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Georgia plans $68.5M overhaul of football stadium

Aug. 09, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A year after the University of Georgia's football team won a national championship, UGA is starting a $68.5 million project to overhaul its football stadium, making it easier for Bulldogs fans to get around and building more suites for premium donors. University...

Chiefs' Hunt prefers Arrowhead renovation over new stadium

Jul. 29, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt used to tell his son, Clark, that his favorite place on the planet was Arrowhead Stadium. If it's up to the current chairman, the club will be there long into the future. During his annual trip to training camp, Clark...

Former Mississippi governor subpoenaed in welfare fraud case

Jul. 27, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

The attorney for a woman who pleaded guilty in what has been described as welfare fraud totaling $77 million has subpoenaed former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for documents about a multimillion-dollar volleyball center at his alma mater. The University of Southern Mississippi’s...

Chicago mayor presents 3 options for improving Soldier Field

Jul. 25, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday presented three options for renovating Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears, but the team said it's not interested. Lightfoot proposed fully enclosing the stadium by rebuilding both end zones with columns that can...

Sudden arena idea angers, unnerves Philadelphia's Chinatown

Jul. 25, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wei Chen wants people who visit Philadelphia’s Chinatown to look through the community’s gateway arch and see the residents chatting in Mandarin on the steps to the apartments above or the vendors selling traditional Chinese food to families walking by, not a giant...

Philadelphia 76ers look to build new $1.3 billion arena

Jul. 21, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday announced plans to take the first steps toward building a privately funded $1.3 billion sports and entertainment arena. The team's managing partners, Josh Harris and David Blitzer, unveiled the creation of a new development...

Feds sue Cubs, allege changes to Wrigley not ADA-compliant

Jul. 14, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

The federal government sued the Chicago Cubs on Thursday and accused the team of failing to make Wrigley Field accessible to those with disabilities when the century-old ballpark was modernized in a half-billion dollar project that added luxury seating, bathrooms and restaurants. The...

LA stadium workers authorize strike ahead of All-Star week

Jul. 11, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Concession workers at Dodger Stadium have voted to authorize a strike days ahead of MLB’s All-Star Game festivities in Los Angeles. Workers employed by concessionaire Compass Group and its subsidiary Levy Restaurants voted 99% to authorize a strike, which could...

Agency clears way for Oakland Athletics $12B ballpark plan

Jun. 30, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California agency on Thursday cleared the way for the Oakland Athletics to continue planning a $12 billion waterfront ballpark project. The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission voted 23-2 to reclassify a 56-acre terminal at the Port of...

Clippers complete remodeling of 350 courts in Los Angeles

Jun. 28, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have completed the renovations of 350 public basketball courts, unveiling the last of them Tuesday at the Michelle and Barack Obama Sports Center. The project, which was funded by a gift from Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, took four years...