Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Sabres Want Role in Arena Upgrade Plans
by John Vogl June 2016
The arena in Rochester needs major improvements, according to the Buffalo Sabres, and they want a larger say in making the building better. As owners of the Rochester Americans, the Sabres are the primary tenants in Blue Cross Arena. They don't believe the building is suitable for hosting even an NHL preseason game, so they canceled plans to hold one there, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
- Baseball Team G.M. Defends Second Amendment Night
by Stuart Goldman June 2016
The general manager of a college wood-bat summer league team in Michigan is defending a recent gun safety and Second Amendment education night but has not decided whether to hold the promotion again next year.
- County to Evaluate Braves Spring Training Proposal
by Laura Layden June 2016
Collier County is still in the game. On Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to continue talks with the Atlanta Braves. County staff have the go-ahead to evaluate the opportunity to bring the team here for spring training and to report back to the board.
- Minor League Stadium Talk Resurfaces
by Brent Briggeman June 2016
Colorado Springs may not be finished with talks of a downtown baseball stadium. Addressing the City Council on Tuesday, Mayor John Suthers said Sky Sox owner Dave Elmore indicated he would consider moving a Class- A team to the city, but only to a downtown stadium.
- Developers to Make $200M Arena Pitch to Va. Beach
by Alissa Skelton June 2016
Today, the private company chosen to build the $200 million venue will update the City Council on its progress and will announce a new source of financing for the project.
- Bills Prez: Team Will Take Slow Stadium Approach
by Vic Carucci June 2016
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and league owners can do all of the nudging and cajoling they want through the media. The Buffalo Bills are going to continue to take their sweet time when it comes to addressing when, where, or even whether they'll build a new stadium.
- Clemson Hoops Arena to Boast Many Improvements
by Dan Hope June 2016
When Littlejohn Coliseum reopens for the Clemson men’s and women’s basketball teams this fall, it will be different in many ways than when the Tigers last played there more than a year ago. Littlejohn, which originally opened in 1968, has been under renovation since May 2015. The project forced the Clemson men to play off-campus last season, at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, while the women played in the smaller Jervey Gym facility. Clemson expects the more than a year of work to be worth it.
- Yankees, StubHub Reach Ticketing Agreement
by Neil Best June 2016
The Yankees and StubHub announced a truce Monday in their long-running feud over the resale of Yankees tickets, in the form of what team president Randy Levine called a "landmark partnership" that will run through 2022. Effective July 15, when the Red Sox visit on the day after the All-Star break, StubHub will become the official fan-to-fan resale vendor of the Yankees, replacing the Yankees Ticket Exchange, which is run by Ticketmaster.
- HS to Use $25K Donation for New Scoreboard, Field
by Madhu Krishnamurthy June 2016
Bartlett High School will be able to get a new stadium scoreboard thanks, in part, to a $25,000 donation from the Bartlett Rotary Club. The money will go to the Bartlett High School Booster Club, which has been raising funds for five years to build an athletic activity complex at the 19-year-old school so its students would no longer have to share facilities with Streamwood High School.
- Plan: $750M from Taxpayers for Raiders Stadium
by Portland Press Herald June 2016
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson wants Las Vegas to ante up the biggest subsidy in professional football history to lure the Oakland Raiders to the gambling mecca. The chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's largest casino company, teamed up with developer Majestic Realty Co. to propose a 65,000-seat domed stadium for the National Football League team. A committee of government leaders and casino executives met Thursday to review the plan, which would raise $750 million for the coliseum with a new tax on hotel stays.