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  • Vikings, Wells Fargo Hope to Skirt Stadium Signage Trial

    by Rochelle Olson May 2016

    The Minnesota Vikings and Wells Fargo both want a judge to rule on their behalf before a federal trial on whether the bank's rooftop signs in Minneapolis "photo-bomb" the image of the new U.S. Bank Stadium.

  • VCU Could Revive Richmond Baseball Stadium Talks

    by Michael Paul Williams May 2016

    Only the foolish would embrace optimism in the face of so many failures to build a stadium to replace The Diamond. But this latest proposal, lean as it is on details, has a new player with the look of a game-changer: Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Proposed Stadium Concerns State Park Group

    by Kate Ramunni May 2016

    The prospect of an athletic stadium nearly across the street from Sleeping Giant State Park has raised concerns of the Sleeping Giant Park Association. Representatives from the association voiced those concerns last week at the start of the public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Quinnipiac University's application for the reconstruction of two existing fields and the construction of stadium seating, as well as locker facilities, around the fields.

  • WVU Coliseum Closed for Possible Asbestos

    by Pittsburgh Tribune Review May 2016

    West Virginia University Environmental Health and Safety director John Principe said the WVU Coliseum was closed Friday after workers found possible asbestos. Principe said the material is being assessed, and he hoped to have the results by the end of the day Saturday.

  • Miami Shows New Stadium Doesn't Always Yield Results

    by Christopher O'Donnell May 2016

    The $640 million Marlins Park was supposed to usher in a new era for the Marlins, boosting attendances and revenues to make the team more competitive. But after an initial burst of interest, the team's attendances remain one of the lowest in Major League Baseball and the stadium serves as an expensive lesson to team like the Tampa Bay Rays that a new ballpark is not a panacea for every problem.

  • Neyland Upgrade Could Include Downsized Capacity

    by Mike Strange May 2016

    The renovation will come with a terrific cost. Not all of it is necessarily payable in dollars. Some day when the ribbon is cut, the new-look Neyland Stadium will likely have shrunk. As in fewer seats.

  • High School Plans $4.2M Stadium Renovation

    by Tim Gross May 2016

    Over the course of its 55 years, Rossmere Stadium Athletic Complex has hosted graduations, field days and football games for the Lancaster Catholic community. Saturday, renovations to the Crusaders' stadium in Lancaster were announced as the centerpiece of a $4.2 million capital campaign by the school at its spring Purple and Gold Gala at Lancaster Country Club. The plans include raising an estimated $1.2 million for a synthetic field and stadium lights, $650,000 to replace all of the stadium's bleachers and $525,000 for new track and field facilities, said Kristopher Nolt, the school's public relations manager.

  • Raiders Owner Makes Pitch to Las Vegas

    by Dayton Daily News April 2016

    Mark Davis said Raiders could move to Nevada in 2020. Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said Thursday he wants to move the franchise to Las Vegas to play in a proposed $1.3 billion domed stadium.

  • Texas A&M OKs $68M for New Track, Softball Stadiums

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The Texas A&M Board of Regents approved new stadiums for the track and field and softball teams Wednesday that will cost a combined $68 million.

  • $4.3M in Player-Friendly Upgrades Coming to Hockey Arena

    by Brian Johnson April 2016

    Mariucci Arena hasn’t yet seen its 23rd birthday, but University of Minnesota athletics officials say the home of men’s hockey has fallen behind peer venues when it comes to player-friendly features. That’s part of the impetus for a privately funded $4.3 million project that will expand and improve locker, equipment and training areas, and add a team lounge and video room to the 10,000-seat arena at 1901 Fourth St. SE on the U of M’s East Bank. The site is being prepped for construction, which is expected to wrap up by September. The arena’s new team area will almost double in size from the existing 6,248 square feet to nearly 12,000 square feet, the U of M said.