Facilities: Stadium & Arena
County Approves Funding Plan for $25M Amalie Arena Upgrade
by MIKE SALINERO Tribune staff March 2015
The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Wednesday they are adding up to 160 seats to the club level at Amalie Arena, along with new concession stands, remodeled restrooms and a larger outdoor deck.
Stadium Progress Delayed Over FEMA Objections
by Brian Francisco Washington editor March 2015
FEMA has suspended $5.5 million in hazard mitigation grants for Indiana because it contends that parts of the Kokomo ballpark are being built in a flood-prone area that is supposed to remain open green space.
Fenway Park Neighbors Call for Increase in Parking Fines
by MARIE SZANISZLO and COLNETH SMILEY Jr. March 2015
Fed-up Fenway neighbors -- tired of scofflaw Red Sox fans stealing their residential spaces -- want to see fines more than doubled to $100 for foul parking around the ballpark.
Crew Stadium Announces Naming Rights Deal
by Adam Jardy, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH March 2015
After 16 years of trying, team management found a naming-rights partner to the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States.
Stadium Shades Repaired After Premature Corrosion
by JOSH SALMAN March 2015
A Sarasota company has replaced all of the tarp shading for the seating stands at Ed Smith, after the wiring that holds the shade structure together corroded faster than anticipated.
Real Monarchs Announce New Soccer Stadium Proposal
by Jasen Lee March 2015
After being unable to hammer out an agreement to build a new soccer facility at the Utah State Fairpark, the Real Monarchs have announced a new stadium proposal.
Winnipeg's CFL Stadium's Poor Design Leads to Lawsuit
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015
Owners of Investors Group Field, home of the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, are suing the architect and builder of the stadium for faulty design and construction and are seeking money to pay for extensive repairs at the stadium.
Cubs: Some Wrigley Bleachers May Wait Until June
by Bruce Miles firstname.lastname@example.org March 2015
Cubs officials said Monday that extremely cold temperatures during February cost them five of the nine previous days of work in rebuilding the outfield bleachers.
Here's How a $985M Rams Stadium Looks — in St. Louis
by Michael Gaio March 2015
Missouri isn't letting the St. Louis Rams move to Los Angeles without putting up a fight. The state's task force for keeping the NFL franchise unveiled a new set of renderings on Monday for a riverfront stadium with an estimated cost now at $985 million. HOK produced the renderings.
Opinion: Oceanfront Arena in Virginia Beach Could Work
by HARRY MINIUM March 2015
Developers and the city of Virginia Beach appear virtually certain to announce an agreement soon to build an arena adjacent to the convention center at the Oceanfront.