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  • Opinion: A New Stadium is Good for Community Pride

    by Tom Precious; News Albany Bureau chief July 2014

    The trend of professional sports team owners holding the upper hand over state and local politicians with new stadium construction demands is a long one, stretching across all sports in large, medium and small markets.

  • Ohio State Holds First Football Activity Under New Lights

    by Tim May, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH July 2014

    Prized quarterback recruit Torrance Gibson came, saw, and he liked what he saw. Gibson, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was one of the elite recruits on hand for Ohio State's Friday Night Lights at Ohio Stadium. And he even jumped into the drills, something he had indicated he wouldn't do during the four-hour session. But it was his parting statement that made the most news, because a month ago he had Ohio State fifth in his rating system behind Tennessee, Auburn, Louisiana State and Oklahoma.

  • Toronto's Pan Am Stadium Unfinished, Contractor Unpaid

    by Rexford Sheild July 2014

    With less than a year left until Toronto hosts the 2015 soccer Pan American Games, completion deadlines for six new athletic venues under construction are quickly coming... and going. Nearly all of the venues are facing a one- to two-month delay, but for the contractor in charge of Tim Hortons Field, the games' key venue and home to the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the delays are really hitting where it hurts -- the pocketbook. 

  • New Vikings Stadium a 'Death Trap' for Birds?

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    The new home of the Minnesota Vikings, set to open in 2016, will feature 200,000 square feet of glass. In fact, its 95-foot high pivoting doors at the main entrance will be among the largest moving glass doors in the world. All that glass, plus the world's largest transparent ethylene-tetraflouroethylene (ETFE) roof, is designed to give spectators the feeling of being outdoors, while still enjoying a climate-controlled environment.

    Great design, or one for the birds? Yes and no.

  • Synthetic Turf Install Complete at Notre Dame Stadium

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    It's a new era for Notre Dame football. The team took to Twitter Thursday morning to give the world its first look at the newly installed FieldTurf at Notre Dame Stadium.

  • Detroit Red Wings to Build New Arena

    by Rexford Sheild July 2014

    One of the NHL's original-six teams will be moving, albeit within the city, as the Detroit Red Wings are headed from Joe Louis Arena to a new arena in 2017. The move is expected to generate $1.8 billion in economic impact. 

  • Singapore's New National Stadium + Philippine Arena

    by Andrew Brandt July 2014

    It's been a big two months for record-breaking stadiums. 

  • Tightening Front-Line Security in Stadiums, Arenas

    by Paul Steinbach July 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Sports Venue Safety, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Among the noteworthy numbers to emerge from Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey last February — along with 48 (the number of points racked up by the Seattle Seahawks) and 8 (the Denver Broncos' meager output) and 49 (the surprisingly agreeable game-time temperature) — was this lesser-known figure: 10. That was the reported number of arrests made at MetLife Stadium security checkpoints that day — most for disorderly conduct, drug possession or trespassing.

  • Ralph Wilson Stadium to Host HS Football Kickoff Event

    by Miguel Rodriguez; News Sports Reporter July 2014

    The goal for all high school football teams in Western New York is to reach The Ralph to play for championships, but several teams will begin their quests for crowning glory at the home of the Buffalo Bills this season.

  • Opinion: Levi's Stadium Lives Up to Niners', NFL's Hype

    by Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News July 2014

    As predicted, when it came to the celebration and platitudes at Thursday's official 49ers stadium ribbon cutting, the platitudes won. In fact, you could say the platitudes won big. They won bigger than big, big, big. "It's the most unbelievable outdoor entertainment facility in the world," said Jed York, the 49ers' chief executive officer, during one of the dedication speeches.