• Vikings Announce Naming Rights Deal with U.S. Bank

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Construction of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium might still be far from over, but the naming rights deal is done. The team announced on Monday a 20-year partnership with U.S. Bank that will give the bank exclusive naming rights for the stadium.

  • Consultant: Saving ODU's Foreman Field too Costly

    by Harry Minium June 2015

    When Old Dominion hired a consultant last month for advice on how to build a larger, more modern football stadium, there was a stipulation that heartened historic preservationists.

  • Seating Strategy Overhaul to Improve Fan Experience

    by Daniel Allar, Evansville Courier & Press June 2015

    University of Evansville will look to improve the atmosphere at home contests by blocking off the balcony and end zones of the Ford Center unless ticket sales demand otherwise.

  • The AB Extra: June 12

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    This week's AB Extra features a smelly situation at Dodger Stadium, an NFL football star with plans to become a chicken farmer following his retirement, and the emergence of virtual reality technology in both football and general exercise. 

  • Glendale Terminates Lease with Arizona Coyotes

    by The Orange County Register June 2015

    The Glendale (Ariz.) City Council has voted to end an arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, thrusting the franchise's future further into doubt.

  • Nationwide Arena May Lose 2014-15 Profits Next Year

    by Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch June 2015

    Nationwide Arena should end its fiscal year in the black even after the management company that oversees it uses operating funds for arena upkeep.

  • Bucks Arena Naming Rights Could Fetch $4M Per Year

    by TOM DAYKIN, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2015

    The proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena is far from a sure thing, with its $250 million public funding plan yet to undergo votes by the Wisconsin Legislature and Milwaukee Common Council.

  • Schools Using Sod from Neyland Stadium on Fields

    by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel June 2015

    It’s not exactly a makeover. But a handful of Rockwood High School’s athletic facilities are receiving face lifts after the school acquired truckloads of Tennessee football’s recently removed playing surface from inside Neyland Stadium.

  • Budweiser Lounge at Allstate Arena Gets Approval

    by Chicago Daily Herald June 2015

    Rosemont trustees approved contracts for the construction of a Budweiser Lounge expected to open at the Allstate Arena before the end of the summer.

  • The AB Extra: June 5

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    This week's AB Extra features a mishap at the French Open, information on how to get a one-of-a-kind urinal autographed by Barry Sanders, and a unique park that opens in Chicago this weekend.