Facilities: Stadium & Arena
The AB Extra: July 10
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
This week's AB Extra features the world's first sliding field at a new stadium in London, a high school that's getting creative in solving a rodent problem and a Texas-shaped pool that's fighting to become a historical landmark.
Vikings Stadium Will Include $7M Pedestrian Bridge
by Janet Moore, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) July 2015
The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday approved a $7 million pedestrian bridge near the new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. The new plan is more expensive than a previous one priced at $6 million, but it includes the Vikings paying for half of the construction cost, up to $3.5 million.
Pan Am & Parapan Am Games Kick Off This Weekend
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
The 2015 Pan Am Games are slated to take place July 10-26 in Toronto, followed by the Parapan Am Games, which run August 7-15. The Games will bring thousands of athletes, spectators and volunteers to Toronto and the surrounding area for a variety of summer sporting events. Between the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, 57 different sports will be played over the course of the three weeks that the Games take place. The city of Toronto hopes that the Games will have a positive impact on the area and leave a lasting legacy far after they end. Here are some of the highlights associated with the Games:
In the Winning Tradition
by Pamela D. Scott July 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.
Hockey Team's Arena Lease Full of Stipulations
by Luke Ranker, Topeka Capital-Journal (Kansas) July 2015
After nearly four months of often stalled negotiations among Shawnee County, the Topeka RoadRunners and the Kansas Expocentre, a proposed lease agreement is finally available.
Race On to Open Astros/Nats Spring Stadium by 2017
by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post (Florida) July 2015
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane likes to point out that he was able to purchase the Major League Baseball team a few years ago because of his companies' success in the overnight delivery business.
Ice Arena First, Sports Tourism Second for New GM
by Scott Taylor, Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) July 2015
For now, Marc Gosselin has one new title -- general manager of the Norway Savings Bank Arena. Marc Gosselin, general manager of Auburn's Norway Savings Bank Arena, said his first goal is to make the dual-surface rink operate in the black.
Coliseum to Sell 8,400 44-Year-Old Seats at $20 Each
by Matt Chittum, The Roanoke Times (Virginia) July 2015
Remember when you smooched your sweetheart for the first time during that Doobie Brothers concert at the Roanoke Civic Center in '78, snuggled up in those handsome, harvest gold seats near the top of section 26?
NBA Will Move Team Without Arena Deal, Bucks Say
by Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2015
If the Milwaukee Bucks don't get a proposed $500 million arena, the National Basketball Association will force a sale of the team and move the franchise to Seattle or Las Vegas, the team's president told lawmakers Monday.
Fall from Soldier Field Railing Critically Injures Man
by Jordan Owen, Chicago Sun-Times July 2015
A man was critically injured in a fall at Soldier Field during the Grateful Dead concert Sunday night. The 41-year-old man was sitting on a railing inside the stadium at 1419 Museum Campus Dr. when he fell between 20 and 25 feet onto the ground about 9 p.m., according to Chicago Police.