Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Opinion: Super Bowl Host Cities Keep Falling For 'Scam'
by Paul Newberry May 2016
The NFL has its own version of three-card monte. We'll call it the Super Bowl Scam.
- Opinion: Stadium Names Once Stood for Sacrifices
by Thom Loverro May 2016
Memorial Day used to be more than a once-a-year barbecue holiday. There was a time when sports fans would be reminded of the sacrifices brave men and women made for this country every time they passed through the turnstiles of their home team stadium. Memorial Stadium, or variations of it, was once a common name for stadiums built around the country for sporting events. The term is still active in use among colleges and small town facilities, but it is a disappearing concept — stadiums named to represent what the holiday is supposed to remind us of.
- AT&T Stadium to Host UIL Football Championships
by Corpus Christi Caller-Times May 2016
All University Interscholastic League football state championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the next two years, the UIL announced Thursday.
- Raiders Owner Serious About Moving Team to Vegas
by Jarrett Bell May 2016
Officially, there's no timeline for the Oakland Raiders to pack up the moving vans and head to Las Vegas. In reality, it is a potential deal seemingly on such a fast track that it might set some sort of NFL record. At the NFL meetings in Charlotte this week, Raiders owner Mark Davis reiterated what he declared in Vegas a few weeks ago. And he didn't stutter.
- City Looks for Alternative Uses for Ice Arena
by Malik Perkins May 2016
Preliminary results from a study of the Kettering Ice Area show it is costing more to operate the facility than is being generated in revenue. The results also show most city residents want to keep the facility even though most of them do not use it.
- City Gives Final Approval to Bucks Arena Plans
by Tom Daykin May 2016
The detailed designs for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, its parking structure and the team's training facility received final city approval Tuesday, setting the stage for a June construction start.
- Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles Awarded Super Bowls
by Bob Glauber May 2016
In addition to approving LA to host the 2021 Super Bowl, owners also approved Super Bowls for Atlanta, where a stadium is under construction, in 2019 and Florida in 2020. The Dolphins have upgraded Sun Life Stadium in part to lure the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl XLI in 2007, when Peyton Manning won his first championship with the Colts.
- Official: Refinancing Saves City $10M on Arena
by Zach Evans May 2016
Evansville officials say they’ve shaved $10 million off interest payments over the next two decades on the Ford Center arena. The City Council approved an ordinance to refinance the Downtown arena bonds Monday night. The bonds won’t be paid off until 2039, but by refinancing now and getting a low interest rate, the city will save $9.77 million, said City Controller Russ Lloyd.
- Rangers Proposed Ballpark Draws Negative Reaction
by Geoff Baker May 2016
The Texas Rangers made news last week by writing a new chapter in the book on how team owners can hit up taxpayers for new sports venues. Despite opening their current, retro-modern ballpark in 1994, the Rangers want a new $1 billion facility and for the public to approve financing half of it via vote.
- Padres Under Fire for Mishandling of National Anthem
by Jason Scott May 2016
The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus was scheduled to sing the National Anthem prior to Saturday evening’s Dodgers-Padres game, but an embarrassing mistake has forced the Padres to issue an apology.