Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Braves Stadium Construction Manager to Get $40M
by Dan Klepal; Staff June 2014
The firms selected by Cobb County and the Atlanta Braves to manage construction of the new Major League Baseball stadium in the Cumberland Mall area will be paid more than $40 million to oversee the three-year project, according to records reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Falcons Stadium Bond Faces New Challenge by Residents
by Katie Leslie; Staff June 2014
A group of English Avenue and Vine City residents are appealing a Fulton County Superior Court judge's approval of Atlanta's plans to partially finance the new Falcons stadium.
AC Failure a Major Storyline in Game 1 of NBA Finals
by Michael Gaio June 2014
The San Antonio Spurs handled the heat, then went on to handle the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night.
Monitors Keep Construction Noise in Check at U of Portland
by Jeff McDonald June 2014
Construction sometimes can be downright noisy. But contractors working near residential and commercial properties are finding ways to reduce their impact.
Cuomo Wary of Taxpayer Stake in New Bills Stadium
by Tom Precious; NEWS ALBANY BUREAU June 2014
If the new owner of the Buffalo Bills demands a new stadium, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signaled Wednesday a concern that there is a limit to how much taxpayer money can go into it. At the same time, he said he will do what he can to keep the team in Western New York. The governor's comments came in Buffalo, while down the road in Orchard Park, work is underway on a $130 million renovation project - using more than $90 million in state and county taxpayer money - on the team's existing Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Fan 'Alert' After Falling Into Bullpen at Miller Park
by Michael Gaio June 2014
A Milwaukee Brewers fan was hospitalized Tuesday night after falling about 20 feet into the bullpen at Miller Park.
New Bucks Owners Eager to Break Ground on New Arena
by DON WALKER, email@example.com Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2014
Marc Lasry, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, said Friday that he and partner Wesley Edens hope to break ground on a new arena sometime next summer. Lasry, appearing on WSSP-AM (1250), said, "We'd like to have a shovel in the ground sometime between June and September of next year."
Without Corporate Support, Why Build Bills Stadium?
by Super User June 2014
The question isn't where to build a stadium for the Buffalo Bills. It's why? The main reason communities build stadiums is to pump up an owner's profit.
Cobb: Rules Followed During Braves Stadium Hearings
by Dan Klepal, Katie Leslie, Brad Schrade; Staff June 2014
Cobb Commission chairman Tim Lee said he had heard enough debate on the county's plan to build the Atlanta Braves a new stadium --- so much that he didn't feel obligated to prolong the decision any longer when it came time to cement nearly $400 million in public financing Tuesday night.
Athletic Business Architectural Showcase 2014 Map
by AB Staff June 2014
View 2014 AB showcase locations in a full screen map
This year marks the 27th year of Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase and 29th Facility of Merit awards program. The University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium graced the cover of the first "Showcase on Architecture" as it was initially called, one of 45 facilities to be highlighted in the June 1988 issue.
Not surprisingly, facilities have gotten bigger and more expensive since our first Showcase — there is a more than $100 million difference between the most expensive project this year and its counterpart in 1988 — but there's still room for smaller projects. College projects continue to dominate the market, though preferences have changed — a campus-rec standard today, climbing walls were all but nonexistent in facilities of the '80s.