Anaheim’s Honda Center To Pay Part-Time Salaries Through June
There is no word as to when the Anaheim Ducks might hit the ice again. But team owners Henry and Susan Samueli will continue to pay event staffers at the Honda Center as though the NHL season was still in action. To provide financial relief for thousands without work... Read more
Yankees Establish Emergency Funding For Yankee Stadium Workers
Amid the MLB season’s lengthy delay, the New York Yankees are helping aid the financial toll COVID-19 is having on stadium staff out of work. The team has set up a $1.4 million emergency fund to aid eligible Yankee Stadium workers while the venue is vacant during the interrupted... Read more
Seattle’s CenturyLink Field To Become Temporary Hospital Site
White CenturyLink Field is usually home to the Seattle Seahawks, the stadium will now be converted into a temporary hospital for non-COVID-19 patients in the area. Washington state has been a hot spot for coronavirus, killing 195 people and infecting more than 4,000 people. Now, as hospitals are filled... Read more
SoFi Stadium Construction Ongoing After Worker Contracts COVID-19
The new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, SoFi Stadium, is currently under construction, and although a worker tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on site, and a spokesman for the construction firm told USA Today Sports that construction will still continue as planned.... Read more
Construction On NHL Seattle Arena Ongoing Despite Virus Concerns
The coronavirus pandemic may have temporarily halted all sports teams from competing, but is not slowing down construction of new venues. NHL Seattle, the league’s newest expansion team, is seeing its future home arena continue to undergo planning despite its location in one of the most infected areas of... Read more
Arizona Cardinals To Host Blood Drive At State Farm Stadium
Amid ongoing social distancing and implemented bans on public gatherings, blood drives around the country were forced to cancel at a time when donations are especially crucial. Now the Arizona Cardinals are stepping up to host a blood drive at State Farm Stadium. The Cardinals organization has teamed with... Read more
LA Clippers Owner Buys The Forum, Eyeing New Arena Construction
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmart just made a huge purchase to add to his collection of assets after agreeing to buy Inglewood’s The Forum for $400 million from MSG. The all-cash purchase, which was made through the new CAPSS LLC, will close in the second quarter. The deal... Read more
Allegiant Stadium Construction Continues After Worker Contracts Virus
Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium is currently in-the-works, and although a worker has tested positive for coronavirus, construction will still continue. The stadium will serve as the Radiers’ new home after they left Oakland this past season. Although one of the workers a part of the construction project has contracted... Read more
Vacant Sports Stadiums Find New Use As COVID-19 Testing Centers
Major sports stadiums around the country are empty following widespread event cancellations. However, they are finding new use as regional testing centers for COVID-19. The most prominent venues-turned-test sites are propped up on opposite ends on the country in some of the hardest-hit areas. In California, San Diego’s SDCCU... Read more
Stadium Construction Continues Despite MLS Season Suspension
The MLS season has been suspended until further notice. However, the construction of the league’s newest venues is ongoing. Construction and planning of brand new soccer-specific stadiums in Columbus, Cincinnati, Nashville and Miami is forging ahead amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, US Soccer Players reports. Furthest along in the... Read more