• James Madison Secures Naming Rights for New Arena

    by John O'Connor October 2017

    James Madison University announced Friday that its basketball facility, scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, will be named the Union Bank & Trust Center.

  • Parking, Traffic Around Soccer Complex Rile Neighbors

    by Matt Chittum October 2017

    Hundreds of youth soccer players, and their families, have arrived in Roanoke's Countryside neighborhood for the first major tournament hosted on new soccer fields...

  • Vegas 51s Green Light $150M Stadium

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    Minor league baseball team the Las Vegas 51s may have lost their Major League affiliation but they’re still getting a brand new stadium.

    The 51s were bought earlier this year by the Howard Hughes Corporation, which announced Tuesday that it would build the team a $150 million stadium in Summerlin, Nev.

    According to The Patch, The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has approved spending $80 million on a 20-year deal for naming rights to the stadium.

    The 51s found out on Monday that the New York Mets were ending their player development deal with the team.

    Hughes Corporation CEO David Weinreb was upbeat about the project. "The ballpark will further distinguish Downtown Summerlin as a vibrant destination and give valley residents a first-class amenity and the opportunity to enjoy professional baseball in an inviting and family-friendly environment,” Weinreb said.

    The new stadium will seat about 10,000 spectators and include 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones, picnic tables, and a pool.

  • Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum Gets Facelift

    by Mark Berman October 2017

    Cassell Coliseum is getting a $1 million makeover. Virginia Tech spent about $500,000 to replace a little more than one-third of the seats in Cassell Coliseum, according to senior associate athletic director Tom Gabbard.

  • Protestors Prepare as Temple Stadium Talks Resume

    by Colt Shaw October 2017

    With the revival of discussions about an on-campus football stadium at Temple University, a group of students, faculty, and community activists known as the "Stadium Stompers" plan to stage a protest Tuesday at the board of trustees meeting.

  • Florida Plans New Baseball Stadium for 2019

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    The University of Florida’s athletics department has submitted plans to construct a $37.9 million baseball stadium on an undisclosed location on the school’s campus.

  • Clemson Softball Stadium Gets Phase I Approval

    by Marcel Louis-Jacques October 2017

    Clemson's newest sport and stadium moved one step closer to reality Friday. The athletic department received Phase I approval for the construction of a new softball stadium from the university's board of trustees, allowing the athletic department to select an architect and begin the design process, according to a press release from the school.

  • Shooting Prompts Security Assessment at Camden

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    In light of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas this past weekend, the Baltimore Orioles might be looking to reassess security measures at Camden Yards.

  • UCF Claims Construction-Defect Over Swaying Stadium

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    Last month, the University of Central Florida filed a lawsuit with the Orange County Circuit Court against architects and contractors involved in the construction of Spectrum Stadium.

  • Why LEDs Are Taking Over the Indoor Athletics Market

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    It's a typical summer morning in Granville, Ohio. Temperatures hover in the low 80s, and humidity is pegged in the 70 to 80 percent range. Chris Crume, director of the Trumbull Aquatics Center at Denison University, is glad there are no scheduled events for the day. "Right now, we have a standard lighting setup. We use metal halide," Crume says. "It takes about 20 minutes for them to come up. They produce great light, don't get me wrong, but if we have a power outage — we're expecting some storms here today — we're 20 minutes down after the power comes back on."