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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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01/31/05
Update for Washington State

HOK Sport is teaming with Spokane, Wash.-based Madsen Mitchell Evenson & Conrad to design a $55 million renovation of Washington State University’s Martin Stadium in Pullman. The project would add about 9,000 new seats to the stadium, said John David Wicker, the school’s assistant athlet ...

Tags: Colleges, HOK Inc.

01/31/05
Fox puts shows on SB concessions

The Fox Network will advertise its post-Super Bowl programs on concessions items at the game itself, and hopes fans will help with the promotion. Centerplate and Levy Restaurants, food-service providers at Jacksonville’s Alltel Stadium, will distribute 30,000 trays promoting “The Simpsons” ...

Tags: Centerplate, Football, Fox, Levy Restaurants, This Week's Issue

01/31/05
NFL venues launch effort to book events

Ten NFL stadiums have joined to form the Gridiron Stadium Network, a concerted effort to attract more offseason events to their buildings. The group wants to inform promoters, booking agents and event planners that their stadiums can play host to more than concerts on the field, said Tom R ...

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Football, Fox, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins

01/24/05
Orange Bowl design bids on tap

The plan to renovate Orange Bowl Stadium in Miami is finally taking shape, and designers will bid on the estimated $125 million project in the next two months, Hammes Co. President Bob Dunn said. Madison, Wis.-based Hammes is w ...

Tags: Ellerbe Becket, Miami Marlins, Football, Green Bay Packers, HOK Inc.

01/24/05
$105M verdict sends ripple through industry

Stadium concessionaires received a grim reminder to emphasize alcohol education with their employees last week after a New Jersey jury levied $105 million in judgments against Aramark, but firms wouldn’t say what specific effects the case might have on their business. Aramark was ordered t ...

Tags: Aramark Corp., Football, New York Giants, Sportservice-Fan Zone

01/24/05
Retro a no-no for D.C. ballpark

The Washington Nationals’ new ballpark won’t be another retrospective retread cast in the mold of other MLB facilities built in the last 15 years, based on the design proposal sent to several architects earlier this month. The D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission’s document says the desi ...

Tags: 360 Architecture, Baseball, Basketball, Ellerbe Becket, Hockey, HOK Inc., NBBJ, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards

01/24/05
Expansion for Michigan

The office of the University of Michigan’s architect issued a proposal last Monday for designers to bid on a $165.6 million renovation of Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The document was sent to Ellerbe Becket, HKS, HNTB, HOK Sport, Rossetti and 360 Architecture, a source familiar with the ...

Tags: 360 Architecture, Colleges, Ellerbe Becket, HKS Inc., HOK Inc., Rosetti

01/17/05
SMG preparing for Super Bowl

SMG is preparing for one of the biggest challenges in the firm’s history of operating Super Bowl venues when the big game’s 39th edition descends on Jacksonville the first week of February. The game is Feb. 6 at Alltel Stadium, but the party starts a few days earlier with live entertainm ...

Tags: Alltel, Football, NFL, Palace Sports and Entertainment, SMG, Tampa Bay Lightning, Westwood One

01/17/05
Shocking: Stun guns for crowd control?

Stadium managers of college bowl facilities, reacting to police officers’ use of stun guns against fans after the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, say there are more effective ways to manage crowds. “I hate to second-guess anybody, but that’s one step away from shooting somebody,” said Allen Johnson, ...

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Colleges, Football, San Diego Chargers

01/17/05
Dolphins Stadium roof examined

Designers and builders think the Miami Dolphins will have no problem building a fixed or retractable roof over their stadium, despite the fact that a project of that magnitude hasn’t been done in North America. They point to the Washington Redskins and New York Giants as other NFL teams that ...

Tags: Detroit Lions, Ellerbe Becket, Football, Green Bay Packers, HOK Inc., Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Rosetti, Tennis, USTA, Washington Redskins

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