• Old Dominion Stadium Plans Well Received by Assembly

    by Harry Minium February 2017

    ODU proposed in June that it would demolish the 80-year-old east and side stands and replace them with modern seating. The $55 million project would expand seating capacity to 22,130 and would be done without raising student fees.

  • Georgia State to Host 6 Games at Renamed Turner Field

    by Atlanta Journal-Constitution February 2017

    Georgia State announced its season opener for the 2017 football season, which will be the Panthers' first game in the facility soon to be formerly known as Turner Field.

  • Bucks to Start D-League Franchise in Oshkosh, Wis.

    by Telegraph Herald February 2017

    The Bucks will become the 20th NBA club to own and operate a D-League franchise as the minor league grows to a record 25 teams next season.

  • Minor League Team Coming to Little Caesars Arena?

    by Bill Shea February 2017

    The Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons eventually could have company at Little Caesars Arena in the form of a minor league sports team. Adding a third team remains a few years away, but it represents an opportunity for smaller businesses to spend marketing dollars inside the new arena they otherwise couldn't afford to pay with the major league teams. It's a difference of thousands versus millions. The Wings and Pistons are to begin play at the $635 million arena in September, but it would be at least three or more years before the venue and its management could realistically consider more teams in the building, said Tom Wilson, president of Olympia Entertainment. Olympia will handle scheduling at the new arena. For a couple of years, all attention will be on the complex task of moving two major league franchises into a brand-new 20,000-seat building, and scheduling concerts and other events jockeying to use the state-of-the-art facility, Wilson said.

  • Chargers' Move Will Be Months-Long Process

    by Jack Wang February 2017

    They will practice in Costa Mesa and play at Carson's StubHub Center, which for the next two seasons will serve as the NFL's smallest stadium. And Los Angeles, which has a reputation as a fairweather sports town, will have yet another entertainment option.

  • Astrodome Gets New Lease on Life

    by Mike Vaccaro February 2017

    They keep trying to make the Astrodome disappear, actually. They built Minute Maid Park for the Astros (which really IS downtown) and NRG Stadium for the Texans (and for Super Bowls, and for Final Fours). In 2013, voters rejected a bond issue that would've devoted over $200 million toward making the old dome a convention center. The Dome seemed doomed. And yet here it is, here it stays.

  • Council Supports $22M HS Stadium Construction

    by Imran Ghori February 2017

    Moreno Valley city officials pledged their support Tuesday for a football stadium at Canyon Springs High School, in what they called a new spirit of cooperation with the school district.

  • Despite Hurdles, Vegas Remains Raiders' Prime Option

    by Tom Pelissero February 2017

    Listen carefully to what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday about the involvement of a casino in owning part of a team or a stadium, and recent bumps on the Oakland Raiders' road to Las Vegas start to make more sense. "We recognize gambling occurs out in the marketplace, (but) we have rules that are in place," Goodell said at his annual Super Bowl media conference. "The Raiders have not asked us to compromise those rules as it relates to our policies. We will continue to have that separation going forward. I don't see an ownership position in a team from a casino."

  • MLS All-Star Game May Spark Chicago's Soccer Interest

    by Orrin Schwarz February 2017

    Major League Soccer announced Tuesday at Soldier Field that it is taking the first step toward making Chicago a soccer town again. Of course, commissioner Don Garber didn't exactly say it that way when he announced that the MLS All-Star Game will be played Aug. 2 at Soldier Field with the Chicago Fire as host.

  • Mayor Hopes Baseball Complex Will Attract Tourism

    by Marie C. Baca February 2017

    The city of Albuquerque broke ground Tuesday on an $17.8 million baseball complex officials say will attract tourists and other economic development opportunities. The Albuquerque Baseball Complex, to be located on the West Side near Interstate 40 and 98th Street, will contain five synthetic turf baseball fields and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The project's contractor is Bradbury Stamm, and the architects are Consensus Planning and G. Donald Dudley Architects.