Pricey Yankee Stadium parking garages hardly used and owner heading for default on $237 million in bonds

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Friday, February 3, 2012
Would YOU pay $48 to park your car at Yankee Stadium???? Well neither would the Yankee Fans attending games, leaving the stadium in a big loss with parking!

THE FIRM that built and manages the new Yankee Stadium parking garages can’t repay $237 million in tax-exempt bonds the Bloomberg administration arranged for it four years ago, new financial records show.

Bronx Parking Development Company...


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49ers stadium in Santa Clara now ‘fully funded’

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Friday, February 3, 2012
The 49ers now have the $200 million they need to move to Santa Clara!


The 49ers now have the final $200 million needed to leave San Francisco, their home of 66 years, for a new, long-awaited stadium in Santa Clara.

The National Football League announced Thursday it would give the team $200 million in loans and straight payments for its $1 billion, 68,500-seat facility. Site work began in January on the venue, which could open next to Great America as soon as the 2014 season.

“This means...


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Super Bowl week begins, ice and snow no-shows

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Hoping that this Super Bowl's venue will have a much better outcome with stadium tragedies!  CBS News tells us the positive news

(AP)  INDIANAPOLIS — Patriots coach Bill Belichick could leave his familiar hoodies in the hotel drawer. There was no need to bundle up for the start of only the fourth Super Bowl week in a northern city.

Ice and snow? Notable no-shows.

Fans threw open their jackets as they walked around downtown streets near Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday, hoping to get a glimpse o...
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Michigan works on scoreboard bugs, girds for biggest crowd ever

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ann Arbor — The first night game at Michigan Stadium on Saturday against Notre Dame has been the highest-demand ticket ever at Michigan, and athletic director Dave Brandon said an additional 50,000 tickets could have been sold.

Michigan plays Notre Dame in the 39th meeting of the rivals Saturday at 8 p.m., in a prime-time nationally-televised game with ESPN's GameDay crew in Ann Arbor. Brandon said Tuesday during a news conference that it will be the largest crowd in Michigan Stadium...


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Vikings stadium: Pushing answers to June

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Monday, May 23, 2011
Over the past months, we've been discussing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill in the context of Monday's required adjournment of the Minnesota state legislature. That body hasn't given the bill so much as a single committee hearing, and it now seems highly unlikely to consider the proposal in a meaningful way before adjourning.

What does that mean for the future of the Vikings? The answer is not much, at least not yet.

All indications are that Gov. Mark Dayton will need to call legis...
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NFL Still Working to Appease Displaced Packers Fans

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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The inside of Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas for Super Bowl XLV. (photo submitted by Andy Quintana).

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WTAQ) - The National Football League is still trying to appease the 400 fans who bought tickets to the Super Bowl and never got seats.

A good number of Wisconsin Packer fans were among those shut out of a section of temporary seats that were not completed in time. They either had to stand high above the fiel...


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Stadium bungle leaves 400 without seats for the big game

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Monday, February 7, 2011

Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones tried his damnedest to set a record, and he did -- for the worst fumble in Super Bowl history, a monumental screw-up that originally left 1,250 ticket-holders without seats.In his quest to set an all-time Super Bowl attendance record, the ego-driven Jones and the NFL sold tickets for hastily constructed, temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium that wound up being incorrectly installed and deemed unsafe just hours before kickoff.


 

About 850 of the unlucky fans eventua...


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Olympic Stadium decision put on hold

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Monday, January 24, 2011
LONDON — A decision on the future of the Olympic Stadium was postponed Monday after weeks of heated debate on whether the venue should retain a running track after the 2012 London Games.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company had been scheduled to announce its decision on Friday but said it needs more time to study the bids from Premier League clubs Tottenham and West Ham.

Tottenham proposes tearing down the 537-million pound ($853 million) arena after the Olympics...


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New Stadium?? New NFL Team??

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Wednesday, January 19, 2011


According to a report, Philip Anschutz has agreed to finance construction of a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles under four conditions. Whether a stadium gets built remains to be seen. Proposals that would return the National Football League to Los Angeles have been floated like wobbly balls across the middle since the Rams and Raiders left about 15 years ago, and two are in play now. How either proposal affects the San Diego Chargers at this point is anyone's guess, as it has b...
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Metrodome Roof Collapse: Roof Maker Recommended Replacing It

Posted by Ashley Pastino on Monday, December 13, 2010

At 5 am CST Sunday December 13, 2010, the roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome collapsed due to high winds and up to 24 inches of snow that collected on it overnight. The damage to the roof caused the cancellation of several events, and one, the Vikings game against the New York Giants, to be moved to Detroit. (First posted at Zennie62.com)

While the disaster took the public, and thanks to New Media, the World, by surprise, featuring a dramatic video of the action as it happened, a...


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