In Boston, Donna Goodison reports the Red Sox are "beefing up perimeter security at Fenway Park to defend the historic ball field from terrorist car-bomb attacks." Fifty-four security bollards will "be installed in front of Gates B and C to prevent explosive-laden vehicles from being driven into the park during events." The concrete-encased steel barriers, in the "planning stages before April’s Boston Marathon bombings, were among recommendations that emerged from a December security assessment of Fenway conducted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security." The Red Sox, who are "paying for the bollards, are going through city permitting with the goal of completing the first-phase installation by Aug. 15" (BOSTON HERALD, 7/2).
UP FOR GRABS: In New York, Adam Sichko notes the Univ. at Albany is spending $18M "building a football stadium, set to open in time for the team's Sept. 14 home opener." UA officials said that any day now they will "begin bidding corporate naming rights for the stadium." The school expects to "award a 10-year contract, likely with an option to re-up for another decade" (Albany BUSINESS REVIEW, 6/28 issue).
WATER DAMAGE: Calgary Stampede organizers said that some signature events this year "have been cancelled because flood repairs to the Saddledome cannot be completed in time." The Flames said that everything "below the eight row in the Saddledome is ruined by flooding." Record floodwaters "filled the Saddledome up to the eighth row over a week ago" (CP, 7/1).