Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- College Baseball Stadium to Receive Upgrade
by The Virginian - Pilot November 2016
The baseball field at Virginia Wesleyan College is getting significant upgrades this fall to the dugouts and backstop, as well as a new press box and grandstand.
- New Nassau Coliseum to Open; Planners Eye NCAAs
by Mark Herrmann November 2016
The new Nassau Coliseum will make an immediate college basketball splash next season with local flavor, national flair and the 2016 NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats.
- Braves Make Business Pivot into New Stadium
by Tim Tucker November 2016
The Braves' race to opening day of SunTrust Park, which began with the announcement three years ago this month, has entered the final sprint. They are counting the days to the regular-season opener. As of Sunday, it's 145 days and counting.
- Inglewood Hopes Stadium Will Be Catalyst for Recovery
by Sandy Mazza November 2016
Beyond the money that will roll in from taxes generated by the new NFL palace when it opens in 2019 and the massive adjacent development, it's still unclear what it all means for Inglewood.
- City Plans $15M Pro Lacrosse, Rugby Stadium
by Kimball Perry November 2016
Obetz will spend $15 million to build an athletic stadium that will host professional lacrosse and rugby, and village officials hope the 6,500-seat stadium also will attract high school football playoff games and other events.
- Chargers, Raiders Still Have Eyes on L.A.
by The Daily News of Los Angeles November 2016
The Rams will officially break ground on their new $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood today. Nearly a year after the NFL approved the Rams relocation from St. Louis to L.A., construction will finally begin on a home many predict will set the gold standard for NFL stadiums and surrounding development. When Stan Kroenke's palace opens in 2019, Jared Goff will be entering his third season and, ideally, reaching peak performance befitting a quarterback taken with the first overall pick. With a tweak here and a tweak there to the current offense, who knows, maybe Goff and the Rams will perched for a Super Bowl appearance when their new home hosts the big game in 2021.
- Calif. Mayor Issues Stadium Ultimatum
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
In a city council meeting on Tuesday, Santa Clara mayor Lisa Gillmor issued an ultimatum: the 49ers must hand over their financial records to city auditors, or she will take over management of Levi’s Stadium. Gillmor believes that the team, which has been asking for a $5 million reduction in rent for forty years, is not being forthcoming with the city about how much revenue they are pulling in.
- Developer Eying Land for Multipurpose Arena
by Joseph Popiolkowski November 2016
International Coliseums Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz., has proposed a 5,000- to 6,000-seat multipurpose events center on a vacant 47-acre site in the City of Tonawanda that could accommodate hockey, high school sports, concerts, trade shows, conferences and other uses.
- Council Mulls New Baseball Field at Park
by Will Garbe November 2016
The Huber Heights City Council is set to discuss a plan tonight to renovate a baseball field at Thomas A. Cloud Park. "The fields are in terrible condition and lack many safety features," says Huber Heights Councilwoman Nancy Byrge.
- Hawks CEO: Philips Arena Upgrades Target Millennials
by Matt Kempner November 2016
It used to be that the kids would get their own play room. Now, as they've gotten older, it looks like they're going to get their own sports arena. Boosted by Mayor Kasim Reed's promise to kick in three-fourths of the upfront cost, leaders of the Atlanta Hawks are planning a $192.5 million renovation of Philips Arena aimed at wooing more young adults. "This will be the first arena designed for a millennial audience," Hawks CEO Steve Koonin told me. Millennials, schmillennials. They're the golden ones now, not just for a basketball team anxious to sell more tickets and beer but also for most any marketer, retailer, techie or employer nervously eyeing the future.