Spring Forward: Nats, Astros Sign 30-Year Training Deal
by Tom Schad, THE WASHINGTON TIMES February 2015
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday that the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros have agreed to keep their spring training operations in Florida for the next 30 years, a positive step toward their possible moves to West Palm Beach in 2017.
With Old Dominion's Move Up to FBS, Ticket Prices Rise
by Harry Minium February 2015
Old Dominion's first home football game against an ACC team will command the highest ticket price in school history.
City Council Wants Regional Sports Complex ASAP
by Matt Woolbright February 2015
The City Council wants a regional sports complex built in Corpus Christi, and they want it now. The discussion followed a presentation by city staff recommending that the council not move forward on a contract with the sole bidder for such a complex.
NFL Owners Panel to Study Los Angeles Options
by Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register February 2015
As multiple NFL teams weigh relocating to Los Angeles, league commissioner Roger Goodell has formed a committee of owners to examine the league's stadium options in Southern California and oversee relocation guidelines, league sources said Monday.
Illini to Play Northwestern at Soldier Field Three Times
by Daily Herald Report February 2015
Citing a strong alumni base and a greater return at the gate, Illinois athletic officials have signed a three-game contract to play more football games at Soldier Field.
Chips and NHL Pucks? Vegas 'Starving' for Pro Franchise
by Associated Press February 2015
Prospective owner Bill Foley and his company, Hockey Vision Las Vegas LLC, kicked off the VegasWantsHockey season-ticket drive on Tuesday.
Global Spectrum Scores Another Maine Arena Deal
by Darren Fishell BDN Staff February 2015
The trustees for Portland's Cross Insurance Arena -- the new name for the Cumberland County Civic Center -- have approved hiring as a manager the same firm that runs Bangor's Cross Insurance Center.
Pac-12 Basketball Attendance Continues to Plummet
by Ryan Kartje, The Orange County Register February 2015
This is not an ideal time for a Pac-12 basketball game. That's abundantly clear by 11:30 a.m., as Utah and USC are set to tip off, and the 10,258-seat Galen Center is overtaken by a tidal wave of maroon, dotted with flecks of cardinal and gold. The maroon is an unwelcome sight - it comes from the upholstery on the backs of empty seats.
Atlanta Falcons' PSLs Proving to Be Tough Sell
by Tim Tucker; Staff February 2015
Four weeks into a controversial two-year effort to sell personal seat licenses for their new stadium, the Falcons have closed deals with some season-ticket holders, have had the door slammed shut by some, and have been put on hold by others until more prices are set.
World Cup of Hockey Returning in 2016
by MICHAEL RUSSO, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) February 2015
Ryan Suter still remembers his uncle, Gary Suter, donning the red, white and blue in the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996.