Facilities: Stadium & Arena
School Nixes Field Plan, But NIMBY Fears Linger
by Lana Sweeten-Shults April 2015
Although Wichita Christian School has decided not to build a football field on the Wilson House property — a point of contention among neighborhood residents — many of the residents still have issues with the school’s plans.
Columnist: Charm Suffers, But Wrigley Reno Right Call
by Rick Telander April 2015
Just comparing the new outfield girders - huge, solid, unrusted - with the flimsy framework of the rest of Wrigley Field is like comparing a new ocean liner with Noah's Ark.
Naming Field After Mayor Now Requires Super Majority
by BOB BAUDER April 2015
Pittsburgh has the bronze plaque emblazoned with "Ravenstahl Field," but it will take six City Council votes to officially name a North Side soccer facility for the former mayor.
Cubs: Wrigley Field Will Be Safe, Ready for Opening Day
by David Just, Chicago Sun-Times April 2015
The Cubs offered the final preseason update on Wrigley Field's renovation project Tuesday, shooting down a number of rumors that had surfaced about its progress.
Gov. Walker Confident of Bucks Arena Financing
by Don Wallker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that he anticipates stakeholders who are trying to get a new downtown Milwaukee arena built will be able to find a viable financing option.
Partnership Earns Fargo Praise as NCAA Hockey Host
by Brad Scholossman, Forum News Service April 2015
The NCAA regionals don’t often stray from their usual destinations. Manchester, Albany, Worcester, Bridgeport, Grand Rapids, St. Paul, repeat. But Fargo wins praise for NCAA regional tourney.
Wyoming's Arena Reno Suspended Amid Rising Costs
by Scott Nulph, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne) March 2015
Rising construction costs have taken a toll on the University of Wyoming's plans for Phase II of the reconstruction of the Arena-Auditorium.
Falcons Have Banked $7.5M in Seat Licenses So Far
by Tim Tucker; Staff March 2015
Personal seat licenses, or PSLs, are among the more controversial aspects of the new downtown stadium, which is slated to open in 2017 and is quickly taking shape next to the Georgia Dome.
Rooftop Owners Charged with Defrauding Cubs
by The Associated Press March 2015
R. Marc Hamid, a 46-year-old co-owner of Skybox on Sheffield, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of defrauding the Cubs and tax authorities out of $600,000 from 2008 to 2011, prosecutors announced Friday.
The AB Extra: March 27
by Laura Godlewski March 2015
Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to AthleticBusiness.com, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.