Recent Posts tagged with Tampa Bay Rays

Venue News: Cause of Super Bowl Power Failure Still Undetermined; Superdome Protects WiFi from ‘Rogue’ Devices

Compiled by Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group On Monday, less than 24 hours after a moment as surreal as any other in recent Super Bowl memory, the N.F.L. and local officials spent less time talking about the game and more time talking about the third-quarter power failure in the Superdome. Commissioner Roger Goodell […]  More

Venue News: Winter Classic Appears Headed for Michigan Stadium; ‘Snapdragon Stadium’ Draws Controversy

A source has confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that the Detroit Red Wings will host the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor in the 2013 NHL Winter Classic. The Red Wings requested to host the game after participating in the 2009 Winter Classic against the Chicago Blackhawks at Wrigley Field. Detroit […]  More

Venue News: Rays Pursue New Stadium; Superdome Unveils Completed Antenna Upgrade

According to Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg, Bud Selig and the owners of the 29 other MLB teams have turned up the volume this offseason concerning the Florida club’s stadium issue. Sternberg has a meeting scheduled for Jan. 17 with St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster to discuss both the prospects of getting a new […]  More

Venue News: London Beefs Up Security Detail for 2012 Olympics

Sports fans heading to the 2012 London Games will face airport-style searches and an average 20-minute line to get into Olympic venues. According to the Games’ security and resilience director, some 300-400 security arches and X-ray machines could be in operation at all the entry gates. National Olympic Security Coordinator Chris Allison has meanwhile promised […]  More

Venue News: Citi Field Still on Winter Classic Site List

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will not rule out Citi Field as a potential site for the 2012 Winter Classic, but that does not mean hockey fans should get ready to bundle up for an outdoor game by Flushing Bay. The SportsBusiness Journal reported this week that while the late-December Pinstripe Bowl has eliminated Yankee Stadium from […]  More

Venue News: Tampa Business Community Jumps Into Stadium Debate

The Tampa Bay Rays have been fairly quiet in pushing their case for a new ballpark. Principal owner Stuart Sternberg hasn’t given any ultimatums, and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig hasn’t threatened to move the team. But there’s a collective voice willing to speak up for a Rays ballpark: the Tampa Bay area’s business community. This […]  More

Ratings Roundup: Appleby’s 59 Fails To Drive Ratings for Greenbrier Classic

Despite Stuart Appleby’s awe-inspiring round of 59 on Sunday, the inaugural Greenbrier Classic failed to score in the ratings game. CBS’s Sunday coverage of the golf tournament posted a 1.2 overnight rating, down 70% from last year’s Buick Open, which notched a 4.0 on the comparable weekend. Appleby became the fifth PGA Tour player ever […]  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: 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

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