RECENT ARTICLES
  • Different Pitch: Miller Park Grounds Crew Preps for Soccer

    by MICHAEL HUNT, mhunt@journalsentinel.com Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2014

    Miller Park officials want to create a soccer pitch for the Swansea City-Chivas Guadalajara exhibition at 8 p.m. Wednesday that has the illusion of permanence. "We're going to do our best to make sure this soccer field looks like it's been here for a while, whether that means a little fertilizing, a little bit of paint, a little bit of mowing pattern," head groundskeeper Michael Boettcher said Monday. But the overriding goal is to ensure the baseball field is exactly as it was left Sunday for when the Brewers return on July 21.

  • Texas A&M Construction Worker Fired Over Bama Flag

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    Texas A&M's Kyle Field is undergoing major renovations this summer, including the addition of about 20,000 seats and the largest video board in college football.

  • Anderson U. Campus Rezoning Clears Way for Athletics

    by Sarah Freishtat July 2014

    Anderson City Council members gave preliminary approval Monday to a proposal to change the zoning of Anderson University property, which would allow the school to construct new athletic fields and facilities.

  • Tech Upgrades Boost Sports Concessions Operations

    by Emily Attwood July 2014

    Improving the fan experience.
    Such has been the motive of nearly every major decision in sports venues as of late — premium seating and club areas, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, increasingly eye-catching LED video displays — it's all about creating an atmosphere that tops the comfort and convenience of watching a game at home in a way that no fan can resist.

  • Titans' Pollard: Broncos Tampered with Shower Temps

    by TOM MAHON; Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com July 2014

    MOST ATHLETES try to stay out of hot water. Titans safety Bernard Pollard would welcome it. Pollard told "ESPN The Magazine" that the Broncos purposely turned off the hot water to the showers in the visiting locker room after last year's Week 14 matchup in Denver.

  • Fifteen Years Later, Miller Park Crane Collapse Haunts

    by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2014

    The ironworker, the engineer, the sheriff and the lawyer didn't hear the screeching sounds, the popping noises and the loud bangs as the 567-foot-tall Big Blue crane lifting a 450-ton piece collapsed into the innards of Miller Park on a warm and sunny day 15 years ago.

  • Landmarks Commission Okays Wrigley Renovation Plan

    by Chicago Sun-Times July 2014

    The headlines, stories and artists' renditions about what a renovated Wrigley Field would look like go back years. Whatever it was supposed to be always had an unreal feel to it because nothing changed, not even one brick. Why worry about something that was never going to happen? A wrecking-ball of a ruling arrived Thursday. It told us to finally brace ourselves. The old ballpark at Clark and Addison is not going to be the same.

  • Va. Beach Officials Face Clearer Arena Costs, Concerns

    by ROGER CHESLEY July 2014

    Officials this week told the council the privately financed, $200 million arena would need $52.7 million to nearly $79 million to improve infrastructure at and around the facility. The higher total includes money for streetscapes and intersection work - something the city should do for ease of movement and aesthetics.

  • Raiders, A's at Odds Over Coliseum's Future

    by Andrew Brandt, Athletic Business Intern July 2014

    The A's are inking a deal to remain in the O.co Coliseum for 10 years; the Raiders are making separate plans to tear it down and build a new stadium on the exact location. Forget Orange County — real California drama happens in Oakland.

  • Fundraising Website Launch Includes GSU Renderings

    by Doug Roberson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 2014

    Georgia State debuted a website for its Panther Athletic Club, which included new renderings of facilities it hopes to build. The website, www.georgiastatepac.com, had been under construction for six months.