Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- 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?
- Olympic Movement More About Misery Than Majesty
by Nancy Armour July 2016
The squalor and sleaze that have engulfed the Rio Games cannot be what Pierre de Coubertin had in mind. Far from elevating the world through sport, the Games have instead illustrated everything that's gone wrong with the Olympic movement.
- U.S. Staffers to Test Traffic Around Rio Track Stadium
by Dayton Daily News July 2016
At about the same time members of the U.S. Olympic track team get their uniforms, they'll be led to a TV monitor featuring a map of Rio de Janeiro with three dots: the athletes' village, the track team's training center and the Olympic stadium.
- Traffic Issues Confront Braves, Stadium Communities
by David Ibata; For the AJC, Staff July 2016
Things did not go well the evening of June 21 when a delegate from Cobb County dropped a bombshell on the Sandy Springs City Council: The traffic plan for the new Braves stadium would have motorists using Sandy Springs streets to get to the ballpark.
- Opinion: City Can't Afford to Play Bills Stadium Game
by The Buffalo News (New York) July 2016
It's nice to see Terry Pegula and Bills president Russ Brandon resist recent chatter from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the "need" for a new Bills stadium.
- Applying Public-Private Principles to Community Sports Venues
by Peter Knowles and Steve Kelly July 2016
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- Gas Leak at Ice Arena Forces Evacuation of USM Campus
by Peter McGuire Staff Writer July 2016
A malfunctioning ice-making machine at the University of Southern Maine ice arena forced an evacuation of the university's Gorham campus Friday night.
- Hockey Tenants Gone, Rink Converts to Multisport Use
by Steve Craig, Staff Writer July 2016
What was once a hockey rink at the OA Sports Center is now a dark, empty space. The sand-and-gravel foundation oval of the rink with its painted lines is still present.