• French Open Director: Venue Needs a Roof

    by The Buffalo News May 2016

    A miserable, rain-soaked day provided the perfect platform for Guy Forget, the director of the French Open, to renew his campaign for a roof over Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • Opinion: Super Bowl Host Cities Keep Falling For 'Scam'

    by Paul Newberry May 2016

    The NFL has its own version of three-card monte. We'll call it the Super Bowl Scam.

  • Opinion: Stadium Names Once Stood for Sacrifices

    by Thom Loverro May 2016

    Memorial Day used to be more than a once-a-year barbecue holiday. There was a time when sports fans would be reminded of the sacrifices brave men and women made for this country every time they passed through the turnstiles of their home team stadium. Memorial Stadium, or variations of it, was once a common name for stadiums built around the country for sporting events. The term is still active in use among colleges and small town facilities, but it is a disappearing concept — stadiums named to represent what the holiday is supposed to remind us of.

  • Padres Under Fire for Mishandling of National Anthem

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus was scheduled to sing the National Anthem prior to Saturday evening’s Dodgers-Padres game, but an embarrassing mistake has forced the Padres to issue an apology.

  • Four Arrested at Unfinished, Delayed Hartford Ballpark

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    So far, the unfinished Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, Conn., is making more news before its first pitch, which may not happen until this summer, if at all.

  • Reports: Rangers Plan to Build Retractable-Roof Stadium

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    The Texas Rangers are reportedly planning to build a new retractable-roof stadium aimed at battling the oppressive Texas summer heat while also adding value to the Major League Baseball team and providing additional revenue streams.

  • Stadium Approved for New Los Angeles Pro Soccer Team

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    The Los Angeles City Council approved environmental impact reports Friday that pave the way for a new soccer-specific stadium for the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), which will open Major League Soccer play in 2018.

  • County Hopes Sports Complex Will Bring Tourism Dollars

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    Unlike its neighboring Florida counties, Seminole County does not have a theme park to draw tourists, but come Friday, when the ribbon is cut on a $27 million sports complex, the county can tap into another lucrative form of tourism – sports tourism.

  • Seattle City Council Votes Down Avenue to New Arena

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    The Seattle City Council recently rejected giving up part of a street in the city’s industrial district that would have allowed a developer to build a new arena there.

  • 49ers File for Arbitration in Levi’s Stadium Rent Dispute

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    The San Francisco 49ers filed for arbitration Tuesday in their ongoing dispute with the city of Santa Clara, Calif., over rent payments at Levi’s Stadium.