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  • Report: German stadium evacuated after ambulance filled with explosives found

    11/17/2015 12:12:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 11/17/15 | Q13 Fox
    A German newspaper is reporting that a soccer match in Hannover was canceled because an ambulance full of explosives was found out front following a bomb threat. There was no immediate confirmation of that report, though the Hannover chief of police was quoted by multiple sources as saying "there was a device intended to be detonated inside the stadium."
  • Multiple Attacks Roil Paris; President Hollande Is Evacuated From Stadium

    11/13/2015 2:50:24 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | ADAM NOSSITER and RICK GLADSTONE
    PARIS - Shootings and explosions erupted in the Paris area on Friday night, and French news services said at least 39 people were dead, dozens wounded and others taken hostage in what appeared to be coordinated militant attacks. French television reported that one of at least two explosions had struck near Paris at the country's main sports stadium, forcing the hasty evacuation of President François Hollande. The explosion occurred during a France-Germany soccer match. The shooting broke out at a popular concert hall, The Bataclan, where a death metal band was playing, and the France 24 website said dozens of...
  • Scott Walker To Commit $400 Million in Taxpayer Dollars for NBA Stadium Deal

    08/12/2015 7:18:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Reason ^ | 08/12/2015 | Nick Gillespie
    While ongoing reportage of the Donald Trump Traveling Tijuana Donkey Show crashes into the latest revelations from Hillary Clinton's Personal Email Server Fun Times Revue, there's more pedestrian scandal taking place in plain sight. This one involves Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who's running on his tough-as-nails budget-cutting credentials. Come tomorrow, Walker will commit no less than $400 million of taxpayer money to a stadium deal to keep the NBA Bucks in Milwaukee: The state would put $250 million toward the arena, with interest adding up over decades. The subsidy, approved last month with bipartisan support in Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature,...
  • U.S. Bank Stadium could be coming in over budget, Duane Benson discusses future

    07/25/2015 1:31:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    kttc ^ | 7-23-15 | Ali Killam
    Some controversy is swirling around the new Vikings Stadium, as some are saying the project could be millions of dollars over budget. One member of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is speaking out on the issue and facing opposition from other members. Duane Benson has served as the MSFA treasurer since the group's inception back in 2012, however, he is preparing to leave the group in light of recent turmoil and says the $1.1 billion project's finances are anything but in order at the moment. As the groundbreaking project continues to break the bank, Benson says there is a problem--perhaps...
  • Obama Administration objects to new NFL stadium in D.C. until team changes its name

    07/01/2015 3:37:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | July 1, 2015 | James Brady
    The Obama Administration will not support a new Washington football stadium unless the team changes its name, according to Jonathan O'Connell of the Washington Post. Washington currently does not play in D.C., but there has been a push to get a new stadium approved and built there. RFK Stadium occupies the site where Washington has targeted a potential new stadium. However, a lack of support from the current administration would be a serious roadblock to the efforts. While the Obama Administration can't make the ultimate decision on whether a new stadium is built, it can put pressure where it's needed,...
  • BREAKING: MASS RIOTS – Emergency Situation at Metlife Stadium (VIDEO)

    06/07/2015 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/7/15 | Jim Hoft
    RIOTING broke out at MetLife Stadium tonight at the Summer Jam Concert. It was a hip hop/rap concert hosted by Hot 97. Tyson TrishVerified account ‏@tysontrish OC gas being deployed outside MetLife Stadium Summer Jam concert @NorthJerseybrk East Rutherford, NJ Protesters threw bottles and glass objects at the police.East Coast 911 reported: EastRutherford Personnel continue to operate at MetLife Stafium, the venue for the Hot 97 Summer Jam music event this evening, where a riot & multiple fights broke out this evening. Law Enforcement personnel have had bottles/glass & other objects thrown at them. At least 1 trooper has been...
  • Obama's budget proposal eliminates tax benefits for stadium building

