Recent Posts tagged with Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, SMPTE, & Before by Mark Schubin

This is SMPTE’s centennial year. Did you know the society might not exist if not for Pittsburgh? The same might also be said for the whole motion-image industry! Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh, Westinghouse, PPG, and even Heinz played roles. Join multiple Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Life Fellow Mark Schubin as he provides a Pittsburgh-oriented illustrated […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Leagues Urge Stadium Owners To Go Green

Stadium owners dragging their heels on finding greener ways to power up their high-definition scoreboards and retractable roofs just got a kick in the pants from league commissioners. Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and Major League Soccer have dished out letters to their teams and […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Pittsburgh Arena on Track, on Budget

Pittsburgh’s Uptown hockey arena is on track to finish construction within its $321 million budget, according to Mary Conturo, executive director of the Sports & Exhibition Authority, a city-county agency. Although staffers still are tallying contract close-out figures for Consol Energy Center, Conturo said she is confident the project won’t exceed the final budget. The […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Selig Says Rays Need New Stadium

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig weighed in this week on the politically charged debate in St. Petersburg, FL, over the future of the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. In a press conference before baseball’s All-Star Game, he said that the Rays need a new stadium, giving weight to similar claims made by team […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Contemplating a New Arena Near Citi Field

Jeff Wilpon, the New York Mets’ COO, said he talked to the New York Islanders’ owner, Charles Wang, about building an arena near Citi Field and possibly buying the money-losing hockey team. “We’ve had discussions with the Islanders — in addition to those we’ve had with Major League Soccer — about building a sports/entertainment facility […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Nashville Sports Arenas Flooded

The massive amount of recent rain and bulging rivers in Nashville, TN, are playing havoc with area sports arenas and athletic fields. At about 3 p.m. Monday, water began to rush onto LP Field’s playing surface, reaching approximately 6 ft. high and nearly reaching the first row of seats. “I am certain there will be […]  More

Venue News & Notes: New Vikings Stadium Gains Steam

The use of public dollars for sports facilities isn’t always the most popular thing for American taxpayers, especially when the economy isn’t exactly in the best shape. But things in the Land of 10,000 Lakes are apparently looking pretty good for the Minnesota Vikings to get a new stadium, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Vikings […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Commission To Recommend A’s Move to San Jose

Major League Baseball is set to report that its MLB Baseball Stadium Commission, formed to evaluate the Oakland A’s stadium situation, is going to recommend to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig that the Oakland A’s move to San Jose, CA. The news came too late in the night Monday to check with appropriate key players for […]  More

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