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  • Allen ISD Spending Millions to Fix Unsafe $60M Stadium

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    When Eagle Stadium opened in the Dallas suburb of Allen in August 2012, it was lauded as the best high school football facility in the nation. Today it's a money pit.

  • VIDEO: Jaguars Debut World's Largest Video Boards

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled the world's largest video boards on Saturday.

  • Toronto's Pan Am Stadium Unfinished, Contractor Unpaid

    by Rexford Sheild July 2014

    With less than a year left until Toronto hosts the 2015 soccer Pan American Games, completion deadlines for six new athletic venues under construction are quickly coming... and going. Nearly all of the venues are facing a one- to two-month delay, but for the contractor in charge of Tim Hortons Field, the games' key venue and home to the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the delays are really hitting where it hurts -- the pocketbook. 

  • New Vikings Stadium a 'Death Trap' for Birds?

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    The new home of the Minnesota Vikings, set to open in 2016, will feature 200,000 square feet of glass. In fact, its 95-foot high pivoting doors at the main entrance will be among the largest moving glass doors in the world. All that glass, plus the world's largest transparent ethylene-tetraflouroethylene (ETFE) roof, is designed to give spectators the feeling of being outdoors, while still enjoying a climate-controlled environment.

    Great design, or one for the birds? Yes and no.

  • Synthetic Turf Install Complete at Notre Dame Stadium

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    It's a new era for Notre Dame football. The team took to Twitter Thursday morning to give the world its first look at the newly installed FieldTurf at Notre Dame Stadium.

  • Detroit Red Wings to Build New Arena

    by Rexford Sheild July 2014

    One of the NHL's original-six teams will be moving, albeit within the city, as the Detroit Red Wings are headed from Joe Louis Arena to a new arena in 2017. The move is expected to generate $1.8 billion in economic impact. 

  • Singapore's New National Stadium + Philippine Arena

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    It's been a big two months for record-breaking stadiums. 

  • Tightening Front-Line Security in Stadiums, Arenas

    by Paul Steinbach July 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Sports Venue Safety, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Among the noteworthy numbers to emerge from Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey last February — along with 48 (the number of points racked up by the Seattle Seahawks) and 8 (the Denver Broncos' meager output) and 49 (the surprisingly agreeable game-time temperature) — was this lesser-known figure: 10. That was the reported number of arrests made at MetLife Stadium security checkpoints that day — most for disorderly conduct, drug possession or trespassing.

  • Texas A&M Construction Worker Fired Over Bama Flag

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    Texas A&M's Kyle Field is undergoing major renovations this summer, including the addition of about 20,000 seats and the largest video board in college football.

  • Tech Upgrades Boost Sports Concessions Operations

    by Emily Attwood July 2014

    Improving the fan experience.
    Such has been the motive of nearly every major decision in sports venues as of late — premium seating and club areas, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, increasingly eye-catching LED video displays — it's all about creating an atmosphere that tops the comfort and convenience of watching a game at home in a way that no fan can resist.