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  • Fans voice mixed reactions as Chicago Bears release stunning AI-rendered video of new $3.2BILLION lakefront stadium proposal

    04/25/2024 1:11:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/24/24 | Jack Bezants
    Chicago Bears have released some stunning AI-generated images of a new stadium that could be built on the city waterfront - but not all residents in The Windy City are impressed. The NFL team shared the pictures on Wednesday afternoon, before Chicago mayor Brandon Johnson led a press conference about the proposals. According to FOX32 Chicago, the stadium will cost around $3.2billion to build with the Bears paying for $2billion themselves. It would hold 65,000 people with a target opening of 2028. The stadium will not only host sporting events - music concerts will be held there as well and...
  • Goal! NYCFC soccer stadium in Queens set to be approved by City Council

    04/11/2024 9:07:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/10/2024 | Carl Campanile
    A massive Queens redevelopment project that includes a 7-story soccer stadium for the professional New York City Football Club and 1,400 “affordable” apartments was expected to receive final approval from the City Council on Thursday. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards will join Mayor Eric Adams and local Councilman Francisco Moya on Thursday to celebrate the breakthrough on the project in the Willets Point section of the borough. “We’ve scored a goal!” said Richards, a staunch proponent of the project. “We’re bringing the world’s sport to the world’s most diverse borough. I’m rooting for NYCFC to win the championship. Queens is...
  • Voters reject stadium tax for Royals, Chiefs intended to help fund new ballpark, Arrowhead Stadium renovations

    04/03/2024 2:45:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    AP via NFL ^ | 4/02/24
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The future of the Royals and Chiefs in Kansas City was thrown into question Tuesday night when residents of Jackson County, Missouri, resoundingly voted down a sales tax measure that would helped to fund a new downtown ballpark along with major renovations to Arrowhead Stadium. Royals owner John Sherman and Chiefs president Mark Donovan acknowledged long before the final tally that the initiative would fail. More than 58% of voters ultimately rejected the plan, which would have replaced an existing three-eighths of a cent sales tax that has been paying for the upkeep of Truman...
  • Two men charged in the death of lifelong Patriots’ fan after altercation at Gillette Stadium

    12/21/2023 10:41:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/21/23 | Paulina Dedaj
    Two Rhode Island men have been charged in the death of 53-year-old Dale Mooney, a lifelong New England Patriots fan who died after an altercation at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in September. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey released a statement Thursday announcing John Vieira, 59, and Justin Mitchell, 39, were charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct following Mooney’s death Sept. 17. At the time, several videos circulating online appeared to show Mooney involved in an altercation with Miami Dolphins fans. Police said Mooney was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Days after Mooney’s...
  • George Norcross Physically Removed From Eagles Game Over Israel Support

    11/06/2023 10:07:46 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11.06.2023 | Shannon Power
    South Jersey power broker George Norcross was allegedly removed from a Philadelphia Eagles game for displaying an Israeli flag.Video shared to social media appeared to show Norcross sitting in a private box at the Eagle's Lincoln Financial Field in the game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday with a combined American and Israeli flag draped in front of it.Security approached Norcross, who is a businessman and Democratic Party broker, and attempted to remove the flag, but he tried to stop them. They exchanged words and he was escorted away from his seat. Security then removed the flags.Newsweek contacted the Eagles,...
  • 'The district's largest classroom': Why Prosper ISD is proposing a $94 million football stadium to voters

    09/27/2023 4:40:45 PM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 09/27/2023 | Paul Livengood
    There's no doubt: Texas loves its football. So, on the surface, a bond election including a $94 million price tag for a second high school stadium isn't entirely shocking to read, given the culture of the Lone Star State. Yes, the price tag would make it the "most expensive in Texas history." That's true. But according to district spokesperson Rachel Trotter, there is much more to the story than "building a new football stadium." Trotter told WFAA over the phone this is not just a football stadium, but rather "the district's largest classroom." Trotter noted there is numerous other benefits...
  • Report: State of Tennessee Stuck with More than Half the Cost of New Titans Stadium

    10/17/2022 10:55:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2022 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The taxpayers in Tennessee are being handed the bill for more than half the cost of the new Titans stadium in Nashville. They will also reportedly have even less control over this project than they did the last stadium, according to Axios. The deal to build a new domed stadium was announced this week by Nashville’s Democrat Mayor John Cooper and will become the largest building project in Nashville’s history.
  • Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium upgrades would cost nearly $500 million, firm says

    04/27/2022 6:27:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Wlwt ^ | 04/26/2022 | John London
    CINCINNATI — The first step on the pathway to a new Bengals lease has been taken and last season's fan of the year is happy to see it happen. "We've invested in that, both of these stadiums," said Jim Foster, commonly known as "Bengal Jim" referring to Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium. "They have to be maintained or it's going to cost us more."
  • Corporate Welfare: Tennessee Approves $500 Million in Funding for New Titans Stadium

    04/22/2022 12:47:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/22/2022 | Dylan Gwinn
    The practice of billionaire NFL owners convincing state politicians to give them hundreds of millions in taxpayer money to subsidize their stadiums is alive and well. The latest example of this can be found in Tennessee, where the state legislature – House and Senate – passed a budget that includes $500 million for a new Titans stadium in Nashville, according to the Tennessean.
  • AP Source: Taxpayers Face $850M Tab for New Bills Stadium

    03/28/2022 9:18:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2022 | AP
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State and county taxpayers will be asked to commit $850 million in public funds toward construction of the Buffalo Bills’ new stadium, which has a state-projected price tag of $1.35 billion, a person familiar with the the plan told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not yet been approved. The Athletic first reported the figure earlier in the day.
  • After Going Maskless at Stadium, Eric Garcetti Urges Super Bowl Fans to Wear Masks

