• Business Neighbors See No Benefit from UT Rec Fields

    by Megan Boehnke May 2014

    While UT officials have declared the new fields a great success for students, some area businesses said they saw modest — if any — impact from the influx of students.

  • Economics Profs Debate Public Investment in Stadiums

    by Tom Sabulis; Staff May 2014

    Do public subsidies for sports stadiums generate net regional economic benefit?

  • NFL: Bills Viable in Buffalo Market — with New Stadium

    by Tim Graham; News Sports Reporter May 2014

    Jerry Jones' previous comments notwithstanding, many NFL owners want to see the Buffalo Bills stay in Western New York.

  • Iliinois Boys' Basketball Touranment Profits Plummeting


    Between 2006 and last year, profits from the tournament fell by 29 percent, government records filed by the IHSA show. Revenues - mostly from ticket sales - decreased by 17 percent between 2009 and last year. IHSA spending on salaries and employee benefits, meanwhile, is up 21 percent in just one year's time, according to the private, not-for-profit group's most recent filing with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Behind Georgia State's Bold Move on Turner Field

    by Janel Davis, J. Scott Trubey, Katie Leslie; Staff writers May 2014

    Georgia State University President Mark Becker's sparse Auburn Avenue office peers out over dorms and classrooms the school stitched together from overgrown lots and aging skyscrapers as law, accounting and other white-collar firms fled downtown.

  • Overcoming Gym Membership Retention Challenges

    by Dennis Van Milligen May 2014

    The rise of lower-priced clubs have put greater pressure on gym owners to create an environment that keeps members happy while also empowering them to feel confident that their gym membership investment is well worth it. Ultimately, though, they may lose those members to lower-priced alternatives, writing off the member loss as simply a financial decision. The reality is that the warning signs were there; they just failed to see what was right in front of them.

  • Veteran Eagles PA Announcer Victim of Changing Times

    by John Smallwood; Daily News Staff Writer May 2014

    SOMETIMES, change just feels like something that is routine - a necessary evolution to adapt to the times. Then there are changes that make you look inward and think about your position in the status quo. Yesterday, to me, the Eagles made a change like that when they announced that they were letting go of longtime public address announcer Dan Baker after 29 seasons, during which he never missed a game at Veterans Stadium or Lincoln Financial Field. "Dan is the ultimate profession and even though he was disappointed with the direction we are heading, he was accepting of our decision to make the change," Eagles president Don Smolenski said in a release. "We are very appreciative of his dedication and service.

  • Beckham Asked to Consider New Miami Soccer Location

    by Super User May 2014

    Mayor Carlos Gimenez sent a letter to Beckham's real estate adviser asking the group to consider filling a massive boat slip downtown between Museum Park and AmericanAirlines Arena.

  • Light Home Hockey Schedule Leads CC to Lower Prices

    by Joe Paisley, - May 2014

    The price reduction for season tickets was made since CC had a difficult time scheduling home games because of previous agreements and other schools' availability. "We were light on home games and we wanted to be fair to our fans," CC athletic director Ken Ralph said.

  • Buccaneers to Pour $7M into Concessions Infrastructure

    by From staff reports May 2014

    No one knows whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will beat last year's 4-12 record this season, but the team is promising that at least the food will be better.