B&D professionals stay current with all the trends and requirements of today’s facilities and those that will serve our future generations.

As part of our practice, B&D professionals produce and publish white papers, speak at industry conferences, and continually perform in-house research.   Our Research & Methods team continually acquires and disseminates the most current and usable data on the facility types in which we specialize, which helps our clients achieve their project goals and enhances our methodologies.

Publications

January 1, 2011
Owner’s Perspective: Two Questions Every Owner Must Answer for Their LEED Project; Owner's Representative’s Perspective: What LEED Credits Are Right for You? 

August 1, 2002
Stadium Makeovers 

August 1, 2001
A Modest Proposal 

Presentations

August 1, 2015
Capital Improvements: Practical Solutions for Aging Venues / Planning for Future Needs 

Paneled by Ryan Conway, Bryan Slater, Tom Proebstle, Tom Paci, and Phil Laws at the 2015 VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show.

December 13, 2011
You're on Deck: Mastering the Ballpark Development Process 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2011 Baseball Winter Meetings.

April 17, 2008
Maximize the Value of the Real Estate Assets of Higher Education Institutions 

Presented by Jeff Turner at the 2008 IPEDS Conference.

May 21, 2007
Professional Sports Teams Make It Feasible 

Presented by Jason Thompson at the 2007 IEDC "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

May 19, 2003
Lessons Learned from the U.S. Stadium Boom of the '90s 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2003 BURA "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

January 23, 2003
The Top Five Minor League Baseball Parks 

Presented by Jason Thompson at the 2003 IEDC "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

January 22, 2003
If You Build It . . . Determining What "It" Is 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2003 IEDC "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

November 1, 2002
Show Me the Money! 

Presented by Jason Thompson at the 2002 IEDC "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

January 24, 2002
Avoiding Obsolescence 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2002 IEDC "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

July 1, 2001
The Shape of Things to Come 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2001 ALSD Facility Revenues Forum.

June 26, 2001
Downtown Sports & Assembly: Myths & Realities 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2001 IEDC Downtown Development Conference.

January 18, 2001
Critiquing the Deal 

Presented by Chris Dunlavey at the 2001 CUED "If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference.

January 9, 2001
"Is It Really Worth It?" The Case Study of a Conference Center 

Presented by Terry Glanville at the 2001 CUED Conference.

News

April 6, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: Events DC Reveals RFK Stadium-Armory Campus Masterplan Concepts 

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced on Monday evening, the details of two conceptual plans for the 190-acre RFK Stadium-Armory Campus site, with design concepts by OMA New York, led by partner Jason Long, in partnership with DC-based program management team, Brailsford & Dunlavey.Download

March 26, 2016
OPINION: What is the Prudent Cost of Business on the MPEV? 

...Brailsford & Dunlavey is the gold standard for market analysis on proposed stadiums and teams...Download

February 23, 2016
Baseball Study Recommends Downtown Macon Stadium for Minor League Team 

The company behind a Macon baseball feasibility study is recommending a downtown ballpark as a catalyst for economic development, with the ability to draw at least 250,000 people each year.Download

February 23, 2016
Events D.C. Names Architect, Program Manager for St. E's Arena 

...Events D.C. also has named Brailsford & Dunlavey as the program manager for the construction project. It will be the "eyes and ears to oversee the project for us," O'Dell said.Download

February 17, 2016
Consultants Say Double-A Team Could Succeed in Amarillo 

A Double-A baseball team in Amarillo would most likely be successful, according to new information released Wednesday.Download

January 9, 2016
Amarillo's Development Partner No Stranger to Stadiums 

The company with the contract to research the possibility of drawing a AA baseball team to a new stadium downtown is no stranger to looking at the merits of large community venues.Download

January 6, 2016
Firm to Study AA Baseball Prospects 

...They voted unanimously to hire Brailsford & Dunlavey to do the preliminary studies to look at bringing AA baseball, affiliated with Major League Baseball, to the proposed downtown ballpark and event venue.Download

November 9, 2015
Firm Tours Potential Stadium Locations for Professional Baseball in Macon 

