Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Photos: Singapore's New National Stadium + Philippine Arena
by Andrew Brandt July 2014
It's been a big two months for record-breaking stadiums.
Tightening Front-Line Security in Stadiums, Arenas
by Paul Steinbach July 2014
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Sports Venue Safety, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.
Among the noteworthy numbers to emerge from Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey last February — along with 48 (the number of points racked up by the Seattle Seahawks) and 8 (the Denver Broncos' meager output) and 49 (the surprisingly agreeable game-time temperature) — was this lesser-known figure: 10. That was the reported number of arrests made at MetLife Stadium security checkpoints that day — most for disorderly conduct, drug possession or trespassing.
Ralph Wilson Stadium to Host HS Football Kickoff Event
by Miguel Rodriguez; News Sports Reporter July 2014
The goal for all high school football teams in Western New York is to reach The Ralph to play for championships, but several teams will begin their quests for crowning glory at the home of the Buffalo Bills this season.
Opinion: Levi's Stadium Lives Up to Niners', NFL's Hype
by Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News July 2014
As predicted, when it came to the celebration and platitudes at Thursday's official 49ers stadium ribbon cutting, the platitudes won. In fact, you could say the platitudes won big. They won bigger than big, big, big. "It's the most unbelievable outdoor entertainment facility in the world," said Jed York, the 49ers' chief executive officer, during one of the dedication speeches.
Real Salt Lake Eyes State Fairgrounds for New Stadium
by Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune July 2014
Professional soccer may indeed be played at the Utah State Fairgrounds. Years after officials examined the possibility of building a stadium for Real Salt Lake on Salt Lake City's west side, the team's new owner wants to construct a stadium there for a minor league affiliate. RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen wants to create a public-private partnership with the Fairpark Corporation to construct a multi-use sports stadium that could hold up to 8,000 people. The stadium would be home to RSL's minor league affiliate, with hopes of opening play there in time for the 2016 season.
Reps from Three Cities Offer Milwaukee Arena Advice
by JASON SILVERSTEIN, firstname.lastname@example.org Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2014
proposals for a new multipurpose arena for the Bucks As Milwaukee considers and other cultural amenities, the city could learn a few things from Cleveland. And from Denver. And from Oklahoma City, too. City officials here had that opportunity Friday when leaders from those three cities visited the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts' Todd Wehr Theater for a discussion on how to fund major cultural projects. Although the discussion - led by Timothy Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - was not tied to any particular projects in Milwaukee, much of the talk inevitably returned to the new Bucks arena, which is still in preliminary planning. Sheehy said near the end of the talk that the arena could be a project that helps Milwaukee evolve from being a large Wisconsin city to "more of a global player" in entertainment.
Pro Team's Bankruptcy Clouds ASU Lease Agreement
by Carlos Silva Jr. email@example.com 325-659-8247 July 2014
Angelo State University has made it a point to update its current amenities — including student housing projects and athletics facilities — to continue its pursuit of growing its student population and footprint in San Angelo. But one plot of land has remained untouched: the 25 acres where Foster Field sits. See ASU, 8A The university shares the stadium with the Colts (known as San Angelo Colts Baseball Club LLC) in a commercial ground lease which was put into effect on Oct. 1, 1999. The terms of the pact were for 25 years and, assuming it is not extended, will terminate Sept. 30, 2024.
Atlanta Mayor Asks Braves When Turner Will Be Vacated
by Katie Leslie, Dan Klepal; Staff July 2014
With a swath of potential suitors in line to buy Turner Field, Mayor Kasim Reed has sent a letter to the Atlanta Braves requesting a firm departure date from downtown.
Study: Consolidating HS Sports Facilities Not Worth It
by JANE FORD-STEWART, firstname.lastname@example.org, Muskego-New Berlin Now July 2014
Although consolidating high school sports facilities to save money might seem like a good idea, it wouldn't work in New Berlin, a study concludes. At the request of the New Berlin schools, Milwaukee-based KPH Construction looked into sharing facilities for baseball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, track and swimming. It looked at one class A varsity field or pool for both high schools and sufficient practice space elsewhere.
Architect HKS Boosts Developer's Cred on Bills Stadium
by Robert J. McCarthy; News Political Reporter July 2014
Not only is veteran City Hall figure Steven M. Casey joining developer Scott R. Congel's effort to redevelop the old Seneca Mall into a regional megaproject, so is one of the nation's top designers of multi-purpose sports stadiums. HKS Sports and Entertainment Inc., the Dallas-based architectural firm that planned National Football League stadiums in Dallas, Indianapolis and Minneapolis, has joined Congel's $700 million proposal for a complex of housing, offices, theaters, recreational facilities and parking on the mostly abandoned 55-acre site in West Seneca, Congel said Tuesday.