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Disabled Win Access to UM Stadium

Attorney Richard Bernstein talks about major improvements in disability access at Michigan Stadium, which resulted from victory in his ADA lawsuit against th...

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Alyson LaFlex's curator insight, July 20, 2013 7:28 AM

University of Michigan stadium renovates its stadium a few years ago to comply with ADA guidelines. Failure to conform will lead to lawsuits!

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ADA - Michigan Stadium Is at the Center of Pending ADA Litigation

ADA - Michigan Stadium Is at the Center of Pending ADA Litigation | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Michigan Stadium is at the center of pending ADA litigation over what constitutes repairs and alterations.

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the most 'necessary' repairs?

 

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Dolphins paid for Miami Chamber of Commerce study saying Sun Life Stadium adds $1B to economy

Dolphins paid for Miami Chamber of Commerce study saying Sun Life Stadium adds $1B to economy | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce wants to increase hotel taxes to help pay for a $400 million renovation at Sun Life Stadium.

 

The business group’s board on Wednesday endorsed the Miami Dolphins’ financing plan for their home stadium, saying the upgrade will be good for the county’s economy. The Dolphins want an annual $3 million state subsidy and millions of dollars in Miami-Dade hotel taxes each year to fund the biggest renovation in the stadium’s history, including a partial canopy to shield spectators from the sun and rain.

 

Under the plan, Miami-Dade would increase mainland hotel taxes to 7 percent from 6 percent, making them the highest in Florida. Miami Beach is also expected to raise its hotel tax to 7 percent to fund improvements of the city’s convention center.

 

Sun Life is vying with the new $1 billion stadium in the San Francisco area for the 2016 Super Bowl, and the Chamber’s resolution endorsing the higher taxes cites the economic value of winning that game. A Chamber study funded by the Dolphins concluded that the Dolphins and Sun Life generate about $1 billion a year to South Florida’s economy. Citying the study, the resolution said the stadium renovation would create 4,000 construction jobs and pump an additional $2 billion into Miami-Dade’s economy over 15 years...

 

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Longterm reasoning for public subsidy.

 

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Jon J.'s curator insight, May 26, 2013 3:28 PM

Sun Life Stadium renovations could bolster Miami's economy and place the Home of the Dolphins in contendership for Superbowl L (50).

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Five of The World's Most Sustainable Sports Stadiums

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Five of The World's Most Sustainable Sports StadiumsGreen Building ElementsSustainability is one of the most important aspects of any new architectural design and in recent years we've seen this spread into the world of sports stadiums.

Sustainability is one of the most important aspects of any new architectural design and in recent years we’ve seen this spread into the world of sports stadiums. Traditionally, the concept behind sports stadiums has been to create a colosseum-like structure which adds theatre and creates an incredible atmosphere with little prior thought ever given to sustainability. Recently, things have begun to change and we’re now seeing more and more architects giving sustainability the attention it deserves when designing new sports stadiums...


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Forerunners in revolutionary green entertainment standards.

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Jackson Hoffman's curator insight, September 7, 2014 6:48 PM

1. What did you learn? I learned about how different companies recently have worked together to build stadiums with sustainable designs.

2. What information did you find interesting and educational? I think it is interesting how these companies have been designing these structures, and what they have been using to build them with.

3. Why did you select the article? I selected this article to learn about how companies are conserving important materials such as water.

4. How will this information help you in the sport management industry?

This will help me in the industry since I will be able to use this information to make suggestions as to how to improve facilities in the sport field. 

Vinnie's curator insight, February 17, 2015 7:38 PM

Five of the most sustainable stadiums around the world. There are a few built and a few "projects".

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Pittsburgh company gets NFL approval to make clear plastic bags for stadiums

Pittsburgh company gets NFL approval to make clear plastic bags for stadiums | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
By Tony LaRussa, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A solid rushing game is a big part of nearly every successful NFL team. And the ability to rush to meet the demand for clear ...

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Naming rights spawns transparent trinkets.

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ADA "Gillette Stadium: Accessible to All"

Kevin McGuire (CAS'83), an attorney and an ADA consultant, leads a tour of Gillette Stadium, pointing out features that make it accessible for all patrons wi...

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Great example of ADA compliance.

 

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Taylor Berg's curator insight, July 21, 2013 5:58 PM

Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is somehting very serious that stadiums also take very serious. ADA helps make sure stadiums keep up to date with their stadiums to make sure that people with disabilities are having the same opportunities as those without disabilities. They want to make sure that the disabled can have just as much fun at an event then the people with no disability. This video will show you the great lengths that Gillette Stadium go to to make sure that people with disabilities have the same experience as everybody else.

Monique Tester's curator insight, April 26, 2014 12:04 PM

Comparing stadiums, New York Giants the New England Patriots stadium. Giants stadium still not publicly funded versus the Gillette stadium being a prime example of what an ADA stadium should be like. Sports Facility Management includes a lot of different aspects of managing when it comes to money and the safety and happiness of the fans.

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Miami Dolphins agree to referendum for stadium tax dollars

Miami Dolphins agree to referendum for stadium tax dollars | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it

Sen. Oscar Braynon, the Miami Gardens Democrat sponsoring a bill to bring Sun Life new state and county subsidies, will change the proposed legislation to require a countywide vote on the plan, a source familiar with the Dolphins’ lobbying efforts said. The Dolphins and County Mayor Carlos Gimenez plan to announce the referendum agreement Monday, sources said.

The Dolphins hope to get the issue before voters by May 22, when the NFL is expected to pick the host city for the 2016 Super Bowl. The Dolphins have cited that game, the 50th in NFL history, as the reason to push for a quick decision on tax dollars to pay for about half of a proposed $400 million renovation.

 

By agreeing to a referendum, the Dolphins would test the lingering backlash against the 2009 deal that gave the Florida Marlins a new ballpark largely funded by taxpayers. The Dolphins see their plan as more palatable, since Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has agreed to use private dollars to pay for at least $201 million of the project, with state and county funds paying for no more than $199 million.

 

The money would come from a $3 million state subsidy for Sun Life and increasing the county’s tax on mainland hotels to 7 percent from 6 percent. The Dolphins have proposed the same hotel-tax hike in prior years. A Miami Herald poll in November found 84 percent of respondents were against spending tax dollars on the stadium, but that was before Ross’ pledge to use private dollars for a majority of the work...



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FAU to receive $12 million over 6 years to name football stadium after private prison company

FAU to receive $12 million over 6 years to name football stadium after private prison company | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it

UPDATE: FAU will receive $6 million over 12 years from The GEO Group for naming rights to the stadium. The facility will be re-named the GEO Group Stadium.

 

FAU was able to tap into one of its alumni and a former chairman of its board of trustees to end the nearly two-year attempt to secure naming rights for the new on-campus football stadium.

 

The group, which is headquartered in Boca Raton, operates a range of correctional and detention facilities, including maximum, medium and minimal security prisons, including the South Bay Correctional Facility. It is a provider of governmental services specializing in the management of correctional, detention and mental health residential treatment centers in North American, South Africa and the United Kingdom...

 

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Taxpayers footing the bill for college football stadium frenzy #sequesterthis

Taxpayers footing the bill for college football stadium frenzy #sequesterthis | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Some might be surprised to learn that taxpayers are footing part of the bill for college football stadiums.  (Taxpayers footing the bill for college football stadium frenzy http://t.co/mHI9D4e5JZ)...

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Taxpayer denounce public subsidy

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 11, 2013 8:24 PM

More govt waste....!! #sequesterthis 

John Zuniga's curator insight, July 14, 2013 2:41 PM

Tax breaks? Is it worth it.