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Orlando City Soccer Club officially completed its new $155 million, 25,000-seat stadium on Feb. 24 that will be the home of the Orlando City Soccer Club Lions, the Orlando Pride and the Orlando City B team. The stadium, which has been under construction since October 2014, is opening just in…

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Virginia Tech plans to upgrade Cassell Coliseum this offseason by replacing 4,000 wooden seats with wider padded ones, VT Athletic Director Whit Babcock said Tuesday in an interview with the Daily Press. This will cost approximately $400,000 and will reduce the current capacity of 9,567 by about 300 seats. However,…

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Huddersfield Town are bringing in special lights to aid the recovery of the turf at the John Smith's Stadium. Head coach David Wagner was critical of the pitch after the victory over Reading on Tuesday, saying the patchy surface did not suit Town's brand of football.And Town owner Dean Hoyle…

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The university’s Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a $4.75 million proposal to design three new athletic stadiums for UConn’s baseball, softball and soccer teams. Earlier this month, the university released a report detailing the plans for the three new fields, which they estimate will cost about $46 million. Since…

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Developer Doug Manchester has unveiled a new stadium plan for the Qualcomm stadium site.The proposal includes room for Aztecs football, NFL, MLS and now NBA. Just days ago, FS Investors unveiled their plans for the Qualcomm site.It entails demolishing Qualcomm and building a state-of-the-art soccer venue instead. In addition, there…

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While Papua New Guineans seem to embrace sporting events in the country, Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko said seating capacities at both the National Football Stadium and the Sir John Guise stadium will have to increase, as there is great interest shown by the people of PNG. While these two stadiums…

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The River City Rascals (independent; Frontier League) and the City of O’Fallon, MO have announced the installation a synthetic turf playing surface at CarShield Field. The team is hoping that the new surface will allow the venue to host more events throughout the year. The project is expected to be…

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The Detroit Lions have unveiled designs for a $44 million renovation of Ford Field’s hospitality areas. Leading the design is Detroit-based ROSSETTI. The firm was also responsible for the original design of the stadium, which opened in 2002. The comprehensive renovation will affect every aspect of the fan experience throughout…

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Andy Sumrall, Oklahoma State’s assistant athletic director for ticket operations, told the Tulsa World, “Some of the biggest issues we have come from someone sitting on my seat or half of my seat - seats are just too close together.” The average airline seat is 16-18 inches, so this is…

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Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, one of the country’s top amateur soccer facilities, will replace their old playing surfaces with 12 new Shaw Sports Turf’s Legion Pro system over the next two years. The facility, which opened in 2009, currently has 12 synthetic turf playing surfaces. These fields accommodate 2,000…