Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Georgia Dome Liquidates Contents Ahead of Demolition
by Tim Tucker February 2017
A St. Louis-based company has been hired to sell various pieces of the Dome that aren't slated for reuse: seats, lockers, signs, pieces of artificial turf, furniture from the suites, you name it.
- Transforming Heinz Field to a Hockey Venue
by Chris Adamski February 2017
Heinz Field typically lies dormant in mid-February. Not this year -- not with the Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers scheduled to play there Feb. 25.
- Midwestern State Weighs Stadium Project, Budget
by Lana Sweeten-Shults February 2017
"We have started to try to identify potential donors for a stadium," MSU President Suzanne Shipley said at the university's board of regents meeting Thursday. "It's right there in the forefront of our planning."
- Post-Olympics Rio Resembles Ghost Town
by Stephen Wade February 2017
Six months after South America's first games, the floodgates have burst. Rio organizers still owe creditors about $40 million. Four of the new arenas in the main Olympic Park have failed to find private-sector management, and ownership has passed to the federal government.
- Va. Beach Arena Developers Confident over Deadline
by Butch Maier February 2017
In an email sent exclusively to Inside Business on Feb. 2, United States Management Chief Executive Officer Andrea Kilmer and USM Chief Financial Officer Valerie Wilkinson said they "intend to meet the March 8 deadline" for a loan commitment for the proposed $210 million, 18,000-seat sports and entertainment arena.
- Old Dominion Stadium Plans Well Received by Assembly
by Harry Minium February 2017
ODU proposed in June that it would demolish the 80-year-old east and side stands and replace them with modern seating. The $55 million project would expand seating capacity to 22,130 and would be done without raising student fees.
- Georgia State to Host 6 Games at Renamed Turner Field
by Atlanta Journal-Constitution February 2017
Georgia State announced its season opener for the 2017 football season, which will be the Panthers' first game in the facility soon to be formerly known as Turner Field.
- Bucks to Start D-League Franchise in Oshkosh, Wis.
by Telegraph Herald February 2017
The Bucks will become the 20th NBA club to own and operate a D-League franchise as the minor league grows to a record 25 teams next season.
- Minor League Team Coming to Little Caesars Arena?
by Bill Shea February 2017
The Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons eventually could have company at Little Caesars Arena in the form of a minor league sports team. Adding a third team remains a few years away, but it represents an opportunity for smaller businesses to spend marketing dollars inside the new arena they otherwise couldn't afford to pay with the major league teams. It's a difference of thousands versus millions. The Wings and Pistons are to begin play at the $635 million arena in September, but it would be at least three or more years before the venue and its management could realistically consider more teams in the building, said Tom Wilson, president of Olympia Entertainment. Olympia will handle scheduling at the new arena. For a couple of years, all attention will be on the complex task of moving two major league franchises into a brand-new 20,000-seat building, and scheduling concerts and other events jockeying to use the state-of-the-art facility, Wilson said.
- Chargers' Move Will Be Months-Long Process
by Jack Wang February 2017
They will practice in Costa Mesa and play at Carson's StubHub Center, which for the next two seasons will serve as the NFL's smallest stadium. And Los Angeles, which has a reputation as a fairweather sports town, will have yet another entertainment option.