• 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


    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.