Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- 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.
- Ultimate Frisbee Gaining Popularity at Club Events
by Jim Merritt November 2016
This night's game at the Huntington YMCA field could easily be mistaken for soccer or football, but it's not a ball the three dozen members of LI Ultimate are tossing, leaping and diving for. It's a Frisbee. At LI Ultimate's Wednesday night pickup games, Frisbee is a competitive sport, with rules, scoring and, of course, some amazing catches.
- College Baseball Stadium to Receive Upgrade
by The Virginian - Pilot November 2016
The baseball field at Virginia Wesleyan College is getting significant upgrades this fall to the dugouts and backstop, as well as a new press box and grandstand.
- New Nassau Coliseum to Open; Planners Eye NCAAs
by Mark Herrmann November 2016
The new Nassau Coliseum will make an immediate college basketball splash next season with local flavor, national flair and the 2016 NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats.
- Braves Make Business Pivot into New Stadium
by Tim Tucker November 2016
The Braves' race to opening day of SunTrust Park, which began with the announcement three years ago this month, has entered the final sprint. They are counting the days to the regular-season opener. As of Sunday, it's 145 days and counting.
- Inglewood Hopes Stadium Will Be Catalyst for Recovery
by Sandy Mazza November 2016
Beyond the money that will roll in from taxes generated by the new NFL palace when it opens in 2019 and the massive adjacent development, it's still unclear what it all means for Inglewood.
- City Plans $15M Pro Lacrosse, Rugby Stadium
by Kimball Perry November 2016
Obetz will spend $15 million to build an athletic stadium that will host professional lacrosse and rugby, and village officials hope the 6,500-seat stadium also will attract high school football playoff games and other events.
- Chargers, Raiders Still Have Eyes on L.A.
by The Daily News of Los Angeles November 2016
The Rams will officially break ground on their new $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood today. Nearly a year after the NFL approved the Rams relocation from St. Louis to L.A., construction will finally begin on a home many predict will set the gold standard for NFL stadiums and surrounding development. When Stan Kroenke's palace opens in 2019, Jared Goff will be entering his third season and, ideally, reaching peak performance befitting a quarterback taken with the first overall pick. With a tweak here and a tweak there to the current offense, who knows, maybe Goff and the Rams will perched for a Super Bowl appearance when their new home hosts the big game in 2021.
- Calif. Mayor Issues Stadium Ultimatum
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
In a city council meeting on Tuesday, Santa Clara mayor Lisa Gillmor issued an ultimatum: the 49ers must hand over their financial records to city auditors, or she will take over management of Levi’s Stadium. Gillmor believes that the team, which has been asking for a $5 million reduction in rent for forty years, is not being forthcoming with the city about how much revenue they are pulling in.