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NFL Stadiums

November 28, 2019, 7am PST
The new home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Charger is almost ready for prime time. The mayor's economic development dreams are on the line as much as any championship.
The Daily Breeze
September 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
It's last sporting tenant departed in 2017, and the District has large redevelopment plans for the site, but the decision to finally raze RFK Stadium has only recently been made official.
The Washington Post
February 3, 2019, 11am PST
The hot dogs cost $1,999,999,998 less than the stadium, and either $199,999,998 or $699,999,998 less than taxpayers invested in the stadium.
CBS News
February 3, 2019, 9am PST
The pedestrian bridge connecting Mercedes-Benz Stadium to a nearby transit stop won't be open in time for the Super Bowl, despite the city allocating an additional $12 million in funding for exactly that goal.
Curbed Atlanta
July 21, 2018, 1pm PDT
The forthcoming people move to LAX could have company nearby, with a proposal for a people mover to the new NFL stadium in Inglewood.
Daily Breeze
February 4, 2018, 11am PST
Minneapolis officials are touting Super Bowl LII as "the most transit-reliant Super Bowl ever played."
Smart Cities Dive
February 4, 2018, 9am PST
This isn't a joke about the Philadelphia Eagles. This story is about the deadly consequences of planning and architecture decisions.
USA Today
November 24, 2017, 5am PST
Not everything went according to plan in a perfectly planned demolition even in Atlanta over the weekend.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 28, 2017, 10am PDT
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.
The Mercury News
October 14, 2016, 11am PDT
San Diego mayor, Kevin Faulconer, calls for voters to support $1.8 billion new football stadium.
Next City
September 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
Before last night's Monday Night Football game, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority reported that they'd only sold 11 season passes to the 49ers Express Train. To cover costs, the goal had been to sell 2,500.
NBC Bay Area
September 2, 2016, 2pm PDT
The gift of the NFL keeps on giving in St. Louis. What one writer calls a "sad saga" seems far from over.
St. Louis
June 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
The San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture believes the NFL Chargers’ downtown stadium proposal is full of risk and lost opportunities. AIA - SD opines the existing stadium site is superior both for the fan and the taxpayer.
UrbDeZine
April 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
There are only 30 NFL teams in the country—and many of those still have stadiums within the 15-year window of obsolescence for stadium facilities.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
February 5, 2016, 12pm PST
The city, county, and state that the NFL's Rams once called home will continue to pay debt for the financing of the Edward Jones Dome. What other option to they have?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 15, 2016, 2pm PST
The St. Louis Rams will become the Los Angeles Rams. What now becomes of the city of St. Louis?
The New York Times
January 5, 2016, 11am PST
Three teams will attempt to leave town. Resolution of the contentious political situations could be coming very soon.
ESPN
June 3, 2015, 10am PDT
A lawsuit filed by Missouri state legislators finds fault with a plan to extend bond funding from the city's last NFL stadium project to help finance a new $985 million stadium located north of downtown along the city's waterfront.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 27, 2015, 12pm PDT
One city is prioritizing fiscal sanity over a new football stadium—at least for now.
SFGate
February 1, 2015, 1pm PST
Mark Byrnes breaks down the math on this year's Super Bowl and finds the host city of Glendale, Arizona getting shortchanged.
CityLab