• 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.

  • Editorial: Stadium Funding Plan 'Radicalism at Its Finest'

    by The Gazette editorial December 2014

    The City Council will consider an ordinance Tuesday so extreme it will further reduce the chance of Colorado Springs achieving prosperity and keeping up with other Front Range cities going forward.

  • Lucas Oil Stadium Repairs Will Cost Millions

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    When $720 million Lucas Oil Stadium opened in downtown Indianapolis in 2008 it was praised for its airy design and luxurious amenities.

  • New Projects: Campus Crossroads | Xavier University | Southlake Community Rec

    by Emily Attwood November 2014

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Notre Dame begins construction this month on Campus Crossroads (pictured), a $400 million project that will add three academic buildings and premium seating onto Notre Dame Stadium.

  • Tech, Funding Drive High School Scoreboard Upgrades

    by Dennis Van Milligen November 2014

    Beyond the playing surface itself, sports fans' eyes are drawn most often to one must-have venue amenity: the scoreboard. For high school administrators committed to modernizing their facilities without the funding to do so, scoreboards are increasingly seen as a great place to start. "Budgets are tighter than they've ever been," says Mike Daniel, CEO for Murray, Ky.-based Sportable Scoreboards. "Athletics has such a broad footprint, as it draws in so many folks to the school, that athletic administrators have to come across as putting their best foot forward, and a scoreboard is a big part of that."

  • Kansas City Stadiums Dished out Food Violations

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    It looks like Kansas City's Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums may be home to more than just the Royals and the Chiefs.