• Cleveland Cavaliers Unveil NBA's Largest Scoreboard

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    A big off-season for the Cleveland Cavaliers just got even bigger. The team signed LeBron James, traded the past two number-one overall picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, unveiled a new court design and now has announced it has the largest center-hung HD scoreboard of any arena in the country.

  • Could Arena Do for Colo. Springs What One Did for Tulsa?

    by Rich Laden - October 2014

    For years, downtown Tulsa, Okla., had a reputation as quiet and dull - the kind of place where the sidewalks were rolled up at night. That was before the Tulsa community invested in a major, publicly funded economic development initiative.

  • English Soccer Club Using Marijuana Lamps to Grow Grass

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    Growing pristine grass in a soccer stadium in Northern England can be a difficult task this time of year. So Rochdale AFC, a soccer club in England's third division, has turned to an unusual solution.

  • Nationals, Astros Get $108M in Tax Revenue for Stadium

    by Joe Capozzi October 2014

    The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros staged a political late-inning rally Tuesday, winning conceptual approval for $108 million in local hotel tax revenue to build a new spring training baseball stadium. While the Palm Beach County Commission's 5-2 vote to allocate the bed-tax money is significant, it does not guarantee the teams will get the stadium. They still need to find a site somewhere in Palm Beach County to build it -- and that process won't be easy. "What we are doing in essence is throwing the ball back to them. You want to play baseball? Go find the land because we're not going to find it for you," Commissioner Mary Lou Berger said after the meeting.

  • Inside the Minnesota Vikings Stadium Construction Site

    by Rochelle Olson, Staff Writer, Star Tribune October 2014

    The high point of the prow is in place. The concrete scissor ramp has been poured. The loading dock leads under the building from the street. The steel skeleton snaps into place more each day on the $1 billion NFL stadium going up in downtown Minneapolis.

  • Nationwide Arena Owner Hasn't Made a Single Payment

    by Lucas Sullivan and Josh Jarman October 2014

    The city- and county-financed agency has not made a single payment on the loans that paid for the purchase. But public officials said last week that under the terms of the purchase deal, there is no risk of default.

  • Is Spring Training Stadium Plan Facing Last Out Tonight?

    by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros could be down to their final out in their bid to build a new baseball stadium in Palm Beach County.

  • Arena Opener Signals New Era for Philly Team, Area

    by Frank Servalli, Daily News Staff Writer October 2014

    Anyone who has spent any length of time in downtown Allentown in their lifetime probably would not have believed the scene on Hamilton Street last night if not for witnessing it firsthand.

  • Coalition Ramps Up Fight Against Bucks Arena Subsidies

    by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel October 2014

    Common Ground, a well-organized coalition of religious and community groups and nonprofits, is ratcheting up its opposition to using public money for a new multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee.

  • Mystery: Is P.I. Firm Targeting Braves Stadium Critics?

    by Brad Schrade, Dan Klepal; Staff October 2014

    A private investigative firm's request for more than 10,000 emails related to the Braves stadium deal has some citizens and Cobb commissioners wondering if the firm's mystery client is targeting them for speaking out against the project --- and Chairman Tim Lee's controversial handling of it during the past year.