Louisville Begins Fundraising For Stadium Remodel Columbus Asks State For Funds For Browns Facility MLS Eyeing St. Louis Site For Possible Expansion Team Glendale Selects AEG To Manage Gila River Arena MLSE's Vision For BMO Field Nearly Complete Florida Stadiums Clear Hurdle For Tax Relief Wisconsin Mulls Camp Randall Renovations Construction For Hayward Field May Be Delayed Kansas Planning New Apartments For Student-Athletes Renovations To Philips Arena Could Cost Public $150M
SBD/October 18, 2013/Facilities
College Facility Notes: Tulane's New Stadium Taking Its "Final Shape"
Published October 18, 2013
NOBLE SENTIMENTS: In Mississippi, Michael Bonner reported the Mississippi State Univ. athletic department met this week "to harvest suggestions from those who use the MSU baseball team’s ballpark the most -- its fans." MSU AD Scott Stricklin "introduced the four architects" from Jackson-based Weir Boerner for the renovation of Dudy Noble Field. Help also will "be sought from" Dodgers Senior VP/Planning & Development Janet Marie Smith, an MSU graduate, who is "currently updating Dodger Stadium and aided in renovating Fenway Park." The meeting "broke down the renovation into five different categories: Arrival, Watching the Game, Amenities, Left Field Lounge and General experience." Parking and the Left Field Lounge "drew the most responses" (Jackson CLARION-LEDGER, 10/16).
PACK MENTALITY: North Carolina State Univ.'s Wolfpack Club Exec Dir Bobby Purcell said that the group is "in the 'silent phase' of fundraising right now" to reach $14M for a proposed indoor training facility at the school. Purcell added "things are going well" with the campaign, which started July 1 (BIZJOURNALS.com, 10/17).