    02/03/2022 6:30:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/2022 | Joel B Pollack
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has urged those attending Super Bowl LVI at Sofi Stadium next weekend to wear masks — just days after he was photographed without wearing a mask at the same stadium at the NFC Championship game. Garcetti claimed that he only took his mask off for long enough to take photos with former L.A. Lakers star Magic Johnson and others, and that he did not exhale when he had his mask off, ostensibly reducing the risk to thousands of others at SoFi.
  • Hochul confident Bills' stadium deal can be done by March

    12/21/2021 2:32:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Chron ^ | 12/20/21 | John Wawrow
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - New York governor Kathy Hochul on Monday expressed confidence she can reach a deal involving hundreds of millions of dollars in public funding to build a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills in time to be included on the state’s budget due in April. Hochul said she has provided the team two timelines to negotiate an agreement by either the end of the year or extend talks through March. The governor added the Bills will have the final say whether to have the new facility based near their current home in Orchard Park or downtown....
  • Broncos stadium requiring masks for all fans in indoor spaces

    11/24/2021 12:35:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/2021 | CAMERON JENKINS
    Colorado's Empower Field at Mile High, which is home to the Denver Broncos, is set to require football fans to wear masks while they are in the stadium's indoor spaces. The Broncos made the announcement on Wednesday, saying that masks will be mandatory in all restrooms, elevators, indoor areas of the stadium clubs, suite corridors, as well as the Broncos team store and in the press box regardless of vaccination status. The NFL team specified that masks will not be required in suites, which it deems private areas, and that fans will not have to wear masks while they are...
  • COVID-19 testing site reopens at Dodger Stadium

    11/11/2021 9:03:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/2021 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    COVID-19 testing site reopens at Dodger Stadium © Getty Dodgers Stadium reopened its COVID-19 testing site this week amid an increase in demand in the Southern California area, CW affiliate KTLA reported. The site is run by Curative and offers drive-through PCR testing seven days a week, according to the news outlet. Curative spokesman Pasquale Gianni said the "site is relaunching due to increase demand in testing coupled with an increase in positivity across the state of California.”
  • Police investigate 'suspicious' death of mother and child at Padres stadium

    09/26/2021 4:35:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    A woman and her 2-year-old son died Saturday afternoon after falling from the stands at Petco Park before the Padres game, investigators said. The 40-year-old woman and her toddler were at a dining and concession area on the concourse level of the San Diego, California, stadium when, for an unknown reason, they fell three floors down and hit the sidewalk, the Padres said in a statement Sunday. First responders rushed to the stadium but weren't able to save the mother and son, according to the team. Investigators said the victims’ deaths "appeared to be suspicious." Although the victims have been...
  • University of Cincinnati acknowledges petition to change name of Marge Schott Stadium

    06/10/2020 8:14:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    WCPO ^ | June 9, 2020 | Reggie Wilson , Mike Dyer
    CINCINNATI — University of Cincinnati head baseball coach Scott Googins said Tuesday afternoon he supports the players who've started a petition to change the name of Marge Schott Stadium. Googins said the Bearcats have discussed the petition as a team. "To me, it's a great ballpark and we're very lucky to have it," Googins said when asked if the name should be changed. "To me, it should be a positive place. I want to make sure when people talk about our stadium that it's a positive because it should be."
  • MLB, union float playing all games in empty stadiums in Arizona: report

    04/07/2020 2:13:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/06/20 | John Bowden
    Major League Baseball (MLB) could hold the entirety of the 2020 season at the Arizona Diamondbacks' stadium in Phoenix, Ariz., without any fans attending if officials go through with a plan that has reportedly been discussed by top league officials and members of the MLB players' union. The Associated Press reported that the two groups are in talks about potential plans for the 2020 season, which is supposed to be already underway but has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak that has swept across the U.S. and around the world. One of the plans being discussed involved teams meeting...
  • Rams new stadium costs pass $4 billion, more than double any other U.S. stadium

    05/22/2018 4:47:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 17, 2018, 10:29 AM | Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner
    This new Los Angeles Rams stadium better be good. We know it will be expensive, to a record level. Sports Business Journal reported that costs for the new stadium in Inglewood have passed $4 billion. You read that right. Stadium costs have gone way up through the years, but no other stadium in the United States has come anywhere close to this. SBJ said the most expensive stadium previous to this was MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and that cost $1.7 billion. The Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is expected to cost more than $2 billion. That’s still less...
  • NFL reportedly raising debt limit on Rams stadium after L.A. project nears $5B price tag

    03/27/2018 4:17:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 27, 2018 | Will Brinson
    That's billion with a big, old capital B The Los Angeles Rams are currently engaging in one of the more aggressive construction builds in modern sports history, erecting a palatial tribute to west coast football out in Inglewood, California. The NFL also recently announced it would be moving its NFL Media headquarters to the facility, and rumblings persist about the combine being shipped out of Indianapolis to Los Angeles. In short, this facility is not going to be just a stadium: it's going to a complex and headquarters for a billion-dollar industry. The price tag for that HQ is skyrocketing,...
  • In Raiders stadium deal, Nevada unable to tax team, fans for 30 years

    01/14/2018 5:43:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    Nevada taxpayers shelled out $750 million to build a stadium for the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders — and the deal may prevent the state from being able to recoup that money by imposing new taxes on the NFL team. An unusual provision in the Raiders agreement with the state allows the team, currently playing its final seasons in Oakland, to break the lease and look for another home if Nevada attempts to impose new taxes over the next three decades on the team, stadium, fans or players. That includes visiting teams and fans as well. The provision applies to any...