...B&D Venues toured Luther Williams Field and the site of the former Bibb Mill as they begin a feasibility study this week.Download

October 13, 2015
Port Huron Council Hears Public's Side Over McMorran Pavilion Purchase Offers 

. . . The capital investment numbers Hills referenced came from the presentation the council received from firm Brailsford and Dunlavey . . .Download

October 9, 2015
Centro San Antonio Ready to Take a Swing at New Downtown Stadium 

. . . Centro has reached out to national stadium consultant Brailsford & Dunlavey to provide expertise on where such a ballpark should be developed, how it could be funded and what San Antonio can expect with regard to economic impact opportunities. . . .Download

October 8, 2015
$50,000 Baseball Feasibility Study Explained 

Luther Williams Field is one of the proposed sites a company out of Washington D.C. will look at as they decide if Macon-Bibb can hold and keep a minor league baseball team.Download

September 9, 2015
District Seeks Community Input on Future of RFK Stadium Area 

Capitol Hill area residents will get a chance to weigh in on the future uses of the RFK stadium campus at a community meeting next week.Download

June 16, 2014
Rocks Cats’ Project $8.1M in Revenue With Hartford Move 

Once the Rock Cats move their franchise from New Britain to Hartford, the team could instantly become one of the top 15 highest earning minor league ballclubs in the country, according to initial revenue projections by a Washington D.C. consultant.Download

April 8, 2014
MLB Enthusiasts Make Another Pitch 

There’s a buzz throughout major-league baseball about Montreal regaining the franchise it lost when the Expos moved to Washington in 2005.Download

March 28, 2014
Albany Convention Center Management Won't Include The Egg 

Hands off The Egg. That was essentially the message today about the future of the egg-shaped performing arts center at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY, and a $66.5 million convention center that will be built downtown.Download

March 27, 2014
Commissioners May Support Minor League Baseball Study 

A contract to study the feasibility of bringing a professional baseball team to Allegany County could be awarded at today’s Allegany County Commission meeting.Download

January 8, 2014
Feasibility Study Says Columbia Ready to Play Ball With Minor League Team 

Columbia City Council was presented with the results of an independent feasibility study on the topic of building a stadium and bringing a minor league professional team to the city.Download

January 8, 2014
Study: New Ballpark Would Cost City About $41 Million 

Tuesday Columbia City Council was presented the feasibility study on if Columbia could support a minor league baseball team.Download

January 7, 2014
Columbia Big Enough for 2 Teams, Study Finds 

Minor league baseball at a new stadium on the former site of the S.C. State Hospital on Bull Street wouldn’t adversely impact the two-time national champion University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team, experts who conducted a feasibility study for the city told council Tuesday.Download

October 23, 2013
Portland Duo Wants the City and Major League Baseball to Strike a Courtship to Lure a Team Westward 

They don't own the land, they don't have the cash, and they don't have a prospective team.Download

July 5, 2013
BB&T Ballpark Is Reshaping Charlotte Knights Franchise 

The Charlotte Knights lose money, rank last in the league in attendance and come as an afterthought to most sports fans around town.Download

May 13, 2013
Fredericksburg Seen As "Ideal" City for Minor League Baseball 

Fredericksburg would be an “ideal location for minor league baseball,” a Washington-based firm told the city’s Economic Development Authority on Monday.Download

May 8, 2013
Results of Stadium Study to Be Presented to Fredericksburg EDA 

The preliminary results of a study to assess the economic potential of a multi-purpose baseball stadium in Fredericksburg will be presented to the city’s Economic Development Authority on Monday.Download

January 30, 2013
Arena Study Unveiled 

After nearly five years of discussions, fundraising and bid evaluation, the city of Jackson finally has the results of a feasibility study for a new downtown arena.Download

August 7, 2012
Thalia Mara Needs $3 Million in Upgrades: Consulting Firm 

A consulting firm told the Jackson City Council this afternoon that Thalia Mara Hall will need as much as $3 million in upgrades to avoid losing events and revenue in the coming years.Download

