• MLS Considering Nashville for Expansion Market

    by Joey Garrison December 2016

    Nashville is one of 10 cities under consideration for four open Major League Soccer expansion team slots, pitting Music City against some of its Southern peers for a team in the nation's top soccer league. MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the slate of finalists in play for an MLS team during a conference call with media Thursday to discuss the upcoming expansion process and timeline. The professional soccer league's 25th and 26th teams, to begin play by 2020, will be announced sometime next year and would pay a record-high expansion fee of $150 million. The 27th and 28th expansion teams, along with the cost of their expansion fees, are to be named at a later date.

  • Blog: Creating Buy-In for $70M McKinney ISD Stadium

    by Valerie Little, Associate AD - McKinney ISD December 2016

    Editor’s note: In May 2016, voters approved a bond package that allowed the McKinney (Texas) Independent School District to construct a multi-million-dollar high school football stadium. Construction on the project began in December 2016, and is expected to be complete in late 2017. Valerie Little, Associate AD for McKinney ISD, will be providing an exclusive inside look at coordinating the effort.

    There are several foundational philosophies we as a district have relied upon to overcome some of the early challenges in this project. Now, despite all the negative media attention the McKinney (Texas) ISD has gotten for our new stadium project, the excitement in our community is palpable. 

  • Stadium a Priority if MLS to Seek Cincinnati Expansion

    by Laurel Pfahler December 2016

    On Thursday, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber made it clear the shared facility with the University of Cincinnati might not be an option if FC Cincinnati wants an MLS expansion bid.

  • Hopes for New NFL Stadiums in S.D., Oakland Diminish

    by Schuyler Dixon December 2016

    The Chargers face a Jan. 15 deadline to decide whether to join the Rams in Los Angeles, part of a deal struck almost a year ago when owners agreed to let the Rams leave St. Louis. The Raiders will have from the end of their season until Feb. 15 to apply for relocation.

  • No More Suite Perks at U.S. Bank Stadium

    by Rochelle Olson December 2016

    Members of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) could no longer bring family and friends into two free luxury suites at U.S. Bank Stadium under a proposal announced Monday in response to the public outcry over the practice.

  • Obstacles Remain for Minnesota United Stadium

    by Jessie Van Berkel December 2016

    Monday's soccer stadium groundbreaking in St. Paul included some updates about when dirt will really start to fly at the empty lot in the Snelling-Midway neighborhood.

  • Leaders to Vote Tuesday on $1.3B Oakland Stadium

    by Wire services December 2016

    The Raiders have a deal in place to relocate to Las Vegas, where a $1.9 billion stadium project has been approved. NFL owners have yet to vote on allowing the move.

  • Residents Raise Concerns About Stadium's LED Boards

    by Ryan M. McDermott December 2016

    Some residents of the Southwest waterfront fear the neighborhood could be pestered by flashing billboards after the D.C. Council on Tuesday passed a measure that allows the Washington Nationals to install massive LED ads on the baseball stadium's exterior walls.

  • Ohio Stadium Beer Sales Top $1.1M in First Year

    by Marla Matzer Rose December 2016

    College football stadiums that permit alcohol sales still are in the minority, but now number about four dozen nationally, according to a June report from Cleveland's Fox Channel 8 TV station.

  • Groundbreaking Planned for Minnesota United Stadium

    by Jesse Van Berkel December 2016

    Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, along with United owner Bill McGuire and Mayor Chris Coleman, will attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Minnesota United soccer team's new stadium in St. Paul on Monday.