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  • Board Approves Raising $600K for UTC Stadium Turf

    by David Paschall June 2014

    Finley Stadium's board of directors continued to firm up plans for a new football field during Tuesday's meeting. Executive director Paul Smith already is targeting a field further down the road. Stadium Corp. members voted for a $600,000 two-year fundraising initiative that could lead to the installation of a new surface by kickoff of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's 2015 football season. Mike Davis oversees capital projects at the 20,668-seat facility and made the motion, which was quickly approved and had the resounding support of board chairman Bryan Patten. "It's an ambitious undertaking," Patten said. "The depreciation of Finley Stadium is largely unfunded. We're almost 18 years old, and stadiums have lives of about 40 years. We have a fabulous facility, and we're trying to recognize the quality of what we have with this two-year fundraising effort.

  • New Bucks Owners See Opportunity in Arena Design

    by CHARLES F. GARDNER, cgardner@journalsentinel.com June 2014

    The process of building a new downtown arena for the Milwaukee Bucks will get a jump-start Wednesday when three or four stadium design firms present plans to new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry in New York.

  • Photo: Eastern Michigan to Install Gray FieldTurf

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    Eastern Michigan University will soon be home to Division I football's first gray playing surface. The school announced last week it will install the colored FieldTurf Revolution surface at Rynearson Stadium.

  • Northwestern's Peanut-Free Policy to Include Five Sports

    by Rexford Sheild June 2014

    The Northwestern athletic department has announced it will hold three peanut-free football games in 2014, including games against Cal on Aug. 30, Northern Illinois on Sept. 6 and Western Illinois on Sept. 20. 

  • Chilean Soccer Fans Storm World Cup Stadium

    by Andrew Brandt June 2014

    If there’s one thing we can learn from the fan-fueled fiasco at Marcana Stadium on Wednesday, it’s that Chile’s soccer fans will do just about anything to see their team compete in the FIFA World Cup.

  • Photos: Orlando City SC Unveils New Stadium Renderings

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    Orlando City Soccer Club, a team that will join Major League Soccer in 2015, unveiled renderings for a new downtown stadium on Tuesday.

  • NFL's Super Bowl Hosting Demands Lengthy, Expensive

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    If your city wants to host the Super Bowl, it better prepare to bend over backward for the NFL. The league has plenty of demands, 153 pages of them to be exact, and they're not all exactly easy to meet.

  • AC Failure a Major Storyline in Game 1 of NBA Finals

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    The San Antonio Spurs handled the heat, then went on to handle the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night.

  • Fan 'Alert' After Falling Into Bullpen at Miller Park

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    A Milwaukee Brewers fan was hospitalized Tuesday night after falling about 20 feet into the bullpen at Miller Park.

  • Athletic Business Architectural Showcase 2014 Map

    by AB Staff June 2014

    View 2014 AB showcase locations in a full screen map

    This year marks the 27th year of Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase and 29th Facility of Merit awards program. The University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium graced the cover of the first "Showcase on Architecture" as it was initially called, one of 45 facilities to be highlighted in the June 1988 issue.

    Not surprisingly, facilities have gotten bigger and more expensive since our first Showcase — there is a more than $100 million difference between the most expensive project this year and its counterpart in 1988 — but there's still room for smaller projects. College projects continue to dominate the market, though preferences have changed — a campus-rec standard today, climbing walls were all but nonexistent in facilities of the '80s.