• Tampa's Amalie Arena Preps for NCAA Women's Final

    by JOEY JOHNSTON Tribune staff February 2015

    Anucha Browne, the NCAA's vice president of women's basketball championships, said she's confident that Tampa will match or exceed the outstanding job that was done as host of the 2008 event, when capacity crowds of 21,655 attended the semifinals and final.

  • Arlington's Overture to Dallas Cowboys Has Paid Off

    by Dan Klepal, Tim Tucker; Staff February 2015

    In its first six years, AT&T Stadium has delivered a Super Bowl, a Final Four, a college football championship game and everything else from monster trucks to major concerts.

  • Architectural Showcase: A Video Tour

    by AB Staff February 2015

    See how Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase offers unmatched year-round exposure for new and recently renovated athletic, fitness and recreation facilities.

  • Opposition to Arena's Demise Grows Louder

    by Peggy Burch 901-529-2392 February 2015

    With the survival of the Mid-South Coliseum under threat by its owner, the city of Memphis, a band of the circular arena's fans launched a small campaign several years ago to defend it.

  • Suddenly, Los Angeles is Everybody's NFL Darling

    by Mark Whicker February 2015

    A procession of union leaders, Filipino leaders, Latino leaders, African-American leaders, state legislators, developers, investment bankers, congressional representatives and members of the clergy pledged their efforts to build a stadium, at no cost to anyone, for two NFL teams. When is someone going to get around to asking us?

  • As Stadium Construction Costs Skyrocket, Who Pays?

    by Dan Klepal, Tim Tucker; Staff February 2015

    Arlington, Texas --- With enough swank and opulence to make billionaire oil tycoons gush money, the Dallas Cowboys' home revolutionized professional sports stadiums when it opened in 2009. At 3 million square feet, AT&T Stadium is bigger and has more of everything than any facility that came before it. The video board alone --- which hangs centered over the star at midfield and has resolution as clear as any high-definition TV --- cost $40 million, is 60 yards long and weighs more than one million pounds. And in constructing the $1.3 billion facility, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones redefined what stadiums cost. The 10 NFL stadiums built in the decade leading up to AT&T's opening averaged $428 million. Since then, none of the four NFL facilities built or under construction have cost less than $1 billion, including the Atlanta Falcons' new home.

  • Angels Owner: Stadium Lease Talks Going 'Nowhere'

    by Jeff Fletcher, The Orange County Register February 2015

    Angels owner Arte Moreno said Friday negotiations with the city of Anaheim on a new lease for Angel Stadium are "nowhere." Moreno, who spoke to reporters as the Angels completed their first workout of the spring, said there have been no talks for months about the lease.

  • Ice, Snow Squeeze MiLB Ballpark's Construction

    by Joey Garrison The Tennessean February 2015

    Construction on Metro’s new baseball stadium for the Nashville Sounds was disrupted by this week’s ice and snow, but project leaders say the ballpark still will be ready for opening day.

  • Stadium Funding Plan Stalls in Legislative Committee

    by Matt Dixon; Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau February 2015

    A panel of Florida lawmakers declined to vote on whether to approve $7 million set aside for improvements to professional sports stadiums.

  • Chargers, Raiders Unveil L.A. Stadium Plan

    by Michael Gaio February 2015

    Los Angeles might go from having no NFL teams to two — or even three — if a plan by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers comes to fruition.