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  • Minnesota United Stadium to Cost St. Paul $18M

    by Jessie Van Berkel March 2016

    The Minnesota United's vision for a $150 million soccer stadium in St. Paul's Midway neighborhood will come with an $18.4 million cost to the city, according to an estimate released Friday. City documents break down the infrastructure costs that make up that sum: More than $3 million will go to storm sewers, $2 million for plazas, $1.5 million for water, $1.4 million for utility relocation and the list goes on. Several City Council members said they were pleased by the $18.4 million total, $1.5 million of which is expected to be covered by grants.

  • Charges Re-Filed Against Officer in Heinz Field Case

    by Matthew Santoni February 2016

    Witnesses say Pittsburgh police Sgt. Stephen Matakovich told a drunk teen outside Heinz Field: "I'm going to shove my boot so far up your (expletive), you'll taste my shoelaces."

  • Work Begins on HS Football Stadium

    by Nick Blizzard February 2016

    More than $4.3 million in contracts have been awarded and bulldozers are moving dirt for a football stadium at Miamisburg High School.

  • Football Stadium Plan Gets Little Public Support

    by David Slade February 2016

    As Charleston County s parks commission and the town develop plans for 245 acres of land they jointly purchased for $20 million on Rifle Range Road, one of the more ambitious and controversial ideas has already been panned and cast aside. That idea a 10,000-seat football stadium with parking for 3,000 cars was criticized by more than half the people who submitted comments at a public input session in November. Only two of the 101 comments supported the idea.

  • Minor League Baseball Team Unveils Lazy River Plans

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    Fans of the Frisco (Texas) RoughRiders will get to enjoy more than just baseball this summer at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

  • Minnesota United Unveils Stadium Renderings

    by James Walsh February 2016

    A translucent oval open-air stadium that evokes images of flowing water and twinkling stars is what officials from Minnesota United FC envision for a new soccer stadium near University and Snelling avenues in St. Paul, according to renderings unveiled by the team Wednesday. Designed by Populous, the Kansas City-based sports-architecture firm, the stadium will be sheathed in limestone, glass and a semitransparent skin to keep the harshest weather out and fan noise in. It will be abutted by large open plazas of grass to the north, office towers and a health club to the west and housing and hotels to the east.

  • Chargers Renew San Diego Stadium Push

    by Scott M. Reid February 2016

    The Chargers will pursue building a stadium on San Diego's downtown waterfront as part of a new convention center complex as the franchise makes one final attempt to remain in a city it has called home since the 1961 season. The Chargers and a group of consultants and allies continue to consider a series of financing options for the project, with a citizen's ballot initiative the most likely option. A firm hired by the Chargers could within weeks begin collecting the signatures of registered voters in hopes of getting a plan for the downtown project on the November ballot.

  • New Sport Comes to Sun Life Stadium

    by Emily Attwood February 2016

    As athletic organizations advance policies to keep drones away from their venues, Miami's Sun Life Stadium recently opened its gates and welcomed in a pack of the unmanned aerial devices and their operators for a new sporting event--drone races.

  • East Side Buffalo Stadium to Get $1.8M Renovation

    by Mark Sommer February 2016

    The Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Pavilion has made a comeback in recent years. Now, the East Side facility looks to reach another level with $1.8 million in state money for improvements. The work is expected to provide a lift to the neighborhood near the Fruit Belt, City Honors School and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

  • Roof Design Presents Challenges for Falcons' Stadium

    by Tim Tucker February 2016

    Leaders of the Mercedes- Benz Stadium construction team delivered an update on the project to a state board Tuesday, stressing the complexity of the steel structure for the roof of the Falcons' new home.