Venue News & Notes: Real Gets Rio; FedEx Field Must Deliver Captions

…Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake has announced
that the team’s new soccer-specific stadium, set to host its inaugural league
match on Oct. 9, will be called Rio Tinto Stadium. Rio Tinto, the parent
company to Kennecott Utah Copper, Kennecott Land Co., and Kennecott
Exploration, has signed a
multi-year naming-rights agreement for the brand-new sports and
entertainment venue located at the heart of the Wasatch Front in Sandy, UT…
…A federal judge ruled this week that FedEx Field
— the Washington-area football stadium — must do more to accommodate
hearing-impaired patrons and must begin captioning all music lyrics
broadcast over the stadium’s public-address system. The decision appears to be
the first such ruling under the Americans With Disabilities Act and could lead
to similar challenges around the country…
…Barclays Bank says it is committed
to the planned basketball arena at the Atlantic Yards project despite a
court setback that imperils the planned groundbreaking in Brooklyn, NY. A state
Appellate Court rejected a plea this week by the Empire State Development Corp.
and developer Forest City Ratner to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the use of
eminent domain violates the New York constitution…
…Among the bigger-than-Jerry Jones features of the new
Dallas Cowboys Stadium is the center-hung video screen, on which the players
are 72 feet tall. An entire wall of each field-level suite is a screen that,
thanks to special in-house cameras, replicates
the view the coach sees from the sideline…
…HOK architect David Baker told 2NEWS sports anchor
Al Jerkens that his firm is “pushing the envelope” with its design for Tulsa,
OK’s new baseball park. The stadium will seat 6,000-8,000 people — including
standing room — and will cost roughly $60 million to build…
…Olympic chiefs are planning to beat rising costs
by importing a temporary 2012 sports venue from Switzerland. The Olympic
Delivery Authority is in talks with a Swiss arena manufacturer to deliver a flatpack
basketball venue for the London Games…
…The Detroit City Council’s planning and economic
development committee decided that a preservation group must pay $219,000
to the city to save Tiger Stadium. If that payment isn’t made, the council
may vote the same day to complete the demolition of the old ballpark. Demo
crews from MCM Management Corp. of Bloomfield Hills and the Farrow Group of
Detroit have left the stadium intact from dugout to dugout, but the rest of the
ballpark has been pulled down and cleared away…
… What began
with a trio of concerned Washington State alums raising alarms about taxpayer
financing for a Husky Stadium renovation has turned into a vocal group of
thousands of concerned taxpayers that is growing every day. At a total
cost of more than $300 million, the University of Washington’s plans would make
a remodeled Husky Stadium the most expensive college
stadium of all time…
…The proposed $227
million University of Oregon basketball arena is already getting a green
light from city planners, if the school meets a list of conditions. A report
issued a week before an Oct. 7 public hearing sets out 18 conditions the city
wants the university to meet to win approval…
…Mayor of London Boris Johnson has appointed a
Legacy Board of Advisors to assist him in securing the best possible future
for the Olympic Park after the 2012 Games. It will focus on emerging
proposals for physical development and regeneration in and around the site and
the business plan for the Olympic Park and legacy venues…

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