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Historic Delmar Fieldhouse coming down

Delmar Fieldhouse

Houston’s Delmar Fieldhouse, a classic saddle-roof arena once hosting University of Houston Cougars basketball in the Elvin Hayes era, is being demolished to make way for a new facility. Read More »

NYC to Madison Square Garden: You have a decade to find a new home


The problem with not owning the land under your home: New York City has given the owners of Madison Square Garden a decade to find a new home if a new Penn Station is built. Read More »

New facility to replace St. John Arena; future of historic arena in doubt

St. John Arena, Ohio State University

Historic St. John Arena at Ohio State University will be replaced as home to the wrestling program and other sports programs, as a major donation will allow construction of a new arena on campus. Read More »

Nassau Coliseum future to be studied

Nassau Coliseum

Despite the impending loss of the New York Islanders (NHL), Nassau Coliseum could live on as a scaled-down, more modest facility. Read More »

R. Crosby Kemper Jr.: Tear down Kemper Arena

{jathumbnail off} R. Crosby Kemper Jr. and his family are saying what many in Kansas City have been arguing: tear down Kemper Arena and replace it with a facility more suited for the American Royal show. It’s especially telling when Kemper makes the argument: he donated the land and money way back in 1974 to make Kemper Arena a reality. ... Read More »

Civic Arena falling down

{jathumbnail off} Sad day in the arena world: Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena, one of the most unique facilities ever built, is being demolished after an appeals court refused to preserve iconic the structure. Demolition began this morning at 6 a.m., with a backhoe taking down the concrete interior of the arena. There will not be any grand fireworks when the structure ... Read More »

Celebrating Hersheypark Arena

Many thought Milton Hershey nuts when he commissioned a 7,000-seat arena in a town of 2,000. But over the years Hersheypark Arena has been a surprisingly important venue, hosting sporting events and big concerts. Opening in 1936, the former Hershey Sports Arena hosted Hershey Bears (AHL) games through 2002, when the team moves to Giant Arena. In the old days, ... Read More »

Taking down Amway Arena: Green rules

When the city takes down Amway Arena, the former home of the Orlando Magic (NBA), it will done over a period of several months, with the “disassembly” performed in an environmentally sensitive manner. The arena, made obsolete when Amway Center opened, is slated to be torn down before the end of the year, according to the Orlando Sentinel. But it ... Read More »

Final days for Kemper Arena? Probably not

With American Royal Rodeo moving to downtown’s Sprint Center, the future of Kemper Arena suddenly becomes very much in doubt after losing its biggest event. When Sprint Center opened, the argument by city officials was that the market was big enough for two arenas, especially with American Royal anchoring the Kemper Arena schedule. It’s a huge event, one big enough ... Read More »

Pittsburgh awards demolition contract for Civic Arena

{jathumbnail off} Despite a federal lawsuit arguing Civic Arena should be saved, Pittsburgh’s Sports & Exhibition Authority is moving ahead with razing of the historic structure and awarded a $2.9-million bid for demolition. Noralco Corp. of Penn Hills was awarded the contract to tear down the former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) and certainly one of the most unique ... Read More »

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