January 18, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Obama plans to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in the open air of Bank of America Stadium on the final day of his party's convention here this summer, repeating a page from his 2008 convention playbook. Democrats also announced Tuesday that the convention would be shortened from the traditional four days to three to have a day to celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia, and the South. That celebration would take place Monday, Sept. 3, which is Labor Day, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
December 20, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco 49ers-Pittsburgh Steelers Monday Night Football game started after a 20-minute delay because of a power outage at Candlestick Park. A second power outage caused the game to stop with just a few minutes gone in the second quarter. It ended well after midnight. Lights throughout the stadium first went off about 25 minutes before the scheduled kickoff. The public address system stopped working and fans were left in the dark until an emergency light came on in the far corner of the stadium.
November 22, 2011
IF YOU ADDED up all the Occupy folks from New York to Oakland, Calif., there would be, contrary to media oversaturation, less than the 100,000 needed to fill the stadium at Penn State. Could all the Occupy folks thumb their way to "Nittany-land"? The football team will not be in a bowl game until the 22nd century, given a pervert on the staff who committed egregious acts, and where everyone upstream, through to the president, tacitly approved the actions. So, there should be plenty of room for the Occupiers in the stadium and tailgate area, which will soon be virtually vacant.
October 23, 2011 |
AKRON, Ohio - Authorities say a body was found at the University of Akron's football stadium, hours before a game was to kick off. Gregg Bach, a spokesman for Akron athletics, said that the body was discovered around 10 a.m. Saturday in the stadium's bleachers and that university police had concluded their investigation. University spokeswoman Laura Massie said police told her the death appeared to be a suicide. Massie said the man was a former student, but declined to elaborate, citing federal privacy laws.
October 21, 2011
Nothing like a winning start to make an NFL team flex its muscles. Consider the Buffalo Bills, who are following their 4-2 start with a big ambition: convincing taxpayers to foot the bill for an extensive face-lift of Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills CEO Russ Brandon told the Associated Press that the team has hired Populous, an architectural firm that specializes in sports-facility projects, to do a study on upgrading the stadium. Brandon called the renovations necessary in order to keep the stadium viable and to help ensure the Bills' long-term future in western New York.
October 18, 2011 |
ST. LOUIS - That chant of "Happy Flight! Happy Flight!" has been exceptionally joyful for the St. Louis Cardinals. They celebrated in Philadelphia after knocking off the favored Phillies in the National League division series, then hushed a packed crowd in Milwaukee and sprayed champagne in the visitors' clubhouse on Sunday night after winning the franchise's 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory in Game 6. David Freese, who hit a three-run homer...
September 29, 2011
CITIZENS BANK Park, which already has one of the best beer selections of any ballpark in the majors, is taking it up a notch when the postseason starts this weekend. The Phillies will open a pair of beer gardens around Sections 210 and 317 that will add some really outstanding brews to the fine selection of locals already on tap. Look for the likes of Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald (one of the best porters brewed in America) and 21st Amendment Back in Black. (Who'da thunk you'd ever see a black IPA at a ballpark?
September 23, 2011 |
Life on the road in Major League Soccer can be pretty lonely, especially early in the season, as the Union found out last year and Friday's opponent Kansas City discovered this season. While waiting for PPL Park to be built in Chester, the Union played eight of their first 10 MLS games on the road in their inaugural season, with the two home games at Lincoln Financial Field. The Union went 2-7-1 in those 10 games (including 1-7 on the road). As an expansion team, they could never recover in an 8-15-7 season.
September 22, 2011 |
FED UP with litterbugs in your neighborhood? Then talk trash with the Marquis by sending a note to firstname.lastname@example.org . STADIUM DISSERVICE: Living near Philly's beloved sports stadiums means neighbors are begrudgingly used to noise, traffic and even a few drunk fans who come and go on game day. What occasionally gets left behind, one neighbor says, is the litter. Debbie Frommer typically sees workers with the Sports Complex Special Services District in their navy-blue pants and red shirts walking through her South Philly neighborhood with trash cans and brooms.
August 24, 2011 |
Cards manager Tony La Russa had never seen anything like what occurred Monday at Busch Stadium. Outfielder Matt Holliday called time and was forced to leave the game after a large moth flew into his right ear and got stuck. Holliday was manning his left field spot as usual with two outs in the eighth inning when the moth, without warning, flew straight into his ear. After attempting to evict the moth with his finger, Holliday soon realized that he was going to need some help.