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The Economic Impact of Sports Facilities | The Sport Digest

In the past twenty years, there has been a dramatic increase in construction of new sports facilities. From professional leagues to colleges to city recreation facilities, it appears that the trend will continue. Much of the cost of new construction or renovation is subsidized. Those in support of subsidies believe that these new facilities will provide a substantial economic impact. They argue that the construction of these facilities will inject new spending into the local economy through fan support (ticket and other product revenues), job creation and tax revenues. Opponents, however, argue that a modest factory or a small research facility has as much or more economic impact. This paper will discuss the basic aspects of sports facility planning and the arguments for and against the construction of new sports facilities.

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Why More Stadiums are Using Synthetic Grass » Article Directory

Why More Stadiums are Using Synthetic Grass » Article Directory | Arman Mikail Almassian | Scoop.it
When it comes to sports stadiums, performance and appearance are everything. From how the field looks on up to the bleachers, skyboxes, supersized HD TV's and more, stadium owners utilize a number of resources to ...

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Sustainable Sports Facilities a Win For All | IMRE Build IQ

Sustainable Sports Facilities a Win For All | IMRE Build IQ | Arman Mikail Almassian | Scoop.it
For years, sports stadiums and arenas have been multi-million or billion dollar investments that serve as idle energy-guzzlers most days out of the year.

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Brad Rebello's curator insight, October 8, 2014 6:02 PM

       In this article I learned it's important to go green in any sport facility, arena, or stadium. It costs a lot of money to keep a place up and running so you have to do everything you can to save yourself some money.  Several teams have made improvements to their facilities and it has made it energy efficient and environmentally friendly. With the addition of going green, it results in fans supporting the team and the primary cause. Fans will be loyal if the organization gives back to the community by doing things such as public transportation to the events and placing recycle bins throughout the area. Getting sponsorships will provide excess awareness to help people join the movement. If going green continues to grow, there will be bigger and better benefits for the community, team, and organization.

         Something that I found interesting is that the Atlanta Braves finalized a sponsorship with Coca- Cola Recycling. The company placed recycle containers around the stadium to encourage fans to recycle during their time at the game. They also made awareness shirts made out of recycled bottles for staff to wear. At the Rose Garden Arena, it has saved 4 million watts of electricity, or $424,000 in savings.

          I selected this article because this is a great technique to have in your facility. It is a win-win situation for you. You can save money in your business and get awareness to your cause and start trends. Also, this is an easy and affordable movement that makes a huge impact. This will help me in the sport management industry because it has taught me a new tactic while running a facility. If you're running your own facility, you have to come up with these type of creative solutions and this has given me ideas about facility management.

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Sports stadiums go green: from Croke Park to Minnesota Twins ...

Sports stadiums go green: from Croke Park to Minnesota Twins ... | Arman Mikail Almassian | Scoop.it
Since the baseball stadium of the Minnesota Twins set a new standard in 2010 when it opened its new target field using a rainwater recycling system to meet 50pc of its water needs, what have other stadiums around the globe ...

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Jeremy Allen's curator insight, September 21, 2013 9:35 PM

More stadiums will continue to go green in the near future.

daviscraine's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:14 PM

Its great to see so many stadiums going green!

 

David Foster's curator insight, April 27, 2015 8:27 AM

Facility management can be one of the most difficult aspects of a managers job. Having an efficient and "green" stadium will definitely help, and is the wave of the future.

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New stadiums forget their real purpose: The sport - Central Penn Business Journal

New stadiums forget their real purpose: The sport - Central Penn Business Journal | Arman Mikail Almassian | Scoop.it
New stadiums forget their real purpose: The sportCentral Penn Business JournalTeams argue that the costs are justified because they attract fans willing to pay for higher ticket prices and the real moneymaker, luxury suites.

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Alternative Energy Report: Buildings energy efficiency | SPORTE2 ...

Alternative Energy Report: Buildings energy efficiency | SPORTE2 ... | Arman Mikail Almassian | Scoop.it
Buildings energy efficiency | SPORTE2 system for sports stadiums. Currently ongoing project at European level to improve energy efficiency in buildings with large influx of persona:SPORTE2. This project is part of the ...

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Steven J Vitale's curator insight, February 21, 2015 8:09 PM

Here is some more intuitive insight and research into greening sports facility for energy saving purposes and better efficiency. Using alternative energy sources the European stadiums and sports recreation facilities will be able save 30% or more on energy costs.

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Sports Stadiums and Arenas Announce Energy Efficiency Goals at ...

Sports Stadiums and Arenas Announce Energy Efficiency Goals at ... | Arman Mikail Almassian | Scoop.it
President Obama is today announcing nearly $4 billion of investments in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. Today's commitments, announced along with representatives ...

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If Communities Self-Finance Sports Stadiums, Why Not Their Own Fiber Broadband Networks?

If Communities Self-Finance Sports Stadiums, Why Not Their Own Fiber Broadband Networks? | Arman Mikail Almassian | Scoop.it

Which is more important:

 

1.Spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to finance sports facilities, stadiums, and “incentive packages” to attract and keep major sports franchises calling your city home;

 

2.Building quality digital infrastructure that will deliver 21st century broadband service at affordable prices for every local citizen that wants the service.

 

Here in western New York, the city of Buffalo — the third poorest city in the nation with 28 percent of its residents living in poverty and suffering chronically high unemployment — is about to the recipient of a one billion dollar bailout courtesy of the state government (a/k/a taxpayers). That, even as some in the city are howling that the promised tens-to-hundreds of millions in promised renovation funding for the Ralph Wilson (Buffalo Bills) Stadium is apparently not included.

 

While hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are readily available to finance sports stadiums, getting privately financed bonds for public broadband is somehow the real crime in states like North and South Carolina. North Carolina already has legislation in place that virtually assures broadband service is under the control of the state’s largest phone and cable companies, or it simply is not provided at all. Evidently in a battle over worthwhile public spending, financing a reported $260 million for Charlotte, N.C.’s Time Warner Cable Arena remains a higher priority than making sure the people of North Carolina have decent broadband service.

 

South Carolina this week is considering extending a similar courtesy to companies like AT&T and Time Warner Cable. They need better broadband even more than their neighbors to the north.

 

Happily, broadband advocate Craig Settles has found a way for broadband lovers to have their cake and eat it too.

...but none for this?

 

Why not construct public, non-profit broadband networks by selling ownership shares to the general public?

 

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Jason Pugh's curator insight, December 22, 2013 10:20 PM

Another article about the Internet being used by fans at stadiums.  I thought it was important to include another piece on the subject.