Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Braves, Falcons Granted Sales Tax Breaks
by Greg Bluestein, Dan Klepal; Staff March 2015
The two franchises will not have to pay sales taxes on construction materials for their respective facilities, saving each millions of dollars in addition to the hefty public subsidies they already are receiving.
East Tennessee State to Build 10K-Seat Stadium by 2017
by Nathan Baker, Johnson City Press March 2015
JOHNSON CITY — The blue and gold Buccaneers need a little green. Standing in the approximate spot Wednesday where, in two years, East Tennessee State University administrators expect to see 50 yards of verdant field turf stretching out in either direction, supporters and staff of the college’s rebooted football program announced details about the stadium where the team will play and kicked off a public fundraising drive to help build it.
Dayton Arena Considered a College Hoops 'Cathedral'
by Steven Matthews, Dayton Daily News March 2015
DAYTON - If you're a basketball fan living in the Dayton area, you've likely set foot inside the University of Dayton Arena in the last three weeks. And probably more than once.
Public Ice Rinks Fail to Return Millions in Tax Investment
by Kelly Riddell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES March 2015
The Washington Times analyzed 16 government-funded rinks - from Niagara Falls, New York, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and found all were costing taxpayers more than the revenue they were bringing in.
Athletic Facilities 31% of District's $156M in Upgrades
by By LOU PONSI, STAFF WRITER March 2015
Athletic facility upgrades account for close to 31 percent of the $156 million in improvement projects the Fullerton Joint Union High School District is planning to start next school year.
AEG Attacks 'Fast-Tracked' Carson NFL Stadium Plan
by Nick Green, Long Beach Press-Telegram March 2015
Anschutz Entertainment Group, owner of Carson's 125-acre StubHub Center, has warned Mayor Jim Dear in a letter that fast-tracking a "deeply flawed" NFL stadium proposal and avoiding an extensive environmental analysis "is an open invitation to litigation."
Economists: Owners Benefit Most from New Stadiums
by Jerry Zremski News Washington Bureau Chief March 2015
President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposal includes a little-noticed provision that would bar the use of tax-exempt bond financing for new stadium projects.
Vikings Stadium Workforce Diversity Falls Short of Goal
by MIKE KASZUBA; STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) March 2015
The goal was lofty: Summit Academy, a Minneapolis-based job training center, would lead a coalition that would recruit and train as many as 600 minorities to help build the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium.
Paying Fans Can Watch Favre Induction on Video Boards
by Tyler Dunne, Staff, Packer Plus March 2015
Fans will have the opportunity to be a part of Brett Favre's induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, after all, as the hall announced they can purchase tickets to view the July 18 event from inside the Lambeau Field bowl.
MLS in Minnesota Closer, But Stadium Plans Unclear
by DENNIS BRACKIN; ROCHELLE OLSON; STAFF WRITERS, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) March 2015
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber confirmed that the league was in "advanced discussions" with former UnitedHealth Group executive Bill McGuire and his ownership partners to bring an MLS expansion team to Minnesota.