Sources: Ballmer Wants New Arena For Clips Vikings Select Firms To Build New HQ LAFC Mulls HQ, Complex In Tustin Beaver Stadium Capacity Likely To Get Smaller Seahawks/Sounders Looking For Naming Rights Turner Field Area Could Become College Stadium Kentucky Scores Big With Luxury Football Seating Redskins Sell Naming Rights For Team HQ Sources: Isles In Talks For Arena At Belmont Park Facility Notes
SBD/December 13, 2012/Facilities
Published December 13, 2012
CAUSE FOR ALARM: In Green Bay, Amante & Schneider note a "small section of the Lambeau Field structure burned for about 45 minutes on Wednesday afternoon after sparks from a worker’s torch set some insulation on fire." Damage was "estimated at $5,000," and one firefighter "sustained a minor injury." Team Public Affairs Dir Aaron Popkey said that the fire "did not affect Packers business operations inside the stadium, nor did it influence activities at the Packers Pro Shop or Curly’s Pub." He said that the "damage was 'limited,' and likely won’t affect the timeline for the ongoing Lambeau Field renovations" (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE, 12/13).
CITY OF CHARM: In Baltimore, Chris Korman notes 1st Mariner Arena will "host the Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball tournament for three years, starting in 2014." CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said that Baltimore now "offers a centralized location for the conference ... and more amenities than long-time host Richmond." The conference said that the four-day tournament has "drawn more than 42,000 attendees in each of the past five years" (BALTIMORESUN.com, 12/13).