Recent Posts tagged with San Jose CA

Venue News: Reliant Stadium Owner Draws on Reserve To Service Debt

The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, for the first time, is turning to its $56 million reserve account to make a debt payment on Reliant Stadium. The Houston Chronicle reported that the authority is short $5 million on a payment due this week on the venue, which is home to the Houston Texans. The debt payments […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Ballpark for A’s Is Off San Jose Ballot

San Jose, CA, Mayor Chuck Reed is withdrawing an effort to have residents vote in November on a ballot measure authorizing a ballpark for the Oakland Athletics. Reed said this week he decided to shelve the proposal after speaking with baseball and other elected officials. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig had expressed disappointment that […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Foul Food at Baseball Stadiums

A fly ball to the stands might not be the only foul at your local baseball stadium. ESPN’s Outside the Lines has compiled and reviewed health-department inspection reports for food and beverage vendors at 107 sports arenas in the U.S. and Canada, and the results are troublesome. Many places were caught with more than 50% […]  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: The New Ashley Madison Stadium?

Adult Website Ashley Madison has announced that it is prepared to make an offer for the naming rights of the New Meadowlands Stadium. The new home of the New York Giants and New York Jets has already made big news, having been awarded the Super Bowl for 2014. Now the business side has taken over […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Santa Clara Favors NFL Stadium

A poll shows most Santa Clara, CA, voters are in favor of a June ballot measure to construct an NFL stadium for the San Francisco 49ers next to the Great America theme park. The Mercury News–KGO-TV poll found that 52% of likely voters plan to back Measure J on June 8. Thirty-six percent are against […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Hotel Tax To Generate Stadium Revenue

The Santa Clara, CA, City Council this week will begin discussing the process of assessing a 2% hotel tax to generate revenue for the proposed stadium for the San Francisco 49ers next to the Great America theme park. Deputy City Manager Carol McCarthy said the meeting will be the start of the process to establish […]  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

Venue News & Notes: A’s on Their Way to San Jose?

With plans for a ballpark in Fremont, CA, about 25 miles south of the Oakland Coliseum, now in the dumpster, the Oakland A’s are focusing their efforts on building a new stadium in San Jose, where the San Francisco Giants hold territorial rights. Last March, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig appointed a committee to […]  More

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