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  • Columnist: Subsidized Stadiums Have to Go

    by Norman Chad July 2015

    Couch Slouch presents the first of a two-part series on stadium development in America, part of an ongoing "No More Stadiums, With or Without Tax Subsidies" effort that recently was named the fourth-least successful grass-roots movement by Grass Roots Quarterly magazine.

  • Joint Effort Hopes to Ease Clemson's Stadium Traffic

    by Michael Eads michael.eads@independentmail.com 864-260-1256 July 2015

    The traffic snarls after Clemson home football games might get better this fall, thanks to a joint project between the university’s faculty, athletic department and local and state police.

  • UNM Athletic Director Not Standing Pat on Facilities

    by Ken Sivkenger, Journal Staff Writer July 2015

    University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs believes his school stands near the Mountain West summit in terms of sports facilities. That doesn't mean he's comfortable standing pat.

  • Practice Fields to Mimic Dimensions of Nats, Astros Homes

    by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post (Florida) July 2015

    The $135 million spring training complex south of 45th Street will include an authentic touch of the major leagues. Three of the 12 practice fields will be built with outfield dimensions matching Minute Maid Park in Houston and Nationals Park in Washington to help Astros and Nationals players get reacquainted with their regular-season ballparks.

  • Beckham's MLS Stadium Would Leave U. of Miami Out

    by Matt Porter, Palm Beach Post (Florida) July 2015

    It appears a soccer stadium is coming to the area surrounding Marlins Park, but it will not involve the University of Miami. The City of Miami received a verbal proposal Friday morning from the group headlined by soccer superstar David Beckham to build a stadium in Little Havana, on the site where the Orange Bowl once stood.

  • The AB Extra: July 17

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about Nike's response to a ban by CrossFit, a rebranding of a Canadian town to welcome a new hockey arena and the United States' top swimming city.

  • Japan Scraps $2B Olympic Stadium Design

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    The original design for the stadium to be used for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics gained criticism from many. Not only for its odd look, but also for its cost, which had reached $2 billion, double its original budget of $1 billion.

  • Senate Puts Milwaukee Bucks on Brink of Arena Deal

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    It looks like the Milwaukee Bucks will be staying put. After two days of negotiations, state senators in Wisconsin have finally struck a deal to finance a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, putting to rest speculation that the team might move to a new city. 

  • Is Environmental Report Too Late to Save Chargers?

    by Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register (California) July 2015

    Even as the San Diego City Council authorized on Tuesday a controversial $2.1 million environmental impact report on a proposed $1.1 billion-plus Mission Valley stadium, there were more signs that even the city's political leaders are resigned to the Chargers relocating in Carson.

  • Chicago Suburb to Ban Drones at Stadium, Events

    by Eric Peterson, Chicago Daily Herald July 2015

    Driven by concerns about public safety, Schaumburg trustees are poised to enact a ban Tuesday on the use of drones within 100 feet of public property during special events.