The new, privately financed Chase Center arena was designed with San Francisco's tech wealth in mind. It's a handsome addition to the Mission Bay neighborhood but pulls the Bay Area further away from its blue collar roots.
Though cities hope for an economic boost, these photos show it's far from guaranteed.
Following a city council vote, Seattle's moving forward with a $600 million plan to renovate KeyArena in the hopes of attracting hockey and men's basketball.
Another "only-in-California" story.
Silicon Valley Business Journal
A developer hopes to bring more of a Times Square feel to the Las Vegas Strip—and maybe an NBA team will follow.
The Architect's Newspaper
Construction of a multi-use event arena in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, was supposed to be a boon for the city. But when events dried up, costs mounted and a big building became a big mistake.
The New York Times
<p>Architects in Baltimore are arguing that the city should build its new arena near its other sports facilities, freeing up the old location for redevelopment that can help revitalize its downtown.</p>
The Baltimore Sun
<p>Taxpayers typically contribute more than 50 percent of the cost of a new stadium or arena these days, but what are they getting for their money?</p>