Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Investor Group to Pay $750M for Hawks, Phillips Arena
by Chris Vivlamore; Staff April 2015
The deal's price tag remains in flux but is believed to be well less than $1 billion, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed.
HS Events on Hold Until June as Turf, Track Replaced
by Mike Lowe April 2015
Construction crews have begun to replace the artificial turf and surrounding track at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland this week, work that will preclude high school lacrosse games and track meets from being held there until June.
Carson City Council Approves $1.7B NFL Stadium
by Michael Gaio April 2015
The Los Angeles area is doing everything it can to lure an NFL team (or three) back to the country’s second-largest media market. On Tuesday, the area took another step toward that goal as Carson City Council approved a new football stadium in a 3-0 vote.
Stadium Renovations Have Impact on Dolphins Schedule
by Hal Habib, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer April 2015
Renovating Sun Life Stadium is costing Dolphins owner Stephen Ross $400 million. Dolphins players may pay a price, too.
Minnesota Senate Says No to Taxes for MLS Stadium
by Patrick Condon, Star Tribune (Mpls, St. Paul) April 2015
The Minnesota Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to prohibit state tax dollars from being spent on a proposed new soccer stadium in Minneapolis. The bipartisan, 61-4 vote in favor of the prohibition came during debate on a broad budget bill covering state departments and operations.
Video: Fan Behind Plate at PNC Park Injured by Foul Tip
by Michael Gaio April 2015
Monday’s Cubs-Pirates game was delayed 23 minutes after a scary incident in the second inning. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro fouled off a 90-mile-per-hour pitch from Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett and the ball hit a woman standing behind home plate.
Displaced Texas A&M Bats Seeking New Home
by Emily Attwood April 2015
The recreation center natatorium at Texas A&M University has been closed since April 6 while crews work to remove hundreds of migratory bats that have taken up residence after being displaced by renovations at Kyle Field.
Fewer Seats Could Cost Stadium Future Track Meet Bids
by Abilene Reporter-News (Texas) April 2015
Abilene Christian has a two-year commitment with the University Interscholastic league to host a Region I track meet, and then it’s up to the school whether or not it will get future meets.
Bucks Arena: Legislators Want City, County to Ante Up
by Patrick Marley and Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 2015
Leaders of Wisconsin's powerful Joint Finance Committee are putting more pressure on Milwaukee officials, saying nothing will happen on any financing plan for a new downtown arena without a bigger financial commitment from the city and county.
The AB Extra: April 17
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
The April 17th edition of The AB Extra, the inspiring, quirky or downright weird stories you may have missed this week.