• Bill Would Keep 'Mile High' in Broncos' Stadium Name

    by Joey Bunch April 2016

    A bipartisan bill introduced into the Colorado legislature Tuesday afternoon would ensure the name "Mile High" lives on forever, regardless of other naming deals for the Denver Broncos' stadium.

  • Stadiums Catching Up on Foul-Ball Safety Front

    by April 2016

    A 2014 study by Bloomberg News found that about 1,750 people per year are injured by foul balls at Major League Baseball games. Studies show that there are about 46 foul balls per MLB game, and one estimate says that more than 50,000 foul balls go into the seats at MLB games each year.

  • Youth Football Organization Mulls Small Florida Stadium

    by Brent Batten April 2016

    The latest big idea for sports tourism in Collier County involves thinking small. All American Games, the outfit that puts on the Football University National Championship tournament for middle school players, is floating an idea for a stadium in Collier County to serve as the permanent home for the event. What Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is to Little League Baseball and Portland, Oregon, is to Little League softball, Naples would be to youth football, in the vision laid out by Doug Berman, president of the company.

  • City of Akron Wants Decaying Stadium Demolished

    by Rick Armon April 2016

    Nearly three years after a Canton company bought the Rubber Bowl with grandiose plans to breathe new life into it, the former University of Akron football stadium remains vacant and decaying.

  • Penn State Leaning Toward Stadium Renovation

    by Mike Gross April 2016

    Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour admitted a final decision hasn't been made, but, she said, "it's very, very clear to me from the analysis that's been done ... that renovation is the direction that we need to head in."

  • San Diego Chargers Unveil Drawings for New Stadium

    by Stuart Goldman April 2016

    The San Diego Chargers, who were in serious negotiations to relocate to Los Angeles with the Oakland Raiders and share a stadium, released renderings of a proposed $1.8 billion stadium and convention center expansion in San Diego.

  • Old Dominion Rejects Unsolicited Stadium Proposal

    by Harry Minium April 2016

    Old Dominion University has rejected Stephen Ballard's proposal to build a 25,000-seat football stadium without reviewing his unsolicited bid, saying the timing isn't right for such a public-private venture.

  • New Bucks, Vikings Stadiums Tacking on Extra Costs

    by Alex Zank April 2016

    Just days after Bucks officials announced an increase in the estimated cost of the team's new arena in downtown Milwaukee, the price tag for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Minneapolis is likewise rising. An expert on large-scale sports projects said such cost overruns should come as no surprise. Announcing last week that construction should start on the Bucks' new arena on June 18, team president Peter Feigin acknowledged for the first time that the original estimated budget was likely set too low. The arena is now expected to come in at $524 million, up from $500 million.

  • Richmond Leaders Discuss Downtown Baseball Stadium

    by Ned Oliver April 2016

    With 150 Richmond-area civic leaders gathered in a San Diego conference room Wednesday, it took less than an hour for discussion to turn to a downtown baseball stadium. San Diego's Petco Park is by no means the focus of ChamberRVA's annual InterCity visit, which began in earnest Wednesday. But speakers addressing Richmond-area leaders hoping to learn from the Southern California city repeatedly cited the early 2000s development as instrumental to transforming the city's Gaslamp Quarter into a thriving entertainment and tourist district. "This area in the '50s through the '70s really became a sailor's paradise, and I don't mean that in a good way," said David N. Graham, the city's deputy chief operating officer.

  • $40M Deal will Keep Yankees Spring Training in Tampa

    by Mike Salinero April 2016

    The New York Yankees, one of the world's most valuable sports franchises, will continue playing their spring training games in Tampa for the next 30 years. Hillsborough County commissioners approved a new lease agreement with the team on Wednesday that will finance $40 million in upgrades to George M. Steinbrenner Field and keep the team here until 2046