August 7, 2012
Talking Thalia Mara Upgrades 

A program management firm has studied Thalia Mara Hall and is recommending the city make some major upgrades to the theater and hire an events manager. The city could lose the International Ballet Competition unless it upgrades the facility.Download

April 27, 2012
Baseball Development Team Aims to Ease Funding Burden, Reap Rewards 

As opposition strengthened against a proposed taxpayer-funded baseball stadium, Mandalay Baseball's Rich Neumann made a last-minute decision earlier this month to shift to a privately led development effort.Download

August 9, 2010
Report on Civic Center Is Due Soon 

A task force studying possibilities for renovating the Cumberland County Civic Center is expected to get a report in the next few weeks that will help the group prepare a road map for the arena's future.Download

December 11, 2009
Firm Hired to Study Civic Center Options 

A consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., has been hired to do an economic feasibility study that will examine renovation options for the Cumberland County Civic Center.  Brailsford and Dunlavey was selected from three finalists by members of the Civic Center Joint Task Force.Download

August 25, 2009
Ricketts' Wrigley Game Plan: Rehab on a Budget 

Among the most closely watched decisions awaiting Thomas Ricketts is what the likely next owner of the Chicago Cubs will do with iconic but rickety Wrigley Field.Download

May 1, 2008
Special Report: Are You Ready for BIM? 

Computer-based technological advances, particularly in modeling and information management, continue to push the limits of design and construction coordination.Download

April 7, 2008
Nationals Treasure 

Walk into the most exclusive restaurant at Nationals Park and you know why it's called the Lexus Presidents Club.Download

December 5, 2007
Baseball Park in Nation’s Capital Is on Its Way to Break the Speed 

With only 23 months to complete all the bases, the team building the 85%-complete D.C. Major League baseball park is getting very close to hitting construction's equivalent of a grand slam off a 100-mph pitch.Download

September 18, 2007
Muckleshoot Tribe Offers to Donate 26 Acres for New Arena 

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe said Monday it is willing to donate land next to the Emerald Downs horse racing track in Auburn to build an arena for the Sonics and Storm.Download

September 17, 2007
Puget Proposal: Indian Tribe Offers Site for SuperSonics' New Arena 

The Muckleshoot Indian tribe is making a move to help keep the Seattle SuperSonics and Seattle Storm in the Puget Sound region.Download

September 17, 2007
Muckleshoots Offer Free Land to NBA Arena Project 

The Muckleshoot Tribe announced its willingness Monday to donate a 26.5-acre parcel of land to any group that wants to build an NBA arena in Auburn.Download

September 6, 2007
Sonics Owner Tours Racetrack 

Sonics and Storm owner Clay Bennett visited Emerald Downs horse-racing track Wednesday to weigh a budding proposal by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to build a new basketball arena near the track.Download

August 31, 2007
Some Fear Longer Bench May Splinter AEG Effort 

Some Kansas City officials are wondering how Anschutz Entertainment Group will juggle playing time for two promising arena prospects.Download

August 10, 2007
KC’s Race for Arena Tenant Probably Won't Be a Sprint 

Sprint Center manager Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc. may need the entire three years it was given to attract a major-league tenant to Kansas City, a sports business expert said.Download

August 4, 2007
Sonics Arena Is Feasible in Auburn, Tribe Consultant Says 

A consultant for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe says a new Sonics arena in Auburn would be close enough to the team's fan base to be feasible.Download

August 4, 2007
Prentice Says Arena Talk Is on 

Gov. Chris Gregoire plans to reach out to Seattle SuperSonics chairman Clay Bennett to discuss plans for a new arena in the Seattle area, according to a state senator.Download

July 15, 2007
Knights May Move Uptown, Size Down 

A plan for a new $35 million ballpark for the Charlotte Knights calls for the team and their fans to squeeze into one of the smallest sites in Triple-A baseball.Download

July 1, 2007
D.C. Top Projects — Washington Nationals Ballpark 

The sounds of a construction site will be replaced with "Play Ball" when the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team begins play next spring in its new $610 million Washington Nationals Ballpark.Download

