Will New York City’s Soccer Stadium Cost Taxpayers $0 or $516 Million?

An independent budget analysis suggests that the city will be losing $516 million in tax revenue from its deal to place a new soccer stadium in Queens.

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No Tailgating at College Football Championship Is Just One Difference From Bowls

Fan tailgates aren’t allowed at the College Football Playoff title game. It’s just one sign of how the games have become more focused on TV.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #colleges-and-universities, #fans-persons, #football-college, #hancock-william-r-jr-1950, #playoff-games, #sankey-greg, #southeastern-conference, #stadiums-and-arenas, #texas-christian-university, #university-of-georgia

Emergency Medical Response to Damar Hamlin Was Captured on Audio

When Damar Hamlin’s heart stopped during a game on Monday night, medical personnel can be heard responding to the kind of emergency the league hoped it would never face.

#buffalo-bills, #emergency-medical-treatment, #football, #hamlin-damar-1998, #national-football-league, #stadiums-and-arenas

How Qatar Keeps Its World Cup Stadiums Cool Enough for Everyone

A mechanical engineer at Qatar University used giant tanks of cold water to create a cooling system in one of the hottest places on the planet.

#air-conditioning, #global-warming, #internal-sub-only, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #qatar, #stadiums-and-arenas, #world-cup-2022-soccer, #world-cup-2026-soccer

Pouring Through a Crisis: How Budweiser Salvaged Its World Cup

Taken by surprise by Qatar’s decision to ban beer at stadiums, the company remade its marketing strategy in real time.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alcoholic-beverages, #anheuser-busch-inbev-nv, #beer, #fans-persons, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #qatar, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #world-cup-soccer, #world-cup-2022-soccer

Stadiums as High Art in a World Cup Fantasyland

From a desert tent to a golden bowl, the spectacular arenas Qatar has built in and around Doha showcase the majesty, and the folly, of this World Cup.

#architecture, #hadid-zaha, #qatar, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #world-cup-2022-soccer

New York City Reaches Deal to Build Soccer Stadium in Queens

The New York City Football Club will pay roughly $780 million to build the stadium in Willets Point in Queens as part of a project that will include housing and a hotel.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #mixed-use-developments, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-football-club-soccer-team, #new-york-yankees, #real-estate-commercial, #related-cos, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #sterling-equities, #urban-areas, #willets-point-queens-ny

FTX Spent Big on Sports Sponsorships. What Happens Now?

The cryptocurrency exchange’s sudden collapse puts deals with teams, leagues and counties worth hundreds of millions of dollars in doubt.

#advertising-and-marketing, #athletics-and-sports, #hk-ftx-trading-ltd-futures-exchange, #major-league-baseball, #names-organizational, #stadiums-and-arenas, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #virtual-currency

How Arsenal Found Its Voice

Long ridiculed for having a library-like atmosphere at its games, Arsenal listened to its fans, embraced a nascent ultra group and let its loudest supporters set the tone.

#arsenal-soccer-team, #english-premier-league, #fans-persons, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas

Deadly Soccer Clash in Indonesia Puts Police Tactics, and Impunity, in Spotlight

Experts say officers are almost never held accountable for their actions. And in a huge police budget, billions are spent on tear gas, batons and other devices deployed during protests.

#arema-fc-soccer-team, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #indonesia, #joko-widodo, #kanjuruhan-stadium-indonesia, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #stampedes, #tear-gas

Fans Focus on Police After More Than 100 Die at Indonesian Soccer Match

Witnesses said officers fired tear gas indiscriminately into the stands, causing a stampede that led to at least 125 deaths.

#indonesia, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #joko-widodo, #police, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #tear-gas

Indonesian Fan Still Hears ‘Voices Screaming’ After Match

One witness said most of the victims were people trapped in the stands, not those on the field. Without tear gas “there would have not been any casualties,” he said.

#indonesia, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas

More Than 100 Dead in Unrest After Indonesian Soccer Match

After a home team loss, fans rushed the field and were confronted by the police, who used tear gas. In the panic that ensued, many were trampled.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #indonesia, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas

Crime, Football and the N.R.A.: Takeaways From the N.Y. Governor Debate

The Democratic rivals of Gov. Kathy Hochul sought to attack her on varied issues, from the funding of a Buffalo Bills stadium to a decade-old endorsement from the N.R.A.

