The Chicago Cubs Face Serious Backlash In Building A 6,000-Square-Foot Jumbotron At Wrigley Field

The Cubs want only what almost every other MLB team already has:  A Jumbotron.  Part of a proposed $500-million renovation plan to the 99-year-old Wrigley Field includes placing a 6,000-square-foot video screen in Wrigley’s left field.  Along with enhancing the viewing experience of Cubs game attendees at Wrigley Field, Cubs officials assert that the Jumbotron will provide another key element:  revenue.  Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts … Continue reading The Chicago Cubs Face Serious Backlash In Building A 6,000-Square-Foot Jumbotron At Wrigley Field

Lease Negotiations Mean The Buffalo Bills May Be Moving

By:  John Fabiano, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @Fabs5180) This Sunday, for the 40th straight year, the Buffalo Bills will host their home opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.  “The Ralph” is the 7th oldest NFL stadium, and is the only one located in the state of New York. The Bills lease agreement with Erie County is set to expire next July, … Continue reading Lease Negotiations Mean The Buffalo Bills May Be Moving

Legal Implications Surrounding the Brooklyn Nets’ Move to the Barclays Center

By:  Richard Braun, RulingSports.com Intern (Twitter:  @RicBraun)             Whenever a new stadium is approved to be built or remodeled for a team, such as what has recently been approved in Minneapolis for the Vikings and in San Francisco for the Warriors, the controversy typically revolves around how these facilities are financed. The Brooklyn Nets, however, face a different series of legal issues as they prepare … Continue reading Legal Implications Surrounding the Brooklyn Nets’ Move to the Barclays Center

Oakland A’s Battle the San Francisco Giants for Territory

By:  Andrew Riley, RulingSports.com Intern The relocation of the Oakland A’s has been an issue since 2006, after Lew Wolff–co-owner of the Oakland A’s–announced the team would be moving to Fremont, California. The move to Fremont fell through and San Jose became the target for relocation by team management. The problem though, is that San Jose falls under the territorial rights of the San Francisco … Continue reading Oakland A’s Battle the San Francisco Giants for Territory

Where Will the Minnesota Vikings’ New Stadium Be Built?

One thing is certain:  the Minnesota Vikings’ lease for the Metrodome expired on February 1.  And even this certainty is not fully certain, as stadium officials argued that a roof collapse kick-started a lease term which subsequently requires the Vikings to play in the Metrodome through the 2012 season. That being said, however, the expiration of that lease is the cause for many uncertainties.  The … Continue reading Where Will the Minnesota Vikings’ New Stadium Be Built?

Are the Rams Leaving St. Louis?

For weeks, rumors have been lingering that the St. Louis Rams may be leaving Missouri.  While these rumors are the result of several theories, how much truth is there to them? To understand whether the Rams may be headed out of St. Louis in the near future, one must first understand the two factors present for even raising the issue. The first, and most critical … Continue reading Are the Rams Leaving St. Louis?