• Tampa Mulls Funding Rays Stadium with Tourist Tax

    by Steven Girardi Tribune staff October 2015

    City council members are hoping to protect the tax revenue source that potentially could be used to build a baseball stadium while they continue to negotiate with the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • New Basketball Arena Excites Utah Hoops Coaches

    by Dirk Facer Deseret News October 2015

    While the new $36-million Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Center will have a private grand-opening ceremony this morning, head coaches Larry Krystkowiak and Lynne Roberts are quite public about how the 80,000-square foot project will benefit their programs. "It's really kind of beyond words," said Krystkowiak, who regularly polices the area by picking up trash and on this day was eager to discover where the hoses were stored so he could help water the plants around the rooftop observation deck.

  • Final Design Details for New Bucks Arena Expected Soon

    by TOM DAYKIN, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel October 2015

    The detailed proposed design will likely be reviewed by city officials in October or November, with construction of the building likely to begin within the first three months of 2016, Bucks President Peter Feigin said Tuesday.

  • Air Force AD Reveals Strategic Vision for Stadium Renovation

    by Brent Briggeman September 2015

    Jim Knowlton doesn't know exactly how big the new scoreboard at Falcon Stadium will be, but he knows the measurements he'd prefer.

  • Work Remains Before Bucks Can Break Ground

    by Tom Daykin Milwaukee Journal Sentinel September 2015

    Mayor Tom Barrett was ready to make it official. Common Council endorsement "We've got some files to sign here," Barrett said before approving a $47 million city financing package for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, less than two hours after it received a Tuesday. "Then, we've got a lease to work out," Barrett said at the signing ceremony, held outside the BMO Harris Bradley Center, near the future arena site. "Then, we've got some ground to break. Let's build a new arena. Let's get at it!" he exclaimed, as onlookers cheered. Of course, it's not that simple. The next steps before construction begins on the new basketball arena will take months to complete. And the Bucks' owners are already saying the facility might not open until the 2018-'19 National Basketball Association season, one year later than initially planned.

  • Opinion: Synthetic Turf in Historic Yale Bowl a Bad Idea

    by New Haven Register September 2015

    When the Yale Bowl was built in 1913-1914, it was the first stadium of its kind. It inspired many other stadiums to be built using the Bowl as the model -- including the Rose Bowl.

  • HS Complex Proposal Touts Value of Synthetic Turf

    by Lauren Stephenson September 2015

    The multimillion-dollar, privately funded athletic facility proposed in Oakwood highlights the growing use of artificial turf in high school sports.

  • Law Firm Ready for Residents If Bills Stadium Built

    by The Buffalo News (New York) September 2015

    A New York City law firm is sending letters to residents in Buffalo's Old First Ward, offering to represent homeowners if the Buffalo Bills decide to acquire their properties through eminent domain for a new football stadium.

  • Community Opposes Speedy Sale of Turner Field

    by Katie Leslie, J. Scott Trubey; September 2015

    The authority that owns Turner Field unveiled its planned disposition and redevelopment process for the stadium Wednesday at a meeting with community groups. Officials with the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority said the agency will issue a request for proposals from developers in early October for the 77-acre site. Speaking to a packed house of more than 200 at the stadium's 755 Club, the authority's executive director told neighborhood groups that the sale process must begin in short order as the Atlanta Braves are poised to vacate the ballpark by the end of next year.

  • Council Mulls Liquor Sales at Raymond James Stadium

    by Christopher O'Donnell September 2015

    Good news may be coming for those who like a tipple with their touchdowns. The Tampa Sports Authority is asking the Tampa City Council to expand the sale of liquor throughout Raymond James Stadium for Bucs games and concerts. Beer and wine are already sold in all areas of the venue but only fans in the expensive club level seats and executive boxes can buy liquor.That puts the stadium at a disadvantage compared with other Tampa Bay professional sports teams, according to the sports authority, which runs the stadium on behalf of Hillsborough County. Liquor sales are already permitted on all three levels of Amalie Arena during Tampa Bay Lightning games and in all areas of Tropicana Field, home to the Tampa Bay Rays.We felt our fans who come in here to support teams should have the same opportunity as fans at the Amalie Arena and the Trop, said Bobby Silvest, the authority's vice president of communications and marketing. We just want an equal playing field for our venue. If approved by the city council, Raymond James concessions vendor Aramark Sports and Entertainment would be able to sell liquor in all areas of the stadium and at the outer perimeter of the venue, including two plaza areas. Alcohol will not be sold in