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  • Braves Stadium Fan Bridge Could Cost Extra $3M

    by Dan Klepal; Staff May 2015

    The bridge that will carry walkers, bicyclists and people-moving trams over 15 lanes of interstate highway to SunTrust Park could cost taxpayers about $3 million more than Cobb County officials have previously acknowledged.

  • Would-Be Notre Dame Grad Falls Off Arena Roof, Dies

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015

    A 21-year-old student from Colorado who was one day away from graduating from the University of Notre Dame died Saturday after falling from the roof of the school's sports arena, school officials said.

  • Reds Avoid Bigger Disaster During Smokestack Blaze

    by Jay Morrison May 2015

    One of the smokestacks in center field began malfunctioning in the top of the sixth inning and ended up catching on fire and burning for nearly 20 minutes before the Cincinnati Fire Department got a ladder truck high enough to extinguish the blaze.

  • The AB Extra: May 15

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This week's AB Extra features new plans for an abandoned outdoor stadium in Miami, the reopening of the 'world's most dangerous theme park', and a classy move by the Baltimore Orioles regarding the cancelled and rescheduled games due to protests in the city. Happy Friday!

  • Braves Have Spent $131M So Far on $672M Stadium

    by Tim Tucker; Staff May 2015

    In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Liberty Media disclosed that the Braves had spent approximately $131 million on the stadium and adjacent mixed-use development through March 31.

  • Southern Town to Invest $58K in Synthetic Ice Rink

    by Kirk Brown May 2015

    The Anderson City Council agreed Monday to spend $58,400 to purchase a synthetic ice-skating rink from Ice Rink Engineering & Manufacturing.

  • Virginia Tech Turns Over Courtside Seating to Donors

    by Mark Berman mark.berman@roanoke.com 981-3125 May 2015

    This move takes away the courtside seats of media members, who had been at press tables across from the team benches. The change also displaces wheelchair-bound fans, who had been on the baseline. Tech plans to place 14 new tables courtside and along the baseline, with four seats per table.

  • The AB Extra: May 8

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This edition of The AB Extra includes the story of an 80-year-old who finally atoned for missing a high school gym class, a proposed underwater tennis court in Dubai and the bizarre story of a man getting stuck in a park basketball hoop. Enjoy.

  • The AB Extra: May 1

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week features news on a selfie-stick ban at Wimbledon, a stationary bike that will let you wash your clothes as your ride, and an 89 year-old Kansas University alumni and former football player who scored a touchdown in their spring football game. 

  • The AB Extra: April 24

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week we've got news on a fantasy-focus in NFL venues, a hot-dog drama in Kansas City, an update on the NBA's inroads in Africa, and plans that would allow you to live at a minor league ballpark.