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Sports Stadium Strives for Sustainability

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/earth-sports-stadium-strives-for-sustainability.html The University of Minnesota is striving to build the most environmentall...
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Taxpayer-backed sports stadiums are a $31 billion rip-off - Mike Kroll

Taxpayer-backed sports stadiums are a $31 billion rip-off - Mike Kroll | Sports and Recreation Facility Management | Scoop.it
Presented by Citizens for Tax Justice. Citizens for Tax Justice. We've known for a while that government subsidies and tax breaks for sports stadiums are a raw deal for taxpayers. But a new book by Harvard University urban ...

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Erika Scott's comment, March 22, 2013 1:05 AM
I wish I had found this article earlier. It touches on some key points on why public subsidies are not beneficial to the community. Also, it mentions how some companies do not take all factors into consideration when they assess subsidy effects on a community.
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Sports stadiums go green: from Croke Park to Minnesota Twins ...

Sports stadiums go green: from Croke Park to Minnesota Twins ... | Sports and Recreation Facility Management | 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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Security - Stadium Security Professionals Urged to Remain Diligent

Security - Stadium Security Professionals Urged to Remain Diligent | Sports and Recreation Facility Management | Scoop.it
It hasn't happened. By due diligence or pure luck, no major outdoor spectator venue in the United States has experienced a significant security breach — much less an act of premeditated, catastrophic terrorism — in the decade since the Sept.
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Introducing Qatar 2022's First Five Stadiums!

Qatar 2022 Bid introduces the designs for the first five proposed stadiums. The stadiums in the video are: Al-Wakrah, Al-Shamal, Al-Gharafa, Al-Khor and Al-R...
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New Book: In 2010, Sports Stadiums Cost Public $10 BILLION More ...

New Book: In 2010, Sports Stadiums Cost Public $10 BILLION More ... | Sports and Recreation Facility Management | Scoop.it
Sports stadium expert and Harvard University urban planning professor Judith Grant Long is publishing a new book shedding new light on the mammoth costs of sports stadiums to the public. In 2010, taxpayers ended up ...

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Be Safe: Risk Management in Recreation - Recreation Management Feature Story

It's important to protect your patrons by ensuring the safest possible environment for their recreational, sports and fitness activities. But you also have to protect your facility from potential legal problems.
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SportEvac: Choreographing a Stadium Stampede | Homeland Security

SportEvac: Choreographing a Stadium Stampede | Homeland Security | Sports and Recreation Facility Management | Scoop.it
A new breed of simulation software—dubbed SportEvac—is being developed and tested by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security at the University of Southern Mississippi, part of the Southeast Region Research Initiative (SERRI),...
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Green Goals Set for Brazil's World Cup Stadiums - Environment News Service

Green Goals Set for Brazil's World Cup Stadiums - Environment News Service | Sports and Recreation Facility Management | Scoop.it
Environment News Service Green Goals Set for Brazil's World Cup Stadiums Environment News Service But many of the stadium operators are not experts in sustainability and need to expand their knowledge on the subject, in order to manage their...

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Kelli Pennington's curator insight, August 25, 2013 5:20 PM

Green is becoming the hip and cool in the same way it is saving the environment!

Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:31 PM
Hopefully other stadiums will catch on to these practices. Although initially more expensive, it will save money in the long run as well was preserve the environment.
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Many already cashing in on Minn. Vikings stadium

Many already cashing in on Minn. Vikings stadium | Sports and Recreation Facility Management | Scoop.it
Even before ground is broken on a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, a white-collar brigade of accountants, architects, lawyers and other consultants has locked in millions of dollars in contracts that would complicate any effort to derail the project.
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