• MLS Stadium Offsets Energy Costs With Solar Panels

    by Jasen Lee, Deseret News October 2015

    The newest team color for Utah's Major League Soccer franchise is green. The owner of Real Salt Lake Thursday unveiled the state's largest privately-owned solar array at Rio Tinto Stadium.

  • NFL Owners Expect Team in Los Angeles Soon

    by Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register October 2015

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stood in front of the NFL's Park Avenue offices Tuesday as a postcard autumn afternoon disappeared behind the Manhattan skyline. Jones lifted up a black leather notebook he was carrying and drew one imaginary vertical line down its cover and then drew a horizontal line through it. The NFL, Jones said, after more than 20 frustrating years of missed opportunities and false hopes and promises, finally had Los Angeles in the crosshairs. "These opportunities for stadiums, the coming together of, in this case, billions, a coming together of location, a coming together of all the right things when it hits the crosshairs you nail it because they can take years to ever get in the crosshairs if ever," Jones said. "We've got 'em in the crosshairs. We've got one in the crosshairs. We need to act on it."

  • Vandals Damage Stadium Roof Lights

    by Richard Gootee 812-464-7431 / @ECP_Gootee October 2015

    A vandal, or group of vandals, recently damaged the lights on the roof at Bosse Field. The incident was discovered Tuesday morning and reported to police. No arrests have been made. Evansville Otters Vice President Bix Branson said it appears that whoever is responsible climbed onto the roof of the 100-year-old stadium and used an object to damage every light there.

  • Proposed St. Louis Stadium Finds Naming Sponsor

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    The proposed riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a cash infusion late yesterday, as Missouri governor Jay Nixon’s stadium task force unveiled a $158 million sponsorship deal.

  • D-League Stadium Completes $360K Theater Seating Project

    by Glenn Jordan October 2015

    The Red Claws paid for new seats to be installed at the Portland Expo to make the D-League experience a little more comfortable. If a particularly close basketball game puts Maine Red Claws fans on the edge of their seats this winter, they're going to have to scooch a few inches farther. That's because the Portland Expo is replete with new seats. They're a little wider, a lot more comfortable and offer more leg room.

  • New Vikings Stadium to Feature 500 Art Installations

    by Mary Abbe October 2015

    For a billion bucks, a new sports stadium must have a massive transparent roof, state-of-the-art video screens, thousands of club seats and truckloads of beer. Plus, plenty of art. When it opens in 2016, the Vikings' new U.S. Bank Stadium will feature about 500 artworks including roughly 200 commissioned paintings, sculptures, digital and installation pieces, plus 300 photos. The talent roster includes 34 Minnesota artists, ranging from nationally known figures such as David Rathman, whose paintings are in the Walker Art Center, to a graffiti artist, a pyrotechnician, recent art school graduates and former Vikings star Carl Eller. "I'm really excited about it and was very happy to be selected," said Eller, who is, it turns out, a serious ceramic artist.

  • Utah Football Debuts New Turf Saturday Against Cal

    by Dirk Facer, Deseret News October 2015

    The new playing surface at Rice-Eccles Stadium received positive reviews Monday after the Utah Utes practice on it for the first time. It'll make its game debut Saturday against California.

  • Opinion: Penn State's Stadium Could Use Upgrades

    by Mike Gross October 2015

    The game-day atmosphere surrounding Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor was festive and bustling and very collegiate on my first visit, a decade ago. Live music and talk-radio remotes competed with tailgaters and food vendors for space in the streets of an actual neighborhood, which felt, and still feels, integrated into an actual campus. The ballpark itself? Ehhh....

  • Fan Experience Drives Penn State Stadium Renovation Plans

    by Bob Cohn October 2015

    Penn State has 18 facilities for intercollegiate sports. Athletic director Sandy Barbour said a master plan to study their uses and recommend potential changes includes them all. But stars get most of the attention, and when it comes to Penn State, Beaver Stadium, the world's third-largest stadium, is the unquestioned star among facilities.

  • Opinion: Tampa Region Should Prioritize Rays Over Braves

    by The Tampa Tribune October 2015

    Keeping the Tampa Bay Rays in the region got a little more complicated with news that a proposed sports complex might compete for tourist tax dollars that could go toward a new stadium for the Rays.