    02/06/2015 6:48:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 6, 2015 | Jared Dubin
    President Obama's latest budget proposal, released Monday, would eliminate tax breaks associated with city-funded professional sports stadiums. Many cities, when faced with either losing their teams to different areas of the country or ponying up taxpayer dollars to help owners finance a new, better stadium, choose the latter option. Some cities even contribute money when they're not in danger of losing the team. Surely, the cities of New York and Dallas (well, Arlington) did not think the Yankees or Cowboys would move away when their lawmakers approved $1 billion and $325 million contributions of tax-free debt, respectively, to help build...
  • NFL finally returning to Los Angeles? Rams owner to build massive stadium complex

    01/05/2015 10:15:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    Daily Mai ^ | 01/05/15 | Josh Gardner
    The owner of the St. Louis Rams has announced intentions to build a massive new NFL stadium and entertainment complex in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood. Stan Kroenke revealed the grand plan to the LA Times on Monday. In addition to an 80,000-seat stadium, the billionaire and his partners are proposing an adjacent 6,000-seat performance venue. Los Angeles was home to the Rams from 1946 to 1994 and, as St. Louis scrambles to come up with a plan for a new stadium in order to retain the team, the City of Angels appears ever more likely to get a...
  • Wanted: Shovelers to remove snow starting today at TCF Stadium

    11/12/2014 5:09:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Paul Walsh
    ~SNIP~ "Those willing to pitch in are being instructed to show up at the Lincoln County entrance and bring two forms of ID, with one being either a Social Security card or a birth certificate. Also, you must be 18 or older." ~SNIP~
  • Corporate Welfare for New Detroit Arena Won't Spur Economic Development

    04/14/2014 8:41:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/11/2014 | Dr. Chris Douglas
    The idea that the proposed new Red Wings arena will revitalize midtown Detroit is the reason given for the $260 million in corporate welfare that will help finance the project. The idea that a new sports arena will spur economic development, however, lacks credibility. An NHL season only has 41 home games, meaning the arena is closed for the most of the other 324 days of the year with the exception of some concerts or other special events. Not much development can take place around a facility that is closed nearly 90 percent of the year. Take the Palace of...
  • Atlanta Braves stadium deal draws tea party ire

    12/09/2013 1:26:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Dec 2013 | AP
    A deal for hundreds of millions of dollars in public money to draw the Atlanta Braves north of their downtown home is pitting conservative tea party activists against the elected and civic leaders in the staunch Republican county, with opponents saying the use of public money to help a private business is not what American capitalism should be about. The argument for the deal is simple, says Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee and other supporters. Almost $400 million in county bonds and immediate infrastructure improvements, with debt payments approaching $600 million over 30 years - will generate enough economic...
  • Gun Clause In Minn. Vikings Lease Irks Lawmaker

    10/10/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 10/10/13 | AP
    A Minnesota legislator wants a provision stripped from the Vikings new stadium lease that would prevent the building from being used by businesses that sell guns and other weapons. Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington said in a letter Thursday that the restriction could discourage hunting and outdoors groups from holding offseason events at the planned $975 million stadium, which is being built with a partial public subsidy. The Associated Press reported on the clause this week that is contained in a 30-year stadium lease.
  • Big Public Projects Won't Save Detroit

    08/05/2013 2:01:43 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/1/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    There are many issues that led to bankruptcy in Detroit and everyone and his brother seems to have a theory. Rather than rehashing the reasons why Detroit went bankrupt, let’s discuss what did not save it: Flashy projects. Back in 2005, my colleague Michael LaFaive compiled a partial list of bold proclamations about projects in the Motor City: Fox Theatre. "Their moving downtown (from the suburbs) was one of the pivotal events in turning things around down here" — Michael Hauser, marketing manager, Michigan Opera Theatre, on renovation of the Fox Theatre and office complex ("Fox Theatre’s rebirth ushered in...
  • FBI: Man plotted to bomb Wrigleyville night spots

    09/20/2010 1:55:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 57 replies
    ChicagoBreakingNews.com ^ | 9/20/10 | Staff Report
    A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested over the weekend for plotting to carry out a bombing outside a strip of crowded Wrigleyville night spots, according to the FBI. They also alleged that Sami Samir Hassoun, of the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, had previously discussed a number of violent plots in Chicago, including a biological attack on the city, poisoning Lake Michigan, attacking police officers, bombing the Willis Tower and assassinating Mayor Richard Daley. But he is only charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device in connection with the...
  • Qaeda Group Threatens to Attack World Cup

