David Broughton

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Closing Shot: Still Nifty At Fifty

Weekly / Monday, January 24, 2022
As the Kansas City Chiefs prepared to host the Buffalo Bills last weekend, Scott Radecic, the senior principal with Populous who played for both clubs during his 12-year NFL career, reflected on Arrowhead Stadium’s 50-year legacy.   ...

SDSU pacing well on Snapdragon Stadium sales

Closing Bell / Monday, January 17, 2022
More than $32.7M in premium and reserved seats have been sold at San Diego State’s under-construction Snapdragon Stadium, according to the school’s AD, John David Wicker , which represents 57% of SDSU’s goal. All four of the Founders suites and the 16 luxury suites have been...

Austin Peay teams with Predators on more than just new $115M venue

Weekly / Monday, January 17, 2022
When the new $115 million F&M Bank Arena opens a year from now in Clarksville, Tenn., you’ll have to forgive Austin Peay basketball fans if they are expecting a hockey game to break out. In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind arrangement, the Nashville Predators’ Sabertooth...

Facilities: Poised for growth

Weekly / Monday, January 17, 2022
Bryan Trubey’s decision to launch a new sports practice at architecture and design firm Overland Partners appears well-timed. While 2022 will see only $1.84 billion in major league venue openings (new construction and renovations), Trubey, the former HKS sports practice head, is among the many who...

Snapdragon Stadium: It’s so San Diego

Weekly / Monday, January 17, 2022
Snapdragon Stadium is everything that San Diego is and nothing that Qualcomm Stadium was. San Diego State Athletic Director John David Wicker said that after playing in a cavernous, cookie-cutter venue since 1967, the school wanted something that represented the city’s many positive attributes. ...

Opening Soon: New and renovated venues

Weekly / Monday, January 17, 2022
MAJOR LEAGUE STADIUMS St. Louis City Stadium Tenant : St. Louis City SC City : St. Louis Cost : $457.8 million Architects : HOK; Snow Kreilich Architects General contractor : Mortenson / Alberici / L. Keeley...

BetMGM, Cardinals release sportsbook renderings

Closing Bell / Thursday, January 13, 2022
BetMGM and the NFL Cardinals released renderings of the 16,800-square-foot BetMGM Sportsbook scheduled to open at State Farm Stadium this summer, the first sportsbook at an NFL stadium. Construction is underway on the two-story, 500-person space that will operate on both event and non-event days. Smith Group designed the...

NFL attendance up, ending three-year decline

Closing Bell / Tuesday, January 11, 2022
NFL teams averaged 67,254 fans at home games in '21, up 606 fans, or about 0.9%, over the pre-pandemic season of '19, according to an SBJ Atlas analysis of publicly reported attendance figures. The uptick ends a three-year decline for the NFL, even though lingering...

Big weekend for Legends' NFL business

Morning Buzz / Monday, January 10, 2022
Legends had a huge weekend, as all four of its NFL team concessions clients -- Buccaneers, Cowboys, Rams and Titans (after a bye)  -- will host at least one playoff game. The company was already guaranteed at least one postseason matchup, with SoFi Stadium scheduled to host the Feb....

NBA attendance down a tick but story remains positive, so far

Daily / Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Despite the lingering impacts of COVID restrictions, the NBA has managed to sell nearly 90% of its ticket capacity so far this season, according to analysis by SBJ Atlas. Compared to the same period in the '18-19 season (the last one not affected by the pandemic) the league’s overall...