• School Board Approves $412K for New Stadium Bleachers

    by Laura Haight March 2016

    Buffalo High School soon will start construction on bleachers for the new stadium, bringing it one step closer to completion for football season. The Putnam County Board of Education approved a bid from Dant Clayton for $412,351 for the home section bleachers.

  • NFL Drama in Los Angeles Only Partly Resolved

    by Daily News of Los Angeles March 2016

    The National Football League gathered on Monday at the sleek Boca Raton Resort for its annual league meetings. And for the first time in more than 20 years, the 32 owners making up the most popular sports league in North America aren't looking quizzically at each other wondering how in the name of Pete Rozelle and Vince Lombardi and Deacon Jones the second biggest media market in the country is without a team. At long last, the NFL's Los Angeles problem has been solved - sort of - with the Rams being approved by fellow owners last January to return home to L.A., where they will spend three nostalgic seasons at the Coliseum before eventually moving into the $2.6 billion palace in Inglewood being built by owner Stan Kroenke. Finally.

  • Architects Say Bucks Arena Part of Larger Vision

    by Mary Louise Schumacher March 2016

    As hard as it may be to imagine today, the much-maligned 1988 Bradley Center was cutting edge for its time and hinted at the revolution coming in sports architecture

  • Rift Over Rams Relocation Could Splinter NFL Owners

    by Jarrett Bell March 2016

    Jerry Jones strolled through the lobby of the resort hotel where NFL owners are huddling this week with the upbeat vibe of a man who won. Jones, the Dallas Cowboys owner, was a driving force in his peers' decision to select Rams owner Stan Kroenke's $2 billion-plus stadium plan for the Los Angeles market at league meetings in January. That also meant rejecting the alternative site in Carson, Calif., proposed by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, a plan that initially had the backing of the owners' L.A. subcommittee. Jones, who supported Kroenke from the outset -- to the point of lining up the architectural designers and marketing plan -- was undoubtedly the most crucial voice in influencing the league to follow the money to Los Angeles rather than support the wishes of a longtime, loyal owner such as Chargers CEO Dean Spanos.

  • Minor League Baseball Hopes to Beat Eviction from Ballpark

    by Tom Sheridan March 2016

    Less than three weeks before the High Desert Mavericks home opener, Adelanto officials said they are continuing with efforts to evict the minor league base ball team from the city-owned ballpark.

  • Texas School District Board Puts $50M Stadium to Vote

    by Stuart Goldman March 2016

    A new $50 million high school football stadium in the Dallas area is closer to becoming a reality.

  • Bucks Unveil New Stadium Renderings

    by Mary Louise Schumacher March 2016

    The first detailed glimpse of the new downtown Milwaukee arena reveals a giant building with a dramatically arcing roof, curving body, tall sheets of glass, social spaces - and a few challenges yet to overcome. The Milwaukee Bucks will share the development plans with the City of Milwaukee on Thursday; several renderings were released in advance to the Journal Sentinel. They are considerably more detailed than the conceptual renderings released in April 2015 and represent the first step in a public design approval process that's required for construction to begin. More importantly, they underscore the broader vision for the signature project, which has been both controversial and more anticipated than any downtown project since the Milwaukee Art Museum addition designed by Santiago Calatrava.

  • Stadium to Get $6.3M in Upgrades for Minor League Hockey

    by Tom Daykin March 2016

    The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena will be the new home for the Milwaukee Admirals for the next 10 to 15 years starting this fall, a move that comes with $6.3 million in arena upgrades. A new lease, approved Wednesday, will make the minor-league hockey team the largest tenant at the arena, which also hosts the UWM men's basketball team, the Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer team and the Brewcity Bruisers roller derby team. The Admirals now play at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, but plans for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks haven't included the hockey team.

  • Philips Arena Development Could Get Tax Break

    by James Salzer March 2016

    Developers planning to turn the area surrounding Philips Arena into a mixed-use entertainment district would get a tax break to help pay for their project under legislation that won initial approval from a Senate panel late Tuesday.

  • High School Stadium Named for Iraq War Hero

    by Chris Haire March 2016

    On Tuesday evening, a ceremony was held at Garden Grove High School, where Monsoor once played for the Argonauts football team as a tight end, to name the stadium after the alumnus, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor.