• Investigation: Bomb Threat at Wrigley Field Unfounded

    by Reema Amin, Chicago Sun-Times August 2015

    Media, staff, players and some remaining fans were evacuated from Wrigley Field on Sunday evening as Chicago Police investigated a bomb threat an hour after the game between the Cubs and the San Francisco Giants.

  • Questions as NFL Owners Set to Meet About L.A.

    by Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports August 2015

    The NFL's pursuit of the Los Angeles market has gotten so hot and heavy this year that the league has called a special owners meeting to discuss the topic Tuesday in Chicago. There's a long way to go before determining which teams -- if any -- will move into which proposed stadium.

  • Arena for Major League Gaming Drawing Crowds, Cash

    by Tim Feran, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) August 2015

    The latest professional arena to open in central Ohio has proved to be an asset to the region, less than a year since its debut last fall. The Columbus Arena, Major League Gaming's first dedicated video-game tournament space outside its New York headquarters, has generated nearly $4 million in visitor spending for central Ohio, according to Experience Columbus, the city's convention and tourism bureau.

  • The AB Extra: August 7

    by Laura Godlewski August 2015

    This week's AB Extra features news about angry soccer fans, a re-creation of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium in a fan's front yard and virtual reality recruiting at Michigan. 

  • Revitalized City Athletic Field Eyed by New Management Group

    by Todd D. Milewski (The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) August 2015

    When Vern Stenman came to Madison 15 years ago to become the general manager of the Madison Mallards, he drove past Breese Stevens Field, thinking it was where the summer collegiate baseball team played.

  • Spring Training Stadium Site Cleanup Tab at $11M

    by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post (Florida) August 2015

    Turning a former trash dump into a Major League Baseball spring training complex will come with an expensive land-preparation job. It will cost roughly $11 million to remove trash from the former city landfill south of 45th Street, a job that must be done before any construction on the stadium and fields can start, according to an engineering consultant for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.

  • State Gun Law, Arena Policies Contradictory

    by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean August 2015

    A recent opinion issued by the Tennessee attorney general “opens the door” to concealed carry permit holders potentially being allowed to take their weapons into the facilities where the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators play, says a former attorney for ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen.

  • Divided Commission OKs $35M Atlanta Soccer Complex

    by Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution August 2015

    DeKalb County enticed Atlanta United FC to locate its $35 million soccer complex along Interstate 285 by approving incentives Tuesday that will cost more than $12 million in public money, an expense that supporters say is justified if it rejuvenates an area best known now for the county jail.

  • Soccer Club Secures $925K Stadium Naming Deal

    by Andrew Miller, Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) August 2015

    The Medical University of South Carolina will pay the Charleston Battery soccer club $925,000 over the next five years for the naming rights to its Daniel Island stadium. The five-year deal, which was announced last week, will pay the club $185,000 a year and will run through the 2020 season.

  • Judge: No Vote on Rams Stadium Financing Needed

    by Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register August 2015

    In a decision that could significantly impact any plans the Rams have to return to Southern California, a St. Louis judge on Monday ruled that public funds can be used to finance a proposed $998 million without voter approval.