns, in the style of Princess Leia, while little boys wore brown robes in the style of the Jedi fighter. You could even buy cotton candy from a Darth Vader vendor roaming the stands. It was the seventh annual Star Wars Night at Coca-Cola Field, an event which has grown into a sellout game for the Buffalo Bisons every year.
Temple Getting into Prep Football Camp Business
by John N. Mitchell; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014
For Temple coach Matt Rhule, recruiting is as much about relationship-building as it is anything else. Beginning Sunday in Pittsburgh, at the first of five Matt Rhule Football Camp sessions, Rhule and his staff will be doing just that.
Photo: Purdue to Put Fan Photos on Football Helmets
by Michael Gaio June 2014
Trying to market a college football team coming off a 1-11 season can be a difficult challenge. But sometimes tough times can inspire the most creative solutions. Take this latest idea from the Purdue Boilermakers for example: The football team is running a promotion that will give fans the opportunity to have their mug plastered on the team's football helmet.
ISU's 'Community Appreciation Week' Seeks Feedback
by Randy Kindred firstname.lastname@example.org June 2014
Illinois State’s athletic department will provide feedback this week that can be summed up in a word: Thanks. Yet, ISU’s first “Community Appreciation Week” also is about obtaining feedback regarding Redbird athletics. Members of the community are invited to take part in an online survey at GoRedbirds.com/survey to give ISU athletic director Larry Lyons and his staff a feel for how well — or not so well — people think they are doing.
Maloof: Good Sports Fanchises are Good Investments
by MARK SMITH Of the Journal June 2014
Donald Sterling paid the price. He is, after all, the most hated man in America according to a recent poll by E-Score®, a leading consumer research service that provides information to media and entertainment companies. Now, however, Sterling can name his price.