• Melting Fields to Be Replaced at Five L.A. Schools

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    Five high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are being forced to replace all-weather sports fields due to defective materials.

  • How Metal Detectors Provide a Safer College Football Environment

    by Stuart Goldman September 2015

    It was the biggest football game of the year in Boise, Idaho. Brigham Young University was in town to play the Boise State Broncos before a capacity crowd on the famous blue turf at Albertsons Stadium. The nationally televised game on ESPN came on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, with a 7 p.m. kickoff, saddling BSU athletic and security teams with the unenviable task of getting all 36,752 fans — the second-largest crowd in school history — through new metal detectors in a timely fashion.

  • St. Paul Takes Lead in Pursuit of Soccer Stadium

    by Eric Roper September 2015

    The likelihood that a professional soccer stadium will land in St. Paul instead of Minneapolis seemed to grow Monday with the expiration of a deal securing land near downtown Minneapolis.

  • Group Argues Against New Bucks Arena Financing

    by Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel September 2015

    Nationstar Mortgage Common Ground had stood with Mayor Tom Barrett on Friday when he announced that , a company with deep ties to Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, would invest $30 million in Milwaukee's troubled mortgage market.

  • Ballparks Slow to React to Danger in Stands

    by Dan Klepal, Leon Stafford; Staff September 2015

    A 13-year-old girl hit by a hockey puck in Columbus, Ohio. A firefighter who tumbled over a knee-high railing at a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. A Tennessee man who fell over a 33-inch railing during a college football game inside the Georgia Dome. And now, Greg "Ace" Murrey, a 60-year-old insurance agent who became the latest casualty inside America's sporting arenas Saturday night, after he plummeted nearly 50 feet onto concrete steps at Turner Field. The incomplete list of fan deaths doesn't begin to address the number of people who have left ballparks, football stadiums, hockey arenas or NASCAR race tracks bloodied and bruised --- or worse --- after being struck by objects catapulted into the stands.

  • Cracks Found in Concrete at Condemned Stadium

    by Ward Gossett September 2015

    Although they are badly deteriorated, the home bleachers are not the only problem that caused city inspectors to condemn East Ridge High School's Raymond James Stadium.

  • Braves Pay Tribute to Fan Who Died at Turner Field

    by Sophia Rosenbaum September 2015

    The 60-year-old man who plunged to his death from the upper deck at Turner Field in Atlanta Saturday night was a loyal Braves fan who spent his final moments booing Alex Rodriguez, witnesses said.

  • Stadium Upgrades Reflect CSU's Football Commitment

    by David Shelton August 2015

    In 2005, the Charleston Southern University football program earned its only taste of Big South Conference glory tying Coastal Carolina for a share of the conference title with an unlikely overtime upset of the Chanticleers at Buccaneer Field. It was just prior to that historic season that CSU installed a new scoreboard, which at the time was the biggest and brightest improvement made at CSU s stadium.

  • High School Team Homeless as Stadium Condemned

    by Ward Gossett August 2015

    Sources in the East Ridge community said a citizen registered a complaint regarding the condition of the stadium and that an East Ridge fire marshal showed up at the school about three weeks ago.

  • Photos: Phase One Renovations on Sun Life Stadium

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    Sun Life Stadium in Miami is in the midst of a $400 million facelift, and the first photos of the home of the Miami Dolphins are impressive.