• Year-Old Ice Rink's Revenues Well Below Forecasts

    by SCOTT TAYLOR, Staff Writer December 2014

    Howard Kroll, Auburn's interim city manager, said he and new ice rink manager Tim Holden are scheduled to discuss Norway Savings Bank Arena's financials with city councilors at a Dec. 15 meeting.

  • Wrigley Signage Tweaks Could Bring $75M Tax Credit

    by FRAN SPIELMAN. City Hall Reporter. BY CHRIS FUSCO. Staff Reporter December 2014

    The Cubs have agreed to drop one of seven new outfield signs at a renovated Wrigley Field, swap the location of two signs and reduce the size of a video board to qualify for a federal tax credit that could be worth up to $75 million.

  • Sports Complex Advances after Some Artful Dickering

    by MIKE SALINERO; Tribune staff December 2014

    Political science students could have gotten a glimpse of old-fashioned ward politics if they had attended Wednesday's Hillsborough County Commission meeting.

  • Stadium's $1.5M Switch from Baseball to Soccer Begins

    by STEVEN GIRARDI Tribune staff December 2014

    The $1.5 million R&R project at Al Lang Stadium is underway as the Tampa Bay Rowdies continue to transform the longtime baseball field into a more suitable soccer venue.

  • Pens' $440M Arena Redevelopment OK'd — with Strings

    by TOM FONTAINE December 2014

    The redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site advanced with strings attached Tuesday as city planners approved the team's preliminary plan to breathe life into what is now a sea of parking spaces.

  • Falcons Stadium Cost Jumps $200M, Hits $1.4B

    by Tim Tucker, Leon Stafford December 2014

    The cost of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium has jumped to $1.4 billion, which will make it the second most expensive NFL stadium ever built. The Falcons on Tuesday unveiled their latest --- and last, they vowed --- budget for the retractable-roof downtown stadium, showing a $200 million increase from their previous estimate. The team attributed the hike largely to more detailed plans and rising material and labor costs. The increase won't affect the amount of taxpayer money that goes into the project, leading the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board to approve the new budget by a vote of 13-1. But the higher cost raised questions at Tuesday's authority meeting. Dissenting board member Taz Anderson wondered how much the Falcons will attempt to pass along to fans through the planned sale next year of personal seat licenses.

  • Target Field Could See Retail Space Replaced by Bar

    by ROCHELLE OLSON; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) December 2014

    The Twins want to pump $2.5 million into Target Field to create a new "destination bar" and an expanded event space before the April 13 Opening Day for the 2015 season.

  • Pizza Startup Serves UNM $5M for Pit Naming Rights


    There is no question the Pit is an iconic slice of history for thousands of sports fans in and around Albuquerque.

  • Lucas Oil Stadium Repairs Will Cost Millions

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    When $720 million Lucas Oil Stadium opened in downtown Indianapolis in 2008 it was praised for its airy design and luxurious amenities.

  • Colorado State President Backs New On-Campus Stadium

    by The Gazette December 2014

    Colorado State University's president recommended Saturday that the school build a new sports stadium on campus instead of renovating the existing football arena.