Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Yankee Stadium to Begin $20M Renovation Project
by George A. King III October 2016
Inside The House That George Built will look quite different next year. Opened in 2009, Yankee Stadium III is undergoing a major construction project that begins this week that will eliminate the obstructed-view seats in the bleachers, cost in the neighborhood of $20 million - all funded by the Yankees - and be completed in time for the start of the 2017 season.
- $4M High School Sports Complex on Schedule
by Tremayne Hogue October 2016
The Oakwood Athletic Complex is beginning to take shape. The cement foundation was poured last week and artificial turf and the track are expected to follow this week. The field is on course to be open to the public by the first of the year. The stadium will seat about 700 fans. OAKWOOD - The Oakwood Athletic Project is just months away from being open to the public after laying the cement base for the field this week.
- Idaho Announces Plans for New Arena
by The Spokesman Review October 2016
A new home for University of Idaho events was unveiled on Friday. The Idaho Arena will be 4,700-seat, 70,000-square-foot athletics facility that will be home for the Vandal men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams and a university community gathering place for academic events, concerts and meetings.
- Hurdles Remain in Raiders' Move to Vegas
by Dayton Daily News October 2016
As much as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis wishes otherwise, a decision on allowing him to move his franchise to Las Vegas isn't likely to come anytime soon. That's not to say it won't happen. Several team owners are ready to support the relocation if the right pieces fall into place - and we're not talking roulette wheels. "I'm pleased they've made as much progress as they have," Texans owner Robert McNair said Wednesday at the league's fall meetings, when Davis made a short presentation to the membership. "We'll look at it when it is finally presented in total. These things are still so fluid, until they nail everything down we don't know what we're looking at. We'll wait until we have a full package."
- Report: Rangers Ballpark Could Cost Arlington $1.675B
by Stuart Goldman October 2016
The proposed $1 billion ballpark for the Texas Rangers may reportedly cost the city of Arlington almost $1.7 billion, more than three times the initial estimate.
- New Projects: Virginia Tech Baseball | Lehman YMCA | Exposition Park
by Emily Attwood October 2016
This article appeared in the October issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Nevada State Senate Approves $1.4B for Raiders Stadium
by Courtney Cameron October 2016
With the Nevada state legislature making quick decisions concerning funding for a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders, owner Mark Davis may have to follow through on his promise to move the team to Las Vegas. Following a designated public forum at the state capitol on Tuesday, the Nevada Senate voted 16-5 in approval of a $1.4 billion public funding package to build the Raiders a new home stadium and convention center in Las Vegas.
- Billy Langenstein Discusses U.S. Bank Stadium Launch
by Paul Steinbach October 2016
Billy Langenstein got his start in the event-management game as a 15-year-old water boy at music venues in Philadelphia. He later spent five seasons with the Washington Nationals, ascending to director of event operations. Today, at age 28, he's SMG's director of events services for U.S. Bank Stadium, the newly minted home of the Minnesota Vikings. The stadium will host more than 400 events a year — from weddings to concerts to college baseball games — all under a clear plastic roof and Langenstein's watch. On Vikings gamedays, he's ultimately responsible for everything from transportation and emergency response to the actions of thousands of security and guest-services personnel. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach caught up with Langenstein the morning after the Vikings had played their second home preseason game in four days.
- Cubs: Comped Pols Must Attend Game, Get Announced
by Stuart Goldman October 2016
A capacity crowd is expected tonight when the Chicago Cubs begin play in the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field, the first step in a journey that long-suffering Cubs fans hope results in a World Series title.
- Moving Toward a More-Sustainable Synthetic Turf
by Thomas P. Shay October 2016
This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.