How NYC Gave Hundreds of Millions to the Yankees and an Oil Baron Sheikh for the Willets Point Soccer Stadium—No Questions Asked | Hell Gate

On February 21, Queens City Councilmembers Robert Holden and Vickie Paladino sent a letter to the New York City Independent Budget Office about the proposed New York City FC soccer stadium in Willets Point, which was one piece of the … Continue reading

Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Wants to Set a ‘New Sustainability Bar for Sports.’ Can it Succeed? | Global Sport Matters

When Amazon announced that it had purchased the naming rights to Seattle’s newly rebuilt multipurpose arena in June 2020, it wasn’t the usual deal to slap a corporate moniker on a sports venue. First off, it wasn’t Amazon’s name going on the … Continue reading

Madison Square Garden Hasn’t Paid NY Property Taxes In 37 Years. Will Cuomo Make It Permanent? | Gothamist

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest proposal to expand Penn Station is an overflowing grab bag of promises to commuters and city residents to improve what the governor called in his budget speech yesterday the station’s “seven levels of hell”. Cuomo is … Continue reading