Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium to Offer Alcohol on New Patio
by Journal Gazette July 2014
With nearly 6,000 bleacher seats removed, the southzone at Ross-Ade Stadium is being turned into a patio area that will serve alcohol and food during games, Purdue announced Tuesday.
Texas A&M Adds Biggest Video Board in College Sports
by Michael Gaio July 2014
Holding true to the "everything is bigger in Texas" mantra, the Texas A&M Aggies now have the biggest video board in college athletics. The new Daktronics board was finished on Tuesday and gives the Aggies the title over the University of Texas, which will have to settle for having the second biggest board.
Little Consensus on Where to Build New Bills Stadium
by Robert J. McCarthy and Jerry Zremski; News Staff Reporters July 2014
The question has been on the minds of every Buffalo Bills fan ever since National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said the team needs a new stadium: Where should it be? Of course, that question is a lot like politics and religion, or the debate over Buffalo's best chicken wings. Everybody has an opinion. But in this case, some opinions - like those of real estate developers who have built big things themselves, or of preservationists who have fought to save Buffalo's historic character - might weigh more heavily in the debate than others. For that reason, The Buffalo News asked several developers, as well as one of the area's leading preservationists, to offer ideas on where a new stadium ought to go.
Illini Eye Home Court Alternatives Amid Arena Reno
by Mark Tupper July 2014
CHAMPAIGN — While the State Farm Center renovation schedule is not changing, the University of Illinois now acknowledges that the Illini men’s and women’s basketball teams will be displaced from their home court for several games in November of 2015. The Illini men are looking to find a new, temporary home for one exhibition game and four "home" nonconference regular-season games to be played in November 2015 before the premium seating and lower bowl of the arena are ready for use by Dec. 1.
Target Field Taps into Self-Serve Beer Stations
by Andrew Brandt July 2014
Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, made history on Sunday when it became the first Major League Baseball stadium to allow fans to pour their own beer.
Neighbors Balk at Cubs' New Plan for Wrigley Field
by Art Golab, Staff Reporter July 2014
More than 100 Lake View residents packed a meeting Monday night to discuss the latest plans by the Chicago Cubs to add signs and make other changes to Wrigley Field.
Cobb Residents Assail $397M in Braves Stadium Bonds
by Tim Tucker; Staff July 2014
About a dozen Cobb County residents sought to block the public financing plan for the new Braves stadium in a court hearing Monday on the county's intention to issue up to $397 million in bonds for the project.
Rosemont Mayor: Cubs Invite Now 'Off the Table'
by Richard R. Klicki July 2014
Rosemont Mayor Bradley Stephens said Thursday the invitation he made to the Chicago Cubs to bring the Major League Baseball team to the village is "off the table."
Tokyo Residents Protest Futuristic Olympic Stadium
by Michael Gaio July 2014
In preparation of the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo has its sights set on building a $1.7 billion Olympic stadium that has been described as a "futuristic bicycle helmet." The venue would replace the city's existing 56-year-old National Stadium.
Oklahoma Sooners Announce $370M Stadium Renovation
by Michael Gaio June 2014
The University of Oklahoma will move forward with a major renovation and modernization of its football stadium the school announced Wednesday.