ISM Raceway renovation update

ISM Raceway renovation update

At the recent ALSD in Atlanta, president of ISM Raceway Brian Sperber, brings us up to speed on the exciting work being carried out at the venue, including its interactive garage.

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Atlanta Hawks arena transformation

Atlanta Hawks Area Video

The Atlanta Hawks’s State Farm Arena, formerly the Philips Arena, is getting closer to completion. Take a look at the progress inside and out.

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Western Sydney Wanderers Stadium update

Alabama Crimson Tide's upgrade plans for Bryant-Denny Stadium

A look at drone footage of the progress being made at the Western Sydney Wanderers' new 30,000-seater stadium due to open in 2019

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Revitalisation plans for Target Center

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the City of Minneapolis have announced that a preliminary agreement has been reached for a US$97m renovation of Target Center. The plan will see the outdated exterior redesigned, while the amenities and facilities for both players and fans will be greatly modernised and improved. Target Center is one of the oldest buildings in the NBA and its facilities are vastly outdated compared to other venues in the league.

Under the agreement, the Timberwolves will pay US$43m towards the project, the City of Minneapolis will contribute US$48.5m and building manager AEG will pay US$5.5m. As part of the deal, the Timberwolves will extend their lease at Target Center to 2032, strengthening the franchise's long-term future in Minnesota.

"I would have liked a new facility, but I'm a Minnesotan, I served in the legislature, I know about taxes because I pay a lot of them, and I thought about what would be the most common sense (approach)," said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor.

Talks began on a US$150m plan for Target Center in February 2011, as city leaders and the Timberwolves got the project latched on to the bill that allocated funds for a new Vikings football stadium. As talks continued over the past 18 months, the plan was adjusted. While the renovation won't be quite as extensive as first hoped, the city has secured an additional US$50m capital expenditure fund for maintenance and improvements over the next few years.

Subject to approval, design work on the project will begin imminently, with construction tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2014. The Timberwolves and defending WNBA champion Lynx will continue to play in the building throughout the renovation.

The plan will be voted on for approval by the City Council on 12 November.

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