Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Vikings' New Practice Facility Impresses
by Sid Hartman May 2017
Vikings staff have been touting the impressive nature of their new practice facility and team headquarters, and it's easy to see why. They will have four outdoor practice fields, a 6,000-seat stadium that can expand to 10,000 seats and new administrative offices.
- Martha’s Vineyard School Officials Choose Grass Fields
by Courtney Cameron May 2017
After a year of heated community debate, which drew large crowds in public forums and at least one threatened lawsuit, the Martha’s Vineyard High School Committee has voted unanimously to endorse a proposal to repair the district’s deteriorating athletic fields with natural grass.
- Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing at Wrigley
by Paul Steinbach May 2017
An autopsy is scheduled today for a fan who fell over a railing Tuesday night at Wrigley Field and died Wednesday afternoon.
- HS Stadium Build Behind, Still Aims for Season
by Joe Sirera May 2017
H.M. Kern Corp. of Greensboro, the project's general contractor, must complete the work by Aug. 16 to avoid a $3,000 per day penalty under the terms of its contract with Guilford County Schools.
- Minor League Stadium Plan Support, Obstacles Remain
by Telegram & Gazette May 2017
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo supports the proposal from the city of Pawtucket and the PawSox to finance a new baseball stadium because the deal seems to “pay for itself.”
- Paris Hopes New President Can Lure '24 Olympics to City
by Samuel Petrequin May 2017
Paris Paris bid leaders want to capitalize on the sense of optimism surrounding new President Emmanuel Macron to beat Los Angeles and secure the Olympic Games in 2024 — not 2028.
- General Contractor Named for Dayton Arena Upgrade
by Will Garbe May 2017
Pre-construction preparations for University of Dayton's arena renovation project are already underway, and heavy work will begin in about two weeks.
- Atlanta United Soccer Facility Fuels Area Development
by Meris Lutz May 2017
The city of Marietta is preparing to spend another $5.8 million on the redevelopment of Franklin Gateway, a transitional neighborhood where Atlanta United opened a state-of-the-art training facility last month. City Council approved the purchase of a 7-acre shopping center at the corner of Franklin Gateway and South Marietta Parkway last month and expects to finalize the sale in June, said city spokesperson Lindsey Wiles. The city and property owners came to an agreement on the price tag without commissioning an appraisal. In 2017, the property was assessed at $4.4 million by the Cobb Board of Tax Assessors.
- UNM Donor Seeks Feedback on Naming Rights, Signage
by Geoff Grammer May 2017
Two days after it was announced the owner of Dreamstyle Remodeling would pledge $10 million to the University of New Mexico, and $9 million to athletics, in exchange for, among other perks, naming rights to the football stadium and basketball arena, the votes starting coming in.
- Los Angeles Makes Strong Impression on IOC
by Rachel Axon May 2017
After a visit to evaluate Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee's commission couldn't pick one adjective to describe the proposed venues.