RECENT ARTICLES
  • New Projects: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | USI Physical Activities Center | Finley Center

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Southern Indiana has broken ground on a $27 million expansion and renovation of the existing Physical Activities Center (PAC) that includes a new 4,200-seat multipurpose arena. The facility, by CannonDesign of St. Louis, will be home to the university's basketball and volleyball programs, while providing needed space for convocation, campus concerts and other events. Included in the initial phase of the project are a new kinesiology lab, a hall of fame, several classrooms, locker rooms and an athletic training room.

  • HS Stadium on Track for Football Opener

    by Joe Sirera July 2017

    Smith High School's stadium renovations remain on track for the Golden Eagles' Aug. 18 football opener.

  • Lack of Retractable Roof at SunTrust Park No Problem

    by Tim Tucker July 2017

    With SunTrust Park experiencing its 11th rain-delayed game Tuesday night, you might be thinking: Tell me again why the Braves didn't put a retractable roof on their new stadium.

  • Colorado State Reveals $220M Football Stadium

    by Jason Scott July 2017

    Athletic department officials, players and reporters were on hand for a sneak preview of the new on-campus football stadium at Colorado State University.

  • How Digital Signage is Revolutionizing Venue Branding

    by Paul Steinbach July 2017

    Hailed as "the South's preeminent lifestyle destination," The Battery Atlanta houses hundreds of high-end residences, dozens of fashion retailers and conceptual eateries, one luxury hotel and a theater bearing an iconic name. It's blocks of brand-driven streetscape long on curb appeal.

  • FC Cincinnati Hopes Larger Fan Base Will Lead to MLS

    by Mike Rutledge July 2017

    FC Cincinnati, the second-year United Soccer League team, has a secret weapon it hopes will help it elevate to the country's top professional rung, Major League Soccer: Dayton. FC Cincinnati has set attendance records for the USL and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, in which it already upset two MLS teams, the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire. An esteemed arena architect also has created plans for an eye-catching stadium.

  • Contaminated Soil at Stadium Site Deemed Not Hazardous

    by James Folker July 2017

    The contaminated soil found during construction on the new GreenJackets stadium in Riverside Village is not nearly as bad as it could have been, City Council learned Monday night. The soil is not hazardous and is being removed and hauled to Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority in Jackson, S.C.

  • Eight Dead After Riot Erupts at Senegal Soccer Stadium

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    Spectator safety continues to be a problem at soccer matches, as eight people were killed and scores more were injured at a Senegal Premier League final over the weekend.

    According to a report from Aljazeera, fans of Ouakam and Sade de Mbour clashed Saturday as they were leaving the game. Police fired tear gas into the crowd, which resulted in a stampede as panic spread throughout the stadium.

    Adding to the chaos, a wall that supported bleacher seating collapsed after police started firing the tear gas canisters into the crowd.

    Matar Ba, the Senegalese sports minister, said a young girl was among the dead and more than 60 other fans were injured and taken to local health facilities. Ba vowed “strong measures” would be taken so that such an event “will never be repeated in Senegal.” The BBC put the number of injured closer to 100.

    The clash between fans apparently began when US Ouakam supporters began throwing stones at Stade de Mbour fans after Mbour scored in extra time to go ahead 2-1. 

    Cheikh Maba Diop, a spectator at the match whose friend died when the wall collapsed, told the Associated Foreign Press, "All of a sudden when the wall fell... we knew exactly that some of our own had lost their lives because the wall fell directly onto people."

    The BBC reported that Senegal’s Football Federation has temporarily suspended US Ouakam until the FSF can decide on sanctions against the team

     

  • Misled by Flier, Hundreds Converge on Raiders Stadium

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    On Thursday, more than 700 people attended a board meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority under the false impression that they would be able to apply to work at the new Raiders Stadium.

  • Fans React to the ‘Largest Little Caesar in the World’

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    On Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings posted aerial photos to the team Twitter and Facebook pages showing the progress of a 243-foot-tall Little Caesars logo being painted on the roof of the new arena — making it the “largest Little Caesar in the world,” according to the post.