• Organizations Frustrated by Baseball Complex Delays

    by Mark Sommer; News Staff Reporter July 2014

    The baseball diamond was supposed to be the new jewel of city ball fields. Five years later, it ranks as Buffalo's most unused diamond.

  • Miami (Ohio) Completes $2M Ice Center Renovation

    by Lauren Olson July 2014

    OXFORD - Miami University's Goggin Ice Center, already one of the NCAA's top ice hockey facilities, just got a $2 million renovation. Improvements to the ice center include a weight room, an off - ice shooting area, and a meeting and media room.

  • Wind to Help Power School's Athletic Complex

    by Mike Connors July 2014

    A wind turbine will rise near the towering trees and open land around Grassfield High School in the western part of the city. School division officials hope to have the turbine running by the end of July near the school athletic complex.

  • Fund Drive Planned for $9M Prep Stadium Renovation

    by Bob Fowler, July 2014

    OAK RIDGE — An ambitious plan to seek community support for a major overhaul of Jack Armstrong Stadium and Blankenship Field kicks off next month with a fundraising concert, attendees at an Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce event Tuesday were told.

  • New Turf Field Designed for Tornado-Damaged Stadium

    by Telegraph Herald July 2014

    A new ProGrass field has been designed for University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium.

  • Pro Sports Teams Still Slow to Accept LED Lighting

    by Michael Sanserino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 2014

    The San Francisco 49ers are putting the finishing touches on a $1.3 billion stadium in Santa Clara, California, meant to be one of the most environmentally friendly in the world. Solar panels on the roof will create enough energy over 365 days that the power used during the 49ers' 10 annual home games will be net neutral to the power grid, according to Al Guido, the team's chief operating officer. Toilets and sinks are more efficient than state standards, and the sprinkler system will use recycled water. But when the 49ers chose to install overhead lights to illuminate the field at Levi's Stadium, they opted against the most energy- efficient option. The team initially planned to install high-impact LED lights, but later decided to join the other 31 National Football League teams in opting for more traditional metal halide lights or incandescent bulbs.

  • Cubs Confident Landmark Panel Will OK Wrigley Plans

    by FRAN SPIELMAN July 2014

    The Cubs said Monday they're on the July 10 agenda for the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and expect to win approval for their revised plan to renovate Wrigley Field - including seven outfield signs, two of them video scoreboards - after a tweak to accommodate Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • Details Emerge Regarding Lightning Strike at Crew Game

    by Lori Kurtzman, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH July 2014

    He had just finished, of all things, a charity soccer game to raise money for fallen or injured police officers and firefighters. Stu Tudor, a 54-year-old Columbus fire lieutenant with more than two decades in the division, headed into the parking lot at Crew Stadium on Saturday night. Some think he was getting ready to leave. He paused at a portable toilet, and that's where time, nature and misfortune collided in the most unthinkable of ways.

  • Chicago World Cup Watch Party Moved to Soldier Field

    by Mitch Dudek, Staff Reporter June 2014

    Soldier Field will play host to the next World Cup viewing party when the U.S. Men's National Team takes on Belgium at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Stadium gates will open at 1:30 p.m. and admission will be free, although regular Soldier Field parking rates will apply, according to U.S. Soccer officials. The match will be aired on the giant video board on the north end of the stadium, and fans will be allowed on the field and in the stands.

  • Community College Scores $300K Naming Rights Deal

    by Jay Tokasz; News Staff Reporter June 2014

    The name of another car dealership will adorn the football and track stadium on the South Campus of Erie Community College. What has been known for years as Jim Ball Stadium now will be called West Herr Stadium under a new naming rights deal reached between the college and the Hamburg-based West Herr Automotive Group.