One church down, one to go for NFL Atlanta Falcons

After several months of negotiating, the NFL Atlanta Falcons reached a preliminary agreement to buy a church on the site of their proposed stadium. According to the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, the Friendship Baptist Church will receive $19.5 million from the Falcons, but before the Falcons can claim victory, they still need to reach a deal with […]

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MLS San Jose Earthquakes’ stadium delayed

The Major League Soccer team announced a delay to their new stadium that will force them to find a different home for at least the first half of the 2014 MLS season. Used munitions, steel beams, concrete pilings and ten-foot deep concrete vaults at the site caused excavation difficulties for construction crews.  Bummer. I wrote in June about […]

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Stadium Crawl Weekend Reading

Some of America’s most renown sports franchises announced stadium and arena news this week. Here are a few stories of my own and links to others. Now grab a cold one, put your feet up and enjoy. AT&T New Official Sponsor of Cowboys Stadium – ESPN  The Dallas Cowboys and AT&T announced a multiyear deal to rename […]

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Madison Square Garden Must Relocate

It’s not personal. It’s just business. The New York City Council voted Wednesday to force the relocation of Madison Square Garden by 2023 due to required renovations to Penn Station, a transportation hub that operates beneath the landmark arena. Half a million travelers pass through Penn Station every day – cha-ching! This was a business decision for […]

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MLS DC United takes big step toward new stadium

After a decade-long search, the light at the end of the tunnel may finally be a new stadium for Major League Soccer’s DC United.  According to the Washington Post, team executives, Washington DC mayor Vincent Gray and district officials today approved a preliminary $300 million deal to construct a new 20,000 seat stadium for the […]

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