Facilities

A's ballpark talks with Oakland take big step forward, but hurdles remain

Daily / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to "support a non-binding resolution declaring the county's willingness to keep studying its financial participation in the A's planned massive development on the waterfront," according to Scott Ostler of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Those looking for "signs of...

Alameda County action boosts A's ballpark efforts

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Efforts to keep the A’s in Oakland "got a boost late Tuesday night when the Alameda County Board of Supervisors tentatively agreed to opt into a plan that would pave the way for a new waterfront ballpark." The board’s 4-1 non-binding vote "signals the county’s intention to join the...

Padres, city yet to agree on sale terms for Tailgate Park development

Daily / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
More than a year after "winning the opportunity to turn a large downtown parking lot into a vibrant office campus," a group led by the Padres has "yet to settle on purchase and development terms for the city-owned site known as Tailgate Park," according to Jennifer Van Grove of...

K.C. NWSL setting high mark with plans for 11,000-seat stadium

Daily / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Owners of K.C.'s NWSL team are building a $70M, 11,000-seat stadium to open in '24, and it "appears to be the first top-division soccer stadium constructed for a women’s team," according to Rachel Bachman of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The stadium will be "entirely privately financed through the ownership...

K.C. NWSL getting their own 11,000-seat stadium

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The "world’s first stadium built for a professional women’s sports team" will be home to K.C. NWSL, as club co-Owners Angie and Chris Long  today will announce the construction of an 11,000-seat, $70M downtown venue. It will be "built along the Berkeley Park riverfront, designed by...

Proposed Coyotes arena comes close to airport

Closing Bell / Friday, October 22, 2021
If a proposal to build an entertainment district and arena for the Coyotes in Tempe "moves forward as planned, an initial analysis done by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport staff shows arriving aircraft could be flying a mere 400 feet above the buildings." The figure was shared during a...

Qatar opens newest World Cup venue outside Doha

Global / Friday, October 22, 2021
Qatar on Friday opened Al Thumama stadium outside Doha, marking the “fifth stadium for the 2022 World Cup” that has been completed. The 40,000-seat stadium will be used through the quarterfinals in next year’s tournament. It was designed “to resemble the 'gahfiya' cap, traditionally worn by men in the...

Christchurch stadium completion pushed to mid '25

Global / Friday, October 22, 2021
The completion date for the new roofed stadium in Christchurch “has been delayed six months, to mid-2025.” The budget for the 30,000-seat rectangular-turf Canterbury Multi-Use Arena “now totals" $533M (all figures NZ). The project was caught in "controversy earlier this year when the city council decided to slash seating capacity...