Facilities: Stadium & Arena
School District's Move to Turf Raises Safety Questions
by Vincent Pena July 2015
Crumb rubber infill on artificial turf fields replicates the look and feel of a real grass field while offering a durability that makes them cost-effective relative to the upkeep necessary to maintain actual grass.
MLS Rules Hamper Real Salt Lake Stadium Progress
by Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune July 2015
Four months after Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen and West Valley City entered an exclusive negotiating window for a proposed 8,000-seat soccer-specific stadium to house RSL's USL affiliate, Real Monarchs, newly implemented commercial rules from Major League Soccer and multiple site surveys have slowed the process.
Rays Next to Follow Expanded Ballpark District Trend?
by CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL Tribune staff July 2015
With the era of standalone, isolated stadiums largely over, sports team owners increasingly are taking on the role of developer and using their stadiums as anchors for entertainment districts or retail and residential developments.
Milwaukee Bucks Arena Package Passes First Test
by TOM DAYKIN, email@example.com Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2015
Milwaukee's $47 million share of the $250 million public financing package proposed for a new Bucks arena received a preliminary approval last week.
OSHA Investigating Injury at Falcons Stadium Site
by Steve Visser; Staff July 2015
A federal agency is trying to determine if any safety rules were violated after scaffolding at the new Atlanta Falcons stadium construction site fell on a worker, leaving him with a severe head injury.
D.C. Stadium for Redskins May Hinge on Name Change
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
Unless the Washington Redskins get a name change, the team will struggle to get approval from the Obama administration for the construction of a new stadium in Washington, D.C.
Four Boys to Face Charges in Oregon Stadium Fire
by Stuart Goldman July 2015
Four boys between the ages of 10 and 12 will face charges in connection to the fire that destroyed historic Civic Stadium in Eugene, Ore.
Head Injury Caused by Falcons Stadium Scaffolding
by Tyler Estep & John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 2015
A construction worker was being treated for a severe head injury Wednesday after metal scaffolding fell on him at the site of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium, officials said.
Plan Could Remove Public Financing of Bucks Arena
by Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2015
Hours before Wisconsin's budget was set to expire Tuesday, Republican legislative leaders said they had brokered a deal to break the monthlong stalemate over the bill.
Vanderbilt Looks to Build $12M Baseball Facility
by Adam Sparks, The Tennessean July 2015
Vanderbilt will build a new $12 million baseball facility beginning after the 2016 season, pending approval by the university’s Board of Trust.