• Wrigley Field's New Bleachers to Officially Open Monday

    by Blair Sheade May 2015

    The Wrigley Field bleachers in left and centerfield will open on Monday, May 11, against the New York Mets. This is the first major construction on the bleachers since 1937.

  • Unprofitable Ice Arena Considers Alternative Programs

    by Drew Simon May 2015

    A $65,000 study should help Kettering officials decide if the Kettering Ice Arena should continue operating or if the 20,000- square-foot facility should be used for different programming options.

  • Will Falcons Stadium Host 2018 CFP Championship?

    by Tim Tucker, Staff May 2015

    Atlanta will submit a bid this month to bring college football's national championship game to the new Falcons stadium in January 2018. "We're in the process of organizing a proposal to host the event," Atlanta Sports Council executive director Dan Corso said. The proposal is due to College Football Playoff officials by May 27.

  • Xcel Center's Ice-Makers Scramble after Meltdown

    by Michael Russo, Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul) May 2015

    Because of an underground transformer-room fire in St. Paul, Xcel Energy Center's ice crew was called into emergency duty when workers arrived at the arena Tuesday morning and discovered an overnight power outage had affected the ice plant.

  • College Match-Up Added to Coors Field Hockey Plans

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015

    On Monday, the Colorado Rockies confirmed that Coors Field will host the first outdoor hockey game between the Front Range rivals on Feb. 20, 2016.

  • Idaho State Planning to Build $20M Basketball Stadium

    by Kyle Franko May 2015

    Idaho State University's director of athletics has spent the past eight years improving the athletic program's facilities. From a renovated weight room, to an outdoor practice facility and Miller Ranch Stadium, Tingey and ISU have done their best to reshape Bengal athletics.

  • Wisconsin Gov.: Bucks Arena Deal Close, But Sans Tax?

    by MARY SPICUZZA and CROCKER STEPHENSON, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 2015

    Gov. Scott Walker says a deal on paying for a new downtown arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is close.

  • Colorado State Gets Guarantee on $220M Stadium Price

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015

    Cost overruns, which stadium critics say could top $100 million, will be covered by the contractors and not the university unless CSU changes the scope of the project.

  • Carson Mulls $50M in Bonds to Clean Up Stadium Site

    by Sandy Mazza May 2015

    Eager to move forward with plans for an NFL stadium, Carson officials Tuesday will consider issuing more than $50 million in bonds to finance the final phase of environmental work on the site of a former toxic landfill.

  • The AB Extra: May 1

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week features news on a selfie-stick ban at Wimbledon, a stationary bike that will let you wash your clothes as your ride, and an 89 year-old Kansas University alumni and former football player who scored a touchdown in their spring football game.