Volvo Car Open tennis tournament will press on during major stadium renovation | Volvo Car Open

Canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic last April, the Volvo Car Open tennis tournament plans to return to action in 2021, tournament director Bob Moran says.

But it will do so without use of Volvo Car Stadium, which will undergo an extensive renovation as soon as City of Charleston permitting allows. For the 2021 tournament, the Volvo Car Open will construct a temporary stadium on the Althea Gibson Club Court, which will provide seating for up to 3,000 spectators for the WTA tournament on Daniel Island.

Work on the renovated Volvo Car Stadium should be completed by the fall of 2021, making it available when the Volvo Car Open celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022, dating back to its days as the Family Circle Cup on Hilton Head Island.

“We are beyond excited with what this state of the art, world-class facility will become as a result of this renovation,”

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New Orleans Saints explore playing home games outdoors at LSU’s Tiger Stadium

The New Orleans Saints have begun discussions with LSU about holding future home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, a team spokesman said.

“LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games and we very much appreciate their partnership,” said Greg Bensel, the Saints’ senior vice president for communications. “We have also discussed the possibility of moving our home games to LSU with the NFL and they are aware of our exploring this option.

“Obviously, our overwhelming preference is to play our games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with partial fan attendance, but there has been no indication from the city on when, or if, this might be approved.”

The Saints have played three of eight scheduled regular-season home games in the Superdome this season with no ticketed fans in attendance. The few hundred in attendance consisted primarily of privately invited family members of players, coaches or

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Saints exploring possibility of playing home games at LSU’s Tiger Stadium, per report

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Auburn at LSU
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In an effort to play in front of fans, the New Orleans Saints are discussing the possibility of playing games outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this season. As for where the Saints may go, the team said on Tuesday that they’ve been in communication with LSU and have been interested in possibly playing at Tiger Stadium. The reason for this potential change in home venue for some games this year, the teams says, is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local government restrictions. 

“We can confirm that our game operations staff is meeting with LSU officials today to discuss potentially hosting future Saints home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge,” said Saints VP of communications Greg Bensel in a statement, via Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. “LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games and we very much appreciate

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Part of FIFA-funded stadium collapses during renovation in South Sudan- The New Indian Express

By Associated Press

SOUTH SUDAN: Part of a FIFA-funded stadium in South Sudan has collapsed during renovation work.

The world body said on Friday it was in contact with the South Sudan Football Association and seeking further information on a “minor incident” this week at Juba National Stadium in the country’s capital.

“Currently, we understand that there are no casualties or injuries that occurred as a result of the incident,” FIFA said, adding it involved the “setting of concrete.”

The Juba National Stadium is South Sudan’s only international-standard stadium and is being renovated using money from the FIFA Forward Program. FIFA gave $5 million for the renovation.

Work has been halted, although it might restart in weeks, youth and sports minister Dr. Albino Bol said. The renovation began last year and it is already behind schedule.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino pledged to fund the renovation during a visit to the

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Christchurch stadium design and build contractor to be chosen by end of year

An artist’s impression of inside the new Christchurch stadium as set up for concerts.

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An artist’s impression of inside the new Christchurch stadium as set up for concerts.

The roof for Christchurch’s new multi-use arena will cost $67.2 million alone – just $20m less than the main structure itself, new documents suggest.

The 25,000-seat covered central city arena is projected to cost a total $473m plus GST, with the Crown to contribute $220m and the Christchurch City Council providing the remaining $253m.

It will hold 35,000 people for concerts, including standing room. Up to 5000 temporary seats could be added at later.

Earlier this week, the council released documents outlining the project for companies interested in designing and building it. The council will pick a preferred contractor in December.

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* Concert cap, 11pm curfew mooted as noise control for new Christchurch stadium
* Coronavirus: Christchurch Stadium work continues amid lockdown
* Christchurch’s $470m stadium plan revealed: 25,000 seats, finished

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More home runs at Dodger Stadium

Another day game, another bunch of home runs at Dodger Stadium.

