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Passbook ticketing available in 13 MLB stadiums this season

Passbook ticketing available in 13 MLB stadiums this season | Sports Facilities4307558 | Scoop.it
Major League Baseball and Apple's quest to banish paper ticketing received a boost last night after the former revealed that 13 stadiums would offer the.
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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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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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Lem McBride's curator insight, June 25, 2017 12:09 PM
A good read on the Top 5 ECO Friendly stadiums.
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Public funding for stadiums no easy sell nationwide - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Public funding for stadiums no easy sell nationwide - Atlanta Journal Constitution | Sports Facilities4307558 | Scoop.it
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Public funding for stadiums no easy sell nationwide
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“The history of the last 30 years is almost uniform public opposition to public funding of stadiums.
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The NFL Loves Local Tax Increases For Stadiums, Except When ...

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The NFL wants league officials to be exempt from local taxes at the Super Bowl, local taxes that go toward subsidizing NFL teams.
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No subsidies for stadiums - The News Herald

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San Francisco Chronicle No subsidies for stadiums The News Herald A House panel last Friday became the third legislative committee this year to approve a bill that would guarantee $3 million a year in state money for the next 30 years to help pay...
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FIFA Concerned Over Rio and Brasília

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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following FIFA's visit to Brazil last week, general secretary J (FIFA Concerned Over Rio and Brasília http://t.co/KXv2VjGTm4)...
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Reviews and information about Alumni Gym, home of the Elon Phoenix

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Reviews and information about Alumni Gym, Home of the Elon Phoenix.
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New Tampa Bay Rays stadium financing ideas to be presented

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Almost two years after the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce dove head-first into the Rays' Stadium Saga, the influential group will release its findings today on "best practices" to fund a new Rays stadium.

 

The Tampa chamber teamed up with the St. Pete chamber for the study, dubbing their group of prominent business leaders the "Baseball Stadium Financing Caucus."

 

The group, which has been supportive of a new stadium in Tampa Bay without delving into preferred locations, has been meeting behind closed doors for the better part of the last 18 months.

 

Monday's press conference is likely to address the elephant in the room: location of a new stadium may not matter as much as finding a way to finance it.

 

While the timing of the announcement could be better - a recent firesale of talent by the Miami Marlins has cast public subsidies of stadiums in a negative light - the group is hoping its ideas can break the stadium stalemate the Rays and the region have been locked in for the last few years.

 

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Scott Chadwick's comment, June 26, 2016 11:44 PM
Although most people cant afford to build a billion dollar stadium. The money needs to come from somewhere I just don't agree with taking it from the tax payers. I know its difficult to get the money but I don't want to pay for it.
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Deadspin: 'Good News, Miami! There's More Stadium Work For You To Publicly Finance.'

Deadspin: 'Good News, Miami! There's More Stadium Work For You To Publicly Finance.' | Sports Facilities4307558 | Scoop.it

Miami has another outdated stadium that needs hundreds of millions of dollars worth of renovations. A politician instrumental in getting the Marlins taxpayer funding says the renovations are necessary. The Dolphins don't have the cash or the desire to pay for it. Guess who's left? Miami-Dade County residents, whose descendants will still be paying off the bonds for Marlins Park through 2049. Isn't sports fun?

 

Sun Life Stadium began life in 1987 as Joe Robbie Stadium, until Wayne Huizenga bought the Dolphins and sold the naming rights after Robbie died. It's not a wonderful place to watch football, being designed with soccer in mind. It's too big. The seats are far away from the field. It rains all the time. The sprinklers go off in the middle of games. But it's a perfectly functional NFL venue. What could possibly spur a cash-strapped city into deciding it needs major work?

 

Blame Roger Goodell. A few years back, the commissioner said Sun Life would need significant renovations if it wanted to continue to host Super Bowls and other major events. This, despite hosting a Super Bowl in 2010, and being one of the three stadiums shortlisted for the 2016 an 2017 games. This, despite hosting the BCS Title Game in six weeks. This, despite the stadium receiving $300 million worth of renovations over the last decade already. But Goodell's threat (and it was a threat) is working, and there's momentum building for the stadium to receive a makeover.

 

The Dolphins won't be picking up the tab. As of last year, they were still $230 million in debt from previous renovations, and sought to cover the costs of new work by pushing the county to raise hotel taxes. That was shot down, as Marlins Park backlash was in full swing. But people have short memories, and Miami-Dade County commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz yesterday acknowledged that the stadium's renovations are not a question of "if," but of "when" and "how."...

 

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John Zuniga's curator insight, July 14, 2013 2:44 PM

What does the NFL do with the earned income? Why can't the NFL take the bill to let fans appreciate the game and players and coaches play the game?

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PREVIEW: Better by Design? Stadiums in the Era of High-Design ...

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Stadiums in the Era of High-Design · SPEAKER PREVIEW: Wembley – 90 Years Leading the Business · REPORT: Repucom release International Stadia Operators Survey · Emirates to Partner Lancashire County Cricket Club ...
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Critics slam use of tax dollars to fund college stadiums - Fox News

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Critics slam use of tax dollars to fund college stadiums
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Taxpayers footing the bill for college football stadium frenzy #sequesterthis

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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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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.

david Plassmann's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:34 PM

Taxpayer denounce public subsidy

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Requirement for seated stadiums to be scrapped under league ...

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Clubs bidding for promotion to Scottish football's top flight will not be required to have any seated areas in their stadiums under league reconstruction plans.
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