• 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. 

  • What the First-Ever Empty-Seats MLB Game Was Like

    by Mike Sielski; Inquirer Columnist April 2015

    Everything was so clear and sharp: the crack of the bat, the thwock of the ball into the catcher's mitt, the clip-clop of cleats against a dugout's concrete steps and floor.

  • Falcons Will Borrow $850M to Build New Stadium

    by Tim Tucker, Leon Stafford; Staff April 2015

    The Falcons reported on the status of their financing as the city's economic development agency, Invest Atlanta, prepares to issue bonds in May to cover the city's $200 million commitment.

  • James Madison U. Plans for $88M Basketball Arena

    by Staff reports April 2015

    James Madison University officials have their sights set on a new convocation center, unveiling plans Monday for an 8,500-seat arena to be used mostly by the men's and women's basketball programs.

  • Marquette Officials Urge Fans to Back Downtown Arena

    by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) April 2015

    In an email to fans of Marquette University basketball, school President Michael Lovell and athletic director Bill Scholl are urging backers to support construction of a new downtown arena.

  • Cubs Displeased with Four-Hour Rain Delay in Cincinnati

    by Gordon Wittenmyer, Chicago Sun-Times April 2015

    Barely an hour into a stupidly long rain delay Saturday that eventually turned into a postponement, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, was asked on Twitter how he and the other players handle the indefinite down time in the clubhouse.

  • The AB Extra: April 24

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week we've got news on a fantasy-focus in NFL venues, a hot-dog drama in Kansas City, an update on the NBA's inroads in Africa, and plans that would allow you to live at a minor league ballpark.