• City of St. Louis Sues NFL Over Rams Relocation

    by Boston Herald April 2017

    The lawsuit filed in St. Louis Circuit Court names the NFL, all 32 teams and their owners, and seeks unspecified but “extensive” damages and restitution. The NFL says there is “no legitimate basis” for the lawsuit.

  • Officials Lament Slow Development Around Arena

    by Bob Bauder and Tom Fontaine April 2017

    When Pittsburgh last hosted Columbus in the NHL playoffs, the city's Sports & Exhibition Authority was putting finishing touches on plans for streets, utilities and other infrastructure on the former Civic Arena site in anticipation of $500 million in development.

  • Seattle Mulls KeyArena Renovation Proposals

    by Spokesman Review April 2017

    Two arena companies have pitched multimillion-dollar plans to remake Seattle's KeyArena into a premier entertainment venue that's ready for an NBA or NHL team.

  • Group's Pitch Could Help Islanders Return to Nassau Coliseum

    by Jim Baumbach and Robert Brodsky April 2017

    The operators of Brooklyn's Barclays Center are preparing a pitch to bring the Islanders back to the recently renovated Nassau Coliseum, according to Kevin Law, the president and chief executive of Long Island Association, the region's largest business group.

  • Vegas Targets Millennials with eSports Arena

    by The Boston Herald April 2017

    The Las 
Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated to competitive gaming when the Luxor hotel-casino transforms its nightclub into a multi-level esports arena.

  • An Overview of Advancements in Synthetic Turf

    by AB Staff April 2017

    The turf revolution started at the Houston Astrodome in 1966 with Major League Baseball's first synthetic turf field. The original AstroTurf — developed when glare reduction became more important than the ability to grow natural grass within the dome — did for the athletics industry what the original Apple I did for the computer industry, and it's now just as outdated as an original Apple I.

  • Would Coliseum Renovation Be Money Well Spent?

    by Ted Evanoff April 2017

    In Memphis, a save-the-Coliseum group insists the old white-domed Mid-South Coliseum would not be too expensive to fix up and renovate for access by people with disabilities.

  • SunTrust Park Built with Latest Technology

    by Tim Tucker April 2017

    Even the Chick-fil-A cow has gone high-tech at SunTrust Park. Rather than holding a hand-painted sign, as the iconic fiberglass-and-steel cow did at Turner Field, it holds an electronic LED board at the new stadium.

  • Renovations Push UC Basketball Games to HS Gym

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Ongoing renovations at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena have displaced the school’s basketball teams, forcing the Bearcats to hold court in various other local venues.

  • Philly Residents Hope to Dodge NFL Draft

    by Jason Nark and Mari A. Schaefer April 2017

    The NFL draft may be the Parkway event that breaks Alan Niederman's back. Niederman lives in the Philadelphian, a condominium building on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and he said he's grown weary of city-planned events on the Parkway making his life difficult.