• College Baseball Field Gets $1.5M for Renovations

    by Daily News of Los Angeles June 2016

    Cal State Northridge's Matador Baseball Field has received a $1.5 million gift from alumnus and entrepreneur Irv Zakheim, it was announced Monday. Zakheim, who graduated with a degree in physical education in 1971, donated the money to help pay for renovations at the stadium, which is more than 50 years old and in need of modernization, CSUN spokesman Carmen Ramos Chandler said.

  • Soccer Team Helps Orlando Find Healing

    by Mike Bianchi June 2016

    Never has Orlando City's rallying cry meant more than it did on Saturday night. "Vamos Orlando!" Let's go Orlando! Let's go forward and prove we can triumph over tragedy. And let's go back; back to the city we know we are - a city of tolerance and inclusion, where people from all over the world come just so they can experience our happiness. Let's go and let's show that our way of life can and will endure.

  • Fan Falls in Fight After Cavaliers Capture Championship

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    A fan is in critical but stable condition after falling from the second deck to the first deck at Oracle Arena during a fight Sunday night in Oakland, Calif.

  • Groundbreaking Brings Enthusiasm for Bucks Fans

    by Rick Romell June 2016

    If enthusiasm and good wishes could build a championship basketball team, the reception the Milwaukee Bucks got Saturday as they broke ground on a new arena would have them already planning where to raise the banners. "Today is a new day, and tomorrow's going to be an even better day," Bucks co-owner Jamie Dinan said shortly before he, his colleagues and assorted dignitaries stuck chrome-plated shovels into a mound of dirt and gravel and symbolically launched construction on the $524 million project. It's a project that proponents say will spur further job-generating growth - something skeptics question - but in any event will fill a long-barren strip of land and a gateway to downtown Milwaukee with dramatic architecture and a new entertainment plaza.

  • Canopy Expected to Be Signature of New Braves Stadium

    by Tim Tucker, Derek Schiller June 2016

    After rejecting the idea of a retractable roof for reasons of cost and baseball tradition, the Braves asked the architects of SunTrust Park for a design that "would have as many of our seats covered as possible, outside of having a roof," Schiller said. One result of that directive is easily noticed at the stadium construction site in Cobb County these days: The steel framework for a wide canopy hangs above the upper deck, protruding as much as 60 feet over what eventually will be rows of seats.

  • Unfinished Hartford Ballpark Not Covered by Insurance

    by Stuart Goldman June 2016

    The unfinished $63 million minor-league baseball stadium in Hartford, Conn., is not covered by property insurance.

  • Vikings Stadium Contractors Face Fines for Death, Injury

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    Last August, two construction workers fell while installing the roof on U.S. Bank Stadium. One of the men, Jeramie Gruber, died, and a second unidentified man was seriously injured.

  • City OKs $22.7M Tax Break for Jazz Arena Renovation

    by Aaron Falk June 2016

    The Larry H. Miller Group will receive up to $22.7 million in tax breaks to help cover the cost of their planned renovation of Vivint SmartHome Arena. Members of Salt Lake City's Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday heard some opposition to the proposal but ultimately voted unanimously in favor of the tax increment reimbursement plan, which will allow the owners of the Utah Jazz to recoup a sizable chunk of their $125-million investment over the next quarter century. "The improvements they will be making ccc will be significant and will really add value to the venue and to the neighborhood," said RDA vice chairman Derek Kitchen, one of six board members who voted for the tax break.

  • Heinz Field Area Parking Garage Approved

    by Bob Bauder June 2016

    The Pittsburgh Stadium Authority board of directors Tuesday unanimously approved construction of a $22.6 million parking garage near Heinz Field. The six-story structure bordered by Tony Dorsett Drive, Art Rooney Avenue and Reedsdale and West General Robinson streets will contain 1,000 spaces for vehicles.

  • In New ODU Stadium Plan, Students Wind Up Winners

    by Harry Minium June 2016

    Although many college football stadium renovations or expansions are at least partially paid for by raising student fees, ODU will fund the $55 million expansion with existing revenues. Athletic student fees aren't going up.