Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Stalled Baseball Stadium Project May Get New Push
by GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond TimesDispatch January 2015
More than a year after the unveiling of the Shockoe Bottom ballpark plan, the red hearts on some of the 'Loving RVA' pro-ballpark stickers still visible around Richmond have faded to a dull pink. But there are several signs that passions over Richmond's distinctly political pastime may stir again in 2015.
Opinion: Don't Shut Public Out of Stadium Dealings
by Steve Banko January 2015
The Buffalo Common Council recently took up the issue of stadium siting at one of its meetings and voted to favor a city site if a new facility is built. While that's all well and good, there is a significantly more pressing item that should be on everyone's agenda if and when talks move into a serious phase.
Opinion: Stadium Squeezed for Value of Name
by Chris Anderson December 2014
Tropicana Field -- or "The World's Largest Pinball Machine" as Hall of Famer Wade Boggs once called it -- has been branded as an antiquated eyesore most baseball purists revile and national media members despise.
2014 College Facility Playoff: The Winner Is...
by AB Staff December 2014
Congratulations to Neyland Stadium, winner of the 2014 College Facility Playoff. The iconic home of the Tennessee Volunteers takes home the crown after amassing more than 80,000 votes over the course of the playoff.
Video: West Side of Texas A&M's Kyle Field Imploded
by Michael Gaio December 2014
As part of an ongoing renovation to Texas A&M's Kyle Field, the entire west side of the stadium was imploded on Saturday. A small crowd gathered to watch the implosion and cheered as the structure fell.
Parks Director Glad 'Back Yard' Spared in Stadium Hunt
by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer December 2014
Before he took charge of Palm Beach County's parks system, Eric Call once carried bats for Hank Aaron and threw a fastball that attracted Major League Baseball scouts to his games at John I. Leonard High School. The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees drafted Call in separate draft classes that included future stars Tony Gwynn, Mark McGwire and Don Mattingly. But an injury ended his budding baseball career before it ever got started. More than 30 years later, Call had a chance this year to get close again to the game he loves.
Mass Transit Upgrades Key to Braves Stadium Success
by Mark Arum; for the AJC December 2014
Set to open in 2017, SunTrust Park should be a state of the art live-work-play facility with more options for patrons than Turner Field could ever dream of offering.
Stadium Deals Mean No Move to L.A. for NFL in 2015
by Scott M. Reid, staff writer, The Orange County Register December 2014
While the NFL is closer to returning to the Los Angeles-Orange County market than at any point since the Rams and Raiders left Southern California 20 years ago this week, 11th-hour stadium talks in St. Louis and Oakland have all but eliminated any chance of NFL games being played in the nation's second-largest market in 2015, according to NFL officials, sports business officials and persons familiar with negotiations in four markets.
Local Firm to Fill Reds' Ballpark with Improved Seats
by Eric Schwartzberg December 2014
Fritz Borke, President, Borke Mold Specialists, points out the flaws in the failing seats at Great American Ballpark. Borke reverse engineered sturdier seats for the Reds' ballpark.
2014 College Facility Playoff: Championship
by AB Staff December 2014
Athletic Business' search for our readers' favorite college football stadium has reached the championship round.