Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Would-Be Notre Dame Grad Falls Off Arena Roof, Dies
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015
A 21-year-old student from Colorado who was one day away from graduating from the University of Notre Dame died Saturday after falling from the roof of the school's sports arena, school officials said.
Reds Avoid Bigger Disaster During Smokestack Blaze
by Jay Morrison May 2015
One of the smokestacks in center field began malfunctioning in the top of the sixth inning and ended up catching on fire and burning for nearly 20 minutes before the Cincinnati Fire Department got a ladder truck high enough to extinguish the blaze.
The AB Extra: May 15
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
This week's AB Extra features new plans for an abandoned outdoor stadium in Miami, the reopening of the 'world's most dangerous theme park', and a classy move by the Baltimore Orioles regarding the cancelled and rescheduled games due to protests in the city. Happy Friday!
Braves Have Spent $131M So Far on $672M Stadium
by Tim Tucker; Staff May 2015
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Liberty Media disclosed that the Braves had spent approximately $131 million on the stadium and adjacent mixed-use development through March 31.
Southern Town to Invest $58K in Synthetic Ice Rink
by Kirk Brown May 2015
The Anderson City Council agreed Monday to spend $58,400 to purchase a synthetic ice-skating rink from Ice Rink Engineering & Manufacturing.
Virginia Tech Turns Over Courtside Seating to Donors
by Mark Berman email@example.com 981-3125 May 2015
This move takes away the courtside seats of media members, who had been at press tables across from the team benches. The change also displaces wheelchair-bound fans, who had been on the baseline. Tech plans to place 14 new tables courtside and along the baseline, with four seats per table.
The AB Extra: May 8
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
This edition of The AB Extra includes the story of an 80-year-old who finally atoned for missing a high school gym class, a proposed underwater tennis court in Dubai and the bizarre story of a man getting stuck in a park basketball hoop. Enjoy.
Wrigley Field's New Bleachers to Officially Open Monday
by Blair Sheade May 2015
The Wrigley Field bleachers in left and centerfield will open on Monday, May 11, against the New York Mets. This is the first major construction on the bleachers since 1937.
Unprofitable Ice Arena Considers Alternative Programs
by Drew Simon May 2015
A $65,000 study should help Kettering officials decide if the Kettering Ice Arena should continue operating or if the 20,000- square-foot facility should be used for different programming options.
Will Falcons Stadium Host 2018 CFP Championship?
by Tim Tucker, Staff May 2015
Atlanta will submit a bid this month to bring college football's national championship game to the new Falcons stadium in January 2018. "We're in the process of organizing a proposal to host the event," Atlanta Sports Council executive director Dan Corso said. The proposal is due to College Football Playoff officials by May 27.