Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Can Tampa Bay Arenas Cope with Social Media Demands?
by KEITH MORELLI Tribune staff December 2014
The wireless networks at many venues weren’t made to handle the hurricane of high-resolution photos and gigabyte-sucking videos now typical at even midsized concerts.
Vikings Might Make New Stadium Bird-Safe After All
by Michael Gaio December 2014
With 200,000 square feet of glass, 95-foot glass doors and a location near the Mississippi River, the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium has been called a "death trap" for birds. Now bird lovers have new life in their attempt to have the stadium glass changed to be more bird friendly.
Golden State's Toilet Bowl Arena Design Gets a Redo
by Michael Gaio December 2014
The Golden State Warriors have flushed previous designs for their new arena in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. Critics — or really anyone with eyes — claimed the design sketches released earlier this year made the arena look like a toilet.
District's $27M Athletic Reno Plan Moves to Referendum
by Denise Jewell Gee; NEWS STAFF REPORTER December 2014
A group of coaches, parents and other community leaders working on the athletic field proposals since June described canceled practices, missed opportunities to host tournaments and potential safety hazards on some fields because of the current conditions.
Barclays Center Faces Slew of Violations
by Michael Gartland, The New York Post December 2014
The arena is in "noncompliance'' for issues involving its generators and "universal waste - small quantity handlers," the feds say, violations that will cost the arena $7,500 in fines for the two "compliance orders'' it has ignored.
St. Pete, Rays Strike $24M Deal Over New Stadium Site
by CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL Tribune staff December 2014
After years of deadlock, Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Bay Rays owners have agreed on a deal to let the Rays explore sites for a new stadium in the Bay area in exchange for up to $24 million in compensation for the city.
Editorial: Stadium Funding Plan 'Radicalism at Its Finest'
by The Gazette editorial December 2014
The City Council will consider an ordinance Tuesday so extreme it will further reduce the chance of Colorado Springs achieving prosperity and keeping up with other Front Range cities going forward.
Stadium Authority Loses Quorum, Unable to Do Business
by Rick Wills December 2014
Four members of Butler's stadium authority have resigned in less than two months, leaving the normally seven-member board unable to do business because it doesn't have a quorum.
Year-Old Ice Rink's Revenues Well Below Forecasts
by SCOTT TAYLOR, Staff Writer December 2014
Howard Kroll, Auburn's interim city manager, said he and new ice rink manager Tim Holden are scheduled to discuss Norway Savings Bank Arena's financials with city councilors at a Dec. 15 meeting.
Wrigley Signage Tweaks Could Bring $75M Tax Credit
by FRAN SPIELMAN. City Hall Reporter. BY CHRIS FUSCO. Staff Reporter December 2014
The Cubs have agreed to drop one of seven new outfield signs at a renovated Wrigley Field, swap the location of two signs and reduce the size of a video board to qualify for a federal tax credit that could be worth up to $75 million.