• Group Wants Public Field Needs Tied to Funding for Arena

    by Emily Attwood September 2014

    No plans have been released yet for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, but an advocacy group is hard at work to ensure that the needs of the county's other athletic and recreational areas are addressed before approving any public financing.

  • College Officials Envision Community Use for $20M Arena

    by Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster; 239-263-4805 September 2014

    Florida SouthWestern State College officials are hoping a proposed $20 million student activities center on the school’s Fort Myers campus also will be a place for high school graduations, concerts and community events.

  • Renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium Receives High Praise

    by Michelle Kearns, News Staff Reporter September 2014

    The $130 million in renovations at the Ralph Wilson Stadium debuted Sunday to a sunny, blue-sky day, a 29-10 "fish-squish" defeat and so many changes - more room to walk, more natural light, more places to buy beer, bigger better scoreboards - that it didn't feel like the same old place.

  • Va. Beach Business Leaders Endorse 18,000-Seat Arena

    by Super User September 2014

    Rather than footing the bill to the city, developer United States Management has skin in the game, making a $200 million bet with its own money.

  • USF Officials Ready to Act on On-Campus Stadium

    by Joey Johnston, Tribune staff September 2014

    Friday afternoon on the University of South Florida's campus, school spirit was alive and well. Speaking at the weekly pep rally - Marshall Mayhem'' - Bulls guard Thor Jozwiak whipped the crowd into a frenzy with his professional-wrestling persona. Cheerleaders cheered. The band played. Players and students alike sang the fight song. This gets you hyped up,'' said Dennis Matthews, a USF junior majoring in communications. Can you imagine if the game was right here on campus?'' Actually, Bulls fans have been imagining that scenario for at least a decade.

  • Modern HS Athletics Requires 'Constant Facility Improvement'

    by JR Radcliffe, Living Oconomowoc Focus September 2014

    As Oconomowoc athletics director Scott Raduka notes, "We're looking to upgrade a facility that we haven't even used yet."

  • Delayed Transformer Prompts HS Football Game's Rescheduling

    by Ernie Clark BDN Staff September 2014

    The lights themselves have been erected and are ready to go, but the transformer to run the lighting system was still in transit between Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Nationals, Astros Want $155M in Tax Dollars for Spring Training Stadium

    by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer September 2014

    The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros can expect opposition today when they ask a Palm Beach County advisory board to endorse their request for $154.9 million in hotel tax money to help pay for a new spring training stadium in West Palm Beach.

  • Portland Arena Considers Outsourcing Management

    by Whit Richardson, Staff Writer September 2014

    The Cross Insurance Arena's board of trustees is entertaining the idea of outsourcing management of the Portland arena to a private company.

  • Other NFL Owners May Insist on New Bills Stadium

    by Tom Precious September 2014

    ALBANY - The decision about whether the Buffalo Bills will get a new stadium, renovate their existing home or keep things as they are for now has become less urgent, now that Terry and Kim Pegula have been announced as the winning bidders for the team. That was the consensus of some state and local officials involved in the new stadium review process Wednesday, a day after the Pegulas were given the nod to buy the team.