STADIUM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STADIUM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Soccer: Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832031-77/soccer-team-blank-atlanta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832031-77/soccer-team-blank-atlanta.html.csp">Soccer: Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:34:08.031-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta. “I love this one,” Blank said, looking down at the red, black and gold scarf draped over his dark suit. “I haven’t taken it off since it was given to me. I may not sleep in it tonight, but I may. I haven’t decided yet.” Major League Soccer announced its latest team Wednesday, an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city’s new retractable roof stadium. The team wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578320312014-04-18T17:34:08.031-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T17:34:08.031-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57832031@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:08 MDT Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57829259-77/stadium-national-baseball-landmark.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57829259-77/stadium-national-baseball-landmark.html.csp">Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAMANTHA HENRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T16:25:31.48-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paterson, N.J. • The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium. Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro Leagues teams is getting another chance at bat as baseball’s first National Historic Landmark. Historians, volunteers, activists and a former Negro Leagues player who has pushed for decades to save the stadium say the place is more than worthy of the designation, formally recognized with a plaque an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57829259@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:25:31 MDT MLS, Atlanta planning ‘major announcement’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817555-77/atlanta-mls-blank-major.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817555-77/atlanta-mls-blank-major.html.csp">MLS, Atlanta planning ‘major announcement’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:27.403-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Major League Soccer and Falcons owner Arthur Blank are planning a “major announcement” Wednesday on a proposed expansion team to play in Atlanta’s new downtown stadium. Blank has long coveted a top-level soccer team for the city, and negotiations with the MLS intensified after he reached a deal on building a new $1 billion retractable roof stadium next to the Georgia Dome. Site preparation has already started, and the facility is expected to open in 2017. Both the MLS and a top officia...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578175552014-04-14T23:46:27.403-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T23:46:27.403-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817555@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:27 MDT Sports briefs: Slopestyle events under fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57812029-77/slopestyle-almagro-clay-final.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57812029-77/slopestyle-almagro-clay-final.html.csp">Sports briefs: Slopestyle events under fire</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T23:37:39.368-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WINTER SPORTS • Maybe Shaun White was right all along. The Olympic debut of ski and snowboard slopestyle — which White withdrew from, fearing he might get hurt — produced an “unacceptably high” number of injuries at the Sochi Winter Games and should be dropped from future editions if the disciplines don’t become safer, says an International Olympic Committee official charged with monitoring injuries among Olympians. Lars Engebretsen, head of scientific activities at the IOC’s medical and scient...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812029@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:37:39 MDT Utah State busy with construction projects http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787964-77/barnes-state-utah-stadium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787964-77/barnes-state-utah-stadium.html.csp">Utah State busy with construction projects</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T09:20:46.086-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • As the Utah State campus slowly defrosts from the winter months, the Aggies are taking time in the spring to focus on man-made projects coming into bloom. Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes may donate much of his March to men’s college basketball, but he’s got a lot of work to do this April and May as the athletic department celebrates the completion of some of its most ambitious construction projects and makes strides toward the next big thing: renovations to Romney Stadium. In...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787964@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:20:46 MDT Va. ballpark proposal stirs slave-trade memories http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779493-68/slave-development-trade-stadium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779493-68/slave-development-trade-stadium.html.csp">Va. ballpark proposal stirs slave-trade memories</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE SZKOTAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T16:15:13.197-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • A proposal to build a ballpark in the slave-trading center of the former capital of the Confederacy has stirred opposition from African-Americans and others who contend it is “sacred ground” and no place to play baseball. Opponents heckled Mayor Dwight C. Jones in November when he outlined plans for the $200 million, stadium-centered economic development project in Shockoe Bottom, the city’s oldest neighborhood and home to its lucrative slave trade in the decades leading to the C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779493@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:15:13 MDT Real Salt Lake: From humble start, RSL becomes MLS power http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57710981-77/lake-real-salt-rsl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57710981-77/lake-real-salt-rsl.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: From humble start, RSL becomes MLS power</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T11:14:08.302-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It started with golden shovels and a little white lie. But something had to be done. Perhaps more than any sport, soccer is a game that takes notice of luck. A team can be overmatched and outplayed for 90-plus minutes, yet still sneak away with a victory. So before there was a stadium packed with frenzied fans and full luxury suites, there was a vacant field. And a lot of crossed fingers. As Real Salt Lake takes the field at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the first home match of its 10...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57710981@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:14:08 MDT Country star Carrie Underwood returns to headline 2014 Stadium of Fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698168-223/stadium-www-fire-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698168-223/stadium-www-fire-freedom.html.csp">Country star Carrie Underwood returns to headline 2014 Stadium of Fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T21:41:34.488-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Country star Carrie Underwood will headline the 2014 Stadium of Fire show, officials of the Fourth of July event said Tuesday. It’s a return engagement for Underwood, who headlined the patriotic extravaganza in 2010. “We’ve had such a groundswell for her,” said Steve Shallenberger, president of America’s Freedom Festival, the organization behind the event. It’s the first time a Stadium of Fire headliner has come back to do it again, Shallenberger said, after making the announcement at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698168@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:41:34 MDT Utah State football: Romney Stadium renovation plans approved by trustees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57614826-77/barnes-project-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57614826-77/barnes-project-state-utah.html.csp">Utah State football: Romney Stadium renovation plans approved by trustees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T22:09:09.629-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The long-awaited renovations to Romney Stadium are another small step closer to fruition, Utah State announced Friday afternoon. The university’s Board of Trustees has formally approved plans to update the venerable stadium, which the athletics department hopes to modernize with luxury seating and a new press box, concession stands, restrooms and other facilities. It’s an early step, but an important one that allows athletic director Scott Barnes and his staff to move forward on funding models f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57614826@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:09:09 MDT Utah State Board of Trustees approves Romney Stadium renovation plans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57614873-55/barnes-project-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57614873-55/barnes-project-state-utah.html.csp">Utah State Board of Trustees approves Romney Stadium renovation plans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T17:10:24.877-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The long-awaited renovations to Romney Stadium are another small step closer to fruition, Utah State announced Friday afternoon. The university's Board of Trustees have formally approved plans to update the venerable stadium, which the athletics department hopes to modernize with luxury seating, a new press box, concession stands, restrooms and other facilities. It's an early step, but an important one that allows athletic director Scott Barnes and his staff to move forward on funding models for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57614873@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:10:24 MDT Hosts’ real Olympic challenge: after the games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57590847-77/games-olympic-stadium-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57590847-77/games-olympic-stadium-park.html.csp">Hosts’ real Olympic challenge: after the games</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SYLVIA HUI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T23:30:21.298-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it’s time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party’s over? What happens to the athletes’ villages? What is the legacy of the games? Here’s a look at what some past Summer and Winter Games sites around the world look like post-Olympics. ——— LONDON, 2012 London continues to bask in the success of the most recent Summer Games, but the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57590847@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:30:21 MDT