Facilities

Wynn Resorts opening nightclub in Allegiant Stadium end zone

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Raiders this season will debut the Wynn Field Club in the north end zone at Allegiant Stadium as part of Wynn Resorts’ deal to be the “official nightlife and gaming partner of the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium,” according to Mick Akers of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The 11,000-square-foot...

Climate Pledge Arena to cost over $1B

Daily / Monday, May 10, 2021
The privately funded price tag for the Climate Pledge Arena renovation "will surpass $1 billion as work continues on finalizing the venue for the Kraken’s inaugural NHL season in October. " Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke  said that the venue alone is "now expected to cost"...

Verizon lands 5G, sponsorship deals with three Oak View arenas

Weekly / Monday, May 10, 2021
Telecommunications giant Verizon is now the exclusive 5G and wireless sponsor of three arenas currently under development by sports and entertainment company Oak View Group.    The multiyear sponsorship and technology tie-up includes Climate Pledge Arena, home of the WNBA’s...

Islanders close out final season at Nassau Coliseum

Daily / Sunday, May 9, 2021
The Islanders have likely played their "final regular season game at Nassau Coliseum" before next season's move to the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park. The Islanders played at Nassau from their inception in '72 until a move to Barclays Center in '15, returning to the Coliseum...

Daktronics to outfit Islanders' UBS Arena with LED displays

Daily / Thursday, May 6, 2021
Daktronics will install 45 LED displays at the Islanders' UBS Arena. The high dynamic range (HDR)-capable LED displays total more than 15,000 square feet and 34 million pixels. The $1.1B arena at Belmont Park in Long Island is purpose-built for hockey, but was also designed by owner/operators Oak View...

COVID outbreak reported at Scotiabank Arena

Daily / Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Eight workers with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment tested positive for COVID-19 last month, "prompting Toronto Public Health to declare a workplace outbreak at Scotiabank Arena and order restrictions." The outbreak, discovered through on-site rapid antigen testing, "forced approximately 20 housekeeping and event staff to self-isolate beginning April 21."...

SoFi Stadium hosts first concert since opening, promoting vaccine

Daily / Tuesday, May 4, 2021
A host of musical acts "stepped carefully but excitedly into the post-pandemic future" for a concert Sunday night at SoFi Stadium, more than a year after COVID-19 "essentially shut down the live-music business," according to Mikael Wood of the L.A. TIMES. The concert was "meant to encourage...

Braves keep development at The Battery on time

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
The Braves "expect to be nearly finished with phase two of The Battery by the end of the year." The highlight of that phase of the mixed-use development near Truist Park is Three Ballpark Center, an 11-story office tower that "will house the new USA headquarters" for Papa John’s Int'l and...

San Diego State's new football stadium starting to take shape

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
San Diego State's new $310M, 35,000-seat football stadium still is more than a year away from its planned completion, but "you no longer need to imagine the field in the mind's eye or picture it on a rendering," according to Kirk Kenney of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The Aztec...

UBS Arena closer to completion as ice floor poured

Daily / Monday, May 3, 2021
UBS Arena’s concrete ice floor was poured late last week, with 32 trucks delivering 75 to 100 yards per hour. The concrete was poured atop a 4-inch layer of rigid insulation and eight inches of compressed sand with one-inch heating loop piping to prevent the ground from...