June 28, 2007
Sonics Silent on Arena Study 

The Muckleshoot Tribe has hired a Washington, D.C., firm to do a feasibility study on the potential of building a professional basketball arena on its Auburn property, but the move was met with public silence Wednesday from Sonics ownership.Download

June 27, 2007
Muckleshoot Tribe Hires Firm to See If New Arena Could Be Home to Sonics 

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has hired a firm to study whether a new arena west of its Emerald Downs Racetrack could support the Sonics.Download

April 3, 2007
Muckleshoots Forge Ahead With Arena Plans 

While it's uncertain how big a player the Muckleshoot Tribe might be in the future of the Sonics, the tribe moved forward Friday with release of promising reports from a feasibility study under way concerning the prospects of putting an NBA arena on its Auburn property.Download

December 19, 2006
Ballpark Plan Promises “Unmatched” Vista 

There's a view of the Nashville skyline from the seats along the first base line, a 15-story condominium building shadowing right field and a six-story brick edifice beyond the left field wall.Download

December 19, 2006
Sounds Ballpark Plans Now in Council’s Hands 

First, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency said yes — as expected — then the city’s Industrial Development Board gave the go-ahead — without much debateDownload

November 1, 2006
A's Move to Suburbs Would Go Against the Grain 

The Oakland A's plan for a new ballpark in Fremont, Calif., expected to be announced officially this week, marks a shift to the Bay Area suburbs that strikes against the decidedly urban ballpark development wave of the past 15 years.Download

September 13, 2006
Events Center Could Be Lucrative for Kent 

A proposed Kent Events Center would generate about $11 million a year in gross revenue, with roughly a quarter of that going to pay off the city's debt to build the facility, according to a feasibility study.Download

September 1, 2006
Top Projects Started — Nationals Baseball Stadium 

August 31, 2006
Perez Enters NHL Scene 

Mayor Eddie A. Perez's decision Wednesday to investigate the city's prospects for building a new NHL-ready arena is another step in what many see as long-shot attempt to bring major league hockey back to Hartford.Download

March 18, 2006
New Ballpark Called Economic Home Run 

Omaha business leaders and city officials were told Friday that a new baseball stadium north of downtown makes economic sense for the Omaha Royals and, more importantly, for the city's economy.Download

March 18, 2006
Consultant Finds Economic Favor in New Omaha Ballpark 

A new ballpark north of downtown would be good for the Omaha Royals and good for the city, a consultant’s report says.Download

January 17, 2006
Is Ballpark Reality or Field of Dreams? 

The shout of "Play ball!" could resonate through a new north downtown baseball park in April 2008 if a finance package for the up to $45 million complex comes together early this year.Download

May 17, 2005
Water Tower May Aid Growth Along Rt. 33 

While a township task force considers rezoning a two-mile stretch of Route 33, one essential development is already under way.Download

February 10, 2005
Committee Offers Plan to Bring Minor League Baseball Team to Bowling Green, Ky. 

The Play Ball Committee presented a proposal to the Bowling Green City Commission Monday night that would bring a minor league baseball team to the city and create a $ 15 million privately funded stadium downtown.Download

August 7, 2004
Bermuda Put on Stand-by for Cricket Showpiece 

Bermuda were handed a glimmer of hope yesterday after missing out as a host venue for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, being named as first alternate for the international showpiece.Download

July 1, 2004
Blast out of Left Field Keeps Expos in Limbo 

Planning, designing and building a sports and entertainment facility is like doing a jigsaw puzzle.Download

November 4, 2003
Sounds Make Pitch for New Stadium 

The Nashville Sounds have gone from words to action, presenting a proposal to Metro to build a $37 million mixed-use ballpark on the Thermal Transfer Plant site.Download

August 30, 2003
Blueprint for Success? 

