Canton, Ohio

$750 Million to Create a Sports-Focused, Mixed Use Development in Canton, Ohio

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is about to get a major makeover. The development investment is the largest in the history of the city of Canton.

August 27, 2017 - The New York Times

Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders Move Enabled by Largest Ever Public Subsidy

Planetizen rounded up the pertinent news stories on the big move by the NFL's Raiders from their home in the East Bay to Sin City. The Las Vegas Raiders will be a thing by 2020 at the latest.

March 28, 2017 - The Mercury News

Mario Lopez

Why Is Actor Mario Lopez Promoting a Stadium Next to an Historic Barrio in San Diego?

In San Diego, a battle is taking place between residents of historic Barrio Logan and proponents of an NFL stadium which threatens it. Actor Mario Lopez has been hired to sell the stadium proposal.

November 6, 2016 - UrbDeZine

Nightime view of San Diego skyline

A Peek at the Future Downtown San Diego Without a New Charger Stadium

With two November ballot initiatives proposing to rezone a large part of downtown San Diego for a combined NFL stadium and convention facility, the community and a team of architects worked furiously to complete a more urban vision for the site.

August 11, 2016 - UrbDeZine

Should San Diego Imitate Indianapolis by Building a Downtown Stadium?

In the debate over two ballot initiatives in San Diego that would facilitate a combined convention center and stadium project, proponents have pointed to Indianapolis's Lucas Oil Stadium as a successful example. But is it?

April 17, 2016 - UrbDeZine

Is the Local NFL Team Hurting the Local College Team and the Local Economy?

Studies show building NFL stadiums drain tax revenues and don't boost local economies. What about NFL teams themselves? Land use attorney (and football fan) Bill Adams argues that they rob support from local college teams and local economies.

August 24, 2015 - UrbDeZine

Farmers Field

Op-Ed: Terrorism Fears Cloud Los Angeles Stadium Debate

With as many as a half-dozen groups vying to develop an NFL stadium in Los Angeles, things were bound to get ugly. And they did. A report warns of a possible terrorist attack at one stadium site. The report's publisher? Backers of a rival stadium.

March 4, 2015 - California Planning & Development Report

Qualcomm Stadium

Five Reasons for Cities to Punt NFL Teams

While citizens of San Diego, Oakland, and St. Louis argue over whether they can afford to keep their NFL teams, overlooked are the benefits of being rid of them, writes land use attorney and San Diego Chargers fan William Adams.

February 15, 2015 - UrbDeZine

Examining the Super Bowl's Balance Sheet

The day after the big game, Diana Lind, with the help of a Planet Money Podcast, delves into the economic ramifications of hosting a super bowl, and wonders whether Indianapolis might not turn out to be the night's biggest loser.

February 6, 2012 - Next American City

Proposed Los Angeles Stadium Gets a Name

Entertainment Giant AEG appears to have partnered with Farmers Insurance for naming rights to the proposed stadium in Downtown L.A.

February 1, 2011 - Bloomberg

NFL Cities May Benefit From California Stadium Decision

A recent move that exempted a proposed Southern California football stadium's plans from environmental review may turn out to be precedent-setting for other cities looking to revamp their sports arenas.

October 24, 2009 - Los Angeles Times

Environmental Laws Bypassed for California Stadium Project

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that allows developers of a planned football stadium in Southern California to bypass environmental laws and speed up the planning process.

October 22, 2009 - Los Angeles Times

Concentrated Power in Tiny City of Industry

With only 100 voters and a mayor with strong financial ties to the city, Industry, CA is "disturbingly insular," says the LA Times. And with a proposed $800 million stadium in the works, Industry's concentrated power is called into question.

October 21, 2009 - Los Angeles Times

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