• Neighbors Balk at Cubs' New Plan for Wrigley Field

    by ART GOLAB. Staff Reporter July 2014

    More than 100 Lake View residents packed a meeting Monday night to discuss the latest plans by the Chicago Cubs to add signs and make other changes to Wrigley Field.

  • Cobb Residents Assail $397M in Braves Stadium Bonds

    by Tim Tucker; Staff July 2014

    About a dozen Cobb County residents sought to block the public financing plan for the new Braves stadium in a court hearing Monday on the county's intention to issue up to $397 million in bonds for the project.

  • Rosemont Mayor: Cubs Invite Now 'Off the Table'

    by Richard R. Klicki July 2014

    Rosemont Mayor Bradley Stephens said Thursday the invitation he made to the Chicago Cubs to bring the Major League Baseball team to the village is "off the table."

  • Tokyo Residents Protest Futuristic Olympic Stadium

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    In preparation of the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo has its sights set on building a $1.7 billion Olympic stadium that has been described as a "futuristic bicycle helmet." The venue would replace the city's existing 56-year-old National Stadium.

  • Organizations Frustrated by Baseball Complex Delays

    by Mark Sommer; News Staff Reporter July 2014

    The baseball diamond was supposed to be the new jewel of city ball fields. Five years later, it ranks as Buffalo's most unused diamond.

  • Miami (Ohio) Completes $2M Ice Center Renovation

    by Lauren Olson July 2014

    OXFORD - Miami University's Goggin Ice Center, already one of the NCAA's top ice hockey facilities, just got a $2 million renovation. Improvements to the ice center include a weight room, an off - ice shooting area, and a meeting and media room.

  • Wind to Help Power School's Athletic Complex

    by Mike Connors July 2014

    A wind turbine will rise near the towering trees and open land around Grassfield High School in the western part of the city. School division officials hope to have the turbine running by the end of July near the school athletic complex.

  • Fund Drive Planned for $9M Prep Stadium Renovation

    by Bob Fowler, July 2014

    OAK RIDGE — An ambitious plan to seek community support for a major overhaul of Jack Armstrong Stadium and Blankenship Field kicks off next month with a fundraising concert, attendees at an Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce event Tuesday were told.

  • New Turf Field Designed for Tornado-Damaged Stadium

    by Telegraph Herald July 2014

    A new ProGrass field has been designed for University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium.

  • Pro Sports Teams Still Slow to Accept LED Lighting

    by Michael Sanserino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 2014

    The San Francisco 49ers are putting the finishing touches on a $1.3 billion stadium in Santa Clara, California, meant to be one of the most environmentally friendly in the world. Solar panels on the roof will create enough energy over 365 days that the power used during the 49ers' 10 annual home games will be net neutral to the power grid, according to Al Guido, the team's chief operating officer. Toilets and sinks are more efficient than state standards, and the sprinkler system will use recycled water. But when the 49ers chose to install overhead lights to illuminate the field at Levi's Stadium, they opted against the most energy- efficient option. The team initially planned to install high-impact LED lights, but later decided to join the other 31 National Football League teams in opting for more traditional metal halide lights or incandescent bulbs.