City officials are trying to restore some luster to the downtown civic arena with a $7.1 million upgrade, which will include gradually replacing the original brown seat covers with a five-color material that will appear dark blue from a distance.Download

April 28, 2003
Coyotes Setting Record Pace With Arena Construction 

The Phoenix Coyotes' $180 million, 17,500-seat arena in Glendale is being built at a record pace for a venue that size--just 18 months of construction from groundbreaking to its scheduled December completion.Download

March 26, 2003
A Baseball Team Grows in N.H. 

A warm, gentle breeze wafts through the stadium as the hometown team takes to the lush grass field.Download

February 20, 2003
City-Funded Study Says Sox Fans Won’t Stray 

A minor-league baseball team in Manchester could average as many as 5,000 fans a game and should not hurt attendance for the Boston Red Sox, which must approve the Manchester franchise, according to a city-funded feasibility study.Download

February 17, 2003
Meeting Wednesday on Baseball Stadium, Hotel 

Aldermen will be asked to take some important steps towards bringing a baseball stadium, hotel, condominiums and other new development to Manchester's riverfront during a special meeting Wednesday, when they will also hear results of a ballpark feasibility study.Download

January 20, 2003
Baseball’s Bounty 

John Acree might well be the very fan sports team magnates and Washington area planners dream about when they envision what a Major League Baseball team might mean to the region in cold hard cash, someone who pumps more than a little money into the local economy when he's out on the town to enjoy a ball game.Download

November 15, 2002
District Outlines Potential Stadium Plans to MLB 

Advocates of major league baseball in the District this week made perhaps their boldest step yet in the city's long quest for a team, sending the sport's top executives a 70-page report documenting potential site plans for a stadium, as well as financing options for a project that could cost as much as $542 million.Download

September 29, 2002
Potential Baseball Sites Eyed 

Consultants hired by city baseball boosters have identified five potential stadium sites in Washington that they say would allow a major league team to thrive while also providing enough spinoff development to justify substantial investment of tax dollars.Download

June 19, 2002
Public Gets Voice on Stadium Quest 

The District's pursuit of a major league baseball franchise and new stadium took an important turn last night at Howard University Hospital: the involvement of the general public.Download

June 14, 2002
D.C. Officials to Pitch Residents on Baseball Site Plan 

There's no word yet as to whether there will be a baseball team in Washington next spring, but District officials and local baseball backers are charging ahead anyway, holding a public meeting June 18 to show residents how they'll go about picking a site for a stadium.Download

May 21, 2002
Finalists in the Ballpark 

The Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority last night narrowed its list to four finalists, including renowned sports architectural firm HOK of Kansas City, Mo., for the design of a new ballpark in Northern Virginia.Download

April 23, 2002
Council Briefed on New Ballpark 

Nearly two weeks after Mayor John Spencer publicly announced the selection of a location for a proposed minor-league baseball stadium downtown, the City Council received its first briefing last night on the preliminary details of the plan.Download

April 19, 2002
Bergen Baseball Stadium Faces Official Skepticism 

By this time next month, the sound of balls cracking off bats will break the silence at Commerce Bank Park, the stadium Somerset County built three years ago for the minor-league Patriots.Download

April 19, 2002
Suite Dreams 

Arco Arena is economically obsolete or will be soon.Download

April 1, 2002
Diamonds in the Rough 

Minor league baseball is afraid of becoming a victim of its own success.Download

March 15, 2002
Stadium Construction Binge Not Confined to Cincinnati 

Cincinnati is far from being the only city on a stadium-building binge.Download

February 28, 2002
Time for City, Chargers to Talk Stadium 

The possibility of the Chargers picking up and moving to Los Angeles or somewhere else remains just that — a possibility.Download

February 13, 2002
D.C. Mayor Keeps Busy Olympic Schedule 

Mayor Tony Williams joined Washington 2012 bid chief Dan Knise in Salt Lake City Monday and will stay through Saturday to help promote Washington but not the bid itself.Download

January 3, 2002
Hornets List Top Concerns: Red Ink and Naming Rights 

The Charlotte Hornets have given the city of Norfolk and Hampton Roads Partnership a list of issues they say must be addressed before the NBA team would move to Hampton Roads.Download

