• Video: Stunning Levi's Stadium Time-Lapse

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    From groundbreaking to kickoff, watch the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium's 29 month construction process in less than two minutes.

  • How Small College Stadiums Can Use Size as Advantage

    by Nate Appleman September 2014

    When the media and the public talk about the facilities "arms race" in college sports, they tend to think about it in muscular terms: The biggest stadium, the highest capacity, the greatest number of (and most luxurious) suites. But as sports program administrators know, winning the arms race isn't about securing bragging rights. It's a race to attract top recruits; offer the best experience for athletes, donors and fans; and maximize revenue.

  • Plan to Let Team Owner Run Stadium Falls Through

    by Christopher O'Donnell September 2014

    - A proposed deal for Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards to run Al Lang Stadium appears to be dead for now. City officials announced a deal last week under which Edwards' Big 3 Entertainment would have taken over running the waterfront stadium where the Rowdies play in exchange for Edwards spending $1.5 million upgrading the stadium. The agreement, brokered by Mayor Rick Kriseman, was intended to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Rowdies against the St. Petersburg Baseball Commission, the nonprofit group that manages Al Lang and the Walter Fuller Complex on behalf of the city.

  • Mayor Wants Wrigley Work to Start Despite Pending Suit

    by Fran Spielman September 2014

    There's nothing a Chicago mayor with dismal poll numbers likes more heading into a re-election campaign than a groundbreaking ceremony for a $575 million project that creates 2,100 jobs.

  • Braves' SunTrust Park Naming Deal Worth $10M Per Year

    by Tim Tucker September 2014

    The Atlanta Braves' new stadium in Cobb County will be called SunTrust Park as a result of a naming-rights deal announced Tuesday by the baseball team and the Atlanta-based banking company. Braves and SunTrust Banks officials said the deal runs for 25 years, beginning with the ballpark's scheduled 2017 opening, but refused to make the financial terms public. Marc Ganis, president of the Chicago-based SportsCorp consulting firm, which has worked on numerous major-league stadium deals, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the naming rights likely fetched an average of about $10 million per year for the Braves.

  • Fitness Event Ruins FIU's Basketball Court

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    The headline alone is cringe-worthy. The pictures are even worse.

  • Man Injured in Fall from AT&T Stadium Stands

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    Unfortunately, we're writing about this topic once again.

  • Group Wants Public Field Needs Tied to Funding for Arena

    by Emily Attwood September 2014

    No plans have been released yet for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, but an advocacy group is hard at work to ensure that the needs of the county's other athletic and recreational areas are addressed before approving any public financing.

  • College Officials Envision Community Use for $20M Arena

    by Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster; 239-263-4805 September 2014

    Florida SouthWestern State College officials are hoping a proposed $20 million student activities center on the school’s Fort Myers campus also will be a place for high school graduations, concerts and community events.

  • Renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium Receives High Praise

    by Michelle Kearns, News Staff Reporter September 2014

    The $130 million in renovations at the Ralph Wilson Stadium debuted Sunday to a sunny, blue-sky day, a 29-10 "fish-squish" defeat and so many changes - more room to walk, more natural light, more places to buy beer, bigger better scoreboards - that it didn't feel like the same old place.