• Utah State Debuts Stadium Improvements

    by Jeff Hunter September 2016

    A couple of hours prior to the kickoff of Thursday's game between Weber State and Utah State, the Aggies held a brief ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the new West Stadium Center at Maverik Stadium. Under the direction of Utah State athletic director John Hartwell, outgoing USU President Stan Albrecht cut a ribbon pulled across the southwest entrance of the five-story, $36 million structure.

  • Hard Rock Stadium Impresses Fans

    by Tom D'Angelo September 2016

    The stadium turns 30 years old this year but on Thursday the Dolphins debuted a $500 million makeover, complete with a canopy that will protect most fans from the elements. It also has four new HD video replay boards that total 22,400 square feet.

  • Roof Keeps Rain Out, Noise In at U.S. Open

    by Dayton Daily News September 2016

    When heavy rain began pelting the closed roof atop Arthur Ashe Stadium, Andy Murray couldn't pick up the usual sounds of a tennis match. Most important, he said, the thwack of a ball coming off his opponent's racket strings - or his own, for that matter - was completely indiscernible during Murray's 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 second-round victory over Marcel Granollers at the U.S. Open on Thursday.

  • Virginia Governor Makes Pitch for NFL Stadium

    by Michael Phillips September 2016

    At an event celebrating the Washington Redskins, it was Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe who stole the show on Wednesday. He did it first with a bold pronouncement, that the Redskins "are going to win the Super Bowl this year." He followed that up with some less-than-subtle courting of the team, which is looking for a site to build a new stadium.

  • Lawsuit: Unfair to Use LA Police as Stadium Security

    by Dakota Smith September 2016

    The battle over who should pay for security costs at Los Angeles Rams games escalated Wednesday as the city of Los Angeles was hit with a lawsuit over the use of police officers at National Football League events. Former Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine and Hollywood resident James Bibeau filed a taxpayer lawsuit against the city and Police Chief Charlie Beck in Los Angeles Superior Court that alleges unauthorized use of Los Angeles Police Department resources at Rams games. The LAPD isn't being compensated for security at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the department is too short-staffed to provide

  • Falcons Ink $850M Financing Package for New Stadium

    by Tim Tucker August 2016

    The Falcons organization has closed on $850 million in permanent financing for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, team officials said Monday. The financing from Bank of America, SunTrust Banks and 18 institutional investors converts construction loans to long-term financing about a year earlier than the team had projected, according to Falcons executive vice president and chief financial officer Greg Beadles.

  • Citadel Considering Major Stadium Overhaul

    by August 2016

    The Citadel is considering tearing down the visitors side at Johnson Hagood Stadium and expects to make a decision by the end of the week, athletic director Jim Senter said Monday. Flaking lead paint, a health hazard, was discovered on the east side of the 21,000-seat stadium over the summer, and fans were not allowed to sit on that side during the Sertoma Football Classic earlier this month. With the Bulldogs home opener against Furman looming on Sept. 10, a decision on a way forward must be made soon, Senter said Monday after a meeting of the Board of Visitors operations and risk management committee.

  • Ashe Stadium Roof Could Impact Court Conditions

    by Rachel Cohen August 2016

    The U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe Stadium is now covered by a retractable roof. And based on his experiences at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, which each already have one, the 12-time major champ expects more humid conditions once the panels slide shut - which make for a slower court.

  • Vikings Get First Look at New Stadium

    by Dave Campbell August 2016

    Even for experienced NFL players accustomed to the biggest and brightest amenities, the first time on the field was quite the sight. Especially the huge screen that will be staring straight at them whenever they're facing west.

  • Opinion: Vegas No Longer Taboo as Pro Sports Town

    by John Smallwood August 2016

    As far as being a welcomed site for a professional sports league, Las Vegas got out of the penalty box in June, when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the mecca of gambling in America was granted an expansion franchise that would begin play in the 2017-18 season. Except for the 1982-83 NBA season when the Utah Jazz played 11 games there, Sin City had always been left on the outside looking in when it came to consideration from the "Big Four" professional leagues.