Real Madrid has stadium renovation planned with retractable roof

While the details are still a bit up in the air, Real Madrid has announced a plan to renovate their stadium and add a retractable roof. Check it all out at my Sports Illustrated article here.

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Tennessee ditching adidas, switching to Nike

The Tennessee Volunteers will move to a swoosh when their contract with adidas runs out. Read about it at my Sports Illustrated post here.

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Securing the Super Bowl in New York

I took a look at the security required to handle around 80,000 Super Bowl spectators and an expected crush of people to the New York area for the Super Bowl weekend for Popular Mechanics. Check out the story here.

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Petco Park turns into tennis stadium for Davis Cup

We’ve seen hockey played outside in stadium. And there’s been some basketball outside too. While tennis is generally outside, it doesn’t often take place in MLB stadiums. The USTA is changing that this weekend by building a red clay court in the outfield of San Diego’s Petco Park for a Davis Cup tie. This is a trend we’ll see continue. Read more about the clay-court build and the future of tennis in stadiums in my Sports Illustrated article.

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Notre Dame’s $400 Million Renovation Includes Stadium Additions

Notre Dame is mixing stadium upgrades and academic buildings together by building new campus structures right onto the stadium. The $400 million project aims to increase club seating in the 84-year-old venue. Read about the changes in my Sports Illustrated article here.

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Kings’ New Arena has Glass Entrance that Fully Opens

We are certainly getting something new from architects AECOM, the designers of the new arena for the Sacramento Kings. The first release of renderings today showed off a giant “grand entrance” that includes five airplane-hangar-style windows that fully open, a bold move to allow the outside and inside to mesh. Look at more images and read about the design at my Sports Illustrated article here.

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There’s Potential for a First-Time Final Four Host

The slate of four Final Fours from 2017-2020 holds potential to finally give us a little more variety in our championship destinations. The “road” may lead all kinds of places, now that the NCAA has named eight cities as finalists. Learn about which cities and stadiums are on the docket for a potential Final Four via my Sports Illustrated article.

How to Survive the Cold Super Bowl

You should have no real difficulty managing the cold expected for Sunday’s Super Bowl in New Jersey if you’re like the other millions of fans staying in to watch it on television. But should you attend the game, things will be a touch different. Either way, learn what is happening to make sure this cold-weather game doesn’t get anyone too hot and bothered in my latest piece for Popular Mechanics.

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Everything You Need to Know about Super Bowl Footballs

Oh the trivia we can find from Wilson footballs. I chatted with the company to get all the details about the Super Bowl-bound footballs. Take a look at my Sports Illustrated post here.

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Wrigley Field Upgrades Still Locked in Rooftop Squabble

If you’re waiting for those Wrigley Field renovations to start, the rooftop owners want you to keep waiting. Take a look at my Sports Illustrated article that explains what the contentious issues are and what the planned upgrades will eventually be. Check it out here.

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