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  • Purdue to Expand In-Stadium Alcohol Sales

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    This fall, Purdue Athletics will expand beer and wine sales in Ross-Ade Stadium and Mackey Arena. The department was authorized to expand sales by the Purdue Board of Trustees and university president Mitch Daniels.

  • AB Stadium Spotlight: Hawks Go Big with Arena Renovation

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    AB Stadium Spotlight

  • Cities Struggle to Meet MLS Stadium Requirements

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Major League Soccer may not have as many options as it expected as it moves toward final decisions in expanding its membership to 28 clubs.

  • New Standards of Environmental Accountability in Sports Venues

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Developing technologies are rapidly increasing the potential for green energy production and resource preservation, creating a higher standard of operational efficiency for organizations that conduct their business in the public eye. Through the implementation of cross-league green sports initiatives, LEED building standards and cutting-edge green technologies, the sports industry has signaled its willingness to make a change for the better — and for the good of the environment.

  • Mizzou Arena Joyride Causes $100K in Damage

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    A Columbia, Mo., man faces felony charges Monday after taking a joyride through the University of Missouri's Mizzou Arena early Sunday morning.

  • Duke Venue Takes Top Safety and Security Honor

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    Duke University’s Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium will receive NCS4’s top honor for the venue’s excellence in safety and security.

    According to a press release, NCS4 has recognized 10 facilities with the award, which commends facilities for leadership in addressing safety and security issues. Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium is one of three NCAA football facilities to receive the award. The other two NCAA facilities are Vaught Hemingway Stadium (Ole Miss) and Ryan Field (Northwestern).

    “The Facility of Merit Award is to allow professional leagues, NCAA member institutions and marathon and endurance organizations to honor outstanding facilities that have gone above and beyond for their sports safety and security,” said NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani, in a statement. “These contributions involve enhancing safety and security at their venue beyond what is normally required, and setting an example for other facilities to follow.”

    Duke representatives will formally accept the award at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition on July 11-13 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Arkansas State Stadium Expansion to Feature Waterfalls

    by Paul Steinbach June 2017

    Waterfalls as sports facility amenities is a concept that began making noise when the University of Alabama opened its renovated Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility to much fanfare in 2013. But despite the inclusion of four waterfalls over therapy pools in the Crimson Tide's football operations building, the features are small and for the most part out of public view. Now, one school has decided to bring cascading water to the fan experience.

  • Kansas Moves Forward with $300M Stadium Renovation

    by Paul Steinbach June 2017

    After a renovation of Memorial Stadium had been discussed for nearly a decade, the University of Kansas is taking significant steps toward that goal. Athletic director Sheahon Zenger announced Wednesday at a "Football in June" event that plans for the $300 million project would be released in September, with renderings available in three weeks.

    A major component of the renovation is likely to be an indoor practice facility, which KU has lacked. It's further evidence of Zenger's commitment to football, according to Jayhawks head coach David Beaty. “That guy has done so much here, and for him to clear the deck and really make room for football right now — and he’s a football guy at heart — knowing that our fans deserve a really, really nice stadium," Beaty told the standing-room-only crowd, according to The Kansas City Star. The practice facility, which would end an era of the football team practicing indoors at Anschutz Sports Pavilion, a track and field facility, is a welcome priority for Beaty. “It will be something that will be just that next step in transcending our program to the next level,” Beaty said. “We really do have to keep up with the facility war that goes on out there.”

    Zenger emphasized the importance of the football program and the stadium renovation in May, when he signed a three-year contract extension, stating, "I think it’s the greatest setting in the nation for college football. We just need to get it to the point where it’s a place that’s just revered.”


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    Zenger emphasized the importance of football and a stadium renovation after signing a three-year contract extension in May, stating, "I think it’s the greatest setting in the nation for college football. We just need to get it to the point where it’s a place that’s just revered.”

     


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  • Illinois Revises Football Stadium Renovation Plans

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    The University of Illinois is changing gears on a plan to renovate Memorial Stadium. Athletic Director Josh Whitman announced Tuesday that the $132 million plan that was proposed in October will be postponed, and the school will instead shift focus to a standalone football performance center.

  • New Projects: Dickies Arena | ULM’s Brown Stadium | Atlanta United Headquarters

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Breaking Ground