#congestion-pricing, #debates-political, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #gun-control, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #stadiums-and-arenas, #suozzi-thomas-r, #williams-jumaane-d

Anaheim Mayor Resigns as F.B.I. Investigates Angel Stadium Deal

Mayor Harry Sidhu has not been charged, but a federal agent has accused him of providing confidential information with the hope of receiving $1 million in campaign aid.

#anaheim-calif, #baseball, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #corruption-institutional, #los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim, #mayors, #sidhu-harry, #stadiums-and-arenas

As A.C. Milan and Inter Return to Top, San Siro May Be Coming Down

The soccer teams that share the San Siro, which has hosted two World Cups and four European finals, want to replace it with a more modern arena. Not everyone is ready to see it go.

#architecture, #fans-persons, #inter-milan-soccer-team, #milan-italy, #milan-soccer-team, #populous, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas

The Oakland Athletics are the Loneliest Team in Baseball

With the Oakland Athletics having gutted their roster and flirted with Las Vegas, their once loyal fans appear to be in revolt.

#baseball, #kaval-dave, #oakland-calif, #oakland-athletics, #schaaf-libby-1965, #stadiums-and-arenas

How the N.F.L Learned to Like Las Vegas, Host of the Draft

After a long-held stiff arm to Las Vegas, the N.F.L. has in short order selected the city to host a Pro Bowl, a Super Bowl and a draft.

#adelson-sheldon-g, #davis-mark-1955, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #gambling, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #las-vegas-sands-corporation, #national-football-league, #nevada-gaming-control-board, #stadiums-and-arenas

Golden State’s Playoff Reappearance Doesn’t Quite Feel Like Old Times

The heart of the roster — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green — is back in the N.B.A. playoffs, a world away from Oakland, the team’s soul.

#basketball, #chase-center-san-francisco-calif, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #green-draymond, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-basketball-assn, #oakland-calif, #oakland-athletics, #playoff-games, #san-francisco-calif, #stadiums-and-arenas, #thompson-klay

Taxpayers Shoulder Costs for $1.4 Billion Stadium. Buffalo Bills Fans Cheer.

Critics have savaged the deal, which would use $850 million in state and local funds. But many in the city say keeping the Bills in Buffalo is good for civic pride.

#buffalo-ny, #buffalo-bills, #fans-persons, #hochul-kathleen-c, #national-football-league, #politics-and-government, #seneca-indians, #stadiums-and-arenas

What to Know About 2022 World Cup Travel to Qatar

Tickets are on sale for the world’s most popular sporting event, but concerns over worker exploitation and laws against homosexuality have complicated the decision to attend for some fans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doha-qatar, #foreign-workers, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #qatar, #qatar-airways, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #transit-systems, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records, #world-cup-2022-soccer

New York Toughens Bail Law in $220 Billion Budget Agreement

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first budget also includes more than a billion dollars in child care funding, a green light for three casinos and a return of to-go drinks.

#bail, #budgets-and-budgeting, #buffalo-bills, #child-care, #democratic-party, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #stadiums-and-arenas

Buffalo Bills Strike Deal for Taxpayer-Funded $1.4 Billion Stadium

The agreement calls for $850 million in New York State and local funding, the largest taxpayer contribution ever for a National Football League facility.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-bills, #building-construction, #erie-county-ny, #football, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #stadiums-and-arenas

An English Soccer Team’s Existential Crisis: Is It Really in Wales?

The English soccer club Chester F.C. postponed a game after Welsh health officials claimed authority over its home. In an era when once loose British borders are stratifying, a curiosity may become a crisis.

#chester-fc-soccer-team, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #english-football-assn, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #wales

Hochul Unveiled a Sweeping Vision for New York. Now Comes the Hard Part.

After laying out her priorities in the State of the State address, Gov. Kathy Hochul must now work with the Legislature to back her with funding and new laws.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #democratic-party, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #stadiums-and-arenas, #state-legislatures, #state-of-the-state-message-nys

From a Burger King to a Concert Hall, With Help From Frank Gehry

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s ambitious new home for its youth orchestra is the latest sign of the changing fortunes of Inglewood.

