May 2, 2013 |
THE OWNER of the Chicago Cubs for the first time publicly threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field if his plans for a big, new video screen are blocked, saying yesterday he needs new advertising revenue to help bankroll a $500 million renovation of the storied ballpark. Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts until now had said nothing as dire, despite months of contentious negotiations over how to keep everyone happy in sprucing up the 99-year-old stadium in the heart of Wrigleyville on Chicago's North Side.
April 28, 2013 |
LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD will soon play host to an anxious, angst-ridden crowd of people - but they won't be Super Bowl-starved Eagles fans. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is set to hold public-input hearings May 8 and 9 at the stadium as the battle for the city's second casino license lumbers forward. So, why the angst? Three separate proposals call for casino complexes to be built in South Philly, not far from the area that's already home to the Linc, Citizens Bank Park, the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity!
April 26, 2013 |
THE FIRST championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will be held Jan. 12, 2015. The final three sites for the semifinal rotation also were announced and Cowboys Stadium came up a winner again. The Cotton Bowl, which is played at the $1.2 billion home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, will be part of the six-bowl rotation, along with the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta and the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.
April 25, 2013
The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will be held Jan. 12, 2015. COLLEGE BASEBALL: St. Joseph's Fritz Hamburg earned the 100th win of his coaching career as the Hawks rallied from a seven-run first inning deficit to stun visiting Delaware, 12-11, in 10 innings.
April 12, 2013 |
FOR A CHILD who grew up loving baseball in the late 1950s and early 1960s, "42" provides a sweet wallop of stadium nostalgia. Ebbets Field, home of Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn Dodgers, has as much of a starring role as Harrison Ford. Thanks to CGI, the long-gone ballpark lives again, from the rotunda entryway to the cyclone fence in right field that rose above the ads for Gem razor and Esquire boot polish. Production designer Richard Hoover used old photos and the original blueprints of Ebbets Field, with computer imaging, of course, to re-create the park.
March 30, 2013 |
If Duke basketball is a religion, its sanctuary is a quirky campus arena located 350 miles south of Philadelphia, where the Blue Devils made yet another NCAA tournament appearance this weekend. Thanks to Duke's prolonged run of excellence, 73-year-old Cameron Indoor Stadium - quaint, intimate, home to a noisy and whimsical student section - has become the most ballyhooed symbol of history and charm in a sport that typically pays little attention to either. Classically Georgian in design, Cameron has girdered ceilings, a utilitarian pre-World War II elegance, and an acoustical magic that can transform several thousand voices into an earthquake.
March 8, 2013
The Falcons and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have reached financial terms on a proposed new $1 billion stadium downtown to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome, officials said Thursday. Taxpayers will be on the hook for $200 million of the project's cost. Those funds will be raised by the city's hotel-motel tax, Reed said. The mayor made the announcement alongside Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal . The stadium will help the city compete for major events, including the Super Bowl, Blank said.
February 23, 2013 |
Penn State will open its football season Aug. 31 vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in New York's College Classic, the teams announced Thursday. The time of the game has not been set. The Nittany Lions and Orange have met 70 times, the second-highest total for a Penn State opponent. Penn State owns a 42-23-5 series advantage, winning the most recent games, in 2008 and 2009. The teams met every season from 1944 to 1990 but did not meet again until the 2008 game in Syracuse's Carrier Dome.
February 20, 2013 |
PENN STATE'S Blue-White spring football game will kick off at noon on April 20. There will be no admission or parking fees for the game. Stadium parking lots will open at 8 a.m. and stadium Gates A, B, C and E will open at 10:30 a.m. The game will be shown live on the Penn State Sports Network. The traditional autograph session with the players will not be held after the Blue-White Game. The plan is to have the autograph session as part of training camp in August.
February 12, 2013 |
The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a local referendum supporting their plan to have taxpayers pay for some of the costs of a planned upgrade of Sun Life Stadium, a person familiar with the discussions said Sunday. The Dolphins believe that approval of the referendum this spring by Miami-Dade County voters would help the club get financial help from the state legislature. A news conference was scheduled for Monday. Team and stadium owner Stephen Ross, who has resisted holding a referendum, apparently had a change of heart after the local delegation to Tallahassee left the stadium bill off its list of priorities for this year's session.