Latest Sports facility construction News

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...

At swimming trials, Ledecky keeping an eye on NHL playoffs

Jun. 13, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as she attempts to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team, champion swimmer Katie Ledecky is keeping an eye on the NHL playoffs. Her uncle, Jon Ledecky, is a co-owner of the New York Islanders. The team has advanced to the final four of the...

Judge rejects effort to return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

Jun. 10, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a...

Panthers owner: 'No way' I'd build domed stadium post-COVID

Jun. 08, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said he's no longer considering building a domed stadium in downtown Charlotte in the post-COVID-19 era. Tepper said in 2019 he hoped to build a retractable roof stadium in Charlotte within the next 10 years,...

No sleep till Belmont: Islanders' new home arena on horizon

Jun. 04, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On a rainy morning at Belmont Park, boots are an absolute necessity to trudge through the mud at the construction site of the New York Islanders' new arena. It's been a slog to get to this point, but brighter days are ahead. After...

Raiders say fans can use 35K parking spots, average cost $75

Jun. 03, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders say visitors to their new stadium off the Las Vegas Strip can take advantage of 35,000 parking spots within a mile of the stadium in nearby lots and garages, along with dedicated lots for ridesharing. Raiders...

Nevada county taps reserve fund for Raiders stadium payment

Jun. 02, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County officials in Nevada have again dipped into the debt reserve account to make a scheduled bond payment for the NFL’s Raiders new home at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Clark County spokesperson Dan Kulin said the county pulled $11.7...

Huntsville redoing baseball stadium, hopes to lure soccer

May. 30, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The city of Huntsville plans to renovate an old minor league baseball stadium into a facility that can be used for football and and other sports, possibly including a new professional soccer draw. Officials unveiled plans to council members on...