Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Clemson Hoops Arena to Boast Many Improvements
by Dan Hope June 2016
When Littlejohn Coliseum reopens for the Clemson men’s and women’s basketball teams this fall, it will be different in many ways than when the Tigers last played there more than a year ago. Littlejohn, which originally opened in 1968, has been under renovation since May 2015. The project forced the Clemson men to play off-campus last season, at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, while the women played in the smaller Jervey Gym facility. Clemson expects the more than a year of work to be worth it.
- Yankees, StubHub Reach Ticketing Agreement
by Neil Best June 2016
The Yankees and StubHub announced a truce Monday in their long-running feud over the resale of Yankees tickets, in the form of what team president Randy Levine called a "landmark partnership" that will run through 2022. Effective July 15, when the Red Sox visit on the day after the All-Star break, StubHub will become the official fan-to-fan resale vendor of the Yankees, replacing the Yankees Ticket Exchange, which is run by Ticketmaster.
- HS to Use $25K Donation for New Scoreboard, Field
by Madhu Krishnamurthy June 2016
Bartlett High School will be able to get a new stadium scoreboard thanks, in part, to a $25,000 donation from the Bartlett Rotary Club. The money will go to the Bartlett High School Booster Club, which has been raising funds for five years to build an athletic activity complex at the 19-year-old school so its students would no longer have to share facilities with Streamwood High School.
- Plan: $750M from Taxpayers for Raiders Stadium
by Portland Press Herald June 2016
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson wants Las Vegas to ante up the biggest subsidy in professional football history to lure the Oakland Raiders to the gambling mecca. The chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's largest casino company, teamed up with developer Majestic Realty Co. to propose a 65,000-seat domed stadium for the National Football League team. A committee of government leaders and casino executives met Thursday to review the plan, which would raise $750 million for the coliseum with a new tax on hotel stays.
- Judge: Bank Can’t ‘Photobomb’ New Vikings Stadium
by Jason Scott June 2016
After a lengthy legal battle, a judge has ruled that Wells Fargo must remove rooftop signs from its building adjacent to U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings.
- Officials Question Traffic Plan for Braves Stadium
by Meris Lutz June 2016
Sandy Springs officials are closing ranks with their Cobb counterparts just days after condemning a controversial plan to route traffic to the new Braves baseball stadium through their district. The plan would direct some game day traffic heading west on Interstate 285 to exit at New Northside Drive in Sandy Springs onto Interstate North Parkway, the access road, before entering Cobb County.
- Officials Oppose Kraft-UMass Soccer Stadium Proposal
by Joe Battenfeld June 2016
A push by Robert Kraft and UMass for a professional soccer stadium appears deflated on arrival, with local pols saying the state school should focus more on cutting tuition than cutting deals with rich sports owners.
- NHL Views Vegas as Logical Expansion Choice
by Kevin Allen June 2016
Billionaire businessman Bill Foley, a former West Pointer who tackles questions head-on, doesn't view the NHL's decision to allow him to launch a franchise in Las Vegas as a gamble. He sees it as a safe bet. "I'm convinced we are going to be full every night," Foley said.
- College Baseball Field Gets $1.5M for Renovations
by Daily News of Los Angeles June 2016
Cal State Northridge's Matador Baseball Field has received a $1.5 million gift from alumnus and entrepreneur Irv Zakheim, it was announced Monday. Zakheim, who graduated with a degree in physical education in 1971, donated the money to help pay for renovations at the stadium, which is more than 50 years old and in need of modernization, CSUN spokesman Carmen Ramos Chandler said.
- Soccer Team Helps Orlando Find Healing
by Mike Bianchi June 2016
Never has Orlando City's rallying cry meant more than it did on Saturday night. "Vamos Orlando!" Let's go Orlando! Let's go forward and prove we can triumph over tragedy. And let's go back; back to the city we know we are - a city of tolerance and inclusion, where people from all over the world come just so they can experience our happiness. Let's go and let's show that our way of life can and will endure.