Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Seating Strategy Overhaul to Improve Fan Experience
by Daniel Allar, Evansville Courier & Press June 2015
University of Evansville will look to improve the atmosphere at home contests by blocking off the balcony and end zones of the Ford Center unless ticket sales demand otherwise.
The AB Extra: June 12
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
This week's AB Extra features a smelly situation at Dodger Stadium, an NFL football star with plans to become a chicken farmer following his retirement, and the emergence of virtual reality technology in both football and general exercise.
Glendale Terminates Lease with Arizona Coyotes
by The Orange County Register June 2015
The Glendale (Ariz.) City Council has voted to end an arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, thrusting the franchise's future further into doubt.
Nationwide Arena May Lose 2014-15 Profits Next Year
by Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch June 2015
Nationwide Arena should end its fiscal year in the black even after the management company that oversees it uses operating funds for arena upkeep.
Bucks Arena Naming Rights Could Fetch $4M Per Year
by TOM DAYKIN, firstname.lastname@example.org Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2015
The proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena is far from a sure thing, with its $250 million public funding plan yet to undergo votes by the Wisconsin Legislature and Milwaukee Common Council.
Schools Using Sod from Neyland Stadium on Fields
by Chris Thomas, Knoxville News-Sentinel June 2015
It’s not exactly a makeover. But a handful of Rockwood High School’s athletic facilities are receiving face lifts after the school acquired truckloads of Tennessee football’s recently removed playing surface from inside Neyland Stadium.
Budweiser Lounge at Allstate Arena Gets Approval
by Chicago Daily Herald June 2015
Rosemont trustees approved contracts for the construction of a Budweiser Lounge expected to open at the Allstate Arena before the end of the summer.
In the Winning Tradition
by Pamela D. Scott June 2015
This article originally appeared in the September 1990 issue of Athletic Business.
Today’s stadiums need to provide the ultimate in comfort and a diverse variety of amenities to achieve the winning tradition.
Casino Tax Money Fails to Fund Arena Upkeep
by Rick Rouan, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH June 2015
A fund meant to buy new seats or replace the roof at Nationwide Arena already is running dry three years after the city and county agreed to use casino tax money to buy and operate the arena.
Dodgers Prospect Blames MiLB Stadium for Slump
by JP Hoornstra June 2015
Observers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark have pointed to a pair of hotels that were recently constructed in downtown Oklahoma City, just beyond the left- field wall, for suppressing hitting totals.