Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Opinion: NFL Sacks Taxpayers with Stadium Subsidies
by Drew Johnson, The Washington Times September 2014
The start of a new professional football season Thursday night provided a stark reminder that taxpayers have contributed heavily to the success of the National Football League, with billions in subsidies for new stadiums and even more construction projects on the horizon.
Columnist: Owner Should Avoid Redskins Stadium Repeat
by Thom Loverro, The Washington Times September 2014
The news that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has "started the process" of looking for a new stadium should remind Redskins fans who it was who banished the team to the prison it has inhabited for 17 years. It wasn't Snyder who built FedEx Field. It wasn't Snyder who took the Washington Redskins out of Washington in the first place.
Braves to Hold Formal Groundbreaking at Stadium Site
by Tim Tucker September 2014
Although work has been underway for months on the site of the new Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County, the team plans to hold a formal groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 16.
Sporting Goods Store Secures $1M Turf Field Naming Deal
by The Associated Press September 2014
A Fargo-based sporting goods company has pledged a million dollars to Minnesota State University-Moorhead in exchange for the naming rights of its football field.
NFL's Moving Goalpost: Enhance the Stadium Experience
by Bozeman Daily Chronicle September 2014
Fans in stadiums will have access to video replays that viewers at home don't get. They will get Wi-Fi, allowing them to track other games, their fantasy teams and to send selfies.
Baylor University Debuts New $266M Stadium with Style
by Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas) September 2014
WACO — They came in droves to finally witness McLane Stadium’s debut, strolling over the bridge above the Brazos River with both glee and astonishment. Fans tailgated, sailed boats to the nearby marina and even combined the two pregame hobbies.
U. of Washington to Sell Beer in 'Off-Leash' Deck
by Michael Gaio August 2014
Washington Husky fans are being given a longer leash at home football games this year.
21-Hour Days: HarborCenter Pushes to Hit Oct. Opening
by Matt Glynn; News Business Reporter August 2014
When the project was launched, the goal was to open most of the complex in September. But the fierce winter disrupted that timeline, and the target was eventually changed first to early October and then late October.
City Council Plans $500K in Upgrades to Tropicana Field
by CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL; Tribune staff August 2014
Almost half of the money would go to replace four obsolete and worn air-conditioning units that cool separate back-of-the-house areas not connected to the stadium's main cooling system.
San Francisco 49ers Seek Replacement for $1.4 Million Turf
by Andrew Brandt August 2014
The Bandara Bermuda turf cost a mere $1.4 million of the San Francisco 49ers new $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium, but its absence leaves an astonishingly visible mark.