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HKS putting its Final Four experience to work in Minneapolis

04 / 14 / 14

T he same architect that the NCAA uses as a Final Four consultant is designing the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium, something that could give local officials an edge competing for the event over the next six years. Dallas-based HKS devel...

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11/18/13
Daytona readies premium seats for sale

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Daytona International Speedway will increase the price of a premium-seat experience for NASCAR events after completing a $400 million renovation in 2016. Track officials set pricing for two new group suite products, Midway Suites ...

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11/18/13
Braves bank on mixed-use plans

The Atlanta Braves’ surprising plans to build a new stadium in Cobb County are in large part about the opportunity to create a large-scale, mixed-use development surrounding the ballpark and not the facility itself. Such ancillary projects have quickly become important in baseball, with rec ...

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11/18/13
Wolves bring in veteran execs

T he Minnesota Timberwolves have hired three veterans in ticketing and sponsorship sales as the team prepares to market new inventory tied to a $97 million renovation of Target Center . Corey Breton , the Timberwolves’ vice president of ...

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11/18/13
Braves: AAA team stays in Gwinnett Co.

The Atlanta Braves are hoping their planned move to suburban Cobb County will go much better than a similar but highly disappointing shift to the northern Atlanta suburbs for their Class AAA minor league team. The Braves in 2009 relocated their top minor league affiliate from Richmond, Va., to G ...

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11/11/13
MLSE hires practice facility designer

M aple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has hired C.H. Guernsey & Co. to design a new practice facility proposed for the Toronto Raptors, said Bob Hunter , the group’s chief facilities and live entertainment officer. The Oklahoma City ...

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11/04/13
Garden finds its link to future

For close to 50 years, Madison Square Garden’s finished ceiling has been its defining characteristic. Now add the Chase Bridge seats as another design element unique among big league arenas. One of the new bridges is visible ...

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11/04/13
Board OKs $1.2B design for Falcons

After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, lead architect Bill Johnson expressed excitement rather than concern. Asked if he was worried whether the first-of-its-kind design for a retra ...

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11/04/13
Bridges considered in other arenas

The bridge seat concept that makes such a impact at Madison Square Garden is not new. Ten years ago, sports architects Tom Tingle and George Heinlein proposed bridge-style seating for new arena projects in Charlotte and Sacramento. For various reasons, including arena funding issues in Californi ...

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11/04/13
USC short-lists architects

U SC has taken the first step in renovating Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum by searching for an architect to study upgrades to the 92-year-old stadium. The school short-listed six architects to compete for the Master Facilities Renovation and D ...

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11/04/13
My view from the bridge

I was skeptical about the new bridge seats at Madison Square Garden after seeing coverage from the Oct. 24 press event at the arena. Bridge watchers are on solid footing. Photo by: PATRICK E. MCCARTHY {podcast} SBJ P ...

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