Golden State Warriors

San Francisco Gets Lavish Urban Amenity—For Free

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.

January 6, 2020 - Architect Magazine

Brazil Olympics

Abandoned Olympic Venues Cast Doubt on the Value of Hosting

Though cities hope for an economic boost, these photos show it's far from guaranteed.

February 17, 2018 - Business Insider

Seattle KeyARena

Seattle Will Woo the NBA and NHL With Renovated Arena

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.

January 1, 2018 - SeattleMet

Sharks Arena

San Jose Sharks Invoke CEQA to Protect Arena Parking

Another "only-in-California" story.

July 1, 2016 - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Resort and NBA Arena Proposed for the Las Vegas Strip

A developer hopes to bring more of a Times Square feel to the Las Vegas Strip—and maybe an NBA team will follow.

December 22, 2014 - The Architect's Newspaper

Arena Promises Turn to Burdens for Small Cities

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.

May 19, 2011 - The New York Times

Swapping A Sports Arena For More Vibrant Streetscape

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.

May 14, 2008 - The Baltimore Sun

Questioning The Value Of Stadium Subsidies

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?

April 30, 2008 - The American

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