• Atlanta Mayor Asks Braves When Turner Will Be Vacated

    by Katie Leslie, Dan Klepal; Staff July 2014

    With a swath of potential suitors in line to buy Turner Field, Mayor Kasim Reed has sent a letter to the Atlanta Braves requesting a firm departure date from downtown.

  • Study: Consolidating HS Sports Facilities Not Worth It

    by JANE FORD-STEWART,, Muskego-New Berlin Now July 2014

    Although consolidating high school sports facilities to save money might seem like a good idea, it wouldn't work in New Berlin, a study concludes. At the request of the New Berlin schools, Milwaukee-based KPH Construction looked into sharing facilities for baseball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, track and swimming. It looked at one class A varsity field or pool for both high schools and sufficient practice space elsewhere.

  • Architect HKS Boosts Developer's Cred on Bills Stadium

    by Robert J. McCarthy; News Political Reporter July 2014

    Not only is veteran City Hall figure Steven M. Casey joining developer Scott R. Congel's effort to redevelop the old Seneca Mall into a regional megaproject, so is one of the nation's top designers of multi-purpose sports stadiums. HKS Sports and Entertainment Inc., the Dallas-based architectural firm that planned National Football League stadiums in Dallas, Indianapolis and Minneapolis, has joined Congel's $700 million proposal for a complex of housing, offices, theaters, recreational facilities and parking on the mostly abandoned 55-acre site in West Seneca, Congel said Tuesday.

  • Cobb County Green Lights Braves' Entertainment Plans

    by Dan Klepal; Staff July 2014

    The Atlanta Braves on Tuesday received the final approval necessary to begin building bars, restaurants, hotel rooms and condos outside of a planned baseball stadium near Cumberland Mall in Cobb County. County commissioners unanimously approved the team's rezoning request for the mixed-use development, which team officials say will cost $400 million and will include office space and an entertainment venue. The Braves anticipate that most of the development will open along with the stadium in April 2017. Mike Plant, the Braves' executive vice president of business operations, said a development team for the mixed-use project will be finalized in "a matter of days." He said that the team will now begin negotiating with potential tenants.

  • Legion Game-Time Changes Address Lighting, PA Issues

    by Safiya Merchant July 2014

    The American Legion Post 76 could get a little more flexibility on game times for baseball tournaments if recommendations from the Carol Stream plan commission/zoning board of appeals are approved.

  • Different Pitch: Miller Park Grounds Crew Preps for Soccer

    by MICHAEL HUNT, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2014

    Miller Park officials want to create a soccer pitch for the Swansea City-Chivas Guadalajara exhibition at 8 p.m. Wednesday that has the illusion of permanence. "We're going to do our best to make sure this soccer field looks like it's been here for a while, whether that means a little fertilizing, a little bit of paint, a little bit of mowing pattern," head groundskeeper Michael Boettcher said Monday. But the overriding goal is to ensure the baseball field is exactly as it was left Sunday for when the Brewers return on July 21.

  • Texas A&M Construction Worker Fired Over Bama Flag

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    Texas A&M's Kyle Field is undergoing major renovations this summer, including the addition of about 20,000 seats and the largest video board in college football.

  • Anderson U. Campus Rezoning Clears Way for Athletics

    by Sarah Freishtat July 2014

    Anderson City Council members gave preliminary approval Monday to a proposal to change the zoning of Anderson University property, which would allow the school to construct new athletic fields and facilities.

  • Tech Upgrades Boost Sports Concessions Operations

    by Emily Attwood July 2014

    Improving the fan experience.
    Such has been the motive of nearly every major decision in sports venues as of late — premium seating and club areas, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, increasingly eye-catching LED video displays — it's all about creating an atmosphere that tops the comfort and convenience of watching a game at home in a way that no fan can resist.

  • Titans' Pollard: Broncos Tampered with Shower Temps

    by TOM MAHON; Daily News Staff Writer July 2014

    MOST ATHLETES try to stay out of hot water. Titans safety Bernard Pollard would welcome it. Pollard told "ESPN The Magazine" that the Broncos purposely turned off the hot water to the showers in the visiting locker room after last year's Week 14 matchup in Denver.