The NBA's 3D Court Projection Systems Are Awesome

My NBA season preview is short: if you're in one of the four cities that have installed 3D on-court projection systems this year, get there early for player intros. Look at this shit: » 10/28/14 4:51pm 10/28/14 4:51pm

The Rolling Stone roundup of top concert venues in America (presented by StubHub!) includes 10 sports arenas. Presumably because ticket sales. Anyway, here's some argument fuel. [Rolling Stone] » 10/23/13 9:24pm 10/23/13 9:24pm

Here Are The New Sky Bridges At Madison Square Garden

For the last three summers, Madison Square Garden has undergone massive renovations. The most instantly recognizable additions are a pair of sky bridges above the action, and just 11 days out from their debut, MSG has released some photos. They look nothing like the awesome lawsuit-magnets we were promised. » 10/14/13 4:56pm 10/14/13 4:56pm

This Is The Best Idea For Stadium Financing We've Ever Heard

The use of taxpayer money to buy rich people new stadiums is as common as it is shameless. But one politician, currently trying to avoid throwing in tens of millions of dollars for a soccer stadium, has a brilliant idea: If a city or county pays for a large chunk of a team's home, they ought to own a slice of that… » 8/21/13 6:04pm 8/21/13 6:04pm

Chris Hansen Secretly Funded Campaign Against New Sacramento Arena

So it turns out that the guy who tried to buy the Kings and move them to Seattle is kind of a giant scumbag. Huh, how about that. » 8/16/13 6:52pm 8/16/13 6:52pm

Madison Square Garden Has 10 Years To Get Out

The demolition of the gorgeous old Penn Station in 1963 to make way for the construction of Madison Square Garden remains one of the country's great civic tragedies. Now, New York is finally trying to rectify its mistakes: the city council has given MSG 10 years to vacate the premises. » 7/25/13 9:12am 7/25/13 9:12am

The Flames Vow The Flooded Saddledome Will Be Ready For Hockey

The most destructive floods in Alberta's history—100,000 evacuated, likely hundreds of millions in damage—did not spare the home of the Calgary Flames, on the bank of the Elbow River. The photos are incredible, and the reports of damages are severe. But the Saddledome cleanup has begun. » 6/24/13 12:47pm 6/24/13 12:47pm

Damn, Barclays Center, Why You Smell So Fine?

It's been a while since the Nets played in a building that didn't reek of inadequacy and failure. But if you've been to a game in Brooklyn, perhaps you noticed the air was a It's not just that new-multipurpose-arena smell. The Barclays Center has been pumping perfume through the vents. » 5/20/13 1:41pm 5/20/13 1:41pm

The Florida Panthers Want Broward County To Buy Them A New Scoreboard

The Panthers will appear before the Broward County Commission today, to argue that that the county should spring for $4.2 million to build a new scoreboard. As their neighbors to the south, the Marlins and Dolphins, struggle to win over increasingly skeptical taxpayers, maybe $4.2 million is a little easier to swallow? » 5/14/13 2:10pm 5/14/13 2:10pm

You'll Be Able To See The Bay Bridge From Inside The Warriors' New Arena

The Warriors have released updated renderings of their potential arena on the San Francisco waterfront. It's tough to give the interior of a basketball arena much character, but if the final product looks anything like the preliminary designs, this one is going to be sweet. » 5/06/13 3:18pm 5/06/13 3:18pm

The Potential New Sonics Arena Sure Would Have A Lot Of Standing Room

The optimistic Seattle ownership group led by Chris Hansen has released some mock-ups of what the interior of a new arena might look like, and huh—it looks a lot more crowded than the last time the Sonics played in Seattle.
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Jerry Reinsdorf Will Basically Bribe DePaul To Move To The United Center

DePaul's in the market for a new basketball arena. Currently they're way out at the Allstate Arena, next to the airport, but they'd really like to be closer to campus, or at least somewhere in Chicago. Rocky Wirtz and (especially) Jerry Reinsdorf want them to make the United Center their home, and they're making the… » 11/19/12 3:25pm 11/19/12 3:25pm

Finally, Someone Built The New Sonics Arena Out Of 110 Pounds Of Butter

We should note that this is not actually the new Sodo arena, with which Seattle hopes to lure an NBA franchise; this is only a model. And not a strictly accurate one—unless I misunderstand the load-bearing properties of butter, I do not believe the inside is hollow and contains a little butter court with little butter… » 10/24/12 5:40pm 10/24/12 5:40pm

This Is What A $60 Million High School Football Stadium Looks Like

You're looking at a recent photo of Eagle Stadium, in Allen, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. The stadium, three years in the works, will seat 18,000 when it opens later this month. It's got two luxury suites, a pro-quality press box, a 3,400-square-foot HD video scoreboard—and tickets will be just $10 a game for… » 8/08/12 3:25pm 8/08/12 3:25pm

Can Seattle Support Any More Sports Teams?

It's more or less assumed that if Chris Hansen and Seattle can build a new arena, the reincarnated Sonics would return. It's probably just a matter of time before the NHL tries its hand in the American Cascadia. Seattle is a wonderful sports town and is unrepresented in two of the four major sports, but might there be… » 7/16/12 3:25pm 7/16/12 3:25pm

The New Best Place For An Outdoor Hockey Game: A Roman Amphitheater

Yes, yes, the next Winter Classic will be at the Big House, and it'll look great with 120,000 freezing and screaming fans. Do you realize we're falling desperately behind the Europeans in the all-important "playing sports where sports aren't meant to be played" race? Why, just last month, a Russian minor league » 6/19/12 11:25am 6/19/12 11:25am

The Maloofs Claim They Are "100 Percent Committed" To Sacramento

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: the Maloofs are lying, of course. » 4/02/12 4:30pm 4/02/12 4:30pm

Why The Deal To Keep The Kings In Sacramento May Be Collapsing

"Elation now" crowed the Sacramento Bee when the Maloof Brothers, David Stern, and Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson emerged from lockdown negotations with a plan to build a new arena and keep the Kings from moving to Anaheim. The plan was a good one, as far as publically funded stadiums go: the team and the arena owner… » 3/29/12 6:45pm 3/29/12 6:45pm

Plans Are Forming For A New NBA/NHL Arena In Seattle

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Seattle's mayor talks about the state of the arena plan. » 2/10/12 6:10pm 2/10/12 6:10pm