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  • Photos: Niners Tout Levi's Stadium Progress

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    The San Francisco 49ers are set to move into Levi's Stadium, their new $1.2 billion home, this fall. The stadium, which is being touted for its "light, airy and open" design and technological innovations such as stadium-wide WiFi, is really starting to take shape.

  • Looking Back: Atlanta's Olympic Legacy

    by AB Editors February 2014


    Legacy Lost? As the Atlanta Braves move forward with plans to build a new stadium, we take a look back at AB's July 1996 issue highlighting the Olympic Games in Atlanta and their expected long-term impact. 

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  • Petco Park Transformed to Host Tennis and It Looks Awesome

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    Petco Park, typically the home of the San Diego Padres, will host tennis for the first time ever this weekend. The stadium has been transformed to host the Davis Cup in what is usually left-center field of one of baseball's most beautiful stadiums.

  • Man Dies in Baylor Stadium Construction Accident

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    Baylor University is building a beautiful, on-campus football stadium that is set to open this fall. As a former employee in the Baylor athletic department, I know how excited the people there are about this new facility and how much it will mean to the Waco community.

  • Notre Dame Announces $400M Stadium Expansion

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    The University of Notre Dame announced a plan Wednesday to expand the school's 84-year-old football stadium. The $400 million project will add between 3,000 or 4,000 premium seats and new academic buildings on three sides of the stadium. The view of "Touchdown Jesus" will remain unchanged.

  • Sacramento Kings Unveil New Arena Renderings

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    The Sacramento Kings and global architecture firm AECOM have finalized the drawings for their planned $448 million downtown arena. The Kings unveiled the images Monday, showing plans for an "indoor-outdoor" building that is uniquely Sacramento.

  • The Metrodome By The Numbers

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome will be torn down in February and construction has begun on the Vikings new stadium in the very same location. In preparation for the Metrodome's demolition, the roof has already been deflated. Once home to the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves (for one season) and University of Minnesota football and baseball, "The Dome" leaves behind an unrivaled legacy of efficiency and community use.

  • Super Bowl Playing Field at Center of Lawsuit

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    A week from today our football-crazed nation will be buzzing over the drama that unfolded on the field during the Super Bowl. Will the weather play a significant factor? Will Peyton Manning be able to thwart the NFL's best defense? We'll soon find out. However, today the Super Bowl drama has nothing to do with the teams on the field, but rather the playing field itself.

  • Incredible Video From the Denver Broncos Parachute Team

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    The "fan experience" is something people who work in sports facilities are always trying to improve. Whether it's wider concourses in a new stadium or different pre-game entertainment, anything to make fans happy is fair game. A big part of the fan experience at Denver Broncos games is their official parachute team, the Thunderstorm.

  • Fire Destroys Much of Minor League Stadium

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    "If we rebuild it, they will come once again." That comment, said by West Michigan Whitecaps CFO Danny Baxter, is the hope after a fire started in the club level of Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan destroyed much of the stadium.