Entertainment venue now planned for old Akron stadium

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Developers who recently bought the
University of Akron’s old football stadium have dropped a plan to pursue
a pro football team for the facility and are pitching a multiuse
entertainment venue instead.
The proposal by Team 1 Marketing Group also includes adding a dome to the stadium known as the Rubber
Bowl.
Team 1’s Sean Mason tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1j5mabF ) the goal is a spring 2015
opening for concerts and sporting events such as boxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling.
Brad Beckert, the city of Akron’s development engineering manager, called that timetable ambitious if a
dome is built.
Complicating
the proposal is the possibility that Federal Aviation Administration
approval might be needed for the dome because the Rubber Bowl is near
the Akron airport.
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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Developers who recently bought the
University of Akron’s old football stadium have dropped a plan to pursue
a pro football team for the facility and are pitching a multiuse
entertainment venue instead.
The proposal by Team 1 Marketing Group also includes adding a dome to the stadium known as the Rubber
Bowl.
Team 1’s Sean Mason tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1j5mabF ) the goal is a spring 2015
opening for concerts and sporting events such as boxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling.
Brad Beckert, the city of Akron’s development engineering manager, called that timetable ambitious if a
dome is built.
Complicating
the proposal is the possibility that Federal Aviation Administration
approval might be needed for the dome because the Rubber Bowl is near
the Akron airport.
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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.