Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Mayor Seeks Release of Angels Stadium Reno Report
by ART MARROQUIN, STAFF WRITER June 2014
Mayor Tom Tait is calling for the public release of a report that details $150 million in needed upgrades at Angel Stadium that are a cornerstone of lease negotiations between the city and the baseball team.
Break in Old Water Line Jeopardizes Ice Arena Project
by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter June 2014
A break in one of Lockport's ancient cast-iron water mains is threatening to wash away the foundations of the new ice arena, Corporation Counsel John J. Ottaviano told the Common Council on Wednesday.
Fearing Seven-Figure Deficit, Arena Actually to Turn Profit
by Lucas Sullivan, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH June 2014
Several months ago, the panicked general manager of Nationwide Arena walked into the office of Columbus Blue Jackets' President Mike Priest with a warning: The arena could finish its fiscal year with a seven-figure deficit
Opinion: Stadium May Keep Bills, Won't Net Super Bowl
by The Buffalo News (New York) June 2014
Look and listen hard enough and you can hear a different rumor every day about the Bills' ownership situation and their stadium dilemma. This is all about saving the franchise. Frankly, the more you hear, the better you feel. There are too many financial and political agendas going on that point to the Bills staying in Western New York, and few tangible signs they're going anywhere else at this point.
Study Urges Safer Pedestrain Access to Braves Stadium
by Andria Simmons, Dan Klepal; Staff June 2014
The state agency reviewing a traffic study for the new Atlanta Braves stadium says improvements are needed to make walking around the ballpark safer --- and to keep pedestrians from impeding traffic in or out of the site. The report from the Georgia Regional Transit Authority, which must review traffic plans for all major developments, says "there is not consistent and safe pedestrian access" from areas where off-site parking could be located. "The impact of pedestrian crossings is of concern for safe and efficient roadway operations and pedestrian safety," according to the report. It goes on to say that pedestrian needs should be addressed along all roads fronting the 50-acre site, new roads planned for inside the site and on roads leading from off-site parking areas. A spokeswoman for the Braves said they will work with the county to provide appropriate pedestrian access.
U. of Florida Budgets for Major Renovation Projects
by David Jones, Florida Today June 2014
- The University of Florida's athletic budget for the 2014-15 school year was approved by the University Athletic Association, the department's fundraising arm, on Tuesday.
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.
Northwestern's Stadium, Arena Getting New Video Boards
by Seth Gruen, Staff Reporter June 2014
It has been a busy summer for the athletic department as it works to upgrade the game-day experience for fans. Having already announced upgrades to the video screens at Ryan Field, the university is expected to announce on Wednesday the addition of four high-definition video boards at Welsh-Ryan Arena, a source said.
Braves Stadium Financing Critics Finally Get a Say
by Dan Klepal; Staff June 2014
Critics of Cobb's public investment in a new Atlanta Braves stadium finally got a chance to address commissioners Tuesday --- two weeks after the elected officials ratified a series of important stadium agreements.
More Details of Proposed Virginia Beach Ballpark Emerge
by Gabriella Souza June 2014
The images show a stadium with a gleaming brick facade and a grassy picnic area where fans can watch a minor league baseball game.