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  • Texas School District Proposes $50 Million Stadium

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    The school board of the McKinney (Texas) Independent School District will vote next week to approve a proposed $220 million project that includes a new $50.3 million, 12,000-seat football stadium and events center.

  • Purdue Starts Crowdfunding Campaign for LED Lights

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    The Purdue University athletic department has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise a portion of the costs for new LED lights at Mackey Arena.

  • Portland Timbers Stadium Expansion Options Addressed

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    It was another packed house at Providence Park in Portland, Ore., as the defending Major League Soccer champion Portland Timbers kicked off the 2016 season with a 2-1 victory over Columbus Crew SC on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s MLS Cup final.

    A sold-out crowd of 21,144 fans watched the match, a figure that likely will be announced at every home game this season. With a season-ticket renewal rate at 99 percent and a waiting list for season tickets at 11,000 (according to Timbers President Mike Golub), the discussion of how to expand Providence Park is well underway. The Oregonian reported the Timbers are in the fifth year of a 25-year lease on the city-owned stadium, which had a $40 million-plus renovation earlier this decade.

  • Skyway Links Vikings, Other Major Sports Venues

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    Downtown Minneapolis already has 8 miles worth of indoor skyway, but the current system is set to expand directly to the new home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.

  • Minor League Baseball Team Unveils Lazy River Plans

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    Fans of the Frisco (Texas) RoughRiders will get to enjoy more than just baseball this summer at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

  • New Sport Comes to Sun Life Stadium

    by Emily Attwood February 2016

    As athletic organizations advance policies to keep drones away from their venues, Miami's Sun Life Stadium recently opened its gates and welcomed in a pack of the unmanned aerial devices and their operators for a new sporting event--drone races.

  • New Vikings Stadium Has Water Damage, Needs Repairs

    by Jason Scott February 2016

     

    Leaks in the snow gutter system at U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, have caused water damage that will require up to $4 million in repairs.

  • NHL’s Coyotes, Arizona State Could Share New Venue

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    Could a partnership between the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona State hockey program help to bolster the sport in the desert?

  • Inside the Super Bowl 50 Mobile App

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    Super Bowl 50 will provide the biggest test of the season for the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, but it will also be a proving ground for the developers of VenueNext, a smartphone application that helps fans get the most out of their stadium experience.

  • Strategies for Safe Handling of Field Covers

    by Paul Steinbach February 2016

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