Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Lamp System Helped Maintain Neyland Stadium Grass
by Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News-Sentinel January 2015
The field lamp system Tennessee rented from a company in The Netherlands to maintain the grass on Shields-Watkins Field at Neyland Stadium for the 2014 football season cost the athletic department approximately $19,500, according to documents obtained through a public records request.
Would Downtown Stadium End Tailgating at Bills Games?
by Jay Tokasz, News Staff Reporter January 2015
Moving the Bills stadium downtown, where space is limited, surely would undermine what has become a big part of the game-day experience.
Dolphins Hope $400M Stadium Reno Brings Super Bowls
by Hal Habib Palm Beach Post Staff Writer January 2015
On a day overrun by cranes, dust and rubble, in a stadium that barely looked like a stadium, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on Friday laid out an ambitious vision for Sun Life Stadium.
Overhaul of High School's Athletic Facilities Nears $1M
by Bill DiPaolo Palm Beach Post Staff Writer January 2015
A new track and artificial turf on Jupiter High School's athletic field are almost complete, with the $920,000 cost roughly split between the town and private contributions.
Tennessee Second to Clemson in Game Day Recycling
by Jay Miller email@example.com 865-342-6336 January 2015
The Vols were not contenders for the national title this season, but the University of Tennessee recycling program helped place the orange and white among the top schools in the country in at least one category.
Walkway on Hold, But Upgrades Coming to Ballpark
by David Hall January 2015
A proposed 360-degree walkway that would give fans new views of Harbor Park has been shelved for now, but Norfolk Tides and city officials continue to work on other upgrades to the ballpark in time for Opening Day.
Hopes Up for Penguins' $400M Arena Redevelopment
by BOB BAUDER January 2015
A top Pittsburgh official said Tuesday that he expects a legal flap between the city and a Hill District community group over the former Civic Arena property to be resolved because it's in the neighborhood's best interest.
No Changes to Falcons Stadium After HOK Acquires 360
by Tim Tucker; Staff January 2015
Global architecture firm HOK announced Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of Kansas City-based 360 Architecture, which has drawn much attention for its design of the retractable-roof Atlanta stadium slated to open in 2017.
Police Protect Ohio Stadium After Historic CFP Victory
by Dennis Van Milligen January 2015
Ohio State students and fans flooded the streets of Columbus last night after the Buckeyes' historic 42-20 victory over the University of Oregon in the first College Football Playoff Championship. As of this morning, a total of 89 fires had been reportedly set in trash cans and dumpster, prompting police to reportedly use pepper spray and other tactics to manage the escalating situation.
Thousands of revelers also converged on Ohio Stadium, where some were able to access the field and tear down a temporary goal post set up for high school games. More were turned away by police that had surrounded the football stadium. Most of those that had gathered at Ohio Stadium returned to the bar area. A handful of arrests were made, according to multiple reports.
Collegiate celebrations that lead to riots have long been a challenge for campus administrators and police. At Ohio State, a victory over Big 10 rival Michigan more than a decade ago lead to a riot that made national headlines. In response, the university assembled a task force on preventing celebratory riots. Made up of high ranking university and civic leaders, the task force evaluated the causes of celebratory riots, along with the most effective strategies in preventing them. Not all riots on the collegiate level are of the celebratory nature either.
Last year, after the University of Wisconsin eliminated the University of Arizona from the NCAA men's basketball tournament, several hundred angry fans took to the streets of Tucson to throw bottles and firecrackers at police officers. The officers, in response, fired pepper spray at those fans. Ultimately, 15 people were arrested. In 2001, Arizona was involved in a similar situation where 17 students were arrested after a loss to Duke in the men's basketball championship game. This sadly paled in comparison to what happened two years earlier when Michigan State was beaten by Duke in the Final Four: 132 people were arrested and damages were assessed at $500,000.
Booster Donation Helps Fund Scoreboard Replacement
by JONATHAN SCHOLLES January 2015
The Dalton School District received a sizable donation from its athletic booster club to replace the scoreboard at McFarren Field, its high school football stadium.