Facilities: Stadium & Arena
USC to Offer 'Toes-on-the-Turf' Premium Seating
by Michael Gaio August 2014
The latest trend coming to football stadiums is "toes-on-the-turf" experiences. Aside from strapping on a helmet and making a tackle, seating arrangements that allow fans to watch the game while standing on the playing surface are bringing them as close to the action as possible.
New Park Near Vikings Stadium in Jeopardy
by Andrew Brandt August 2014
Plans for "The Yard," an open public park that would sit adjacent to the Vikings' new $1 billion dollar stadium, are in peril.
New Hockey Rink: More Ice Time, Fewer 6 a.m. Practices
by MARK EMMERT, By MARK EMMERT Staff Writer August 2014
Every time John Veilleux pondered the potential for growth in his youth hockey organization, he faced this cold reality: Ice was the missing ingredient.
Players: Kick Synthetic Turf Out of '15 Women's World Cup
by Michael Gaio August 2014
No senior men's or women's World Cup has ever been played on synthetic turf, and a group of top international women's players would like to keep in that way.
Makeover Turning UA's McKale Center into Intimate Arena
by Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star August 2014
Construction workers at McKale Center are working double shifts until 3 a.m., seven days a week, in an attempt to have a $30 million remodeling project complete for Arizona's Nov. 9 exhibition opener against Cal Poly Pomona.
Court in Water-Damaged Pauley Pavilion to Be Replaced
by Jack Wang, Press - Telegram (Long Beach California) August 2014
Earlier this week, athletic director Dan Guerrero said he was confident that the flooding of Pauley Pavilion when 20 million gallons of water washed onto campus from a broken water main would not affect UCLA's basketball teams.
Soccer Draws Top Yankee Stadium Crowd in '14
by Rexford Sheild August 2014
The New York Yankees are synonymous with success at the MLB level, but it was a different scene at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, as the stadium hosted two of the top international soccer teams -- Manchester City and Liverpool -- in front of a packed house.
Real Salt Lake Expected to Foot Bill for Soccer Stadium
by Amy Joi O'Donoghue Deseret News August 2014
Real Salt Lake is expected to present Utah State Fairpark officials with a proposal to fully pay for up to an 8,000-seat soccer stadium at the central Salt Lake location, revitalizing the aging grounds and surrounding neighborhood.
Resident Requests $10K to Build HS Scoreboard Structure
by MATTHEW DAIGLE, Staff Writer August 2014
DIXFIELD -- Selectmen decided Monday to determine ownership of a new Dirigo High School electronic scoreboard before using money from the Ione Harlow Fund to build a structure to house it. Resident Mark Thompson asked selectmen for up to $10,000 from the fund to pay for the scoreboard housing. He said Irving Forest Products recently donated $12,000 to Dirigo High School to replace the football and soccer scoreboard at Harlow Park. "The check has been processed and the order has been placed," he said.
Braves Project Takes Major Step, But Challenges Remain
by J. Scott Trubey, Katie Leslie, Dan Klepal; Staff writers July 2014
The Atlanta Braves on Wednesday formally announced new members of its team --- not the one vying for a World Series title, but the development group tasked with making a year-round winner out of a proposed $400 million mixed-use complex surrounding the new Cobb County stadium. Making the project a success is no small feat, especially with so much at stake for both the Braves and Cobb taxpayers. The Braves' aim is to create a profitable, 74-acre mix of retailers, restaurants, offices, hotels and residences around the ballpark, near Cumberland Mall. Such a complex, the team anticipates, will draw guests not just to the team's 81 regular season games, but throughout the year.