Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Flood-Ruined Pauley Pavilion Court Restored
by Emily Attwood October 2014
When there are nine inches of water on your hardwood court, who do you call first?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014: A water main burst under Sunset Boulevard, near the University of California-Los Angeles, spewing an estimated 20 million gallons of water across the campus and flooding numerous buildings, including Pauley Pavilion, the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, J.D. Morgan Center and John Wooden Center. Emergency response was immediate, though it took city workers several hours to contain the leak.
Buffalo to Debut $172M Hockey and Hospitality Palace
by Mark Sommer NEWS STAFF REPORTER October 2014
On Friday - two years, two months and two days since the Pegulas' HarborCenter Development was designated as developer, and 18 months since breaking ground - years of dashed hopes for the site will come to an end with the partial opening of the mostly privately financed 19-story HarborCenter.
Capital University to Get Stadium Lights, With Conditions
by Lori Kurtzman, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH October 2014
Capital's application for outdoor stadium lights was approved after a four-hour meeting where residents clashed and half the attendees knew they'd leave disappointed.
Cleveland Cavaliers Unveil NBA's Largest Scoreboard
by Michael Gaio October 2014
A big off-season for the Cleveland Cavaliers just got even bigger. The team signed LeBron James, traded the past two number-one overall picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, unveiled a new court design and now has announced it has the largest center-hung HD scoreboard of any arena in the country.
Could Arena Do for Colo. Springs What One Did for Tulsa?
by Rich Laden email@example.com - October 2014
For years, downtown Tulsa, Okla., had a reputation as quiet and dull - the kind of place where the sidewalks were rolled up at night. That was before the Tulsa community invested in a major, publicly funded economic development initiative.
English Soccer Club Using Marijuana Lamps to Grow Grass
by Michael Gaio October 2014
Growing pristine grass in a soccer stadium in Northern England can be a difficult task this time of year. So Rochdale AFC, a soccer club in England's third division, has turned to an unusual solution.
Nationals, Astros Get $108M in Tax Revenue for Stadium
by Joe Capozzi October 2014
The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros staged a political late-inning rally Tuesday, winning conceptual approval for $108 million in local hotel tax revenue to build a new spring training baseball stadium. While the Palm Beach County Commission's 5-2 vote to allocate the bed-tax money is significant, it does not guarantee the teams will get the stadium. They still need to find a site somewhere in Palm Beach County to build it -- and that process won't be easy. "What we are doing in essence is throwing the ball back to them. You want to play baseball? Go find the land because we're not going to find it for you," Commissioner Mary Lou Berger said after the meeting.
Inside the Minnesota Vikings Stadium Construction Site
by Rochelle Olson, Staff Writer, Star Tribune October 2014
The high point of the prow is in place. The concrete scissor ramp has been poured. The loading dock leads under the building from the street. The steel skeleton snaps into place more each day on the $1 billion NFL stadium going up in downtown Minneapolis.
Nationwide Arena Owner Hasn't Made a Single Payment
by Lucas Sullivan and Josh Jarman October 2014
The city- and county-financed agency has not made a single payment on the loans that paid for the purchase. But public officials said last week that under the terms of the purchase deal, there is no risk of default.
Is Spring Training Stadium Plan Facing Last Out Tonight?
by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014
The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros could be down to their final out in their bid to build a new baseball stadium in Palm Beach County.