December 28, 2001
Luxury Boxes Critical in Luring Major Teams 

Welcome to the world of luxury boxes--the corporate playgrounds that are key pieces of any professional sports puzzle put together these days.Download

November 29, 2001
Proposed Arena Faces Uncertainty 

The future of a proposed Conway civic center that would provide Coastal Carolina University's basketball teams with a larger, lusher stage is looking bleak.Download

November 9, 2001
Norfolk Retains Help for Arena 

The Washington, D.C., firm of Brailsford and Dunlavey is assembling a detailed report on the revenues and costs associated with a new arena.Download

November 9, 2001
D.C. Consultant Launches Last-Second Shot for Hornets 

Norfolk city officials are enlisting the help of Washington consulting firm Brailsford & Dunlavey to help lure the Charlotte Hornets, whose owner, George Shinn, is looking to move his team.Download

November 4, 2001
Keene Residents Get Their First Look at Proposed Sports Center, Office Park 

The public yesterday got its first look at what proponents say could be an economic magnet for downtown Keene.Download

October 30, 2001
Economist Sees Region As a Hot Bet to Get a Team 

Mindful of the region's alleged shallow corporate depth, the Hampton Roads Partnership hired Brailsford & Dunlavey, a Washington consulting firm, to ask corporate heads if they would support major sports.Download

October 12, 2001
Benefit Concert Latest Feather in Cap for RFK Stadium 

Bobby Goldwater, president of the D.C. Sports & Entertainment Commission, has led the fight to keep the lights on at RFK.Download

October 12, 2001
Forget Office Space; This Firm Plays in a Different Arena 

Washington-based Brailsford & Dunlavey has done facilities planning and project management for large construction jobs across the country.Download

August 31, 2001
Conway Center Plan Gets Boost 

A civic center in Conway is more than possible, according to a five-month, $80,000 study released Thursday.Download

August 5, 2001
Stepping Up to the Plate 

Last January, during his second scouting visit to Hampton Roads, Major League Baseball consultant Corey Busch gave area officials a homework assignment: If the region was serious about landing a team, do a study.Download

July 29, 2001
Area Leaders on Landing a Pro Team: You Gotta Believe 

When prominent Hampton Roads business and political leaders gathered in downtown Norfolk two years ago to discuss how to put the region in the major leagues, they agreed one obstacle had to be overcome before all others.Download

July 19, 2001
Professional Sports in Hampton Roads 

A Major League Baseball consultant has told area leaders that Hampton Roads is on "a short list" of regions being considered as relocation sites for existing teams, said James L. Eason, president of the Hampton Roads Partnership.Download

April 23, 2001
Play Ball! 

Yonkers officials are backing away from Tibbetts Brook Park as their first choice for the site of a minor league baseball stadium they wish to attract to the city.Download

April 1, 2001
Special Events Center 

With this month's establishment of a public facilities district for the arena, the City of Everett has taken a visible step toward the arena's construction and securing a minor-league hockey team.Download

April 1, 2001
Put Your Name Here 

The city of Everett might raise some funds by naming the new arena after a business.Download

December 15, 2000
AOL to Aid Local Olympic Bid 

America Online Inc. yesterday announced that it is throwing its cash and Internet experience behind Baltimore-Washington's bid to secure the 2012 Summer Olympics.Download

November 24, 2000
Everett May Develop Multipurpose Arena 

The city of Everett is considering whether to develop a multipurpose arena for sporting events, trade shows, conferences and concerts on the southeastern edge of the downtown business district.Download

August 6, 2000
For 2012, a Sale of Two Cities 

The 2012 Summer Olympics may be a long way off, but the Baltimore-Washington Regional 2012 Coalition has put together a compelling campaign to become the United States' candidate to host the Games, according to people in and around the Olympic movement.Download

May 3, 2000
Yonkers Checking Feasibility of Minor League Baseball in City 

The effort to bring minor league baseball to the city will take a first step later this month when officials say they will choose a company to study its feasibility and recommend a site for a stadium.Download

