Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- City Looks for Alternative Uses for Ice Arena
by Malik Perkins May 2016
Preliminary results from a study of the Kettering Ice Area show it is costing more to operate the facility than is being generated in revenue. The results also show most city residents want to keep the facility even though most of them do not use it.
- City Gives Final Approval to Bucks Arena Plans
by Tom Daykin May 2016
The detailed designs for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, its parking structure and the team's training facility received final city approval Tuesday, setting the stage for a June construction start.
- Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles Awarded Super Bowls
by Bob Glauber May 2016
In addition to approving LA to host the 2021 Super Bowl, owners also approved Super Bowls for Atlanta, where a stadium is under construction, in 2019 and Florida in 2020. The Dolphins have upgraded Sun Life Stadium in part to lure the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl XLI in 2007, when Peyton Manning won his first championship with the Colts.
- Official: Refinancing Saves City $10M on Arena
by Zach Evans May 2016
Evansville officials say they’ve shaved $10 million off interest payments over the next two decades on the Ford Center arena. The City Council approved an ordinance to refinance the Downtown arena bonds Monday night. The bonds won’t be paid off until 2039, but by refinancing now and getting a low interest rate, the city will save $9.77 million, said City Controller Russ Lloyd.
- Rangers Proposed Ballpark Draws Negative Reaction
by Geoff Baker May 2016
The Texas Rangers made news last week by writing a new chapter in the book on how team owners can hit up taxpayers for new sports venues. Despite opening their current, retro-modern ballpark in 1994, the Rangers want a new $1 billion facility and for the public to approve financing half of it via vote.
- Padres Under Fire for Mishandling of National Anthem
by Jason Scott May 2016
The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus was scheduled to sing the National Anthem prior to Saturday evening’s Dodgers-Padres game, but an embarrassing mistake has forced the Padres to issue an apology.
- Four Arrested at Unfinished, Delayed Hartford Ballpark
by Stuart Goldman May 2016
So far, the unfinished Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, Conn., is making more news before its first pitch, which may not happen until this summer, if at all.
- $203M in Bond Sales Approved for Bucks Arena
by Tom Daykin May 2016
With the proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena's design facing final city approval next week, the main means of paying for the public portion of that project took a big step forward Friday. The Wisconsin Center District board approved three public bond sales, which are to occur in June, that will raise $203 million to help pay for the $524 million project. The remaining $47 million of the $250 million in public costs will come from bonds sold by the City of Milwaukee.
- Atlanta Makes Super Bowl Pitch, Vote Coming this Week
by Tim Tucker May 2016
Five cities, including Atlanta, are bidding for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls, with no city allowed to land more than one. The Atlanta bid committee prefers the February 2019 event, which will be awarded first, but also is seeking the other two in case the first goes elsewhere.
- Vivint Arena Readies for Major Renovation
by Jody Genessy May 2016
The arena, home of the Utah Jazz since it was constructed as the Delta Center in 1991, will soon undergo massive renovations from the plaza to its interior. The price tag for the project will be in the range of $100 million, sources confirmed to the Deseret News after a Salt Lake Tribune report.