Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Minor League Stadium to Expand Netting Next Season
by Marc Pendleton August 2016
With added safety in mind and a prod from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Dayton Dragons announced Wednesday that protective netting would cover all lower-level seating at Fifth Third Field beginning next season.
- Chunk of Masonry Falls from Ohio U. Stadium
by Bill Bush and Mary Mogan Edwards August 2016
When the Ohio University football Bobcats return to Peden Stadium in a couple of weeks, the 97-year-old brick edifice will be without some of its decorative stone moldings. A large chunk of molding fell from the stadium sometime last month, and the university is having the rest of it removed.
- Stadium Camera Catches Player Assaulting Girlfriend
by Fares Sabawi August 2016
Inside a Whataburger Field stairwell, a Hooks player backhanded his girlfriend three times, according to an arrest affidavit. Footage of the attack, captured on video surveillance, prompted Hooks officials to contact police the next day. The affidavit into what led to the arrest of outfielder Danry Vasquez was released to the Caller-Times on Tuesday.
- Hard Rock Stadium New Name of Dolphins, 'Canes Home
by Matt Porter August 2016
The Miami Dolphins are set to name their home Hard Rock Stadium. The Palm Beach Post confirmed a report by WINZ-940 AM's Andy Slater that the Dolphins will announce their new stadium sponsor today. An announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m.
- Cubs Employee Fired for Song Selection
by Jason Scott August 2016
A poor song selection by a Cubs employee has landed the club in an awkward public relations predicament.
- Atlanta's New Stadiums Invest in Connectivity
by Leon Stafford August 2016
Metro Atlanta baseball and football fans should be able to simultaneously send tweets in the blink of an eye and livestream video without interruption when the area's two new stadiums open in 2017. Top managers leading the SunTrust Park and Mercedes-Benz stadium projects are trying to "future-proof" the arenas with hundreds of miles of fiber optic cable, a terabyte of capacity to handle simultaneous streams and more than 1,000 wireless access points. All that, they hope, will put the parks in the upper echelons of digital sports fields. The stakes are high: Today's sports fans go to games carrying cell phones, tablets and smart watches and expect connectivity that is as fast and as reliable as what they have at home or work.
- New Era Buys Naming Rights to Bills Stadium
by Jay Skurski August 2016
The Buffalo Bills announced Saturday night prior to their preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts that they have reached a stadium naming-rights agreement with New Era Cap Company. Details of the deal, including the official new name of the stadium, will be announced during a news conference in the coming week.
- Air Force Close to Completing Second Stadium Video Board
by Colorado Springs Gazette August 2016
Air Force is adding a second new video board at Falcon Stadium, it just hasn't been officially announced yet. The frames that will hold the new scoreboard in the north of the stadium were in plain view of Saturday morning's practice. A team representative said the project would likely be made public next week.
- Bills Stadium Will Get Security Boost
by Gene Warner August 2016
The hand-held wands are mostly gone. In their place are walk-through metal detectors at every gate. That's the biggest change in gameday security for Buffalo Bills fans entering Ralph Wilson Stadium this year, and it starts Saturday at the preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
- Switch from Speedway to Football Field Expected to Be Fast
by Norm Wood August 2016
About a week and a half ago, Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell showed Butch Jones around the race-track-soon-to-be-football stadium where Jones’ Tennessee football team will play Sept. 10 against Virginia Tech. Jones marveled at the giant, suspended videoboard support hovering above the track’s infield. Caldwell said Jones told him the scoreboard is a “game changer for facilities, for venues.”