March 31, 2000
A ‘Strong’ Baseball Market 

The new report, from Brailsford & Dunlavey of Washington D.C., says Lancaster County's population, expected growth, average income and other factors bode well for this area's ability to support a team.Download

March 31, 2000
Northern League: Long, Colorful Past 

It has a proud history that dates back to 1902 — minus an interruption or two — and today calls itself "THE pre-eminent modern-era independent league" in all of baseball.Download

March 23, 2000
Lehigh County Paying $39,000 for Second Study of Stadium 

Lehigh County commissioners on Wednesday approved a contract for a second, more refined architectural study of the renovations needed at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.Download

March 14, 2000
Area Group to Announce Venue Plans 

The group trying to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to the Washington-Baltimore region is considering holding the Games' opening and closing ceremonies at a new stadium to be built on the site of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in the District or in simultaneous ceremonies on the National Mall and in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, according to a document outlining preliminary recommendations.Download

February 16, 2000
Hubs Are Suggested for Olympic Bid 

A Washington-Baltimore 2012 Summer Olympics would stage most of its contests in five clusters of venues throughout the region, enabling fans to see multiple events each day within each hub with as little travel as possible, according to a study released yesterday by the Washington/Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition.Download

January 19, 2000
Partnership Makes Pitch to Major League Baseball 

The Hampton Roads Partnership acknowledges it's a long shot, but it has nonetheless been quietly working since August to bring a Major League Baseball team to the area.Download

November 20, 1999
Consultants Offer Stadium Repair Options 

Consultants who performed a preliminary assessment of plans to rehabilitate the Allentown School District's 51-year-old J. Birney Crum Stadium gave community leaders three options Friday for further consideration.Download

November 8, 1999
J. Birney Crum Stadium to Get a Closer Review 

A committee of community leaders studying the physical improvements needed at the Allentown School District's J. Birney Crum Stadium will meet Nov. 19 with the consultants hired to do a feasibility study.Download

October 28, 1999
Waterbury Works on a New Stadium 

Waterbury mayor Phil Giordano unveiled his city's plan Wednesday to build an $11 million, 4,000-seat baseball stadium that would be ready for 2001.Download

October 14, 1999
ASD Stadium Upgrade OK’d 

Lehigh County commissioners on Wednesday committed the first $ 30,000 toward what may be a $7.5 million renovation of J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.Download

October 1, 1999
A Big-League Pitch to Baseball Partnership Is Hoping to Make Hampton Roads the Home for a Franchise 

If a major league baseball team relocates to Hampton Roads, it would be the only big-time game in town.Download

September 13, 1999
A Change in Plans 

The city of Portland has revised its plans to build a new arena to replace the Cumberland County Civic Center.Download

September 2, 1999
Chronology of Arena Proposal 

Here is a look at how the issue of a new arena in downtown Portland unfolded.Download

August 13, 1999
Portand, ME, Playing With First Sports Facility 

Portland is trying to piece together what could become Maine's first sports finance deal as it contemplates a mix of tax-exempt debt and charitable donations to fund a replacement for the Cumberland County Civic Center.Download

July 19, 1999
Is Hampton Roads Ready for the Big Leagues? 

The Hampton Roads Partnership, which pulls together leaders from a variety of fields, has hired a consultant to study whether the region could economically support a major league franchise.Download

July 10, 1999
High-Speed Communications, Sports Facility in Waterbury, Conn.’s Plans 

Will high speed fiber optic access and athletics help transform downtown Waterbury?Download

July 6, 1999
Redskins Go to Market 

The record-setting $ 800 million sale price of the Washington Redskins likely will prompt the team's new owner, Bethesda businessman Daniel M. Snyder, to market the franchise much more aggressively than the low-key style of the late Jack Kent Cooke and his son, John, according to sports industry experts.Download

June 24, 1999
Group’s Task: Find Funding for New Arena 

The biggest question about the proposed arena in Portland could be answered soon.Download

April 2, 1999
Consultants Picked for Preparation of 2012 Olympic Bid 

The Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition announced the consulting firms yesterday that will help prepare the region's bid for submission to the United States Olympic Committee by March 31, 2000.Download

