Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Best Seats at New Braves Ballpark: $475 Per Game
by J. Scott Trubey, Dan Klepal; Staff May 2015
The Atlanta Braves unveiled a snazzy sales center overlooking the team's future ballpark Wednesday, along with price ranges for season tickets once play begins at SunTrust Park.
Small Ice Rink Operators Warming to Solar Power
by Paul Steinbach May 2015
It makes sense that there are more companies dealing in solar power in the state of Hawaii than there are those maintaining recreational ice. In fact, at last count, the breakdown was 300 to one. It makes even more sense, then, that Hawaii’s lone arena, the Ice Palace in Honolulu, is harnessing the power of the sun to optimize its operational efficiency.
Braves Stadium 'Bricks and Sticks' to Cost $462M
by Dan Klepal; Staff May 2015
The price tag for steel, concrete, labor, plumbing, electrical and most of the other items that go into building SunTrust Park will be $462 million --- hard construction costs negotiated between the Atlanta Braves and the stadium builder.
Editorial: Arena Plan Comes with 15 Years of Hindsight
by AB Staff May 2015
Fifteen years ago a similar plan emerged - at that time as an alternative to the Memorial Coliseum expansion. Allen County officials stuck with the Coliseum plan, however, and it's tough to suggest the project that raised the roof for skyboxes and other improvements hasn't been anything but a great success.
Environmental Impact of Proposed Stadiums Ignored
by Thomas Elias May 2015
Reform of the California Environmental Quality Act has become a mantra for many California politicians over the last several years, all the way up to Gov. Jerry Brown, who found himself frustrated by CEQA at times during his years as mayor of Oakland.
Stadium Partnership Sought for Beckham, U. of Miami
by Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald May 2015
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado are embracing a new push by soccer star David Beckham for a Miami stadium, saying a central role by the University of Miami would be helpful as the school seeks a new home for its football games.
The AB Extra: May 22
by Cooper Brown May 2015
This week's AB Extra features a new interactive technology that is looking to transform the treadmill experience into art, a touching show of patriotism by fans at a collegiate softball game, and a high school golf team that that came to the rescue in an apartment inferno.
Premium Seat Plan Altered, Expedited at U. of Buffalo
by Mark Gaughan News Sports Reporter May 2015
The University at Buffalo has scaled back its plan for club seating at UB Stadium as a way to get the premium seats installed for this football season.
Northern Illinois U. Puts Football Field Design to Fan Vote
by Blair Sheade May 2015
The Northern Illinois football program wants a new field design and the athletic program is allowing the fans to decide which field design will be used in the upcoming season.
Braves Hire New York Firm to Help Brand New Stadium
by Tim Tucker; Staff May 2015
The Braves have retained New York-based agency SME to help create a branding and marketing campaign for premium and general ticket sales in the team's new Cobb County stadium. Season tickets for 2017 ? SunTrust Park's inaugural season ? will go on sale soon to current Braves season-ticket holders.