• Clemson Hoops Goes Off Campus During Arena Renovations

    by Scott Adamson December 2015

    The Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville is an all-purpose building, but it’s especially well-suited for hockey. If you want to see the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL play, you’ll get a nice fan experience cheering for the home team. I went to several games back when the club was known as the Road Warriors, and had a great time every time.

  • Georgia State University Wins Bid to Buy Turner Field

    by J. Scott Trubey, Janel Davis, Katie Leslie December 2015

    Georgia State University and a private development team have been named the winning bidders for Turner Field, a landmark in limbo since the Atlanta Braves announced their departure two years ago. On Monday, the government authority that owns The Ted voted to make official what has long been deemed inevitable: that the ballpark will be converted into an arena for Georgia State Panthers football and a new mixed-use community. The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority will immediately begin negotiating a sale with Georgia State and the Atlanta real estate firms Carter and Oakwood Development. The sale covers about 70 acres south of I-20, including the stadium and many of the surrounding parking lots.

  • Possible Last Chargers Game at Qualcomm Emotional

    by The Daily News of Los Angeles December 2015

    On potentially the last day the Chargers will spend in San Diego, a group of Christmas carolers stopped by the press box at Qualcomm Stadium and began singing.

  • Revenue from Sports Venues Flood City Coffers

    by Tom Fontaine December 2015

    Pittsburgh's city government appears to be scoring big from the construction of the city's three major sports venues and related public facilities, reaping more than $100 million over the past five years from projects it barely supported financially, a report released Tuesday shows. Facilities owned by the city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority and the city's Stadium Authority generated $107.2 million in taxes and fees for city government over a five-year period that ended in 2013, according to a report by City Controller Michael Lamb's office.

  • NFL Adds $100M to St. Louis Stadium Plan

    by Scott M. Reid December 2015

    Direct talks between the NFL Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities and a St. Louis stadium task force over recent days have resulted in an understanding that the league would contribute an additional $100 million, $300 million total, for a proposed $1.1 billion downtown stadium near the banks of the Mississippi River. The understanding is part of a reworked stadium financing plan the St. Louis Board of Alderman is expected to pass Friday. The board approved the wording of the plan during a heated meeting Tuesday.

  • St. Louis Council Weighs Stadium Financing Plan

    by Jim Salter and Summer Ballentine December 2015

    St. Louis city council members met Tuesday to consider the city's share of funding for a new football stadium a $150 million commitment likely to make or break the effort to keep the NFL in St. Louis.

  • NFL Owners Target January for LA Team Vote

    by Vincent Bonsignore December 2015

    The text began as so many holiday texts do, wishing a happy Thanksgiving and a healthy, prosperous holiday season. Only it came from a high-ranking National Football League executive and ended with an ominous, but hopeful final thought. "Just remember," the text concluded. "This time next year, we'll be preparing to play the Thanksgiving night game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum."

  • Japan Gets Sneak Peek of Olympic Facility Proposals

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    Design proposals by two groups competing for a lucrative contract to build a stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were revealed today.

    The Japan Sports Council released the designs today. View them here.

  • High School Could Receive Synthetic Turf for 2016

    by Chris Thomas December 2015

    A fifth high school could be in the mix to receive synthetic field turf in 2016 in the wake of Thursday’s televised live drawing, which determined the order Knox County Schools’ 13 traditional high schools will receive athletic facility upgrades during the next three years.

  • School Board: Arena Structures Unsafe, Must Be Razed

    by Kendi Anderson December 2015

    Hamilton County school board members agree something needs to be done about the newly condemned bleachers at Tyner Academy and The Howard School.