• C.O. sports plans changing ‘day to day,’ based on air quality; Friday night football up in the air
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    C.O. sports plans changing ‘day to day,’ based on air quality; Friday night football up in the air

    (Update: Adding video, comments from Bend-La Pine athletic director, MBSEF) BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The air quality in Central Oregon this week, hurt by smoke from the Cedar Creek Fire, has not been favorable for outdoor sports. Dave Williams, athletic director at Caldera high school and Bend-La Pine Schools overall, admits its been a tough daily adjustment.  “It’s really day to day,” Williams said Wednesday. “We’ve developed indoor practice schedules for all of our teams, which gets really tight in our indoor spaces.” Williams said that on Monday, all sports had to practice inside. He’s preparing for any changes to Caldera’s Friday football game against Madras. “We have contingency plans…

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  • Plans expand: WYO Complex looking to build new $31M indoor sports facility in Casper
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    Plans expand: WYO Complex looking to build new $31M indoor sports facility in Casper

    The proposed new indoor sports facility could host sports like wrestling, basketball, soccer and more. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, people with the nonprofit organization WYO Complex updated the City Council on plans to construct a new indoor sports facility near the Ford Wyoming Center. While initially envisioned as a two-court facility, Jessica Hastings with WYO Complex said the project scope has grown to plans for a 131,000-square-foot facility with an estimated project cost of $31 million. Attorney Tassma Powers told the City Council that the majority of funding would come from private donations and that the city would not be asked to provide anything except the…

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  • City of Charleston, Kanawha County Commission announce plans to build multimillion-dollar indoor sports complex
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    City of Charleston, Kanawha County Commission announce plans to build multimillion-dollar indoor sports complex

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The City of Charleston and Kanawha County Commission have announced a historic joint venture project that would convert the former Macy’s building at Charleston Town Center and the Lee Street parking garage into an indoor sports complex. Officials from around the city, county and other local stakeholders gathered at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Wednesday for the announcement of the $80 million investment into the two mall area structures to build the Capital Sports Center. “We have never worked on a project together of this scale. This will be the largest project the city and county have done jointly in the history of the city and…

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  • Our view: Push forward with plans to build an indoor sports facility in Grand Forks – Grand Forks Herald
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    Our view: Push forward with plans to build an indoor sports facility in Grand Forks – Grand Forks Herald

    Indoor turf – in fact any sort of indoor activities center that can be used year-round – is a trend that’s late coming to Grand Forks. A number of regional cities and entities have understood the importance of indoor facilities, not only as a place for local athletes to practice but also as a destination for wintertime activities. Sioux Falls, S.D., is a good example. That community has a number of indoor facilities available for use during the cold months. The city also has benefited greatly by making sports a tourist attraction. It’s considerably larger than Grand Forks – with a population of 177,000 – but smaller towns are doing…

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  • Chelsea sale: Ricketts family promises no European Super League, diversity to be a priority and Stamford Bridge upgrade plans | Football News
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    Chelsea sale: Ricketts family promises no European Super League, diversity to be a priority and Stamford Bridge upgrade plans | Football News

    The Ricketts family has made a list of promises to Chelsea fans should their takeover bid be successful, including a vow never to sign the Blues up to a European Super League. The Chicago Cubs-owning Ricketts are among the final four bidders aiming to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich, with Cubs chiefs and siblings Tom and Laura Ricketts fronting the bid. Between 50 and 100 Chelsea supporters protested against the Ricketts’ bid before Saturday’s Premier League clash with Brentford, over historical comments made by Joe Ricketts – Tom and Laura’s father – about people from Muslim backgrounds. Before the match, the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) said its membership “neither supports…

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  • TDC moves forward with $40M indoor sports complex plans
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    TDC moves forward with $40M indoor sports complex plans

    BAY COUNTY Fla. (WMBB) – Plans to build an indoor sports complex in Panama City Beach are moving to the next level.  The Tourist Development Council met Friday morning to approve an agreement with Sports Facilities Companies to help manage the project. Bay County Tourist Development Council Executive Director Dan Rowe said a partnership with SFC will help speed up the process. “These are the guys that are managing the Publix Sports Park, these are the guys that have helped us up until this point in time on some of the initial planning the components with inside the indoor sports center,” Rowe said.  Strong storms push through the Panhandle This…

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