    04/07/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 38 replies · 842+ views
    CBS NEWS.com ^ | April 7, 2009, 2:38 pm ET - Updated | Posted by Khaled Wassef
    SNIPPET: "The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer's World Cup games in South Africa. "How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing," reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise)." SNIPPET: "In addition...
  • Electronic pulltabs for new Vikings stadium still are not taking off

    01/17/2013 8:59:00 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 30 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 16, 2013 | Jean Hopfensberger
    The electronic pulltab sales slated to help fund the Vikings stadium are nowhere near their projected target, even after the state lowered that target last month, a House committee learned Wednesday. (snip) The sale of electronic pulltabs, run by Minnesota charities, was supposed to generate $348 million in taxes to underwrite the state's share of the cost of a new Vikings stadium. But the electronic pulltab games, introduced in September, have pulled in just $4.2 million in gross receipts -- and $635,000 in net receipts after prizes were paid.
  • Minneapolis: R.T. Rybak won't seek fourth term as mayor

    12/28/2012 5:36:57 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-28-12 | Brian Bakst
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said Thursday he won't seek a fourth term as leader of Minnesota's largest city, creating the first open race for the office in two decades. Rybak's announcement came less than a year before voters in the city of almost 400,000 will choose a new mayor. Several potential candidates had been waiting on Rybak to make a decision before declaring whether they would run, and the field is likely to be large. The decision also should ramp up speculation about Rybak's next political move. The 57-year-old Democrat has been mentioned as a possible addition to President Barack...
  • Los Angeles greenlights $1.2 billion football stadium

    09/28/2012 8:08:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-28-12 | Ronald Grover
    The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a $1.2 billion plan to build a downtown football stadium, moving America's second most populous city closer than it's been in nearly two decades to having a professional football team. Council members voted unanimously in favor of the Anschutz Entertainment Group's proposal to erect the 72,000-seat stadium in the city's downtown core. It will be named "Farmer's Field." AEG, controlled by billionaire Phil Anschutz, is up for sale but an agreement with the city will require its new owners to take up the stadium project.
  • Vikings score wind energy credits for Metrodome

    09/13/2012 5:36:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-13-12 | Leslie Brooks Suzukamo
    Juhl Wind will provide 520,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy credits over the eight regular season home games, which is equal to conventionally produced coal-fired electricity that results in 507,570 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, Juhl Wind estimated. The credits offset the electricity used throughout the Metrodome, covering everything from the concession stands to the scoreboards and making the Vikings one of the only National Football League teams to play in a 100 percent green-powered facility during the entire 2012-2013 season, Corey Juhl said. To be clear: The Vikings are not using wind power to light up the Dome. Juhl Wind...
  • Obama campaign says it will fill football stadium for convention’s finale

    09/02/2012 2:44:21 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    Team Obama promises it will fill every one of the seats in Charlotte’s mammoth football stadium Thursday night when President Obama closes the Democratic National Convention with a speech accepting his party’s nomination. For weeks, Democrats have been concerned about filling Bank of America Stadium, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. They feared a devastating image of an enthusiasm gap if Obama spoke to empty upper decks at the venue. But the Obama campaign says it’s got it covered, and that all 73,778 of the stadium’s seats will be spoken for. The campaign also insists this success will showcase a...
  • Welcome to 'Panthers Stadium' (UPDATED) (Bank of America name not allowed by RATS)

    09/02/2012 4:15:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/12 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Welcome to 'Panthers Stadium' (UPDATED)By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 7/17/12 7:38 AM EDT National Democrats have repeatedly touted their stand against taking corporate money for their convention in September, and so it was striking to see two emails from the DNC host committee referring to the Charlotte venue where President Obama will speak as "Panthers Stadium." It's the place where the Panthers play, but it's actually called Bank of America stadium. A recent email from the host committee signed by former Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile urged people to win a trip to Charlotte for the event, which will wrap...
  • Obama campaign says it will fill football stadium for convention’s finale