Halfway through Game 2 of the Athletics’ American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, there have been five home runs between the teams, including a back-to-back pair from the Astros’ Martin Maldonado and George Springer in the top of the fifth inning.

It marks the second straight day of at least five home runs in the first five innings in this series, which has featured 11 home runs in its first 14 innings.

A’s starting pitcher Sean Manaea was pulled from the game in between the back-to-back home runs after giving up his second of the day.

Six of Tuesday’s seven runs have come via the long ball, and for the second straight day an Astro has recorded a pair of home runs —

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Olympic Stadium renovation wins Finlandia architecture award | Yle Uutiset


Olympiastadion on uusittu kauttaaltaan.
The renovation took into account the historical values and functionality of the building.

Image: Stadion-säätiö / Wellu Hämäläinen

The renovation of Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium, which included the addition of a multi-purpose extension and a new roof, has won the prestigious Finlandia Prize for Architecture.

The award often recognises the history and importance of older buildings in Finnish society, and last year’s winner was the modernist Serpentine House apartment complex, located in the Käpylä district of Helsinki.

Coincidentally, renowned Finnish architect Yrjö Lindegren was involved in the original design of both this year’s winner and last year’s. The 1938-constructed Olympic Stadium was designed by Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti, and was closed for four years while it underwent a major renovation, which was completed in August.

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Helsingin Olympiastadion uudistuksen jälkeen

The stadium’s capacity has been increased to 36,200.


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Juha Kivioja / Yle

The Finlandia Prize winner this year was chosen

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Layout and blueprint of the Rice Eccles Stadium SEZ renovation

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It’s been a little over a month since the University of Utah officially announced they would begin tearing down the south endzone structure of Rice-Eccles Stadium. That decision has led to an accelerated renovation schedule, as construction crews have transitioned to phase two in the renovation, which wasn’t set to begin until after a 2020 football season.  The layout and blueprint for the new Ken Garff Performance Zone have been made public and it has just about everything you could hope for. 

The team level layout includes: home and away locker rooms, hype room (home team), head coach lounge and office, offensive and defensive coach locker rooms, new home team press room, VIP lounge, an indoor field club, outdoor club patio, and much more.  The seating level includes 14 new suites, while the concourse level includes new concessions, restrooms, and team store.

(Photo: @UtahRy, Twitter)
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Oregon State AD Scott Barnes says Reser Stadium renovation project remains on schedule

Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes joined me on the radio show this week to talk about the upcoming football season and the Reser Stadium remodel project.

Listen to the full interview here.

Barnes said the pandemic has not affected the $140 million project, which is expected to be completed in 2023 and improve the west side of the stadium.

“The donors who want to participate in this project are still there,” Barnes said. “None of this has changed.”

On out-of-control athletic department spending nationally:

“We have to get our head around this. It’s not sustainable. We have to find a way to manage it and to course-correct in some form or fashion… it’s something that is not sustainable.”

On potentially trying to make-up the canceled football game with Oklahoma State:

“That final decision hasn’t been made. We’ll look at all the options and make a decision based on what’s

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Royals VP who oversaw Kauffman Stadium renovation will move into new role

Kansas City Royals Senior Vice President of Business Operations Kevin Uhlich will retire from his role overseeing the business side of the organization after 14 seasons in that position.

The Royals announced on Wednesday that Uhlich’s retirement will become official on October 30, and he’ll transition to a position as special assistant to team chairman and CEO John Sherman.

Royals senior vice president of baseball operations/general manager Dayton Moore expressed admiration and gratitude for Uhlich.

“Kevin has been a huge part of everything that we’ve accomplished,” Moore said. “I admire his steady, consistent leadership. He’s been extremely supportive of everything we’ve needed to do on the baseball side. It’s been a joy and a pleasure to work with him.

“As important as Alex Gordon has been on the field for us with his steadiness and consistency and commitment, Kevin Uhlich has been every bit of that in the front office.”

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