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Next summer Dexter Lawrence Jersey , the Raiders are slated to relocate to Las Vegas and begin playing in a sleek $1.8 billion dome with a transparent roof, a black glass exterior to match their boldest uniform color, and retractable doors to frame an 80-foot-tall and 215-foot wide view of the casinos on the strip.Around the same time, the Rams and Chargers will settle in a Los Angeles suburb in a futuristic, covered-yet-light-filled stadium straight out of “The Jetsons” cartoon. It will be the centerpiece of a 298-acre entertainment and lifestyle complex originally projected to cost $2.6 billion that could come close to doubling in price.Two years ago, the Falcons moved into Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a $1.6 billion facility in Atlanta with a pinwheel-like cover that opens and closes like a camera lens. The season before that, the Minnesota Vikings arrived at U.S. Bank Stadium, a $1.1 billion venue with the league’s first translucent roof , five pivoting glass front doors facing the Minneapolis skyline, and a ship-like shape reflecting the region’s Nordic heritage after extensive cultural research by the designing architectural firm HKS.In 2010, the New York Giants and New York Jets kicked off at $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium in New Jersey with an official NFL-high seating capacity of 82,500. In the previous year, the Dallas Cowboys unveiled their new $1.1 billion suburban home with a high-definition, four-sided, center-hung videoboard that’s 160 feet long, equal to four city buses, and 71 feet high.These venues being added to the league over the last decade sure have taken quite the leap from Lambeau Field.Of course, even that hallowed home of the Green Bay Packers that opened in 1957 has undergone two significant renovations since the turn of the century. The NFL’s smallest city has modernized and monetized the stadium and surrounding development.Of the current 32 teams, seven remain in facilities erected prior to 1995 — sort of. One, the Chicago Bears, moved out in 2002 so Soldier Field could be completely rebuilt on the same site. Only the exterior colonnades endured the $690 million renovation. The Miami Dolphins had Hard Rock Stadium (1987) remade for $500 million.Attending a game has become as much about experiencing the immediate area and enjoying the amenities as simply watching four quarters of football.“They have a personality. They have a powerful formal expression. They do things to create an iconic Deandre Baker Jersey , globally recognizable facility,” said Bryan Trubey, a principal architect at HKS, the lead designer on the Rams-Chargers, Vikings, and Cowboys projects. “For a billion dollars, you should get something that the rest of the world looks at and recognizes instantly, whether there is a name on it or not.”The league has embarked on its 100th season, triggering a natural reflection on the transformation of the game from humble, helmetless beginnings to a business with more than $14 billion in annual revenue that draws more 100 million people to watch the Super Bowl on television. Perhaps no aspect has evolved more drastically than the places where these games are played.“Without the people present to make the stadium a reality, they never would have happened, but stadiums can and should be celebrated for the moments in history that occurred within their confines,” said Eric Grubman, a former NFL executive who worked heavily on the development of new venues. “The great game, the great sadness, the great celebration, whatever it may be.”According to Pro Football Reference’s online database , 166 stadiums have hosted at least one regular season game since the NFL began. That includes rival leagues — the All-American Football Conference (1946-49) and the American Football League (1960-69) — that were eventually absorbed. One hundred of those venues have hosted 17 games or more.Over the first half of the league’s life span, teams were frequently shoehorned into baseball parks where baseball clubs took top billing. The Bears played at Wrigley Field for 50 seasons. The Giants had long-time homes at the Polo Grounds and Yankee Stadium. The Cardinals, now in Arizona after moving from St. Louis, were tenants at Comiskey Park and Wrigley Field where the franchise originated in Chicago.Then there were the pre-war public works projects like Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the Rams returned in 2016 from St. Louis after first playing there from 1946-1979. Cleveland Municipal Stadium housed the Browns for a half-century before their move to Baltimore that embittered the lakeside city.On through the AstroTurf era of the 1960s and 1970s Oshane Ximines Jersey , when several teams moved with their baseball counterparts into cookie-cutter circles with few frills, stadiums were still primarily taxpayer funded. By the time the mid-1990s came, though, multi-purpose was out. Fancy was in.Owners began pumping in their own money in search of new revenue streams from premium seating areas and chef-driven concessions, aided in part by an NFL loan program known as “G-4” funding . As the price tags for construction surged, so did the public costs, even if the percentage share was much lower than in the past. Many of these modern projects came with predictable controversy. Anti-stadium forces often were passionate enough to be driven by both conservatives and liberals decrying the sizes and purposes of the subsidies. Proponents, meanwhile, touted municipal benefits such as sales tax revenue, job creation and civic pride.According to an Associated Press calculation of at-the-time, publicly reported construction costs, not factoring for inflation, the NFL’s current 31 stadiums cost a collective $17.7 billion to build. The average public share was roughly 55%, with 45% from private capital. MetLife Stadium and the soon-to-open complex in Los Angeles did not seek direct taxpayer contributions.