Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- $4M High School Sports Complex on Schedule
by Tremayne Hogue October 2016
The Oakwood Athletic Complex is beginning to take shape. The cement foundation was poured last week and artificial turf and the track are expected to follow this week. The field is on course to be open to the public by the first of the year. The stadium will seat about 700 fans. OAKWOOD - The Oakwood Athletic Project is just months away from being open to the public after laying the cement base for the field this week.
- Hurdles Remain in Raiders' Move to Vegas
by Dayton Daily News October 2016
As much as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis wishes otherwise, a decision on allowing him to move his franchise to Las Vegas isn't likely to come anytime soon. That's not to say it won't happen. Several team owners are ready to support the relocation if the right pieces fall into place - and we're not talking roulette wheels. "I'm pleased they've made as much progress as they have," Texans owner Robert McNair said Wednesday at the league's fall meetings, when Davis made a short presentation to the membership. "We'll look at it when it is finally presented in total. These things are still so fluid, until they nail everything down we don't know what we're looking at. We'll wait until we have a full package."
- Idaho Announces Plans for New Arena
by The Spokesman Review October 2016
A new home for University of Idaho events was unveiled on Friday. The Idaho Arena will be 4,700-seat, 70,000-square-foot athletics facility that will be home for the Vandal men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams and a university community gathering place for academic events, concerts and meetings.
- MLS Team Issues Survey for Stadium Demand
by Michael Arace October 2016
Crew SC on Monday emailed a survey to random fans to "assess the potential demand for the development of a new stadium in Columbus." Let us assess. Do fans want a new stadium? Of course they do. Do they want to pay for it? Does Anthony Precourt, owner-operator of the local MLS franchise, want a new stadium? Of course he does. Does he want to pay for it?
- New Falcons Stadium Reaches Construction Milestone
by Tim Tucker October 2016
The Atlanta Falcons marked a milestone Wednesday in the construction of Mercedes-Benz Stadium as one of the final steel beams for the fixed portion of the roof was lifted into position before a gathering of media members.
- Quinnipiac Stadium Plan Tabled to Study Noise
by Kate Ramunni October 2016
HAMDEN >> The question of whether the use of a second stadium on Mount Carmel Avenue by Quinnipiac University's lacrosse and soccer teams will exceed noise regulations has pushed the school's Planning and Zoning application off for another month. The Planning and Zoning Commission tabled the application to its Nov. 15 meeting in order to get more information about how the construction of the 500-seat stadium will affect neighbors. The commission already has approved the construction of another larger, 1,500-seat stadium on the site
- Davis: Oakland to Blame for Raiders' Focus on Vegas
by Tom Pelissero October 2016
Feeling disrespected and eager to secure his franchise's long-term home, Raiders owner Mark Davis is done with Oakland, at least as long as his Las Vegas dream is alive. Standing in a hotel lobby shortly after giving a brief update to his fellow NFL owners Wednesday, Davis said he had made a commitment to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, who Monday signed a bill the state Legislature approved last week for $750 million in public funding toward a nearly $2 billion stadium project in downtown Vegas. The NFL seems to back Davis' decision to cut off talks with Oakland leaders because he tried to get a stadium deal done there before applying to move to Los Angeles this year, even as the league engages with those leading renewed efforts to keep the Raiders.
- Report: Rangers Ballpark Could Cost Arlington $1.675B
by Stuart Goldman October 2016
The proposed $1 billion ballpark for the Texas Rangers may reportedly cost the city of Arlington almost $1.7 billion, more than three times the initial estimate.
- VCU, Minor League Team to Partner on $55M Stadium
by Ned Oliver October 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University and the Richmond Flying Squirrels will be "major contributors" toward the construction of a roughly $55 million baseball stadium near the Boulevard, according to an announcement late Monday afternoon. Plans are still in the early stages, according to a news release issued jointly with the city of Richmond, but the university and the team signed a memorandum of understanding at the end of last month outlining how they hope to proceed. "This is a significant step forward for baseball in the Richmond region," Mayor Dwight C. Jones said in a statement. "More importantly, it advances our efforts for economic development along the Boulevard to generate revenue for schools and city services, consistent with our long-standing goals for Richmond."
- Marshall Stadium Damaged by Arsonist
by Doug Smock October 2016
Efforts are underway to make sure all four electrical towers at Joan C. Edwards Stadium will be in working order when the Marshall football team plays there Saturday.