Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Opinion: MLB Should Avoid Early Games in Cold Climates
by Phil Mushnick April 2016
Sure, it's an extreme departure from the norm, but schedule with the good of the players, the fans and the quality of The Game in mind.
- Grass Added to Fenway Infield, Could Help Fielders
by Maureen Mullen April 2016
When Fenway Park opens Monday for its 105th season as the Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles, careful observers might notice something different about the ballpark's infield turf. There will be more infield grass.
- Developer Offers to Privately Fund Football Stadium
by Harry Minium April 2016
Developer Stephen Ballard has offered to provide private financing for a new football stadium he has proposed building at Old Dominion University, a significant departure from the traditional financing model for college athletics.
- Old Dominion Board to Be Briefed on Stadium Study
by Harry Minium April 2016
Old Dominion appears set to make a decision in late spring or early summer on how and where to build a new football stadium. ODU’s Board of Visitors is to be briefed on a stadium study June 9, said sources who asked not to be identified. ODU has been studying how to replace the 20,118-seat Foreman Field since late 2012, but board members have not been briefed on the issue in more than a year. University President John Broderick said last week that the board will be finalizing the school’s budget and setting tuition rates at its next meeting on April 21. But he added that officials will address the stadium issue in June.
- Real Salt Lake to Unveil Plan for $50M Soccer Complex
by Aaron Falk April 2016
Real Salt Lake officials are set to announce plans this weekend for a $50 million soccer complex in Herriman to house everything from the the club's training activities to a charter high school for youth players.
- New Projects: FIU Wellness Center | Maryland Event Center | Tiger Stadium
by Emily Attwood April 2016
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- Officials Urge Fans to Arrive Early for Security Checks
by Maudlyne Ihejirika April 2016
Security in the age of terrorism will mean longer waits for fans at metal-detector lines to enjoy America's pastime, Chicago officials warned Tuesday. With season openings approaching at the city's two ballparks, representatives from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Cubs and White Sox management are urging fans to change game-day habits and arrive at parks much earlier.
- Las Vegas Arena Woos Events, Hopeful for NHL Team
by John Katsilometes April 2016
There is hope that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will make an announcement this summer that Las Vegas will be awarded one of two expansion teams.
- Will Wrigley Be Ready for Home Opener?
by Paul Skrbina April 2016
A beeping yellow Bobcat woke from a slumber at a corner of Wrigley Field, preparing to move some pallets loaded with materials, before the engine went silent. A few more turns of the key proved futile, prompting men in yellow vests and hard hats to wail into walkie-talkies. "Load it on another one," one of the men barked.
- Vikings Partner with VenueNext for Gameday App
by Rochelle Olson April 2016
The Minnesota Vikings have hired Santa Clara, Calif.-based VenueNext to create an integrated app for U.S. Bank Stadium aimed at giving fans a seamless gameday experience that could start in their driveways and direct them to beer, food and restrooms.