Facilities: Stadium & Arena
13-Year-Old Boy Hurt in Deck Fall at CenturyLink Field
by Laura Godlewski August 2015
A 13-year-old boy attending a Taylor Swift concert at CenturyLink Field in Seattle was injured when he fell from the 300 level of the stadium to the 200 level.
Investigation: Bomb Threat at Wrigley Field Unfounded
by Reema Amin, Chicago Sun-Times August 2015
Media, staff, players and some remaining fans were evacuated from Wrigley Field on Sunday evening as Chicago Police investigated a bomb threat an hour after the game between the Cubs and the San Francisco Giants.
Questions as NFL Owners Set to Meet About L.A.
by Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports August 2015
The NFL's pursuit of the Los Angeles market has gotten so hot and heavy this year that the league has called a special owners meeting to discuss the topic Tuesday in Chicago. There's a long way to go before determining which teams -- if any -- will move into which proposed stadium.
Arena for Major League Gaming Drawing Crowds, Cash
by Tim Feran, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) August 2015
The latest professional arena to open in central Ohio has proved to be an asset to the region, less than a year since its debut last fall. The MLG.tv Columbus Arena, Major League Gaming's first dedicated video-game tournament space outside its New York headquarters, has generated nearly $4 million in visitor spending for central Ohio, according to Experience Columbus, the city's convention and tourism bureau.
The AB Extra: August 7
by Laura Godlewski August 2015
This week's AB Extra features news about angry soccer fans, a re-creation of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium in a fan's front yard and virtual reality recruiting at Michigan.
Revitalized City Athletic Field Eyed by New Management Group
by Todd D. Milewski (The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) August 2015
When Vern Stenman came to Madison 15 years ago to become the general manager of the Madison Mallards, he drove past Breese Stevens Field, thinking it was where the summer collegiate baseball team played.
Spring Training Stadium Site Cleanup Tab at $11M
by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post (Florida) August 2015
Turning a former trash dump into a Major League Baseball spring training complex will come with an expensive land-preparation job. It will cost roughly $11 million to remove trash from the former city landfill south of 45th Street, a job that must be done before any construction on the stadium and fields can start, according to an engineering consultant for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.
State Gun Law, Arena Policies Contradictory
by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean August 2015
A recent opinion issued by the Tennessee attorney general “opens the door” to concealed carry permit holders potentially being allowed to take their weapons into the facilities where the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators play, says a former attorney for ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen.
Divided Commission OKs $35M Atlanta Soccer Complex
by Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution August 2015
DeKalb County enticed Atlanta United FC to locate its $35 million soccer complex along Interstate 285 by approving incentives Tuesday that will cost more than $12 million in public money, an expense that supporters say is justified if it rejuvenates an area best known now for the county jail.
Soccer Club Secures $925K Stadium Naming Deal
by Andrew Miller, Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) August 2015
The Medical University of South Carolina will pay the Charleston Battery soccer club $925,000 over the next five years for the naming rights to its Daniel Island stadium. The five-year deal, which was announced last week, will pay the club $185,000 a year and will run through the 2020 season.