Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Groundbreaking Planned for Minnesota United Stadium
by Jesse Van Berkel December 2016
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, along with United owner Bill McGuire and Mayor Chris Coleman, will attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Minnesota United soccer team's new stadium in St. Paul on Monday.
- Judge: City Must Pay Additional $3M for Stadium Land
by Jason Scott December 2016
The saga surrounding Hartford’s ill-fated minor league baseball stadium continued this week as a Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the city paid too little for the land across from the stadium site.
- Chargers in Talks with LA Coliseum
by Brent Schrotenboer December 2016
The San Diego Chargers have been contemplating a move to Los Angeles after San Diego voters rejected a $1.8 billion stadium and convention center plan in downtown San Diego last month.
- New Facilities Put D-II Schools On Cutting Edge
by Derek Redd December 2016
For anyone that doesn't think facilities and resources aren't a big deal to college athletic programs below the NCAA Division I level, they aren't paying attention to the Kanawha Valley. They should head over to the University of Charleston at 10:30 Saturday morning to watch the ribbon cutting for the Wehrle Innovation Center. It's a building that will be many things for UC's campus, but among them, it will be the new headquarters for Golden Eagles athletics. The men's and women's basketball teams will play there, as will the men's and women's volleyball teams. The athletic department's offices finally will all sit under the same roof.
- Philips Arena Funding May Be Key Issue in Mayoral Race
by Leon Stafford and J. Scott Trubey December 2016
Taxpayer funding of arenas is highly controversial, with most economic studies finding they are not wise uses of public dollars, yet the Hawks deal also would be the third major publicly financed pro sports arena project in the Atlanta area in the past few years.
- Court Condensation Causes Cancellation of NBA Game
by Jason Scott December 2016
A Wednesday night game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers was postponed due to condensation on the court creating an unsafe playing environment.
- Vikings Stadium Pedestrian Bridge Cost Rises by $1M
by Janet Moore December 2016
The cost of building a pedestrian bridge linking the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium to a nearby light-rail platform is about $1 million more than expected. For now, the Metropolitan Council will pick up the bill.
- MLS Chief Considers Cincinnati for Expansion Market
by Laurel Pfahler November 2016
Major League Soccer commissioner DonGarber went so far as to say Cincinnati deserves to be in MLS during a town hall meeting with FC Cincinnati fans Tuesday, but he left the audience with the overriding message there is still plenty of work to be done.
- Stadiums Improve Wi-Fi to Compete with Home Screen
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
As the home viewing experience gets bigger, louder and more interactive, college and professional sports teams are challenged to continue to bring in a live audience. In response to fans’ growing need to stay constantly connected and to keep up on fantasy sports scores and other live games, stadiums are spending big money to up their Wi-Fi offerings.
- Poorly Drawn Penalty Box Delays MLS Playoff Game
by Jason Scott November 2016
A playoff game between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC was delayed on Tuesday after officials found an error on the field.