    09/01/2012 7:53:32 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 92 replies
    Team Obama promises it will fill every one of the seats in Charlotte’s mammoth football stadium Thursday night when President Obama closes the Democratic National Convention with a speech accepting his party’s nomination. For weeks, Democrats have been concerned about filling Bank of America Stadium, home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. They feared a devastating image of an enthusiasm gap if Obama spoke to empty upper decks at the venue. But the Obama campaign says it’s got it covered, and that all 73,778 of the stadium’s seats will be spoken for.
  • Glenn Beck at Dallas Cowboys Stadium

    07/28/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 59 replies
    7/28/12 | Gabrial
    I am at the Beck rally. I would guess crowd is somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000. Just getting started!!!
  • Vikings stadium: Senate passes bill financing new team home

    05/10/2012 12:31:09 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    Pioneer PRess ^ | 5-10-12 | Doug Belden
    The Minnesota Senate has approved a financing plan for a new Vikings stadium. By a 36-30 vote the afternoon of Thursday, May 10, senators passed the bill to fund a new $975 million stadium. The bill now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature. Dayton has been a ardent support of the bill. The Senate vote came hours after the Minnesota House gave its support to the plan. The deal is a compromise bill after a conference committee ironed out differences between earlier versions. A key change was requiring the team to pay an additional $50 million than first...
  • Vikings stadium: House passes bill; Senate remains last obstacle

    05/10/2012 5:28:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-10-12 | doug belden
    The Minnesota House passed the conference committee version of the Vikings stadium bill early Thursday, May 10, leaving Senate approval as the last obstacle before the bill would head to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk. The bill passed 71-60 after about two hours of debate on the floor. The conference committee bill raises the amount the team would pay by $50 million. The team's contribution is now $477 million, up from $427 million. That drops the state's contribution from $398 million to $348 million. Minneapolis' contribution remains unchanged at $150 million.
  • Vikings stadium bill differences in House, Senate

    05/09/2012 4:35:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-9-12 | doug belden
    After seven hours of debate Tuesday, May 8, here are the key differences between the Senate bill and what the House passed the night before. Debate in the Senate began about 1 p.m. Tuesday and was hitting its stride by 8 p.m. when this list was compiled. A number of amendments to the Senate version were still pending.
  • Vikings stadium plan gets Minnesota House approval

    05/08/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Sports Network ^ | May 08, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN – The new stadium plan for the Minnesota Vikings has received approval from the state's House of Representatives. After passing by a margin of 73-58, the proposal will next move to the state Senate. "It's the first hurdle, a couple more to go, but we're really excited," said Vikings vice president Lester Bagley.
  • Dynamo: The long road home makes soccer stadium opening all the sweeter [Shelia Jackson-Lee photo]

    05/07/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 7, 2012 | Jose de Jesus Ortiz
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center) loses her shoe while Houston Mayor Annise Parker (left), Houston Dynamo President Chris Canetti, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Kent Friedman, Chairman of the Board Harris County Houston Sports Authority and El Franco Lee, Harris County Precinct One Commissioner kick soccer balls into the net during the Houston Dynamo and BBVA Compass Stadium ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Houston. Photo: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle / © 2012 Houston Chronicle ........Unable to secure public funding for a stadium in San Jose or even nearby Fremont, it was only a matter of time...
  • After months of lobbying, the Vikings stadium bill makes its way to the House floor

    05/07/2012 4:51:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-7-12 | doug belden
    WHAT'S AT STAKE? Minnesota Vikings' lease at the Metrodome is up. Team says it won't sign a new one without a deal for a new stadium. Los Angeles waits in the wings. Team has been here more than 50 years. WHAT'S IN THE BILL? Public funding for $975 million stadium: $150 million from Minneapolis taxes and $398 million from taxes on revenues of new electronic charitable gambling. Read bill at http://bit.ly/Vikingsbill. WHAT'S THE PROCESS? Minnesota House will take up the bill Monday, May 7. If it passes, it will go to the Senate. Numerous amendments are expected to be offered,...
  • [MN] GOP leaders scrap roofless stadium plan, set end-of-session path

