Iliinois Boys' Basketball Touranment Profits Plummeting
by CHRIS FUSCO AND MICHAEL O'BRIEN May 2014
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, email@example.com - 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.
Florida Incentivizes Spring Training Ballpark Development
by Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2014
Palm Beach County's effort to build a two-team baseball stadium got a boost Friday when Florida lawmakers approved a bill that would sweeten financing options for building spring training stadiums that the Legislature just created in 2013.
Schedules Beef Up in New Playoff Era of College Football
by Chuck McGill April 2014
The SEC, which produced seven consecutive national champions from 2006 to 2012, moved Sunday to force schools to schedule at least one non-league game against a program from another power conference - the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 - for every season starting in 2016.
Barclays Center to Add Environmentally Friendly Roof
by April 2014
In an effort to become a better neighbor to the Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Barclays Center, home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, is about to get greener — literally.