Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Plan Commission OKs Blackhawks Practice Facility
by Fran Spielman January 2016
The old Malcolm X College will be demolished to make way for a Blackhawks practice facility and a $500 million "academic village" for Rush University Medical Center that includes a dormitory for 300 students. The Chicago Plan Commission made certain of it Thursday by approving both projects, which will share the 11-acre site at 1900 W. Van Buren. Four acres will go to the Blackhawks. Seven acres are set aside for Rush.
- Rams Season-Ticket Deposits Top 45,000 in 48 Hours
by Rich Hammond January 2016
If the initial days of season-ticket deposits are any indication, the Rams might have a full Coliseum this fall.
- NFL to London? Team Could Relocate by 2022
by Jason Scott January 2016
Now that the Rams have packed their bags for Los Angeles, NFL owners may have a new city to use as leverage when trying to secure new stadium deals: London.
- Abeline Christian to Break Ground on Stadium in February
by Abilene Reporter-News January 2016
Abilene Christian will break ground on its new on-campus football stadium at 11 a.m. Feb. 19, the school’s president, Dr. Phil Schubert, announced Wednesday in a news release.
- Opinion: If Chargers Relocate, They'll Be Second Best
by Jeff Miller January 2016
So the Chargers now face the choice of staying in a place where they are beloved or moving to a place where they would have to rally - fourth-quarter, two-minute-drill style - just to be be liked. And, when pondering this particular team's ability to rally, remember that the Chargers finished 4-12 this season and, since Sept. 21, 2014, have beaten exactly one team with a winning record.
- Richmond Residents Support Ballpark Plans
by Ned Oliver January 2016
At the first public meeting to discuss how the city of Richmond should develop the 60 acres of land it owns on the Boulevard, every resident who spoke agreed that a stadium should remain on the property. As the meeting concluded Tuesday, a participant called for a show of hands to see who supported and who opposed including a stadium as part of a new development there. In the crowd of about 200, one person raised his hand to indicate opposition while nearly everyone else indicated support.
- Opinion: New Spring Training Stadium Belongs Downtown
by Palm Beach Post January 2016
I am shaking my head over the foolish choice of location for the new spring training baseball stadium (on a former landfill south of 45th Street, between Military Trail and Haverhill Road, in West Palm Beach). Where this stadium belongs is right downtown, allowing for a complete big-city baseball experience.
- Rams Already Hot Ticket in Los Angeles
by Rich Hammond January 2016
The Rams' first preseason game at the Coliseum isn't for another seven months, but fans already have started lining up to see them, at least in a virtual manner. Monday morning opened the period in which fans can pay an online deposit of $100 and be placed on a waiting list for 2016 season tickets. The Rams said they received more than 8,000 deposits within the first hour, but declined to give an updated total late Monday afternoon. "We never planned to release that," said Jake Bye, the Rams' vice president of ticket sales and premium seating. "It's not our plan to get into a numbers game. We're more than thrilled with the response. We had a feeling there was passion and enthusiasm, and today was just another example of that."
- Opinion: MLB Should Give Rays Financial Help
by The Tampa Tribune January 2016
Finding the ideal spot for the Tampa Bay Rays' new baseball stadium isn't the biggest priority for now. They'll find the right location, whether that's in downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg, or someplace in-between. But then what?
- Florida Stadium Proposals Face Legislative Battle
by Jim Turner January 2016
It's still early in the legislative session, but the four entities seeking millions of dollars from the state for stadium improvements may again have a tough time getting off the bench.