• With St. Louis Paying Off Dome, Senator Taking Action

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

    The Rams’ move from St. Louis to Los Angeles is now official, but there’s still $144 million worth of baggage for which their former home is still on the hook. One senator is trying to prevent that from happening again.

  • Six Fans Arrested at Bengals-Steelers Playoff Game

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

    Saturday night’s AFC wild-card playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals was hotly contested, as two costly Bengals penalties helped the Steelers to an 18-16 win.

    The action off the field at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium was just as intense, as six people — three Steelers fans and three Bengals fans — were arrested at the game, according to multiple media reports.

  • Construction Begins in LA for Possible Rams Stadium

    by Stuart Goldman December 2015

    Stadium plans and designs of future football stadiums in Los Angeles have come and gone in the last 21 years since the city last had an NFL team. Plans have intensified this past year as reports of teams relocating to Los Angeles have gained steam.

    We now have the first evidence of a possible future stadium under construction. After requests from the Los Angeles Times, the developers of a proposed stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif.,  gave its reporters a tour of the construction’s initial stages. The Times published images and a video of the site on Wednesday.

  • Japan Gets Sneak Peek of Olympic Facility Proposals

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    Design proposals by two groups competing for a lucrative contract to build a stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were revealed today.

    The Japan Sports Council released the designs today. View them here.

  • Maryland Considering Changing Name of Stadium

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    Wallace Loh, the president of the University of Maryland, announced on Monday that he was recommending renaming Byrd Stadium, home of the school’s football team.

  • Poor Field Leads to U.S. Women’s Soccer Cancellation

    by Stuart Goldman December 2015

    Late Saturday night, U.S. Soccer canceled Sunday’s friendly between the U.S. women’s national team and Trinidad and Tobago at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu after the synthetic turf field was deemed unplayable.

  • ABC 2015: In the Shadow of the Valley of Death

    by Paul Steinbach November 2015

    Louisiana State University treated 60 Athletic Business Conference & Expo attendees to an all-access tour of the Baton Rouge campus’s expanding recreation and athletics facilities Wednesday, culminating in a ground-level view inside Tiger Stadium, known by local fans and visiting SEC rivals alike as Death Valley. 

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    by AB Staff November 2015

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  • Mayor Disregards Private Sponsorship of KeyArena

    by November 2015

    M.T Phoenix LLC, a New Mexico-based real-estate company, has expressed interest in modernizing and funding renovations to Seattle’s KeyArena, the former home of the Seattle Supersonics.

  • Jaguars, City Propose $90 Million EverBank Field Project

    by Stuart Goldman November 2015

    EverBank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, may be best known for its recent addition of cabanas on the south end of the stadium.

    Now if Jaguars owner Shad Khan and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry get their way, the stadium will have more additions and upgrades in time for next season.

    On Wednesday, Curry submitted a plan to the Jacksonville City Council for a $90 million project that includes a new 5,000-seat amphitheater outside the south end of the stadium. The plan also calls for a new indoor facility (outside the stadium) for the Jaguars and remodeled club seating.

    Related: VIDEO: Jaguars Debut World's Largest Video Boards

    Khan would foot $45 million of the project, with the other $45 million coming from the city in the form of hotel bed tax money, which according to reports cannot be spent on basic city services such as police and fire protection. It’s a similar arrangement from the $63 million project between the Jaguars and the city two years ago, in which Khan put $20 million toward a deal to build a 42,000-square-foot fan zone with swimming pools and two jumbo scoreboards. The city of Jacksonville agreed to spend $43 million for that project in hotel bed tax money.

    “I’m sincere in my commitment to Jacksonville and am extremely optimistic that we’re moving in the right direction, on and off the field,” Khan said in a statement. “We can never stand still, however. We can never underestimate the importance of exploring all means possible to strengthen the future of the Jaguars here in Jacksonville.”

    The Jaguars already are giving up a home game every season to play one game in London’s Wembley Stadium through 2020. EverBank Field also is home to college football’s annual Georgia-Florida game and the TaxSlayer Bowl (formerly the Gator Bowl). City officials hope EverBank Field will be considered as part of the rotation for the College Football Playoff.

    The city council could vote on the plan as early as Dec. 8. If approved, construction would begin in January. The upgrades are expected to be completed by next July.

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