• 2014 College Facility Playoff

    by AB Staff December 2014

    Voting in this round is now closed. Click here to vote in the quarterfinals.

    In the spirit of this year's inaugural College Football Playoff, we're launching a playoff of our own — a playoff to determine the best stadium in college football. Our bracket includes 16 stadiums, so unlike the real College Football Playoff, there won't be any moaning and groaning about who finished ranked fifth. In our field for example, Baylor is in, Florida State is out. Probably a small consolation to the Bears at this point.

  • 2014 College Facility Playoff: Part 2

    by AB Staff December 2014

    Voting in this round is now closed. Click here to vote in the quarterfinals.

    The Sub-100,000 Capacity Region: Whether it's a new-school venue like Baylor's McLane Stadium or a classic like Notre Dame Stadium, these venues stand out among college football's best, despite not seating 100,000.

    New to the College Facility Playoff? Here's a refresher on our criteria and a link to vote in the 100,000+ Capacity Region.

  • Council Wants Buffalo Site Considered for Bills Stadium

    by Harold McNeil; News Staff Reporter December 2014

    As the National Football League and the Bills push for a new stadium, the Buffalo Common Council this week made known its desire that a new arena for the Buffalo Bills be built within the city limits.

  • St. Pete Mayor: Terms of Rays Stadium Deal Firm

    by STEVEN GIRARDI Tribune staff December 2014

    Mayor Rick Kriseman, after agreeing to wait another week for a vote on a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, told the city council Thursday that terms of the arrangement are not up for negotiation.

  • Can Tampa Bay Arenas Cope with Social Media Demands?

    by KEITH MORELLI Tribune staff December 2014

    The wireless networks at many venues weren’t made to handle the hurricane of high-resolution photos and gigabyte-sucking videos now typical at even midsized concerts.

  • Vikings Might Make New Stadium Bird-Safe After All

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    With 200,000 square feet of glass, 95-foot glass doors and a location near the Mississippi River, the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium has been called a "death trap" for birds. Now bird lovers have new life in their attempt to have the stadium glass changed to be more bird friendly.

  • Golden State's Toilet Bowl Arena Design Gets a Redo

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    The Golden State Warriors have flushed previous designs for their new arena in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. Critics — or really anyone with eyes — claimed the design sketches released earlier this year made the arena look like a toilet.

  • District's $27M Athletic Reno Plan Moves to Referendum

    by Denise Jewell Gee; NEWS STAFF REPORTER December 2014

    A group of coaches, parents and other community leaders working on the athletic field proposals since June described canceled practices, missed opportunities to host tournaments and potential safety hazards on some fields because of the current conditions.

  • Barclays Center Faces Slew of Violations

    by Michael Gartland, The New York Post December 2014

    The arena is in "noncompliance'' for issues involving its generators and "universal waste - small quantity handlers," the feds say, violations that will cost the arena $7,500 in fines for the two "compliance orders'' it has ignored.

  • St. Pete, Rays Strike $24M Deal Over New Stadium Site

    by CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL Tribune staff December 2014

    After years of deadlock, Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Bay Rays owners have agreed on a deal to let the Rays explore sites for a new stadium in the Bay area in exchange for up to $24 million in compensation for the city.