    05/04/2012 8:37:57 AM PDT · by topher · 31 replies
    Politics in Minnesota ^ | May 3, 2012 | by Briana Bierschbach
    An 11th-hour Republican Vikings stadium plan that would have paid for the state’s share with general obligation bonds was declared dead late Thursday morning, and in its wake House GOP leaders pledged to hold a long-awaited floor vote next Monday on the stadium bill authored by Rep. Morrie Lanning and Sen. Julie Rosen. House leaders said they also hope to vote on their 2012 bonding bill Monday. GOP leaders said that serious questions about using general obligation bonds to pay for the state’s portion of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings have forced them to drop the plan, which...
  • Minn. Vikings stadium stalls amid Capitol politics

    05/02/2012 7:23:19 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    Yahoo Sports - NFL ^ | May 1, 2012 | By PATRICK CONDON | The Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The big push at Minnesota's Capitol to pass a public subsidy for a new Vikings stadium stalled Tuesday, as the proposal got snared in the partisan politics that have defined state government under a Democratic governor and Republican legislative majorities. The prospect of impending House and Senate floor votes on the $975 million stadium plan appeared to dissolve after Republican legislative leaders unexpectedly debuted a brand-new financing plan that differs significantly from the proposal negotiated by Gov. Mark Dayton's administration, the Vikings and the city of Minneapolis. GOP leaders called for shrinking the proposed $400 million...
  • Jed York: NFL owners allocate $200 million for 49ers stadium

    02/02/2012 2:24:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 2/2/12 | Lisa Fernandez, Mark Gomez and Howard Mintz
    NFL owners on Thursday allocated $200 million in funding for the future 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, a crucial and long-awaited piece in paying for the $1 billion project, according to team owner Jed York. NFL owners voted on stadium funding today during a meeting in Indianapolis, which is hosting the Super Bowl. York tweeted the news after the meeting, saying it was "A big step forward today." "With the NFL's muscle now behind the new stadium, we are moving forward," York said. "I expect an official groundbreaking ceremony very soon." ... York is expected to hold a conference call...
  • Feds open probe into Miami Marlins stadium deal

    12/03/2011 1:15:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 2, 2011 | Charles Rabin, Martha Brannigan and Patricia Mazzei
    Federal authorities have opened a wide-ranging investigation into the Miami Marlins' controversial ballpark deal with Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami, demanding financial information underpinning nearly $500 million in bond sales as well as records of campaign contributions from the Marlins to local and state elected leaders. In a pair of lengthy letters delivered to government attorneys Thursday, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission gave the city and county until Jan. 6 to deliver everything from minutes of meetings between government leaders and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, to records of Marlins finances...
  • Qualcomm Stadium server trips, loses $1,000 … and Chargers fans give it all back

    09/15/2011 10:26:47 AM PDT · by rawhide · 26 replies
    http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | Thu Sep 15 10:23am EDT | By Doug Farrar
    We have no idea if the San Diego Chargers will go to the Super Bowl this year, but from a sheer class perspective, many of their fans proved to be world champions during the team's preseason contest versus the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 1. During the game at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, a Club Level server by the name of Heather Allison tripped on a stair, and all the money she'd taken in for the day — about $1,000 — flew out her hands and landed all over the area — on fans in attendance, under seats, and one...
  • Ramsey County charter panel spotlights Vikings stadium issue

    08/30/2011 5:17:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | August 30, 2011 | Frederick Melo
    Left-leaning activists and a vocal alliance of tea party conservatives are banding together with a common outlook: Public funding for private football stadiums makes little sense during a sour economy, they say, and the people, not lawmakers, should have the final vote. The Ramsey County Charter Commission will meet Wednesday to discuss putting a question before voters about using a half-percent countywide sales tax to fund the proposed $1.1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium, and meeting foes from the left and right are expected to attend. The question probably won't make it to voters before the November 2012 election, but the...
  • L.A. NFL stadium agreement approved by City Council on 12-0 vote ($1.2-billion NFL stadium)

