• 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.

  • Sale of Turner Field Not an Event; It's a Process

    by Keisha Lance Bottoms; For the AJC October 2015

    As local governments struggle to protect neighborhoods from copper thieves, one cannot help but wonder the level of public angst if Atlanta and Fulton taxpayers were left to shoulder the cost and responsibility of securing and maintaining a 48,000-seat stadium.

  • London Could Land NFL Team as Early as 2022

    by Martin Rogers, @mrogers, USA TODAY Sports October 2015

    The NFL strides boldly into Britain's capital again this weekend, Wembley Stadium's 12th game in nine seasons, surely providing enough of a body of work to suggest such journeys are no longer an experiment but an entrenched part of the pro football season. Yet Sunday's clash (9:30a.m. ET) between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins faces a challenge no other previous incarnation of the series has -- landing in the middle of a bonanza weekend in British sports.

  • Opinion: Bucs' Renovation Offer Not Fair to Local Fans

    by Ira Kaufman and Mike salinero Tribune staff October 2015

    Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan blasted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday for changing the parameters'' of a stalled agreement for renovations at Raymond James Stadium.

  • Tampa Mulls Funding Rays Stadium with Tourist Tax

    by Steven Girardi Tribune staff October 2015

    City council members are hoping to protect the tax revenue source that potentially could be used to build a baseball stadium while they continue to negotiate with the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • New Basketball Arena Excites Utah Hoops Coaches

    by Dirk Facer Deseret News October 2015

    While the new $36-million Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Center will have a private grand-opening ceremony this morning, head coaches Larry Krystkowiak and Lynne Roberts are quite public about how the 80,000-square foot project will benefit their programs. "It's really kind of beyond words," said Krystkowiak, who regularly polices the area by picking up trash and on this day was eager to discover where the hoses were stored so he could help water the plants around the rooftop observation deck.

  • Final Design Details for New Bucks Arena Expected Soon

    by TOM DAYKIN, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel October 2015

    The detailed proposed design will likely be reviewed by city officials in October or November, with construction of the building likely to begin within the first three months of 2016, Bucks President Peter Feigin said Tuesday.