Sports facility construction

In this, March 28, 2019, photo, Don Logan, president of the Las Vegas Aviators, stands in front of a new baseball park in Las Vegas. Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 08, 2019 - 8:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city, so the president of the Las Vegas Aviators understands what the Oakland Athletics are going through in their quest for new digs in the Bay Area. After all, he's had sewage in his dugout, too. The...
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FILE - This is a Feb. 15, 2019, file photo showing Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London. Years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started rising like a spaceship in a north London neighborhood needing regeneration, planning on how to finance it was under way nearly 3,500 miles away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
April 01, 2019 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Years before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium started rising like a spaceship in north London, planning on how to finance the structure was underway nearly 3,500 miles away. In a glass tower near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, Greg Carey and his team at Goldman Sachs worked...
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In this photo provided by Purdue University, Sean English, right, the inaugural recipient of the Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award, speaks as Tyler's parents Kelly, left, and Tony Trent, and Purdue President Mitch Daniels look on during a news conference at the entrance of Ross-Ade Stadium, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in West Lafayette, Ind. A rendering of the memorial gate honoring Tyler Trent at the entrance of Ross-Ade Stadium is displayed between the couple. (Rebecca Wilcox/Purdue University via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A memorial gate leading to the student section entrance of Purdue University's football stadium will be built to honor Tyler Trent, the school's superfan and cancer activist who died in January. University President Mitch Daniels announced plans Wednesday for the...
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January 31, 2019 - 1:14 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will use specially designed synthetic playing surface rather than grass in their new retractable-roof stadium that opens in 2020. Texas' decision will make it the fourth of the 30 major league teams to use artificial turf. Toronto's Rogers Centre and Tampa...
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January 23, 2019 - 9:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday night approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA's Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042. The plan was approved by a 6-2 vote after more than three hours of...
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Ryan Kelly, left, Otto Rogers and Rebecca Moloney cheer the announcement of a new NHL hockey team in Seattle at a celebratory party Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 to allow enough time for arena renovations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 04, 2018 - 1:13 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest from the National Hockey League's Board of Governors meeting, where expansion to Seattle was on the agenda. (all times Eastern): 1:05 p.m. John Barr has been the voice of the fans longing for hockey in Seattle. He says he got a little emotional when league...
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Oakland Athletics President Dave Kaval, second from left, gestures beside Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf during a media conference Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Oakland Athletics have found a location for their modern new ballpark, announcing plans to build near Jack London Square along the water. At left is President of the Board of Port Commissioners Ces Butner, Oakland City Council President Larry Reid is seen at right. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 28, 2018 - 3:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dave Kaval can look out his office window and immediately envision a new privately funded ballpark he plans to get built, and it now feels like much more of a reality — with renderings and a real plan, not to mention the city's support. The Oakland Athletics have found a...
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This Nov. 25, 2017, photo shows downtown Cleveland. A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Cavaliers have been selected by the NBA to host the 2022 All-Star Game. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 30, 2018 - 8:00 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland said goodbye to its biggest NBA All-Star this summer. In four years, the city will host all of them. The Cavaliers have been selected to hold the 2022 All-Star Game at Quicken Loans Arena, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. An...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, the basketball floor and scoreboard are in place at the newly branded State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team in Atlanta. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 7:08 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks may not win a lot of games this season. Not to worry. There will be plenty of options other than basketball for fans after a nearly $200 million arena renovation. Want to work on your swing? Check out the golf suites. Need a trim? Yep, there's a barber shop. "This...
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A view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Britain is looking to host up to 60 major sporting events over the next 15 years, including soccer’s World Cup, to assert global influence and secure trade deals after Brexit. Building on the successful of the 2012 Olympics in London and the English Premier League, hosting major sporting events is now embraced as a key instrument of soft power by British Prime Minister Thresa May’s government. The UK Sport list of sporting events being targeted was revealed hours after May’s speech to her Conservative Party conference, with the centerpiece the 2030 World Cup. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 11, 2018 - 10:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association will hold a special meeting to vote on whether to sell Wembley Stadium to Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise and London-based Premier League club Fulham. The FA council meeting will be held on Oct. 24 and the governing body'...
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