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Feasible or unfeasible? Economists talk about the fiscal impacts of sports arenas | News

Sports arenas are often the subject of feasibility studies that project a boost in economic development and increased sales tax revenue, but economists across the country say such venues often fall short of those projections. Cleveland County Commissioners paid Community Sports & Leisure to update a 2015 and 2018 feasibility study to assess the viability […]

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Return of spectators to Ontario sports arenas in even more than a month

Ontario’s plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions will have no immediate impact on fan capacity for hockey and basketball teams operating in the province. The Ontario government announced today that some indoor venues, including movie theaters and gymnasiums, will be able to operate at 50 per cent capacity starting January 31. However, large sports arenas and […]

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Push to Allow Sports Betting on Chicago Pro-Sports Arenas Stalls Amid Casino Concerns | Chicago News

A rendering of the proposed two-story sports betting lounge at Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue next to Wrigley Field. (Provided) A measure that would allow five of Chicago’s professional sports teams to allow fans to place bets while attending home games remained blocked Monday after the apparent leader in the effort to build a casino […]

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Tanzania: establish an annual budget for sports arenas, Bashungwa

THE Minister of Arts, Culture and Sports Innocent Bashungwa called on all councils and municipalities to establish an annual budget for the construction, development and protection of sports arenas. The order of Basungwa intervened during the climax of the Interministerial Games (SHIMIWI) in Morogoro this weekend and insisted that a better sports arena can be […]

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Ontario Increases Capacity Limits At Professional Sports Arenas

Ontario is increasing its capacity limits in professional sports arenas now that the vaccine passport is in effect. Up to 30,000 fans will be allowed at the Rogers Center and nearly 10,000 fans will be allowed inside the Scotiabank Arena, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said Friday afternoon. Under Ontario’s COVID-19 rules […]

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More apartment complexes, hotel rooms, storefronts, sports arenas are coming to downtown Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – More and more apartment complexes, hotel rooms, storefronts and sports arenas are coming to downtown Colorado Springs. The Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs found, despite the pandemic, more businesses open than closed last year. The city center also expects around 30 storefronts to open this year. “If you had asked […]

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New York City Museums, Zoos, Sports Arenas and Theaters Benefit from Further Capacity Increase from Cuomo

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across New York Other New York staples will reopen more as we head into spring. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on April 19 that museums and zoos will be able to open at 50% […]

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NC Bars, Theaters And Arenas Allowed To Open As Cooper Loosens Restrictions | DFA 90.7

North Carolina will allow bars, cinemas and indoor sports arenas to open for the first time in nearly a year as Governor Roy Cooper eased coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday amid declining trends in cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19. These indoor facilities will still have severe restrictions – bars and cinemas are only allowed to operate […]

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Nearly 300,000 Americans voted in sports arenas in 2020 election

Top line More than 298,000 people voted in professional sports stadiums and arenas in the 2020 general election, according to voter turnout data compiled by USA TODAY, highlighting how important these sites were in a presidential election that was ruled by very fine margins in certain oscillating states. Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James # 23 […]

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Why voting in sports arenas is a good idea

Christophe thomas | Detroit Free Press If we are still battling the COVID-19 pandemic in November – which is likely – it will be difficult to make in-person voting safe and accessible. One idea that election officials have launched is to convert large stadiums and sports arenas into polling stations. We know there will be […]

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Social distancing may require “necessary renovations” in sports arenas

TDECU Houston Stadium Slyworks photograph, courtesy of the DLR Group With the coronavirus pandemic dictating the capacity for social gatherings, a return to the design of the original Major League Baseball stadiums could be in the future, an architect and engineering firm said. Don Barnum, of the DLR Group, said teams should make “the required […]

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The real reason sports arenas invest millions in contemporary art has nothing to do with fan enjoyment

The Chase Center in San Francisco, an upscale stadium that will host the Golden State Warriors basketball team when it opens in September, has all the usual amenities one would associate with a contemporary sports arena: jumbotrons , 18,000- as well as seats for fans, numerous dining options, over 40 luxury boxes and suites… and […]

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150 years of love for the city’s sports venues

Richard Nixon stood inside a three-quarter-length Candlestick Park finished on June 12, 1959, the wind whipping through his wavy hair and uttering perhaps the biggest untruth of his entire political career. “It will be one of the most beautiful baseball parks ever,” Nixon told The Chronicle. It was not beautiful, by any architectural or aesthetic […]

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Sports arenas should receive public funding, says Warriors’ Rick Welts

Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts said he believes cities should help fund sports arenas. The Warriors have self-funded the $ 1.4 billion Chase Center, their new arena in San Francisco, because San Francisco does not allocate public money to sports buildings. The debate over whether sports arenas should receive public funding has been heated […]

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Louisiana Bars, Casinos and Sports Arenas Could Be Smoke-Free If This Bill Passes | Legislature

An Acadiana lawmaker on Tuesday renewed his pressure to ban smoking in bars, casinos and sports arenas. If Opelousas Democratic Representative Dustin Miller succeeds in clearing the committees and both houses, Louisiana would soon be the first southern state to have a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law. He avoided a vote last week on his Bill […]

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DJI establishes no-fly zones around sports arenas at the opening of the Olympics in South Korea – TechCrunch

The 2018 Winter Olympics officially kick off with the Opening Ceremony on Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The temptation to fly a shiny new drone above the action will undoubtedly be great for amateur filmmakers and photographers in the immediate vicinity, but DJI is working to set the course for things by setting up an […]

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Reach Your Fitness Goals With These Chic Sports Arenas

As cities get smaller and smaller and the great outdoors fade from the map, city sports fans flock to specialist sports arenas to get their adrenaline fix for the day! With sparkling vinyl courts and premium astro lawns, these specialist sports centers offer you air-conditioned courts (you’re still sweating!), Training and fitness programs. While some […]

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Rethinking sports arenas to make them more accessible to fans with Au

Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James, gets noisy. At a high point in the 2015 final, the decibel level was hovering around 101, about as loud as a nearby jackhammer. If you’re a fan looking to scream at the top of their lungs when others do the same, great. Intoxicating, […]