• Cubs: Comped Pols Must Attend Game, Get Announced

    by Stuart Goldman October 2016

    A capacity crowd is expected tonight when the Chicago Cubs begin play in the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field, the first step in a journey that long-suffering Cubs fans hope results in a World Series title.

  • Atlanta Falcons' 33,000 PSL Sales Top $180M

    by Tim Tucker October 2016

    The Falcons have sold about 33,000 personal seat licenses for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, generating about $181 million, according to the latest available figures obtained this week from the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. That leaves tens of thousands of seats for the Falcons to attempt to sell before the start of next season, slated to be their first in the $1.5 billion downtown stadium. Falcons officials hope the team's winning, high-scoring start on the field this season will stir sales.

  • Twins Want $1.6M to Upgrade Target Field's Lights

    by Rochelle Olson October 2016

    For the first time since the ballpark opened in 2010, the team is seeking to tap the Ballpark Capital Reserve Fund for structural improvements. The plan is to use $1.6 million to replace lights in the crown-like canopy with more efficient LED lights.

  • Moving Toward a More-Sustainable Synthetic Turf

    by Thomas P. Shay October 2016

    This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Penguins Arena Gets New Name; Fans Float Monikers

    by Bob Bauder and Jeremy Boren October 2016

    The hockey rink formerly known as Consol Energy Center will be PPG Paints Arena for the foreseeable future, but fans may prefer "The Big Drop Cloth" or "The Paint Can."

  • $10M Hockey Arena: Idea to Reality in 5 1/2 Months

    by Steve Zalusky October 2016

    Mount Prospect's Kensington Business Center is emerging as a destination, with people making a lot more visits. The reason is the same one that has made people flock to Chicago's United Center of late — ice hockey.

  • Virginia Beach Arena Vote Fails, Proposal in Doubt

    by Alissa Skelton October 2016

    The future of an 18,000-seat arena at the Oceanfront is in jeopardy after the City Council rejected the private developer’s new financial plan Tuesday night. The project needed the approval of at least nine of the 11 council members because it involves leasing 5.8 acres of city-owned land near the convention center to the developer for 60 years. Eight members voted for the deal. Louis Jones, John Moss and Barbara Henley opposed it.

  • MLS Team Secures Naming Rights for Training Complex

    by Marc Narducci October 2016

    The complex, located where the Union play their Major League Soccer games, alongside Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, is comprised of two regulation-size training fields and an indoor facility. The site will be known as the Power Training Complex.

  • Villanova Pushes for Upgraded Hoops Arena

    by Mike Jensen October 2016

    The Pavilion is the least fan-friendly arena to house a defending NCAA men's basketball national champion in a long time - since 1985. Nobody is more aware of this than the folks at Villanova, including students, alumni and school hierarchy.

  • Georgia County to Redevelop Site of Olympic Venue

    by David Wickert October 2016

    Gwinnett County plans to acquire and demolish the former Olympic tennis stadium near Stone Mountain -- a move that could clear the way for private development of the property.