    08/09/2011 3:33:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/9/11 | David Zahniser
    The plan to build a $1.2-billion NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles took a big leap forward Tuesday when the City Council approved the overall framework for financing the project. On a 12-0 vote, the council voted for a nonbinding agreement with stadium developer Anschutz Entertainment Group that allows for the demolition and relocation of a section of the Los Angeles Convention Center. That, in turn, would make room for a 72,000-seat stadium just south of Staples Center, which would open in 2016 with the planned name of Farmers Field. “Today, in moving this forward, we don’t lose one bit...
  • Vikings, Ramsey County to announce apparent stadium deal

    05/10/2011 1:14:58 PM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 68 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune ^ | 5/10/11 | Kevin Duchschere
    The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission said a stadium in Arden Hills would cost up to $1.2 billion, compared with $895 million at the Metrodome site. A Minnesota Vikings stadium built at the Arden Hills site could cost as much as $1.2 billion, about $300 million more than a stadium built on the Metrodome site in Minneapolis, according to a cost analysis released Tuesday by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. The report was released just as the Vikings announced they will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Arden Hills site.
  • Another Vikings stadium bill on its way

    01/28/2011 3:33:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ( Forum Communications ) ^ | January 28, 2011 | Andrew Tellijohn
    ST. PAUL - Last year’s Hail Mary fell incomplete as time ran out on the Minnesota Vikings and their push for a new stadium. But the team may be granted an overtime period in the 2011 Minnesota Legislature. Lawmakers insist that they will not finance a Vikings stadium from the general fund, fueled by state taxes, nor will they lose their primary focus on putting citizens back to work or balancing the budget. However, there appears to be interest from Democrat and Republican lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton in discussing options that could result in the Vikings getting a new...
  • From Running Bases to Running Our Lives

    11/13/2010 8:26:34 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 13, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Chicago Cubs have proposed a renovation plan. For just $300 million in public funds, the Chicago Cubs, a company in the private sector, would be kind enough to renovate its own property, Wrigley Field, so that it can more successfully attract customers to buy tickets to make itself more successful. Now, I’m not in the construction business, so I can’t estimate the financial aspects of this proposal. Don’t expect me to say that they’re proposing too much or too little for such a job – I have no way of knowing – though I suspect that for $300 million...
  • ESPN reveals food-safety violations at arenas, stadiums

    07/26/2010 9:14:35 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/26/10 | Paul Walsh
    ESPN has gone through food-safety inspection reports from last year for every venue in Major League Baseball, the NBA, NHL and NFL and unearthed some stomach-turning findings. Among the more startling reports: • Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field: Two locations were cited after an employee "did not wash hands after blowing nose or eating food prior to handling customer food or ice." • Phoenix Suns' US Airways Center: Dozens of flies and a live roach in a dish room. • Denver Broncos' Mile High Stadium: Fruit flies in whiskey bottles at three bars. • Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium: Employee...
  • SPORTS JIHAD - Islamic Terror in Sports, events, stadium, etc.

    06/18/2010 2:19:12 PM PDT · by Righting · 12 replies · 186+ views
    <p>Al Qeada's terror plot in World Cup, S. Africa - 2010 & Somali Jihadists attacking, murdering football fans for watching game.</p> <p>Palestinian gunmen kill Israeli athletes In the early 1970s the PLO is widely condemned for a series of hijackings bombings and killings most notably the kidnapping and killing of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Arafats involvement in these events is unclear he refused to discuss such attacks though he denounced terrorism as a tactic.</p>
  • Vikings refine stadium pitch by focusing on business community

    04/23/2010 10:35:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 460+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | April 23, 2010 | Jason Hoppin
    Minnesota Vikings President Mark Wilf will sit down today with men and women in suits at an Oakdale banquet hall. It is a scene that has become more familiar to Wilf and his brother, principal Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, over the past several months, as he pursues a new stadium for his team. This morning's meeting to update St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce members on the team's stadium plans is another sign that whatever the shifting politics of the Capitol may be, the real linchpin of any stadium deal may be the business community. Its support would not only...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Another explosive device found in Bangalore

