• County Again Delays Contract Talks with Hockey Team

    by Luke Ranker July 2016

    Shawnee County again on Thursday delayed discussion and action on its embattled contract with junior hockey team the Topeka RoadRunners. Rich Eckert, county counselor, requested an unspecified amount of time to continue negotiations with legal staff representing team owner Don Stone. The commission agreed, delaying action on the three-year contract for a third time. The financial dispute between the county and team first came to light in June after The Topeka Capital-Journal reviewed documents that revealed a months-long conflict. "This is a very important issue; it's important to the fans," Eckert said. "I want to make sure we do this right."

  • Vikings to Study Stadium's Impact on Birds

    by Rochelle Olson July 2016

    Three years and $300,000. That's what the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) proposes for the duration and cost of a study to determine whether the glassy new $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium turns out to be a deadly draw for migratory birds. After 30 months of construction, the ribbon-cutting for the new stadium is a week away. For the past couple of years, environmentalists concerned about bird fatalities have unfailingly attended MSFA meetings, using brief public comment periods to voice their worries.

  • Will President's Ouster Impact Temple's Stadium Plans?

    by Mike Jensen July 2016

    If it ends up happening — if Temple's board of trustees ousts president Neil D. Theobald — a question comes up immediately: What would that mean for Temple's building a campus football stadium?

  • Rams Season Tickets Sell Out in Six Hours

    by Jack Wang July 2016

    In an email to deposit holders on Tuesday, the franchise told fans that it had sold out its allotment of 70,000 season tickets - tickets that will grant attendance to the Rams' first set of home games at the Coliseum since 1979.

  • Arena Worth Debate Could Impact Tax Status

    by Bill Bush July 2016

    In December 2007, the Columbus Board of Education ended a long battle over the value of Nationwide Arena when it signed a deal to take a flat $1 million a year that wasn't based on the arena's value.

  • Dolphins Exec: Stadium Will Be Ready by September

    by Anthony Chiang July 2016

    The Dolphins still expect to play their final preseason game on Sept. 1 in Miami Gardens. Apparently, South Florida radio personality Hank Goldberg is hearing otherwise. Goldberg told CBS Sports that the two-year, $500 million renovation of the building formerly known as Sun Life Stadium might not be ready until November.

  • Fan Injured After Jumping From Wrigley Field Bleachers

    by Stuart Goldman July 2016

    A man was seriously injured Thursday night after he jumped from the bleachers over the right field wall at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

  • Vikings Stadium Damaged by Severe Storm

    by Rochelle Olson July 2016

    Several black zinc panels on U.S. Bank Stadium came loose during Tuesday night's storm, and stadium officials were at a loss to explain why Wednesday. Mortenson Construction vice president John Wood said the "extreme weather" caused the panels to partially disengage along their top edges, although none fell off. "The panels will not need to be replaced, just reinstalled, unless the panels themselves were damaged," Wood said.

  • School's $5M Surface Project Covers Four Sports

    by Joseph Popiolkowski; News Staff Reporter July 2016

    Work is underway to install new artificial turf athletic fields at Clarence High School. The project includes artificial football, baseball and softball fields as well a renovated all-surface track.

  • San Diego Voters May Hold Fate of Chargers, Raiders

    by Brent Schrotenboer, @schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports July 2016

    The future of the San Diego Chargers hung in the balance in January when team owner Dean Spanos tried to make a crucial call. Should he move his team to Los Angeles to share a lucrative new stadium with the Rams?