• Editorial: No Special Favors in United Center Deal

    by Chicago Sun-Times January 2015

    This is how it is supposed to work. A business sees an opportunity for growth. It goes for it, on its own dime. City Hall plays backup if the project looks good for the city, maybe helping the business assemble the land and upgrading transportation. But nobody gets a handout. Nobody gets a big tax break.

  • City Council Okays Subsidy for Struggling Hockey Team

    by January 2015

    North Charleston City Council got one step closer Thursday to offering a subsidy to the South Carolina Stingrays that could end up costing the city a half-million dollars.

  • Olympic Stadium Plans Raise Public Financing Questions

    by ERIN SMITH January 2015

    Boston 2024 organizers are opening the door to creating a new quasi-public agency to oversee development of a 60,000-seat Olympic stadium - calling into question whether bid backers can keep their promise that taxpayer money won't be used for the Summer Games.

  • City May Pay $500K to Get Hockey Team Off Thin Ice

    by January 2015

    The Zucker family, widely considered the wealthiest in South Carolina, has been paying about $500,000 a year to keep the Lowcountry's professional hockey team afloat.

  • Timberwolves, Lynx to Enjoy Major Facilities Upgrades

    by Michael Rand, Star Tribune January 2015

    For years, the Timberwolves and Lynx have practiced in the bowels of Life Time Fitness below Target Center. But they are both just months away from going from what Wolves Chief Marketing Officer Ted Johnson calls "pretty outdated facilities to the gold standard."

  • College Gets Arena Naming Rights, Eyes Groundbreaking

    by Dana Caldwell January 2015

    Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) and Suncoast Credit Union officials announced the latter’s $5 million purchase of naming rights Tuesday morning at the school.

  • Seattle Mariners to Use LED Technology to Light Safeco

    by AB Staff January 2015

    Source: Seattle Mariners

    The Seattle Mariners Tuesday announced that Safeco Field will be the first Major League Baseball facility to illuminate the playing field with LED lights.

  • Cubs Sued Over Wrigley Rooftop Revenue Sharing

    by Jared Hopkins, Tribune reporter January 2015

    Businesses owning and operating two Wrigley rooftops sued the Chicago Cubs and team chairman Tom Ricketts in federal court Tuesday, accusing the team of breaching the terms of its revenue-sharing contract, engaging in deceptive business practices and acting in violation of anti-trust laws.

  • State's Role in New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Expanding

    by Greg Bluestein; Staff January 2015

    A $23 million proposal tucked into Gov. Nathan Deal's budget plan to extend a downtown Atlanta parking deck will force lawmakers to again confront a debate over the state's growing role in the new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

  • The Bill: Who's Going to Pay for Buffalo's $1B Stadium?

    by The Buffalo News (New York) January 2015

    Now that a consultant has recommended four locations for a possible new stadium for the Buffalo Bills, a big question leaps out: Who would pay?