• Another Cold-Weather Super Bowl? Not in Green Bay

    by JAMES B. NELSON April 2014

    Could Lambeau Field be a Super Bowl venue? Forget about it, said Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals and host of Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. The Green Bay area is simply too small and doesn't have adequate facilities needed for such a massive event that continues to grow, Bidwill said earlier this month when asked about the prospect of a future game coming to Lambeau.

  • Braves Make Public Timeline for Stadium Construction

    by Tim Tucker; Staff April 2014

    For the first time, the Atlanta Braves and Cobb County have spelled out a detailed schedule for building the team's planned new stadium near Cumberland Mall. The schedule, included in a request for proposals (RFP) from general contractors interested in taking on the construction project, calls for site clearing to begin in mid-summer and stadium building to begin early next year.

  • Yankees to Share Stadium Field with Expansion MLS Team

    by BRIAN LEWIS April 2014

    New York City FC will play its first three years in Yankee Stadium while a permanent home is found for the 2015 MLS expansion franchise, a league source said, confirming a report.

  • Facility Madness 2014: The Best Arena in College Basketball Is...

    by AB Staff April 2014

    Congratulations to Pinnacle Bank Arena, the winner of the 2014 Facility Madness tournament. The beautiful new arena, home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers men's and women's basketball teams, takes home the crown after amassing more than 50,000 votes throughout the tournament.

    About the Facility:
    The $179 million arena was the cornerstone of Lincoln's $344 million West Haymarket Redevlopment Project. It opened in 2013 and has a capacity of 15,147 for basketball. "With its combination of concrete and metal panel facade, spectacular open-air roof deck, contemporary glass-encased entrance and concourse offering picturesque views of the State Capitol, Pinnacle Bank Arena is an architectural embodiment of aesthetics and modernity," the arena's website states. "Encompassing 470,400 square feet and costing $179 million, the state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena will offer year-round entertainment, including concerts, family shows, touring acts and sporting events."

    The modern feel and amenities were enough to win over Facility Madness voters as Pinnacle Bank Arena knocked off Butler University's Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in the championship round.

    Fast Facts
    Capacity: 15,147
    Construction Costs: $179 million
    Special Features: Pinnacle Bank Arena offers 36 luxury suites, 20 loge boxes, two private club lounges, a center-hung HD video board, 360 degree ribbon lighting, plus home crowds that helped Nebraska's men's team make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998.

    See more photos of the arena below, via @HuskerHoops on Twitter.


    Thank you to everyone who voted in Facility Madness 2014!

  • Portland Pirates Cede to Circus in Scheduling Conflict

    by JUSTIN PELLETIER; Sports Editor, JUSTIN PELLETIER, Sports Editor April 2014

    After negotiating for the better part of 24 hours, Androscoggin Bank Colisee management, the Kora Shriners and the Pirates couldn't work out an amenable solution to keep both events at the Colisee on Saturday.

  • Six Events that Forever Altered Athletic Venue Security

    by Nick Daniels April 2014

    With Tuesday marking the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Athletic Business looks back at how the sports world has changed over the past few decades in response to new security threats.

  • Facility Madness 2014: Championship Round

    by AB Staff April 2014

    After two weeks and more than 100,000 votes, our search for college basketball's finest arena is down to just two. Not surprisingly, the newest arena in the field is still in contention. DLR Group-designed Pinnacle Bank Arena, home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, opened in 2013 to rave reviews from players, media members and fans alike. The Big Red faithful have shown up in force to help the venue earn its spot in the Facility Madness finals.

  • Successful Project Design Borne of Strong Relationships

    by Ralph Agostinelli April 2014

    School and sports administrators embarking on their first-ever capital project are sometimes surprised to learn how much architecture firms resemble other types of corporations. From the moment the architect steps in front of the building committee, making a pitch while brandishing renderings in watercolor, the image is of the architect as artist, driving this misreading of design firms.

  • 'Super TIF' Could Finance New Arena in Milwaukee

    by DON WALKER, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) April 2014

    Sources with knowledge of the plan told the Journal Sentinel that the super TIF, as it has been referred to by some, would be large geographically and could include development of new retail, restaurants, hotels or business offices.

  • Coors Field's $10M, 38,000-Square-Foot 'Rooftop' Popular

    by Stephanie Earls, By Stephanie Earls - April 2014

    One thing's for sure, you can't beat the scenery from The Rooftop at Coors Field. The Front Range, the Denver skyline. And of course there's baseball, if you're into that sort of thing.