Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Falcons Stadium Cost Jumps $200M, Hits $1.4B
by Tim Tucker, Leon Stafford December 2014
The cost of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium has jumped to $1.4 billion, which will make it the second most expensive NFL stadium ever built. The Falcons on Tuesday unveiled their latest --- and last, they vowed --- budget for the retractable-roof downtown stadium, showing a $200 million increase from their previous estimate. The team attributed the hike largely to more detailed plans and rising material and labor costs. The increase won't affect the amount of taxpayer money that goes into the project, leading the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board to approve the new budget by a vote of 13-1. But the higher cost raised questions at Tuesday's authority meeting. Dissenting board member Taz Anderson wondered how much the Falcons will attempt to pass along to fans through the planned sale next year of personal seat licenses.
Target Field Could See Retail Space Replaced by Bar
by ROCHELLE OLSON; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) December 2014
The Twins want to pump $2.5 million into Target Field to create a new "destination bar" and an expanded event space before the April 13 Opening Day for the 2015 season.
Pizza Startup Serves UNM $5M for Pit Naming Rights
by GEOFF GRAMMER JOURNAL STAFF WRITER December 2014
There is no question the Pit is an iconic slice of history for thousands of sports fans in and around Albuquerque.
Lucas Oil Stadium Repairs Will Cost Millions
by Michael Gaio December 2014
When $720 million Lucas Oil Stadium opened in downtown Indianapolis in 2008 it was praised for its airy design and luxurious amenities.
Colorado State President Backs New On-Campus Stadium
by The Gazette December 2014
Colorado State University's president recommended Saturday that the school build a new sports stadium on campus instead of renovating the existing football arena.
Duke Stadium Upgrade to Match Football Team's Rise
by The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) December 2014
Coaches talk about "rebuilding years," of arduously reshaping a program whose ticks in the win column have been disappointing.
Fla. County Evaluating Options for $15M Tourney Complex
by MIKE SALINERO Tribune staff November 2014
Two years after pledging $15 million for an amateur sports complex, Hillsborough County commissioners are ready to start searching for land and seeking bids from companies interested in building and operating the fields.
Allstate Arena: Bud Lounge to Complement Jack Club
by Business Ledger Staff Report November 2014
Following the popularity of the Jack Daniel's Club inside Allstate Arena, a similar Budweiser-themed lounge is being planned for the Rosemont entertainment and sports venue.
Community Safety Cited as Bills Game Moved to Detroit
by Jay Skurski, News Sports Reporter November 2014
With Western New York in the midst of a community crisis, the NFL announced Thursday that the Buffalo Bills' scheduled home game against the New York Jets on Sunday will be relocated.
Bills Begin Snow Removal, Game with Jets Jeopardized
by Sal Maiorana November 2014
No team in the NFL has dealt with more inclement weather through the years than the Buffalo Bills. But what is taking place this week in western New York is unprecedented, and its ravenous fury has put Sunday's game against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium in peril. "We have not had this much snow, as far as we know, in the history of our team," said Andy Major, the Bills' vice president of operations and guest experience. "We've faced some of this in the past, games with snow, and usually with a foot you can clear the whole place in a three-day period. This is four times more snow than we've ever seen at our stadium."