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  • AB's Top 10 Stories of 2016

    by AB Staff December 2016

    It was another eventful year in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries in 2016. Take a look at some of the top highlights that we covered at AB this year.

  • Blog: Creating Buy-In for $70M McKinney ISD Stadium

    by Valerie Little, Associate AD - McKinney ISD December 2016

    Editor’s note: In May 2016, voters approved a bond package that allowed the McKinney (Texas) Independent School District to construct a multi-million-dollar high school football stadium. Construction on the project began in December 2016, and is expected to be complete in late 2017. Valerie Little, Associate AD for McKinney ISD, will be providing an exclusive inside look at coordinating the effort.

    There are several foundational philosophies we as a district have relied upon to overcome some of the early challenges in this project. Now, despite all the negative media attention the McKinney (Texas) ISD has gotten for our new stadium project, the excitement in our community is palpable. 

  • 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.