• Four Arrested at Unfinished, Delayed Hartford Ballpark

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    So far, the unfinished Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, Conn., is making more news before its first pitch, which may not happen until this summer, if at all.

  • $203M in Bond Sales Approved for Bucks Arena

    by Tom Daykin May 2016

    With the proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena's design facing final city approval next week, the main means of paying for the public portion of that project took a big step forward Friday. The Wisconsin Center District board approved three public bond sales, which are to occur in June, that will raise $203 million to help pay for the $524 million project. The remaining $47 million of the $250 million in public costs will come from bonds sold by the City of Milwaukee.

  • Atlanta Makes Super Bowl Pitch, Vote Coming this Week

    by Tim Tucker May 2016

    Five cities, including Atlanta, are bidding for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls, with no city allowed to land more than one. The Atlanta bid committee prefers the February 2019 event, which will be awarded first, but also is seeking the other two in case the first goes elsewhere.

  • Vivint Arena Readies for Major Renovation

    by Jody Genessy May 2016

    The arena, home of the Utah Jazz since it was constructed as the Delta Center in 1991, will soon undergo massive renovations from the plaza to its interior. The price tag for the project will be in the range of $100 million, sources confirmed to the Deseret News after a Salt Lake Tribune report.

  • Reports: Rangers Plan to Build Retractable-Roof Stadium

    by Stuart Goldman May 2016

    The Texas Rangers are reportedly planning to build a new retractable-roof stadium aimed at battling the oppressive Texas summer heat while also adding value to the Major League Baseball team and providing additional revenue streams.

  • Environmental Group Recommends Testing at Arena Site

    by Bob Bauder May 2016

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has identified three areas on the former site of the Civic Arena that require testing for contaminants and likely a "minor cleanup" before the Penguins — or any developer — can start construction, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Committee OKs Bucks Arena, Council to Vote Next Week

    by Tom Daykin May 2016

    The detailed design plans for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, parking structure and training facility are heading to final city approval after being endorsed Tuesday by a Common Council committee.

  • Board Approves Nearly $1M for HS Stadium Repairs

    by Kendi Anderson May 2016

    The high school stadium drama is over. The Hamilton County Board of Education voted Thursday night to pay $913,600 to repair seven stadiums across the county.

  • Council Approves 10-Year Deal for Minor League Hockey

    by Becky Pallack May 2016

    The Tucson City Council unanimously approved an agreement making the downtown Convention Center arena the new home ice of the Arizona Coyotes minor league hockey team. The 10-year agreement protects the city's interests, protects taxpayers and spurs sports tourism, city officials said.

  • Opinion: Stadium a Bad Bet for Las Vegas

    by Las Vegas Sun May 2016

    The Oakland Raiders are trying to get a new football stadium but have been unsuccessful. After a failed attempt to move the team to Los Angeles, owner Mark Davis teamed up with Sands owner Sheldon Adelson and Majestic Realty and is asking for $750 million in public funds to go with $500 million he has pledged for the stadium.