In Atlanta—and throughout the country—city politicians have proven willing and eager to support stadium construction. But though these facilities are marketed as economic drivers, they often cause steep declines instead.
Sep 18, 2015   AlterNet
Brendan Patrick Hughes examines what other cities can learn from the recently constructed Target Field.
Dec 1, 2010   Next American City
As Blackhawk fans crammed into downtown Chicago to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory last week, the editors at Pruned were reminded of a fantastical proposal for a downtown stadium built into the tops of skyscrapers.
Jun 21, 2010   Pruned
So says Ken Greenberg, a noted urban designer who resigned from the project after the city began moving forward with a conventional stadium plan rather than an urban facility with a mix of uses.
Apr 4, 2010   The Toronto Star
Pittburgh's Mellon Arena, known to locals as "The Igloo," is facing an unsure fate. Preservationists want to save the structure, but others imagine demolishing it and replacing with a new neighborhood.
Jan 24, 2010   Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sweetheart deals using public monies to fund stadiums have backfired across the country, causing more drain than gain.
Jan 1, 2010   The New York Times
Now that Ed Roski's new stadium in the City of Industry is exempt from CEQA, Bill Fulton wonders whether California can deny the same competitive advantage to others.
Oct 28, 2009   California Planning & Development Report
A Washington, D.C. entertainment district was meant to follow the construction of a baseball stadium, but, for now, the area is victim to overly ambitious plans to develop as quickly as possible.
Apr 17, 2009   The Washington Post
This column argues that legislation to build a new stadium for Washington D.C.'s professional soccer team is also a move to jumpstart development around many of the area's transit stations.
Apr 11, 2009   The Gazette
Twice in the last month, planning expert Bill Fulton has ridden public transit to and from large public events. In both cases, transit was far more effective than driving.
Feb 23, 2009   California Planning & Development Report
Mayor Bloomberg's office reportedly cut a deal with the Yankees allowing 250 more parking spaces and three additional billboards at their new stadium in exchange for a luxury suite, complete with free food and access to post-season games.
Jan 8, 2009   The New York Times