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  • Detroit Arena Forced to Improve Disability Access

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    The Detroit Red Wings may soon have a new home, but in the meantime, some upgrades are in order for their current one.

  • USC to Offer 'Toes-on-the-Turf' Premium Seating

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    The latest trend coming to football stadiums is "toes-on-the-turf" experiences. Aside from strapping on a helmet and making a tackle, seating arrangements that allow fans to watch the game while standing on the playing surface are bringing them as close to the action as possible.

  • New Park Near Vikings Stadium in Jeopardy

    by Andrew Brandt August 2014

    Plans for "The Yard," an open public park that would sit adjacent to the Vikings' new $1 billion dollar stadium, are in peril.

  • Players: Kick Synthetic Turf Out of '15 Women's World Cup

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    No senior men's or women's World Cup has ever been played on synthetic turf, and a group of top international women's players would like to keep in that way.

  • Soccer Draws Top Yankee Stadium Crowd in '14

    by Rexford Sheild August 2014

    The New York Yankees are synonymous with success at the MLB level, but it was a different scene at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, as the stadium hosted two of the top international soccer teams -- Manchester City and Liverpool -- in front of a packed house. 

  • UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Flooded by Broken Water Main

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    UCLA's Pauley Pavilion suffered major flooding on Tuesday after a nearby water main broke sending millions of gallons of water pouring in to the school's campus.

  • Allen ISD Spending Millions to Fix Unsafe $60M Stadium

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    When Eagle Stadium opened in the Dallas suburb of Allen in August 2012, it was lauded as the best high school football facility in the nation. Today it's a money pit.

  • VIDEO: Jaguars Debut World's Largest Video Boards

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled the world's largest video boards on Saturday.

  • Toronto's Pan Am Stadium Unfinished, Contractor Unpaid

    by Rexford Sheild July 2014

    With less than a year left until Toronto hosts the 2015 soccer Pan American Games, completion deadlines for six new athletic venues under construction are quickly coming... and going. Nearly all of the venues are facing a one- to two-month delay, but for the contractor in charge of Tim Hortons Field, the games' key venue and home to the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the delays are really hitting where it hurts -- the pocketbook. 

  • New Vikings Stadium a 'Death Trap' for Birds?

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    The new home of the Minnesota Vikings, set to open in 2016, will feature 200,000 square feet of glass. In fact, its 95-foot high pivoting doors at the main entrance will be among the largest moving glass doors in the world. All that glass, plus the world's largest transparent ethylene-tetraflouroethylene (ETFE) roof, is designed to give spectators the feeling of being outdoors, while still enjoying a climate-controlled environment.

    Great design, or one for the birds? Yes and no.