Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Sears Centre Replacing Court for NBA D-League Team
by Eric Peterson March 2016
A slightly-used basketball court will be adorned with the Windy City Bulls logo, and installed at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates by the time the NBA Development League team begins play in November.
- Road Sign Misspells Arena Name, Will Be Replaced
by Rodney Thrash March 2016
For a little more than a year, a spelling error on a sign on one of Atlanta's most high profile interstates has gone undetected.
- Original First Four Floor Has "A Lot of Life Left"
by Laurel Pfahler March 2016
The 60-foot-by-116 -foot First Four floor is broken down into 236 panels, then the 45,000-pound, $100,000 floor is stored away after the tournament. It takes 14 people about five hours to install the custom-fit floor every March at UD Arena. The shiny new floor that Connor Sports moved into UD Arena last week for the First Four has spent most of its short life in storage.
- Pac-12 Tournament to Move to Larger Venue in 2017
by Mike Sorensen March 2016
After four years at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Pac-12 Tournament is moving to a new venue for next year's tournament. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott made the official announcement Friday that the tournament will be played at the new T-Mobile Arena, which is set to open next month, not far from the MGM Arena, across the Las Vegas Boulevard between the New York-New York and Monte Carlo hotels,. Scott said the league has created one of the "very best post-season tournaments in all of college basketball" since the tournament was moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 2012 and that "fans have responded and "atmosphere has been electric" over the past four years.
- Redskins Reveal Unique Feature in Stadium Design
by Jason Scott March 2016
When the Washington Redskins eventually leave FedEx Field for greener pastures (a new stadium), that stadium will reportedly have a feature more familiar to medieval castles than to modern football stadiums: a moat.
- City Survey Reveals Support for HS Stadium Project
by Imran Ghori March 2016
Neighbors of Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley favor a planned football stadium project by a 2-to-1 margin, according to a city survey. The results, released Thursday, show that about 67 percent support the Moreno Valley Unified School District's plans to build a 3,000-seat stadium at the 30-year-old campus at the northwest side of the city. Some 68 percent of respondents also said they support nighttime sporting events at the stadium. But 40 percent also said they were not familiar with the project and 73 percent wanted full disclosure of all the facts related to the project. Residents also said they would be concerned about traffic, noise and other impacts.
- Texas School District Proposes $50 Million Stadium
by Stuart Goldman March 2016
The school board of the McKinney (Texas) Independent School District will vote next week to approve a proposed $220 million project that includes a new $50.3 million, 12,000-seat football stadium and events center.
- Angelo State Baseball Unveils New Home Field
by Paul Harris March 2016
After a 17-game road trip to start the season, Angelo State University will at long last make its debut in its renovated home, Foster Field at 1st Community Credit Union Stadium
- UGA Hoops Upgrades May Include Hanging Scoreboard
by Seth Emerson March 2016
Georgia is hoping to undertake a number of internal improvements to Stegeman Coliseum, including the long-awaited center- hanging scoreboard. There is no money figure being put on it yet, and most specifics will wait until the May meeting of the UGA athletic board. But athletic director Greg McGarity confirmed that enhancements will be sought.
- How On-Court Branding Benefits the Installer
by Danny Ecker March 2016
Turning college basketball courts into billboards is scoring major points for Connor Sports' bottom line. The Elk Grove Village-based company, which has modeled and made nearly every hardwood surface used in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments since 2005, is riding a wave of major college programs buying and redesigning their floors with more frequency. With more college games broadcast in more locations, court styles are becoming extensions of schools' brands that can showcase sponsors and help recruit top players.