Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Anderson U. Campus Rezoning Clears Way for Athletics
by Sarah Freishtat July 2014
Anderson City Council members gave preliminary approval Monday to a proposal to change the zoning of Anderson University property, which would allow the school to construct new athletic fields and facilities.
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.
Titans' Pollard: Broncos Tampered with Shower Temps
by TOM MAHON; Daily News Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org July 2014
MOST ATHLETES try to stay out of hot water. Titans safety Bernard Pollard would welcome it. Pollard told "ESPN The Magazine" that the Broncos purposely turned off the hot water to the showers in the visiting locker room after last year's Week 14 matchup in Denver.
Fifteen Years Later, Miller Park Crane Collapse Haunts
by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2014
The ironworker, the engineer, the sheriff and the lawyer didn't hear the screeching sounds, the popping noises and the loud bangs as the 567-foot-tall Big Blue crane lifting a 450-ton piece collapsed into the innards of Miller Park on a warm and sunny day 15 years ago.
Landmarks Commission Okays Wrigley Renovation Plan
by Chicago Sun-Times July 2014
The headlines, stories and artists' renditions about what a renovated Wrigley Field would look like go back years. Whatever it was supposed to be always had an unreal feel to it because nothing changed, not even one brick. Why worry about something that was never going to happen? A wrecking-ball of a ruling arrived Thursday. It told us to finally brace ourselves. The old ballpark at Clark and Addison is not going to be the same.
Va. Beach Officials Face Clearer Arena Costs, Concerns
by ROGER CHESLEY July 2014
Officials this week told the council the privately financed, $200 million arena would need $52.7 million to nearly $79 million to improve infrastructure at and around the facility. The higher total includes money for streetscapes and intersection work - something the city should do for ease of movement and aesthetics.
Raiders, A's at Odds Over Coliseum's Future
by Andrew Brandt, Athletic Business Intern July 2014
The A's are inking a deal to remain in the O.co Coliseum for 10 years; the Raiders are making separate plans to tear it down and build a new stadium on the exact location. Forget Orange County — real California drama happens in Oakland.
Fundraising Website Launch Includes GSU Renderings
by Doug Roberson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 2014
Georgia State debuted a website for its Panther Athletic Club, which included new renderings of facilities it hopes to build. The website, www.georgiastatepac.com, had been under construction for six months.
Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium to Offer Alcohol on New Patio
by Journal Gazette July 2014
With nearly 6,000 bleacher seats removed, the southzone at Ross-Ade Stadium is being turned into a patio area that will serve alcohol and food during games, Purdue announced Tuesday.
Texas A&M Adds Biggest Video Board in College Sports
by Michael Gaio July 2014
Holding true to the "everything is bigger in Texas" mantra, the Texas A&M Aggies now have the biggest video board in college athletics. The new Daktronics board was finished on Tuesday and gives the Aggies the title over the University of Texas, which will have to settle for having the second biggest board.