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Staff writer Don Muret covers facilities.

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What does $1.7B buy in NYC market? Two stadiums in one

09 / 20 / 10

Early in the New York Giants’ regular-season opener at New Meadowlands Stadium, the boo birds re-emerged after a winter of discontent to voice their displeasure with poor special teams performance by the Men in Blue. The next night, the same chorus could be heard over the Jets’ struggling offense. ...

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HOK faces tight schedule in Nevada

HOK Sport is starting to design a new minor league baseball park in Sparks, Nev., after local officials selected the firm for the job last week. The county will go to bid for a general contractor. The Washoe County Commission will discuss a construction budget next month, but it was reported ...

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Coyotes' arena dream comes to life

The steep design of the bowl is intended to put fans on top of the action. Fifteen minutes after the Phoenix Coyotes lost in their Dec. 27 debut at Glendale Arena , a few hockey fans remained in their seats at center ice in the new $ ...

Tags: Hockey, HOK Inc., NHL, Phoenix Coyotes, Phoenix Suns

HOK designing Wimbledon roof

The “fabric” roof would still allow the grass on Wimbledon’s Centre Court to grow. HOK Sport is designing for Wimbledon's Centre Court what is thought to be the world's first "foldable fabric" roof at a sports venue, powered by hydrau ...

Tags: HOK Inc., Tennis

Ford Field hoops catches NCAA's eye

T he NCAA will consider expanding seating capacity for the 2009 men's Final Four at Ford Field in Detroit to 70,000-plus, based on the dome's accommodations for the Dec. 13 "Basketbowl" matchup between Kentucky and Michi ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Colleges, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NCAA, Toronto Blue Jays

Oregon back to drawing board

The University of Oregon, believing it was breaking new ground in collegiate sports facility construction by creating a nonprofit group to privatize the building of a new arena, has gone back to the drawing board because of the project's escalating costs, a school official said. National C ...

Tags: Colleges, Ellerbe Becket

UVa arena funding rests courtside

University of Virginia officials say 56 of 80 courtside seats have been sold in a program they expect to raise $20 million toward the construction of the school's new basketball arena, set to open in May 2006. The Virginia Athletic Foundation, a nonprofit arm of the university, is in the m ...

Tags: Colleges, Ellerbe Becket

Ellerbe Becket scopes out Scope

The 31-year-old Scope is home to Norfolk minor league teams. Ellerbe Becket was hired last month to study the feasibility of renovating the Scope, the 31-year-old arena in Norfolk, Va., said John Rhamstine, director of civic facilities. ...

Tags: AFL, AHL, Basketball, Ellerbe Becket, Football, Hockey, New Orleans Pelicans

3 finalists remain for Tulsa arena job

T ulsa, Okla., officials looking for a project manager for a planned 18,000-seat downtown arena were choosing from among three finalists last week. Turner Construction and two locally formed joint ventures, Tetra Tech ...


New arenas: Tyson Events Center/Gateway

Architects’ rendering of Gateway Arena The facility construction project opening soon in northwest Iowa stands out for its design process incorporating an existing 53-year-old, art-deco-style auditorium into a new arena, collectively know ...

Tags: Colleges, Ellerbe Becket, NCAA

Cold game requires ingenuity

Western Food Services of Edmonton established an unofficial world record of boiling 660,000 fluid ounces of water for hot drinks during the first outdoor game in NHL history at Commonwealth Stadium, joked Alvin Shandro, the company CEO. On what turned out to be the coldest day of the year so ...

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, This Week's Issue

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