• New Projects: FIU Wellness Center | Maryland Event Center | Tiger Stadium

    by Emily Attwood April 2016

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  • Officials Urge Fans to Arrive Early for Security Checks

    by Maudlyne Ihejirika April 2016

    Security in the age of terrorism will mean longer waits for fans at metal-detector lines to enjoy America's pastime, Chicago officials warned Tuesday. With season openings approaching at the city's two ballparks, representatives from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Cubs and White Sox management are urging fans to change game-day habits and arrive at parks much earlier.

  • Las Vegas Arena Woos Events, Hopeful for NHL Team

    by John Katsilometes April 2016

    There is hope that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will make an announcement this summer that Las Vegas will be awarded one of two expansion teams.

  • Will Wrigley Be Ready for Home Opener?

    by Paul Skrbina April 2016

    A beeping yellow Bobcat woke from a slumber at a corner of Wrigley Field, preparing to move some pallets loaded with materials, before the engine went silent. A few more turns of the key proved futile, prompting men in yellow vests and hard hats to wail into walkie-talkies. "Load it on another one," one of the men barked.

  • Vikings Partner with VenueNext for Gameday App

    by Rochelle Olson April 2016

    The Minnesota Vikings have hired Santa Clara, Calif.-based VenueNext to create an integrated app for U.S. Bank Stadium aimed at giving fans a seamless gameday experience that could start in their driveways and direct them to beer, food and restrooms.

  • Players React to Safety Netting in MLB Ballparks

    by Bob Nightengale April 2016

    The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has nothing to do with the Final Four, a Stephen Curry three-pointer or a LeBron James dunk.

  • Some Residents Oppose Braves Spring Training Complex

    by Zach Murdock April 2016

    As Palm Beach County leaders consider whether to jump into the race to land the Atlanta Braves a spring training complex, residents near the proposed site there are already organizing opposition against the plan.

  • Soccer Franchise Investing in Stadium Improvements

    by Joe Paisley April 2016

    Now in their second season, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks continue to invest in their facility. After pumping $2.2 million into the city-owned venue last year, the United Soccer League franchise installed a 30-foot-long by four- foot-high video scoreboard atop the western stands this season.

  • Fans Floored as Arena Escalator Malfunctions in Philly

    by Paul Steinbach April 2016

    Millions of sports fans safely ride escalators to and from their seating levels in stadiums and arenas each year, but Saturday brought a reminder of what can go wrong with this mode of conveyances. After a Flyers win in Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, an escalator loaded with fans suddenly sped up, causing several individuals to be hurled to the floor. At least one fan was witnessed leaping over the railing to avoid the pileup.

  • Mile High to Be Renamed After Marijuana Dispensary?

    by The Gazette April 2016

    Native Roots acknowledged the poor timing of announcing the news on April Fools' Day, but insisted that it is serious about the proposal.