Recent Posts tagged with Santa Clara CA

Venue News: Santa Clara Mayor Wants Big Dollars for Stadium Name

What’s in a name? Millions of dollars if it’s tattooed on a new football stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Mayor Jamie Matthews isn’t being shy about the price tag and opportunity he’s peddling to corporations, offering them what he sees as a chance of a lifetime to have their name emblazoned on a future $937 […]  More

Venue News: NFL Stadiums Make Lockout Plans

Tampa, FL, City Council members approved a plan this week that would prevent higher surcharges on tickets, concessions, and parking at Raymond James Stadium if a proposed NFL lockout disrupts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ upcoming season. Under the plan, the Bucs would cover a nearly $1 million revenue shortfall to avoid the price increases. The […]  More

Venue News: Labor Dispute Hampers 49ers’ Stadium Effort

The San Francisco 49ers’ $1 billion stadium project in Santa Clara, CA, has hit yet another snag and is likely to be delayed a year, at least until 2015, as a result of the labor dispute between the NFL and the players union. According to team President/CEO Jed York, it will be impossible to secure […]  More

Venue News & Notes: $400M Arena for Quebec City Would Host Olympics, NHL

A proposal to build a $400 million, publicly financed hockey arena in Quebec City is expected to take a major step forward this week, leaving Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government stuck between its political ambitions in the province and its cost-cutting mandate. Quebec Premier Jean Charest is scheduled to play host to Quebec City Mayor […]  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: To Keep Pacers, Indy To Invest in Conseco Fieldhouse

Indianapolis will sink at least $33.5 million into the operations of the Conseco Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers, city officials said this week. The public investment will include $10 million per year to subsidize the operations of the arena for the next three years and at least $3.5 million for capital improvements, the Indianapolis […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Soccer Stadiums Destined for Rugby Players?

The billions of dollars that South Africa has spent building and renovating 10 stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup may end up benefiting another sport: rugby. While the venues have been filled to near capacity during the month-long tournament, the country’s economic divide between a mainly poor black majority and a predominantly white wealthy […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Tennis Comes to Cowboys Stadium

Several top players in professional tennis will converge on Cowboys Stadium on July 10 for the first annual Cowboys Tennis Slam. The event will feature two matches, both of which will be a best-of-three-sets tilt. The first match is set to feature a pair of top-ranked players on the women’s pro circuit, with former No. […]  More

Venue News & Notes: No iPads at Yankee Stadium

According to Apple’s latest commercial, “iPad goes anywhere” — anywhere, that is, except Yankee Stadium. Yahoo Sports confirmed with the stadium that the iPad falls under its “no laptops” security policy, and patrons won’t be able to enter the ballpark with one in their possession. Say what? The TSA says that you don’t have to […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Chargers Release Downtown Stadium Plan

The San Diego Chargers this week released the first rendering of a proposed $800 million “urban” stadium in downtown San Diego, a 62,000-seat venue on a 10-acre site near Petco Park. Chargers Special Counsel Mark Fabiani, who met with construction supporters in Kearny Mesa, called the site the team’s “last best option.” The Chargers have […]  More

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