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Auburn Auction Park could transform into new sports complex

Jul. 25, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Local officials are considering a development proposal that could see northeastern Indiana's Auburn Auction Park renovated into a news sports complex. ForeSight Consulting, a Fort Wayne-based developer, submitted its application to construct the...

Renovations scheduled for former Negro League stadium

Jul. 24, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A ballpark that once was home to the Negro National League’s Detroit Stars will undergo renovations. Wayne County commissioners have approved an $850,000 grant proposal from County Executive Warren Evans for work on Historic Hamtramck Stadium....

After lengthy wait, Paul Tagliabue heads to Hall of Fame

Jul. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

During Paul Tagliabue’s 17-year stint as commissioner, the NFL experienced labor peace, saw skyrocketing television deals, construction of new stadiums across the nation, and expansion to the current 32-team makeup. Despite those credentials that continued pro...

Aztec Stadium topped-out less than 14 months before 1st game

Jul. 14, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the rubble of Qualcomm Stadium piled high about 150 yards away, the construction of San Diego State's new football stadium reached a major milestone on Wednesday. Construction crews performed a traditional topping-out ceremony at Aztec Stadium by...

Kraken to play exhibition games in Spokane, Everett and Kent

Jul. 09, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

The Seattle Kraken will take the ice for the first time in Spokane for their exhibition opener, with the NHL expansion franchise touring around the state of Washington while their arena renovation is completed. The Kraken announced Friday they will play home preseason...

Leave the lakefront? Bears fans have mixed emotions on that

Jul. 04, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For years, Graham Alexa had one of the cheapest views at Soldier Field. He and 40 or 50 friends from Chicago's South Side would stand against a cement wall behind the last row by the colonnades in the old stadium and by a section on the lower level near...

Holiday Bowl finds new home at baseball's Petco Park

Jun. 23, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Holiday Bowl will move downtown to Petco Park after its home of 42 years, Qualcomm Stadium, was razed. Holiday Bowl CEO Mark Neville confirmed the move Wednesday. He and officials from the San Diego Padres will unveil renderings Thursday of how the...

Islanders sell out season tickets for 1st year at UBS Arena

Jun. 21, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the New York Islanders' second straight trip to the semifinal round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and nearly 4 1/2 months before the opening of their new arena, season tickets for the first season in their new home are sold out. UBS Arena,...

Report: Bills hire Jones-connected firm on new stadium talks

Jun. 18, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

The Buffalo Bills are pursuing plans to build a new stadium to replace their aging facility, and have selected a company controlled by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the New York Yankees to represent them in negotiations, VenuesNow.com reported on Friday. The publication...

Move to the burbs? Bears confirm bid to buy horse track site

Jun. 17, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have submitted a bid to buy a spacious suburban horse racing track site, signaling a potential willingness to move out of downtown Soldier Field for a new stadium. Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips announced...