    04/17/2010 11:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | TNN, Apr 18, 2010, 11.09am IST | N/A
    SNIPPET: "BANGALORE: A day after two low-intensity blasts in the city, an explosive device weighing 2kgs was found wrapped in a yellow bag near Mahatma Gandhi statue on MG road." SNIPPET: "As stands filled on Saturday for the Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers IPL match, two bombs went off at the Chinnaswamy Stadium wounding 12 people and triggering panic. Roughly 20,000 people had packed into the stadium and hundreds more were streaming in when a loud explosion at Gate 12 rocked the arena and rattled nearby buildings. Six policemen were injured when the grill near the wall collapsed on them....
  • A reminder of another Muslim plot of STADIUM JIHAD (Sep. 2004)

    04/04/2010 12:34:10 AM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies · 252+ views
    A reminder of another Muslim plot of STADIUM JIHAD (Sep. 2004)Wuith the latest news of Al-Qaeda plot to attack stadium foiled Here's a another STADIUM JIHAD plan by other "freedom fighting" butchers in the name of Islam. Underwear bomber planned to attack soccer stadium. - PTI - The ...Jerusalem, Sept 22 (PTI) A suicide bomber caught wearing an explosive belt sewn into his underpants last month planned to blow up at the Bloomfield Stadium ... http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-122387173.htmlThe Command Post - Global War On Terror - September 2004 Archives JERUSALEM POST: Underwear bomber planned to attack soccer stadium. The would be suicide...

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Chicago cabbie accused of aiding Al Qaeda

    03/26/2010 1:42:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 575+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 26, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    A Chicago taxi driver who is a Pakistani native was arrested today on charges he provided material support to Al Qaeda by attempting to send money overseas, federal authorities said. Raja Lahrasib Khan, 56, claimed to be an acquaintance of terror leaders in Pakistan, authorities said. He is due in federal court in Chicago later this afternoon. Khan was arrested without incident this morning in downtown Chicago while working, authorities said.
  • "Romney Stadium" (named after E.L. “Dick” Romney, USU coach)

    03/11/2010 1:19:42 PM PST · by publius321 · 45 replies · 585+ views
    TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 3/11/2010 | MrArbitrage
    I didn't know this guy had a stadium named after him. Did he name it himself? Romney's like another Joseph Smith, conniving. Smith would have been a RINO for sure (see video evidence linked above). Maybe Romney is the "second coming" of Joseph Smith or maybe he just thinks he is. (Jesus warned that counterfeiters would come in his name) "Utah State honored Olsen in December by naming the football field at Romney Stadium “Merlin Olsen Field.” Because of his illness, Olsen’s alma mater didn’t want to wait until football season and made the announcement during halftime of a basketball...
  • Two-thirds of Minnesotans: no public money for Vikes' stadium

    03/04/2010 9:05:47 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 62 replies · 701+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 3/04/10 | Bob Von Sterberg - Staff Reporter
    The Vikings' uphill battle to get a new stadium paid for by Minnesota's taxpayers isn't getting any less steep. A new poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Minnesotans say state funding shouldn't finance a new stadium for the team. According to a SurveyUSA poll commissioned by KSTP TV, 64 percent of respondents said the state should not help finance a new stadium, which team officials insist they need. Thirty-one percent supported a subsidy. The Vikings, who have said they won't renew their lease at the Metrodome after their lease expires next year, have deployed a gaggle of lobbyists at the...
  • Making a Success of Sports Events Will Contribute to Defeat of Terrorism

    02/20/2010 10:20:10 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 263+ views
    SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP - Paper No. 3674 ^ | February 19, 2010 | by B. Raman
    SNIPPET: "Three prestigious global sports events are scheduled to take place in India between now and the end of the year---the World Cup Hockey, the IPL Cricket League and the Commonwealth Games. 2. These events will atract the attention of not only the sports enthusiasts of the world, but also of the terrorists with a global or an anti-Indian agenda who will look upon the events as an opportunity to publicise their cause and to demonstrate their capability to take the intelligence and security agencies by surprise. Even if they are not able to carry out any terrorist strike on...