• Could Arena Do for Colo. Springs What One Did for Tulsa?

    by Rich Laden - October 2014

    For years, downtown Tulsa, Okla., had a reputation as quiet and dull - the kind of place where the sidewalks were rolled up at night. That was before the Tulsa community invested in a major, publicly funded economic development initiative.

  • Fitness Business Lets Underserved Pay What They Can

    by Carly Harrington, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) October 2014

    Adaptive Fitness Warehouse wants to make fitness opportunities available to underserved neighborhoods by bringing the gym to them — and letting people pay what they can.

  • Pirates Hike Ticket Prices 9 Percent; Opening Day Priciest

    by ROB BIERTEMPFEL October 2014

    The home opener always is the hottest ticket of the season for the Pirates. Next year, it also will be the most expensive.

  • Gym Compelled to Change Name from Isis Fitness

    by Stephen T. Watson, News Business Reporter October 2014

    A gym in Hamburg is called Isis. So is a New Jersey maker of weaves, wigs and hair pieces. And a high-profile technology startup that lets customers make mobile payments with their smartphones. Those businesses, and hundreds more nationwide, are learning how quickly a name can turn from an asset to a liability.

  • City, County to Each Pay ESPN $140K to Carry Boca Bowl

    by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    Florida Atlantic University Stadium would host the Boca Raton Bowl, an annual college football bowl game, for six years starting in December under a proposal the Palm Beach County Commission will consider today.

  • Committee OKs Broad Hikes in Recreation Program Fees

    by Jennifer Berry Hawes; October 2014

    The hikes would raise an estimated $165,000 more in gross recreation revenue per year for Mount Pleasant. The bulk of that would come from higher fees to join the town's popular Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Services Center and to use its indoor aquatic centers.

  • Family Activity the Focus of $700M Development Proposal

    by The Buffalo News (New York) October 2014

    A water park, indoor soccer fields, an entertainment center, a state-of-the-art ice arena and rock climbing highlight the latest vision for Seneca Place, the approximately $700 million proposal for a former shopping mall site in West Seneca.

  • Website, Social Media Driving Fan-Shirt Stadium Visual

    by Dan Woods October 2014

    Orange or white? How Tennessee is coordinating a checkered crowd for its game against Florida.

  • NFL's TV Blackout Policies No Longer Suppored by FCC

    by Jerry Zremski October 2014

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday didn't exactly sack the National Football League's policy of blacking out games that are not sold out, but the agency clearly put the league under heavy pressure. And that could be just the start. The FCC's 5-0 vote to eliminate its 40-year-old sports blackout rules means that the league will no longer have the support of the federal government when it tries to black out games. For now, the blackouts will continue unless the NFL changes its policy or Congress acts to remove the antitrust exemption that allows blackouts.

  • NFL's Pink Campaign Proceeds Despite Sponsorship Drop

    by Lindsay H. Jones, @ByLindsayHJones, USA TODAY Sports October 2014

    The NFL's annual breast cancer awareness campaign, always in October, has long been the league's most substantial plan to appeal to women.