• Arkansas Senate Revises Stadium, Arena Gun Policy

    by Colorado Springs Gazette March 2017

    Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed, moving quickly to address concerns about the sweeping gun rights measure leading to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas. The Arkansas Senate voted 22-10 to add the exemption to a new state law that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Wednesday allowing concealed handguns at colleges, government buildings, some bars and even the state Capitol. It allows people with concealed handgun licenses to carry in the locations if they complete eight hours of active-shooter training. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

  • Coastal Carolina Breaks Ground for Stadium Expansion

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    Coastal Carolina University, known for its teal-colored turf, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Brooks Stadium on Tuesday.

  • Niagara Falls Expected to Approve Arena Study

    by Thomas J. Prohaska March 2017

    Niagara County's Economic Development Department plans to release a request for proposals for a feasibility study on Wednesday, said Christian W. Peck, the county's public information officer.

  • Could Virginia Beach Arena Lure NBA Franchise?

    by Butch Maier March 2017

    Could the Virginia Beach arena one day be the home of an NBA team? It’s not out of the question.

  • Is New Facilities Plan Too Much for PSU?

    by Mike Gross March 2017

    Penn State has a plan. If/when that plan comes to full fruition, the northeast sector of the vast University Park campus will be an athletic village of sleek structures of brick and glass with sweeping roofs and state-of-the-art amenities for the athletes and coaches of 31 intercollegiate programs. The plan was released Monday morning, and discussed in a presentation open to the public and media Monday afternoon. The artist's conceptions were cool - renovated Beaver Stadium looked great in a brick-and-sandstone suit - in a futuristic way, like images of a proposed colony on Mars.

  • Athletic Complex Dome Collapses Under Snow

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    As snowstorms continue to cause all kinds of problems in the northeast, a New Hampshire athletic facility is dealing with a dramatic problem caused by the weather — a collapsed dome.

  • Atlanta United Hopes to Improve Fan Experience

    by Doug Roberson March 2017

    In an attempt to improve the experience of those attending Atlanta United's games at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium, several changes will be made from the inaugural home game two weeks ago for Saturday's game against Chicago.

  • Virginia Beach Accepts Financing Plan for $220M Arena

    by Mary Beth Gahan March 2017

    Virginia Beach City Council agreed with arena developers on a financing plan to build a $220 million sports and entertainment venue near the Oceanfront.

  • Penn State's Hockey Arena Helped Fuel Team's Rise

    by Frank Fitzpatrick March 2017

    Seven years ago, Pegula, a natural-gas developer from Carbondale, signed off on an $88 million contribution to his alma mater. The gift would not only allow Penn State to add men's and women's varsity hockey but to construct a campus arena, the last and largest hurdle in its long journey to Division I.

  • County Votes to Pay $14M to Braves for Improvements

    by Ben Brasch March 2017

    The taxpayers of Cobb County are now on the hook to the Braves for an extra $14 million of transportation and infrastructure improvements the team said the county owed.