Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Can Chicago Support a Second Soccer Team?
by Chicago Daily Herald June 2016
There is talk about a second professional soccer team coming to Chicago, and some wonder if the city can support another club. North American Soccer League commissioner Bill Peterson wonders if two teams would be enough for Chicago in the long run. In Chicago for league meetings and tonight's Copa America game between the United States and Costa Rica, Peterson said he wouldn't mind coming back sometime soon to see a new club launch in his league. Peter Wilt, the founding general manager of Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, is working to get another soccer club off the ground, this time in the NASL.
- Figure Skating Event Expected to Draw Tourists
by John Martin June 2016
A figure skating competition that’s coming to the Ford Center is being called the biggest sporting event the region has ever hosted, with more than 5,500 hotel room nights booked in Evansville and surrounding communities.
- Goodell: Bills Should Focus on New Stadium
by Tyler Dunne June 2016
The Buffalo Bills aren't in a rush to build a new stadium. They made that clear at the owners meetings in March. But on Monday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went public with his thoughts.
- County Debates Use of Park Funds for Braves Stadium
by Carolyn Cunningham June 2016
Representatives of the Cobb Parks Coalition have appealed to the Cobb County Board of Commissioners at every meeting for many months to fully fund the $40 million 2008 parks bond approved by 65 percent of the voters.
- Demolition Begins to Make Way for Bucks Arena
by Tom Daykin June 2016
With a groundbreaking ceremony set for June 18, the site for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena will soon see its three remaining buildings razed.
- How Atlanta Earned a Super Bowl
by Tim Tucker June 2016
Atlanta's bid committee agreed to a lengthy and pricey list of NFL requirements — and tacked on a few other things the league didn't request — in securing the 2019 Super Bowl for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained hundreds of pages of bid documents that provide a rare window into the complex and costly competition to host the nation's biggest sporting event. Atlanta was named the site of the February 2019 game in a vote by NFL owners late last month.
- Dolphins Show Off Stadium Renovations
by Hal Habib June 2016
The Dolphins swung open the doors to their stadium Thursday, giving the media a hard-hat tour that made it easier to envision what the finished product will look like with a canopy in place this fall. Much of the framework for the canopy is in place, thanks to a dozen large cranes standing where the Dolphins hope Ryan Tannehill soon will be throwing touchdown passes to Jarvis Landry. Although it required imagination to picture football in 91 days on a field that currently doesn't exist, Bill Senn, senior vice president of stadium renovations, sought to outline why the Dolphins are confident the facility will be ready for the Sept. 1 preseason home game against Tennessee.
- Alumni Group Hopes for new HS Stadium
by Jennifer Bardoner June 2016
Howard School alumni are upset that the Hamilton County Board of Education included their alma mater on a list of schools to get new bleachers when the group has been asking for a new stadium.
- NHL Expansion Likely, League Considering Markets
by Kevin Allen June 2016
Given the steady rise of the NHL's visibility and popularity in recent years, expansion is inevitable. The NHL is tracking toward growing as early as 2017-18, though Commissioner Gary Bettman said a decision hadn't been reached.
- French Open Director: Venue Needs a Roof
by The Buffalo News May 2016
A miserable, rain-soaked day provided the perfect platform for Guy Forget, the director of the French Open, to renew his campaign for a roof over Court Philippe Chatrier.