The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center unveiled its latest improvement this week; one which will guarantee more fans the ability to see live tennis, even during inclement weather.
Iowa City is a fun college town. There is a lot to see, great food options, and plenty of lodging if you’re staying in town. The Hawkeyes are building a quality program and taking in a game at Duane Banks Field provides a fun college baseball atmosphere.
After much controversy, the decision of what to do with Greer Stadium is coming into focus. Last week, Nashville Mayor David Briley proposed to demolish the former home of the Nashville Sounds and to reincorporate the former field into Fort Negley Park. The plan, which still needs the approval of the city council, would bookmark $1 million to tear down and clear out the old ballpark to begin the process of restoring the land. Mayor Briley told The Tennessean, “This is a moment where community participation, where voices being here led us to the right result.”
The Knapp Center sits on the grounds of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The arena opened on December 1, 1992 at a cost of $12.5 million and was named after William Knapp, a member of the Drake Board of Trustees, who played an integral part in getting financing for the arena.
The tour took 90 minutes and the time flew by. Walking around the old ballpark was an enjoyable experience. Cubs fan or not, Wrigley Field veteran or not, a tour of Wrigley Field should be on any sports fan’s schedule next time they visit Chicago.
One of the most iconic movie sites of any genre was damaged overnight on Monday. Workers at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa discovered the damage on Tuesday morning. Someone drove a vehicle through the field, causing the damage. What remained afterwards was damage to the field along with damage to the sprinkler system.