Recent Posts tagged with Sacramento CA

Venue News: Marlins Set To Open New Ballpark Next April

According to a person familiar with a draft of next year’s MLB schedule, the Marlins are set to open their $515 million ballpark against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 4. When the new-look franchise takes the field on Opening Day in the first new ballpark to open in the majors since Minneapolis’s Target Field […]  More

Venue News: Sacramento Holds Onto Kings for One More Season

Co-owner Joe Maloof says the Kings will remain in Sacramento for at least one more season to give Mayor Kevin Johnson a chance to follow through on his promise for a new arena. The team had been considering a move to Anaheim, CA. Last week, Sacramento’s corporate community handed NBA representatives deposits on more than […]  More

Venue News: Oakland Coliseum Becomes Coliseum

The Oakland, CA, Coliseum is getting a new name: Coliseum. It’s the stadium’s third name in 13 years. Overstock will pay $1.2 million a year for the next six years for the naming rights to the home of the Oakland A’s and the Raiders. It appears to be one of the smallest deals for naming rights […]  More

Venue News: Can Soccer Save NFL Stadiums?

NFL owners have locked out the players. NFL players are suing the owners. And, with football’s future looking increasingly uncertain, there sits in East Rutherford, NJ, the $1.6 billion stadium the Giants and Jets built. Thank goodness for futbol. When the U.S. national team takes on Argentina’s national team at 7 p.m. Saturday in New […]  More

Venue News & Notes: NBA Halts Search for Sacramento Site

The NBA has dealt a major blow in the efforts to find a location for a new Sacramento Kings arena, bringing back talk of the team leaving the city. In a statement e-mailed to KTXL Sports Director Jim Crandell, NBA representative John Moag said, “On the heels of the disappointing — but not surprising — […]  More

Venue News & Notes: A Ballpark Above the Interstate?

While Major League Baseball continues to meander in its slow deliberations on where the Oakland A’s should call home, an architect in Oakland is pressing an idea of a new ballpark — above Interstate 980. The idea is the brainchild of Bryan Grunwald, 67, of Oakland, an urban designer and planner. Grunwald’s proposal calls for […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Boxing Comes to Brooklyn

The fertile boxing ground that produced dozens of world champions, from Mike Tyson to Riddick Bowe, will soon have a regular series of fights in a glimmering new arena. Golden Boy Promotions has agreed to bring at least 12 shows each year to the New Jersey Nets’ new home in Brooklyn. The announcement was made […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Up, Down, and Up Again in NYC

It has been quite the week for sports venues in New York City. West across the Hudson, the soccer-specific Red Bull Arena is ready to open its doors on March 20 and take its place as the country’s top soccer venue. In the Bronx, the house that Ruth built was destroyed by the city. And […]  More

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