Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Philips Arena Funding May Be Key Issue in Mayoral Race
by Leon Stafford and J. Scott Trubey December 2016
Taxpayer funding of arenas is highly controversial, with most economic studies finding they are not wise uses of public dollars, yet the Hawks deal also would be the third major publicly financed pro sports arena project in the Atlanta area in the past few years.
- Court Condensation Causes Cancellation of NBA Game
by Jason Scott December 2016
A Wednesday night game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers was postponed due to condensation on the court creating an unsafe playing environment.
- Vikings Stadium Pedestrian Bridge Cost Rises by $1M
by Janet Moore December 2016
The cost of building a pedestrian bridge linking the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium to a nearby light-rail platform is about $1 million more than expected. For now, the Metropolitan Council will pick up the bill.
- MLS Chief Considers Cincinnati for Expansion Market
by Laurel Pfahler November 2016
Major League Soccer commissioner DonGarber went so far as to say Cincinnati deserves to be in MLS during a town hall meeting with FC Cincinnati fans Tuesday, but he left the audience with the overriding message there is still plenty of work to be done.
- Stadiums Improve Wi-Fi to Compete with Home Screen
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
As the home viewing experience gets bigger, louder and more interactive, college and professional sports teams are challenged to continue to bring in a live audience. In response to fans’ growing need to stay constantly connected and to keep up on fantasy sports scores and other live games, stadiums are spending big money to up their Wi-Fi offerings.
- Poorly Drawn Penalty Box Delays MLS Playoff Game
by Jason Scott November 2016
A playoff game between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC was delayed on Tuesday after officials found an error on the field.
- Ultimate Frisbee Gaining Popularity at Club Events
by Jim Merritt November 2016
This night's game at the Huntington YMCA field could easily be mistaken for soccer or football, but it's not a ball the three dozen members of LI Ultimate are tossing, leaping and diving for. It's a Frisbee. At LI Ultimate's Wednesday night pickup games, Frisbee is a competitive sport, with rules, scoring and, of course, some amazing catches.
- College Baseball Stadium to Receive Upgrade
by The Virginian - Pilot November 2016
The baseball field at Virginia Wesleyan College is getting significant upgrades this fall to the dugouts and backstop, as well as a new press box and grandstand.
- New Nassau Coliseum to Open; Planners Eye NCAAs
by Mark Herrmann November 2016
The new Nassau Coliseum will make an immediate college basketball splash next season with local flavor, national flair and the 2016 NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats.
- Braves Make Business Pivot into New Stadium
by Tim Tucker November 2016
The Braves' race to opening day of SunTrust Park, which began with the announcement three years ago this month, has entered the final sprint. They are counting the days to the regular-season opener. As of Sunday, it's 145 days and counting.