#acoustics, #architecture, #beckmen-judith-and-thomas-l-yola-center, #california, #classical-music, #disney-walt-concert-hall, #dudamel-gustavo, #el-sistema, #gehry-frank, #inglewood-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-philharmonic, #restoration-and-renovation, #smith-chad-music-executive, #stadiums-and-arenas

The Arizona Coyotes and Their Long Journey to Nowhere

The N.H.L.’s least valuable franchise, and its 26-season headache, won’t have a home as of June 30 after the City of Glendale said it would end their agreement.

#arizona, #arizona-coyotes, #finances, #glendale-ariz, #hockey-ice, #meruelo-alex, #national-hockey-league, #phoenix-ariz, #stadiums-and-arenas

Bob Blitz Held the NFL to Task Over the Rams’ Relocation

How an N.F.L. insider turned into St. Louis’s best weapon against the league in the battle over the Rams’ relocation.

#blitz-bob-attorney, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #goodell-roger, #inglewood-calif, #kroenke-stan, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #nixon-jay, #relocation-of-business, #st-louis-mo, #stadiums-and-arenas, #suits-and-litigation-civil

NFL to Settle Lawsuit Over Rams’ Departure for $790 Million

Rams owner Stanley Kroenke is expected to pay the entire amount, ending the four-year court battle over the team’s move to Los Angeles in 2016.

#football, #kroenke-stan, #las-vegas-raiders, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-chargers, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #nixon-jay, #st-louis-mo, #stadiums-and-arenas, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Win Or Lose, the Knicks and Lakers Are Worth Billions

Sports franchise valuations are guesses, with few data points for comparison. But prestige franchises like these can defy all calculations.

#basketball, #cuban-mark, #los-angeles-lakers, #madison-square-garden, #national-basketball-assn, #new-york-knicks, #stadiums-and-arenas

Islanders Are Finally Home Sweet Home

The N.H.L. team lost its first game at the new $1.1-billion UBS Arena but they lost in style. The seats are comfy, the concourses spacious and the bathrooms big and numerous enough that fans won’t miss any goals.

#belmont-park, #fans-persons, #hockey-ice, #nassau-coliseum, #new-york-islanders, #stadiums-and-arenas, #ubs-arena-elmont-ny

N.H.L. Partnership With Chemical Company Leaves Environmental Watchdogs Cold

A new report accuses the league of using its N.H.L. Green program to promote refrigerants that will contribute to global warming.

#chemours-company, #global-warming, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #ozone, #stadiums-and-arenas

Why Crypto.com Is Putting Its Name on the Staples Center

What’s Crypto.com, which is paying $700 million for the naming rights to the sports venue?

#advertising-and-marketing, #anschutz-entertainment-group, #bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #crypto-com, #entrepreneurship, #kris-marszalek, #los-angeles-calif, #stadiums-and-arenas, #staples-center, #virtual-currency

L.A.’s Staples Center will be renamed Crypto.com Arena.

The rebranding, which will take effect on Christmas Day, is the latest example of a company at the center of a technology boom paying to rename a well-known sports arena.

#los-angeles-calif, #names-organizational, #stadiums-and-arenas, #staples-center

After Islanders End 13-Game Road Trip, a New Home Arena Awaits

The team will play its first game at its new home, UBS Arena, on Saturday against Calgary, nearly six weeks after the N.H.L. season began.

#elmont-ny, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-islanders, #stadiums-and-arenas, #trotz-barry, #ubs-arena-elmont-ny

Will Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Make Good on Its Promise?

The operators of Climate Pledge Arena, home to the N.H.L.’s newest team, the Seattle Kraken, plan to reduce and offset its entire planet-warming footprint. They still have a lot to prove.

#amazon-com-inc, #energy-efficiency, #fans-persons, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hockey-ice, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #seattle-wash, #seattle-kraken, #stadiums-and-arenas, #sustainable-living

The Hidden Gem of Sports Travel: USMNT Away

Hitting the road for a World Cup qualifier might be one of the most unsung fan experiences in U.S. sports. Expansion of the tournament might change it forever.

#confederation-of-north-central-american-and-caribbean-association-football-concacaf, #fans-persons, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-mens-national-soccer-team, #world-cup-soccer, #world-cup-2022-soccer

I Had a Chance to Travel Anywhere. Why Did I Pick Spokane?

