Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Falcons Have Banked $7.5M in Seat Licenses So Far
by Tim Tucker; Staff March 2015
Personal seat licenses, or PSLs, are among the more controversial aspects of the new downtown stadium, which is slated to open in 2017 and is quickly taking shape next to the Georgia Dome.
Rooftop Owners Charged with Defrauding Cubs
by The Associated Press March 2015
R. Marc Hamid, a 46-year-old co-owner of Skybox on Sheffield, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of defrauding the Cubs and tax authorities out of $600,000 from 2008 to 2011, prosecutors announced Friday.
AB Extra: March 27
by Laura Godlewski March 2015
Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to AthleticBusiness.com, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.
MLB Commish Says New Park Must Be Priority for Rays
by Roger Mooney, The Tampa Tribune March 2015
PORT CHARLOTTE - New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday morning the biggest issue facing the Tampa Bay Rays is the need for a new ballpark that would attract more fans and generate a bigger revenue stream.
Minnesota Nets MLS Expansion Team, Needs Stadium
by Eric Roper, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) March 2015
Within minutes of Wednesday's raucous public celebration of Major League Soccer's move into Minnesota, the league's commissioner said the expansion decision isn't final until a plan for a dedicated soccer stadium is secure.
If Stadium Lags, Where Will NFL Team Play in L.A.?
by Steve Fryer, Staff Columnist, The Orange County Register March 2015
If the Chargers and/or Raiders and/or Rams move to Los Angeles County for the 2016 season but a new stadium is not finished for part or all of that season, where would the and/ors play?
NFL in L.A.: Cities Working to Keep Teams from Moving
by Josh Peter, USA TODAY Sports March 2015
Tumbleweeds might as well have rolled down the 405 freeway that runs through this city as far as the NFL was concerned for the last two decades. But suddenly the city that seemed an afterthought is being touted by the league as ... The gateway to Asia.
Dump Site Cleanup for Nats/Astros Park May Cost $10M
by By Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer March 2015
If Major League Baseball's newest spring training complex rises above an old city landfill in a few years, it wouldn't be the first baseball stadium ever built on a trash dump.
A Look at the Latest L.A. NFL Stadium Renderings
by Michael Gaio March 2015
Arena Concourse Doubles as Resilient Running Track
by Paul Steinbach March 2015
There are upsides to top-loaded seating bowls: delineation of access and circulation between public and participants, as well as minimization of vomitories that are expensive to build and eat up valuable seating real estate. Designers at GEC Architecture in Edmonton, Alta., went the extra mile with the 240-meter circuitous concourse surrounding an international ice sheet and 3,000 seats at Winsport Athletic and Ice Complex, Olympic Park — the Calgary home of Hockey Canada.