• Braves Spring Training Complex Plan Moves Forward

    by Zach Murdock June 2017

    Local leaders this week scratched off two more items on their to-do list for an Atlanta Braves spring training complex in the West Villages development in North Port. The first came with the West Villages' submission on Monday of the final grant application for $20 million in state stadium funding necessary to complete the $75 million to $80 million proposed public-private financing deal. The second came Tuesday afternoon when North Port city leaders endorsed a licensing agreement with the team that allows for regular public use of the complex outside of baseball games, satisfying concerns commissioners have raised over the past few months.

  • U. of Idaho Basketball Partners with Timber Industry

    by Peter Harriman June 2017

    In the unending desire of higher education institutions to differentiate themselves, the University of Idaho will build its new basketball arena with wood.

  • County Agrees to Pay $11.8M for SunTrust Infrastructure

    by Meris Lutz June 2017

    The Cobb County Commission voted Tuesday to pay the Atlanta Braves $11.8 million for sewer, storm-water and transportation infrastructure in and around SunTrust Park.

  • Chargers Bid Farewell to San Diego

    by Greg Beacham June 2017

    After a three-day mandatory minicamp concludes Thursday, the chargers will disperse for summer vacation before the moving vans portentously parked outside the complex are filled for the 85-mile drive north to Costa Mesa.

  • Kinnick Stadium's New Turf will Feature Midfield Logo

    by Telegraph Herald June 2017

    The playing surface in Kinnick Stadium will feature an Iowa logo for the first time since the conclusion of the 1980 football season, as the Tigerhawk will be installed at midfield when the new FieldTurf is put in place in the coming weeks.

  • Leveraging the Esports Popularity Boom

    by Paul Steinbach June 2017

    Brian Mirakian had never seen anything quite like it. He was among 18,000 people packing New York's Madison Square Garden to witness teams of video gamers compete in the 2015 League of Legends World Championship Semifinals.

  • FC Cincinnati Unveils Stadium Designs

    by Laurel Pfahler June 2017

    FC Cincinnati unveiled stadium design plans, like this artist's concept, to season ticket holders in a private event in Cincinnati on Monday.

  • CenturyLink Seeks to Extend Seahawks Naming Deal

    by Jim Camden June 2017

    CenturyLink, Inc. is willing to more than double its payments for the naming rights to the stadium where the Seattle Seahawks play and is offering to renegotiate a new contract two years before the current deal expires. The national telecommunications giant is asking the state Public Stadium Authority to approve a 15-year, $162.7 million extension of the deal to keep its name on the stadium, a special legislative advisory committee was told Wednesday. The authority, which oversees the sports facility built with taxpayer money, is likely to agree. Dan Barrett, a sports business consultant the authority hired to review the deal, estimated the new contract would rank fifth among the 24 NFL teams that sell the naming rights to their stadiums. The current contract ranks 17th.

  • Beckham Aquires Land for Miami Soccer Stadium

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    On Tuesday, David Beckham gained approval from Miami-Dade County commissioners to buy the final third of the nine acres needed for a Major League Soccer stadium planned for the Miami Overtown neighborhood.

  • Old Dominion Seeks Designer for Foreman Field Update

    by Harry Minium June 2017

    Old Dominion began advertising this week for a firm to "plan, design and administer the construction activities" for a renovated Foreman Field football stadium, and it's clear the university is looking for a company with plenty of experience.