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Cops: Blankets Gave Away Squatter in Stadium's Luxury Suite

'He made himself quite at home': Fla. police on homeless man's alleged 2-week stay at stadium

(Newser) - Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg is the home of the Tampa Bay Rowdies pro soccer team—and for at least two weeks, it was also the home of an uninvited visitor. Police in the Florida city say Daniel Albert Neja, a 39-year-old homeless man, was arrested Sunday evening at... More »

This Country Beat the Virus. Now, the Reward.

Sports fans fill a rowdy sports stadium in New Zealand

(Newser) - They call one section of the stadium The Zoo, and it's easy to see why: thousands of university students in team colors standing on their seats, steadying trays of beer, swaying to music and erupting with joy when their team scores. "Craziness," is how 20-year-old student Charlotte... More »

League: Soccer Team Didn't Use 'Common Sense' With Dolls

FC Seoul didn't intentionally order sex dolls, but should have figured it out, says K-League

(Newser) - A professional soccer team in South Korea has received a record fine after using sex dolls to fill stadium seats . Since the K-League resumed games in empty stadiums earlier this month, teams have been recreating the atmosphere with crowd noises and cardboard cutouts of people. FC Seoul went a different... More »

LAPD Detective Videotaped in Men's Room, Prosecutors Say

Officer charged with 75 misdemeanor counts

(Newser) - A Los Angeles police detective has been charged with secretly videotaping dozens of men inside a restroom at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Anaheim city attorney's office says 42-year-old Ryan Caplette was charged Friday with 75 misdemeanor counts, the AP reports. Prosecutors allege that Caplette was the man seen... More »

15 Killed in Concert Stampede

Tragedy hit during Madagascar independence celebrations

(Newser) - A stampede at a concert in Madagascar's capital by a popular singer killed at least 15 people Wednesday night. Just before the start of an appearance of the artist Rossy, the crowds surged, causing the deaths from trampling, said the national police. Some 80 people were injured. "The... More »

Japan's Fans 'Make Statement' at World Cup—With Trash Bags

Japanese fans came armed to clean up the stadium after their team's match

(Newser) - They showed up at the World Cup match sporting trash bags. That's what the BBC is reporting about fans of "Samurai Blue," the Japanese national soccer team that beat Colombia's players 2-1 Tuesday in Russia. After the soccer teams' jobs were done in Saransk's Mordovia... More »

6 Charged in 1989 Tragedy That Changed Soccer Forever

96 soccer fans died in the April 15, 1989, Hillsborough stadium disaster

(Newser) - In what the BBC says PM Theresa May is calling a day of "mixed emotions," British prosecutors charged six people Wednesday in the April 15, 1989, Hillsborough stadium disaster in which 96 soccer fans died, many of them crushed to death—the first criminal charges in the tragedy... More »

Cost for Most Expensive High School Stadium Ever Hits $70M

Texas really, really loves high-school football

(Newser) - When Texas voters approved a $63 million high-school football stadium in May, the school district fought back against claims it was the most expensive high-school stadium ever. They might not have much of a leg to stand on anymore. The Dallas Morning News reports the cost of McKinney Independent School... More »

Texas Town Spending $63M on High-School Football Stadium

It will be the most expensive high-school stadium in the country

(Newser) - How much do Texans love football? Nearly two-thirds of voters in McKinney, Texas, just voted to spend $62.8 million on a new high-school football stadium. Fox News reports it will be the most expensive high-school stadium in the country. "We're visionaries," the Dallas Morning News quotes... More »

For Stadium Workers, Super Bowl Is Not So Super

Gabriel Thompson describes working 16 hours, some unpaid

(Newser) - Gabriel Thompson was paid $12.25 an hour as a concession worker at Levi's Stadium during Super Bowl 50. Not bad, right? Well, he writes at Slate , it's a little more nuanced than that: Thompson clocked in at 8:36am, more than 90 minutes after he arrived at... More »

Vikings' Suit: Wells Fargo Is Photo-Bombing Our New Stadium

Team says bank is trying to sneak extra exposure with mounted, lit signage

(Newser) - In 2014, Wells Fargo agreed it wouldn't use mounted, illuminated rooftop signs on its two 17-story office towers that flank the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium in Minneapolis, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune . Instead, it would use two 56-foot signs painted flat on the roof, with no illumination, the Pioneer ... More »

Bills Fan Fired After Stadium Fall

He's barred from games after reckless slide

(Newser) - Unemployment has been added to injury for a Buffalo Bills fan who put himself and another fan in the hospital with a reckless stunt at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday. In an incident that became a viral video, a fan identified as Rob Hopkins slid down a safety railing on... More »

Fan Falls to His Death at 49ers Game

And 2 others were hurt in Indianapolis

(Newser) - It looks like football isn't just hazardous to the players' health—it might be hazardous to fans, too. A man died at Candlestick Park in San Francisco yesterday, falling from an elevated walkway just after the kickoff in the 49ers-Packers game. Witnesses tell the AP that the man appeared... More »

Florida Stadium to Be Renamed— After Prison Firm

GEO Group's boss is alumnus of Florida Atlantic

(Newser) - A 29,000-seat university stadium in Boca Raton, Florida, will soon boast the name of a private prison company—a move that has critics shaking their heads, the New York Times reports. GEO Group "is a company whose record is marred by human rights abuses, by lawsuits, by unnecessary... More »

'Abnormality' Blamed for Superdome Blackout

New Orleans to probe 34-minute outage that ground Super Bowl to halt

(Newser) - Embarrassed officials say the blackout that shut down the Super Bowl for 34 minutes was caused by an "abnormality in the system," though they're still in the dark as to what caused it. The Superdome's management company says power was partially cut to isolate the issue... More »

Runaway Cart Wreaks Havoc at Cowboys Stadium

7 suffer minor injuries as unmanned cart ploughs into people

(Newser) - The winning coach and several other people were bowled over by a runaway electric cart that raced across the field after a weekend high school football playoff game at Cowboys Stadium. Seven people were treated for minor injuries caused by the cart, which was stopped by a field worker after... More »

For $200, Fans Can Watch Super Bowl Outside Stadium

'Party plaza' seats will likely help break attendance records

(Newser) - Cowboys season-ticket holders have a special seating option for watching the Super Bowl, the Star-Telegram reports: For the low, low price of $200, they can watch the game on a TV screen while standing outside the stadium. The Cowboys won't be in the Super Bowl, of course, but Dallas is... More »

Fan Plunges to Death at Chicago Stadium

Man appeared to leap during Bears, Eagles game: witnesses

(Newser) - A man plunged 20 feet to his death from Chicago's Soldier Field football stadium during a Bears game against the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday. Witnesses said the man, who has been identified as 23-year-old Stuart Haverty of Woodstock, Ill., appeared to run to a ledge in an upper-level seating area and... More »

That Ballpark Hot Dog Could Kill You

ESPN gives more info than you wanted on stadium food safety

(Newser) - If you’d like to enjoy the next hot dog you eat at a baseball game, don’t read on. ESPN reviewed health department inspection reports for the North American MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA venues and found that 28% had been cited for a “critical” or “major”... More »

Adultery Site Wants to Rename Meadowlands

AshleyMadison offers $25 million...and will go higher

(Newser) - The infidelity business must be booming. Adultery-promoting website AshleyMadison.com is offering to pony up $25 million to acquire the naming rights to the new Meadowlands Stadium, home to the Jets and Giants. "We would be pleased to match any such superior offer," reads the letter obtained by... More »

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