March 25, 1999
City Gets Expert Blessing, Prepares to Back Bayside Arena 

City officials appear ready to publicly advocate for a new arena in Portland's Bayside neighborhood, now that an outside consultant has concluded the project makes good financial sense.Download

March 24, 1999
Consultant Says New Arena Is “Feasible” 

A 10,000-seat arena would not prove too disruptive to a neighborhood dominated by social service agencies, a consultant said.Download

March 10, 1999
New or Old, Civic Center Needs Funding 

City Manager Robert B. Ganley on Tuesday downplayed a report that concluded Portland may not be big enough to support a 10,000-seat arena.Download

March 9, 1999
Portland May Lack Basics for Big Arena 

Greater Portland may not have enough people or money to support a new, 10,000-seat sports arena.Download

February 27, 1999
Stadium Plan Full of Detail 

They know what the pitcher's mound will be made of, they just don't know who will build it.Download

February 5, 1999
Owner Denies Sports-Arena Site Is for Sale 

The owner of a Portland parking lot that has been chosen as a possible site for a new sports arena said emphatically Thursday that the land is not for sale.Download

December 23, 1998
City Chooses Firm to Study Arena Issues 

A Washington, D.C., firm that has planned and designed some of the country's largest and most sophisticated arenas will look at the feasibility and effect of building a new sports complex in Portland.Download

September 7, 1998
Big Men on Campus Win Over New Fans 

Many colleges and universities around the country know whom to call when they want to build a recreation center or other sports facility on campus.Download

March 19, 1998
Norfolk Doesn’t Want Hampton in ECHL 

The City of Norfolk has waved a $100,000 carrot under the noses of Hampton Roads Admirals owners Mark Garcea and Page Johnson, hoping it will prevent them from moving their East Coast Hockey League team to Hampton in 1999.Download

January 16, 1997
Report: Arena Would Yield Surplus 

A $143 million, 20,000-seat arena in downtown Norfolk for a proposed National Hockey League team would generate an annual profit of $777,000, according to a report presented Wednesday to the region's city managers.Download

January 13, 1997
Rhinos 101 

After months of planning and negotiation, Hampton Roads' bid for an NHL team will kick into high gear Tuesday when prospective owner George Shinn and area officials travel to New York City to make a presentation to the NHL's owners and commissioner.Download

December 19, 1996
Shinn Joins Arena Talks; Helps Close Fiscal Gap 

Progress was made Wednesday in the first negotiating session over a proposed 20,000-seat arena attended by George Shinn, sources close to the negotiations say.Download

November 28, 1996
Luxury Boxes Could Win NHL Deal 

Does Hampton Roads have what it takes to support luxury boxes — at least 50 suites at $80,000 to $120,000 each a year — in a new arena?Download

November 24, 1996
Group Sends Shinn Arena Plan 

The puck has been passed back to George Shinn.Download

November 12, 1996
Early Projection Cuts Arena Costs 

An 18,000-seat arena for a National Hockey League team would cost the region about $3 million per year over 20 years, about half the amount anticipated by political leaders a month ago, according to a preliminary estimate from an accounting firm hired by the Hampton Roads Partnership.Download

November 5, 1996
NHL Bid Picks Up Steam 

Organizers of an effort to bring a National Hockey League team to Hampton Roads received two pieces of good news Monday: An endorsement from Gov. George F. Allen, who reportedly told one area official that he would consider providing state funding to help build an arena for a hockey team.Download

July 12, 1996
Ravens Add Architects to Stadium-Design Team 

Ravens Add Architects to Stadium-Design TeamDownload

April 27, 1996
Area Leaders Agree to Hire Consultant to Study Arena 

Area political leaders have embraced a compromise proposed by Virginia Beach on hiring a consultant to study a 20,000-seat sports arena.Download

March 25, 1996
Anaheim’s Taxing Issue: How to Keep the Angels 

The city's promise to spend no tax money in its quest to keep the California Angels could cost it the team, according to sports analysts and baseball officials.Download