After 18 months of pandemic parenting isolation, the writer Jon Mooallem knew just where the cure might lie: a minor-league baseball game in eastern Washington.

#baseball, #colorado-rockies, #fans-persons, #mascots, #minor-leagues, #native-americans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spokane-wash, #stadiums-and-arenas, #travel-and-vacations

A New Kind of Homecoming All Over College Football

After the disruptions of 2020, teams from coast to coast are playing in their own stadiums for the first time since 2019.

#albuquerque-nm, #colleges-and-universities, #fans-persons, #football-college, #stadiums-and-arenas, #university-of-new-mexico

Settling Scores at a Fist-Fighting Festival in the Peruvian Andes

Each year on Dec. 25, thousands of locals gather in the town of Santo Tomás — dressed in elaborate costumes — to dance, drink and duke it out.

#andes-mountains, #boxing, #peru, #stadiums-and-arenas, #travel-and-vacations, #women-and-girls

Why a Vote This Tuesday Could Force the Athletics Out of Oakland

A vote on Tuesday could be the final straw that pushes the Athletics out of Oakland. For a nomadic team that has moved twice before, everything old is new again.

#baseball, #kaval-dave, #las-vegas-nev, #oakland-calif, #oakland-athletics, #stadiums-and-arenas

Minor League Parks, Stripped of America’s Pastime, Await New Fates

A reorganization by Major League Baseball has left 40 municipalities seeking long-term solutions for their abandoned stadiums.

#atlantic-league, #baseball, #hagerstown-md, #hagerstown-suns, #major-league-baseball, #minor-leagues, #real-estate-commercial, #stadiums-and-arenas, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-yankees

At Euro 2020, a Riot of Color After a Protest Is Barred

When Euro 2020 organizers blocked a Pride display at a soccer stadium in Munich, arenas in other cities silently rallied to the cause.

#bayern-munich-soccer-team, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #union-of-european-football-assns-uefa

Munich Wanted to Light Its Stadium in a Pride Rainbow. European Soccer Said No.

The lighting plan was meant as a statement against a new law in Hungary, whose team is taking on Germany on Wednesday. UEFA said the request was too political.

#bavaria-germany, #discrimination, #fans-persons, #german-bundesliga, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #munich-germany, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #union-of-european-football-assns-uefa

At the French Open Grounds, a Guided Tour of Change

A tennis writer has watched Roland Garros evolve and grow for 30 years, for better or worse.

#french-open-tennis, #french-tennis-federation, #garros-roland, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #stadiums-and-arenas, #tennis

N.B.A. Fans Wanted a Show. They’re Also Getting a Reckoning.

The entertainment of the playoffs has been coupled with a pressing message from players that fans have disrespected them for too long.

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Ugly N.B.A. Fan Behavior Is Back With Popcorn Toss and Spitting Incident

Inappropriate behavior by fans toward Washington’s Russell Westbrook and Atlanta’s Trae Young has highlighted a pitfall in the return to packed arenas for the playoffs.

#atlanta-hawks, #basketball, #memphis-grizzlies, #morant-ja-1999, #national-basketball-assn, #new-york-knicks, #philadelphia-76ers, #stadiums-and-arenas, #utah-jazz, #washington-wizards, #westbrook-russell, #young-trae-1998

The Biggest Dance Show in Town? At a Brooklyn Nets Game

Since February, the Brooklynettes have performed live at Barclays Center to crowds that are smaller than usual — but huge for dance.

#barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #basketball, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-nets, #brooklynettes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #long-criscia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #singh-asha-1990, #stadiums-and-arenas

The Sandwich Economics of the Masters and Augusta National

Experts say $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches are not just about hospitality. Instead, they are a low-cost way to cultivate one of the biggest brands in American sports.

#augusta-ga, #augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #local-food, #masters-golf-tournament, #payne-billy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sandwiches, #stadiums-and-arenas

Champions Crowned, N.C.A.A. Returns to Its Pre-Covid Problems

If anything, the coronavirus pandemic only deferred, highlighted or exacerbated the issues confronting college sports.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #stadiums-and-arenas, #vanderveer-tara