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  • Judge: City Must Pay Additional $3M for Stadium Land

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    The saga surrounding Hartford’s ill-fated minor league baseball stadium continued this week as a Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the city paid too little for the land across from the stadium site.

  • Court Condensation Causes Cancellation of NBA Game

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    A Wednesday night game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers was postponed due to condensation on the court creating an unsafe playing environment.

  • Stadiums Improve Wi-Fi to Compete with Home Screen

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    As the home viewing experience gets bigger, louder and more interactive, college and professional sports teams are challenged to continue to bring in a live audience. In response to fans’ growing need to stay constantly connected and to keep up on fantasy sports scores and other live games, stadiums are spending big money to up their Wi-Fi offerings.  

  • Poorly Drawn Penalty Box Delays MLS Playoff Game

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    A playoff game between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC was delayed on Tuesday after officials found an error on the field.

  • Calif. Mayor Issues Stadium Ultimatum

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    In a city council meeting on Tuesday, Santa Clara mayor Lisa Gillmor issued an ultimatum: the 49ers must hand over their financial records to city auditors, or she will take over management of Levi’s Stadium. Gillmor believes that the team, which has been asking for a $5 million reduction in rent for forty years, is not being forthcoming with the city about how much revenue they are pulling in.

  • Report: Rangers Ballpark Could Cost Arlington $1.675B

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    The proposed $1 billion ballpark for the Texas Rangers may reportedly cost the city of Arlington almost $1.7 billion, more than three times the initial estimate.

  • New Projects: Virginia Tech Baseball | Lehman YMCA | Exposition Park

    by Emily Attwood October 2016

    This article appeared in the October issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Nevada State Senate Approves $1.4B for Raiders Stadium

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    With the Nevada state legislature making quick decisions concerning funding for a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders, owner Mark Davis may have to follow through on his promise to move the team to Las Vegas. Following a designated public forum at the state capitol on Tuesday, the Nevada Senate voted 16-5 in approval of a $1.4 billion public funding package to build the Raiders a new home stadium and convention center in Las Vegas.

  • Billy Langenstein Discusses U.S. Bank Stadium Launch

    by Paul Steinbach October 2016

    Billy Langenstein got his start in the event-management game as a 15-year-old water boy at music venues in Philadelphia. He later spent five seasons with the Washington Nationals, ascending to director of event operations. Today, at age 28, he's SMG's director of events services for U.S. Bank Stadium, the newly minted home of the Minnesota Vikings. The stadium will host more than 400 events a year — from weddings to concerts to college baseball games — all under a clear plastic roof and Langenstein's watch. On Vikings gamedays, he's ultimately responsible for everything from transportation and emergency response to the actions of thousands of security and guest-services personnel. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach caught up with Langenstein the morning after the Vikings had played their second home preseason game in four days.

  • Cubs: Comped Pols Must Attend Game, Get Announced

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A capacity crowd is expected tonight when the Chicago Cubs begin play in the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field, the first step in a journey that long-suffering Cubs fans hope results in a World Series title.