• Influencing a Recruit: 5 Keys to a Competitive Brand (Sponsored)

    by John Hamari, Facility Source August 2016

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    One or two key recruits can change a program, and in this competitive "arms race" between universities, it is wise to try to gain every advantage afforded you. Creating a remarkable, well-designed space that represents your brand is one way to gain an advantage and engage a recruit. If done right, this advantage can not only sway recruits, but donors, players, fans and alumni. Adding one or two additional supporters in each of these key areas can give you an edge.

  • HS Football Team Looks Forward to New Stadium Debut

    by Marc Pendleton August 2016

    The early enthusiasm is especially evident at Chaminade Julienne, where the Eagles football and soccer teams will play in the new Roger Glass Stadium on campus.

  • Research Center Examines Cities and Their Stadiums

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    In the wake of new stadium and arena projects in Atlanta, Milwaukee and Arlington, Texas, Georgia State University recently launched a research center that examines the interaction between sports teams and their cities.

  • Vikings Stadium an Architectural Icon with a Dark Side

    by Matt M. Johnson August 2016

    Described as architecturally groundbreaking by its designers and by some local architects not attached to the project, the new $1.13 billion home of the Minnesota Vikings football team has been a conversation starter since construction started in late 2013. Now complete, the downtown Minneapolis stadium might soon be one of Minnesota's most recognizable buildings.

  • Concrete Repairs Trump Wi-Fi Install at Ohio Stadium

    by Michael Huson August 2016

    Ohio State is considering whether full-blanket or partial Wi-Fi coverage would be best for the 105,000-seat stadium. That makes costs difficult to pin down, with estimates as high as $4 million.

  • Falcons Add $9.1M to Stadium Price Tag

    by Tim Tucker August 2016

    The Falcons made another $9.1 million worth of changes to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium last month, according to a report prepared by a state agency. According to the latest project status report by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, the Falcons organization had "issued change orders" to general contractor Holder Hunt Russell Moody "in the cumulative amount of $208.6 million for various scope changes" through June.

  • Clippers Exploring Options for New L.A. Home

    by Dan Woike July 2016

    The Clippers' lease at Staples Center ends in 2024, and owner Steve Ballmer has vowed to explore alternatives. The organization has taken preliminary steps toward the splashiest alternative - owning and operating its own arena in the Los Angeles area.

  • MiLB Stadium Swarmed by Pokemon Fans

    by Geoff Grammer July 2016

    So big is the craze that has millions worldwide playing that the Isotopes on Wednesday night hosted a "Pokémon Go Night" promotion during their game against the Salt Lake Bees, who beat the 'Topes 11-6 in front of an announced crowd of 6,213.

  • Tustin Hopes to Land New LA MLS Team's Facilities

    by Jordan Graham July 2016

    In 2018, Los Angeles will get a new Major League Soccer team. Tustin, however, might land the club's headquarters, training facilities and one of the largest youth athletic complexes in the nation. For the past year, the Los Angeles Football Club - a team with a star-studded list of minority investors, including Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm, Nomar Garciaparra and Will Ferrell - has pursued a proposal to build the facility on 85 acres of Navy-owned land surrounding the north Tustin blimp hangar that was once slated to become a regional park. But when the north blimp hangar's roof partially collapsed in 2013, the county of Orange, to which the Navy has promised to convey the large parcel, no longer saw the park plan as financially feasible and instead began pursuing a way to monetize the land.

  • Politician Responsible for Braves Move Voted Out

    by David Wickert and Meris Lutz July 2016

    Cobb County voters handed commission Chairman Tim Lee a dramatic defeat Tuesday in what some say is a referendum on his handling of the Atlanta Braves move to the suburbs. With all precincts reporting, in unofficial returns, challenger Mike Boyce won 64 percent of the vote. Lee conceded defeat in the election less than three years after he triumphantly announced the deal that lured the Braves to Cobb County. In other races, Drew Ferguson beat Mike Crane in the runoff for the 3rd Congressional District, while Vernon Jones led Rhonda Taylor in the Democratic race for state House District 91. DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes-Sutton lost her bid for re-election. Cobb County