Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Officials Question Traffic Plan for Braves Stadium
by Meris Lutz June 2016
Sandy Springs officials are closing ranks with their Cobb counterparts just days after condemning a controversial plan to route traffic to the new Braves baseball stadium through their district. The plan would direct some game day traffic heading west on Interstate 285 to exit at New Northside Drive in Sandy Springs onto Interstate North Parkway, the access road, before entering Cobb County.
- Officials Oppose Kraft-UMass Soccer Stadium Proposal
by Joe Battenfeld June 2016
A push by Robert Kraft and UMass for a professional soccer stadium appears deflated on arrival, with local pols saying the state school should focus more on cutting tuition than cutting deals with rich sports owners.
- NHL Views Vegas as Logical Expansion Choice
by Kevin Allen June 2016
Billionaire businessman Bill Foley, a former West Pointer who tackles questions head-on, doesn't view the NHL's decision to allow him to launch a franchise in Las Vegas as a gamble. He sees it as a safe bet. "I'm convinced we are going to be full every night," Foley said.
- College Baseball Field Gets $1.5M for Renovations
by Daily News of Los Angeles June 2016
Cal State Northridge's Matador Baseball Field has received a $1.5 million gift from alumnus and entrepreneur Irv Zakheim, it was announced Monday. Zakheim, who graduated with a degree in physical education in 1971, donated the money to help pay for renovations at the stadium, which is more than 50 years old and in need of modernization, CSUN spokesman Carmen Ramos Chandler said.
- Soccer Team Helps Orlando Find Healing
by Mike Bianchi June 2016
Never has Orlando City's rallying cry meant more than it did on Saturday night. "Vamos Orlando!" Let's go Orlando! Let's go forward and prove we can triumph over tragedy. And let's go back; back to the city we know we are - a city of tolerance and inclusion, where people from all over the world come just so they can experience our happiness. Let's go and let's show that our way of life can and will endure.
- Fan Falls in Fight After Cavaliers Capture Championship
by Stuart Goldman June 2016
A fan is in critical but stable condition after falling from the second deck to the first deck at Oracle Arena during a fight Sunday night in Oakland, Calif.
- Groundbreaking Brings Enthusiasm for Bucks Fans
by Rick Romell June 2016
If enthusiasm and good wishes could build a championship basketball team, the reception the Milwaukee Bucks got Saturday as they broke ground on a new arena would have them already planning where to raise the banners. "Today is a new day, and tomorrow's going to be an even better day," Bucks co-owner Jamie Dinan said shortly before he, his colleagues and assorted dignitaries stuck chrome-plated shovels into a mound of dirt and gravel and symbolically launched construction on the $524 million project. It's a project that proponents say will spur further job-generating growth - something skeptics question - but in any event will fill a long-barren strip of land and a gateway to downtown Milwaukee with dramatic architecture and a new entertainment plaza.
- Canopy Expected to Be Signature of New Braves Stadium
by Tim Tucker, Derek Schiller June 2016
After rejecting the idea of a retractable roof for reasons of cost and baseball tradition, the Braves asked the architects of SunTrust Park for a design that "would have as many of our seats covered as possible, outside of having a roof," Schiller said. One result of that directive is easily noticed at the stadium construction site in Cobb County these days: The steel framework for a wide canopy hangs above the upper deck, protruding as much as 60 feet over what eventually will be rows of seats.
- Unfinished Hartford Ballpark Not Covered by Insurance
by Stuart Goldman June 2016
The unfinished $63 million minor-league baseball stadium in Hartford, Conn., is not covered by property insurance.
- Vikings Stadium Contractors Face Fines for Death, Injury
by Jason Scott June 2016
Last August, two construction workers fell while installing the roof on U.S. Bank Stadium. One of the men, Jeramie Gruber, died, and a second unidentified man was seriously injured.