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  • How Kansas City Makes 42-Year-Old Arrowhead Work

    by Jerry Zremski; News Washington Bureau Chief August 2014

    Kansas City Chiefs fans have been filling the stands of Arrowhead Stadium and emptying their lungs at full volume for 42 years now, one year longer than Bills fans have been doing the same at what's now called Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

  • Why the National Football League Wants a New Stadium

    by Jerry Zremski; News Washington Bureau Chief August 2014

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's call for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills has left many fans asking the question: What's wrong with the Ralph?

  • MiLB Park's $4M Upgrade Starts with Seat Replacement

    by Mike Harrington; News Sports Reporter August 2014

    The new green seats at the Buffalo Bisons' Coca-Cola Field will be 22 inches wide, an increase of 3 inches from the current red seats that date to the park's 1988 opening.

  • Video: 2014 Facilities of Merit Preview

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    The Architectural Showcase is always one of the highlights of the year here at Athletic Business. We invite architects, builders, consultants and facility owners to submit their best work from the previous three years. The difficult part is choosing just 10 of these outstanding facilities to earn the honor of being recognized as our Facilities of Merit.

  • Staffing Reductions Blamed for Cubs' Tuesday Tarp Fiasco

    by GORDON WITTENMYER. Staff Reporter August 2014

    A staffing decision by the Cubs' stadium operations might have made as big a difference as any "mechanical'' issue in creating the tarp-related mess Tuesday night that led to the historic decision Wednesday to uphold the San Francisco Giants' challenge of what was originally ruled a rain-shortened Cubs victory.

  • Erosion Under Hillside Bleachers Displaces Football Team

    by SUSAN FEYDER; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) August 2014

    The bleachers are built into the side of a hill, and this summer's heavy rains appear to have caused erosion under a concrete plaza at the top of the hill.

  • Lighting Upgrades to Save School $20K in Demand Fees

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff August 2014

    With the stadium's electrical needs now linked to the adjacent William S. Cohen School rather than connected to the power grid separately like the previous light system, the school department that operates the facility will save an estimated $20,000 per year in demand fees.

  • FBS Dreams Drive Liberty University's $500M Makeover

    by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports August 2014

    At Liberty University, a private evangelical school suddenly flush with cash and immense athletics ambitions, three are a sparkling set of new athletics facilities that touch nearly all of Liberty's 20 varsity sports. Its baseball stadium, which opened last year, has player and fan amenities that would put most of the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conference schools to shame.

  • NCAA Reps Assess Falcons Stadium's Final Four Potential

    by Tim Tucker; Staff August 2014

    NCAA representatives came to town this week to assess Atlanta's bid to host college basketball's Final Four in the new Falcons stadium, a task complicated by the fact that the proposed venue has yet to rise from the dirt of a downtown construction site.

  • Selig Still Stumping for New Stadium for Oakland A's

    by Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY Sports August 2014

    In the eyes of outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig, the reformation of baseball's economic system -- which has allowed franchises such as the Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals to flourish -- stands as the biggest accomplishment of his 22-year stint. The construction of 22 major league ballparks during that time -- a tidy average of one a season -- ranks high on his list, too.