“When you find the examples of the ones that really do help the city, behind it is almost always an owner who actually knows what he’s doing,” said Roger Noll, a Stanford professor of economics, in a 2017 interview. “That is to say he’s someone who cares about the city, and he really wants it to be improved. So he doesn’t just max out for himself. He tries to build something that’s going to be more integrated, where the facility is more integrated into the businesses around it as opposed to competing with them.”That’s the name of the stadium game these days: the live experience. With the ease of watching games in ultra-HD from the comfort of the couch, NFL teams have faced more of a challenge than ever to keep fans coming through the doors. What they’ll always be able to offer, of course Julian Love Jersey , is the communal satisfaction that comes from seeing the winning touchdown in real time while the roar of 60,000 fans fills the building.Grubman, now chairman of the board for the hospitality company On Location Experiences, recalled taking his then-teenage sons to Lambeau Field for the NFC championship game after the 2007 season between the Giants and the Packers. The wind chill factor at kickoff was 23 degrees below zero. No longer interested in the box seats or luxury spaces their father had access to, the boys persuaded dad to sit in the seats.“I froze, and I loved it, because I’m an old fan myself,” Grubman said.After the game, they asked to walk on the field.“I said, ‘Yeah, I can take you. Why do you want to do that?’ They said, ‘We want to touch it,'” Grubman said. “To them, they were touching history.” PRO BASKETBALLTORONTO (AP)Kyle Lowry scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 23 and the Toronto Raptors beat Houston 108-105, snapping the Rockets’ 17-game winning streak.James Harden scored 40 points but the Rockets lost for the first time since Jan. 27 at New Orleans.Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors won their seventh straight in a matchup between the respective conference leaders.The Rockets shot 9 for 27 from 3-point range, matching their fewest made 3-pointers of the season.Clint Capela had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets. Chris Paul and Eric Gordon each scored 14 points, and Trevor Ariza had 13 as Houston’s road winning streak ended at 10.MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Jae Crowder scored a season-high 22 points and the Utah Jazz won their fifth straight with a 95-78 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, who have lost 16 in a row.Joe Ingles added 16 points for Utah, while Ricky Rubio had 15 points and 10 rebounds.Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 18 points, and Ben McLemore finished with 14. Jarell Martin contributed 13 Darius Slayton Jersey , while making only five of his 15 shots as Memphis shot 37 percent for the game.Utah never trailed in the second half and Memphis never really threatened after the early minutes of the third quarter.PRO FOOTBALLCLEVELAND (AP) – A starting quarterback. A three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. A shut-down cornerback. With three major trades, the Cleveland Browns let it be known that they intend to be taken seriously.Two months after an agonizing 0-16 season mercifully ended, new general manager John Dorsey addressed three major needs on the eve of free agency by acquiring mobile quarterback Tyrod Taylor in a deal with Buffalo, wide receiver Jarvis Landry from Miami and cornerback Damarious Randall from Green Bay, a person with direct knowledge of the overhaul told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Teams are not permitted to announce any trades until next week.In exchange, the Browns shipped quarterback DeShone Kizer and swapped late-round picks with the Packers, gave the Dolphins a fourth-round pick this season and a seventh in 2019 and sent the Bills the No. 65 overall pick in this year’s draft.RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks cut ties with star cornerback Richard Sherman, who became one of the NFL’s premier cornerbacks during his seven seasons with the team.The team informed Sherman early in the day he would be released, and he confirmed the decision in a text message to The Associated Press. The move appeared to be building after he met with the team Wednesday to discuss his future. Sherman declined to comment after the meeting.Sherman was an overlooked fifth-round draft pick who went on to become a two-time All-Pro who helped anchor a defense that was the league’s best for several years. He will be 30 years old going into next season and coming off an Achilles tendon injury that cost him half of the 2017 season.TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans agreed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract extension that makes him the second-highest paid receiver in the NFL.The deal includes $55 million guaranteed and also makes Evans the highest-paid player with the Buccaneers with an average annual salary of $16.5 million. That’s second among NFL receivers behind Antonio Brown’s $17 million.Evans acknowledged the extension, which runs through 2023, in an Instagram post, noting he will be ”spending the next several seasons in Tampa Bay” with a singular focus on helping the Bucs win a Super Bowl.The Buccaneers also re-signed backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who appeared in six games last season. He is 35 years old and has played 13 seasons in the NFL. He returns on a one-year contract.NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York Jets star Mark Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help former players like him who are dealing with football-related health issues.During a radio interview on 710 WOR Radio in New York on Thursday night, Gastineau says that he wants ailing players to be ”treated right” by the NFL. The 61-year-old Gastineau announced last year that he was diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and believes the conditions are the result of brain trauma from playing in the NFL for 10 seasons.Gastineau says Goodell told him when they talked over a year ago that he should let him know if he needs anything. The former sack-dancing star began to cry during the interview with host Pete McCarthy when he spoke of his daily struggles to get out of bed and remember names.BASEBALLJUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Baseball players’ union head Tony Clark claims the Marlins’ rebuilding decision is different from the ones that led to World Series titles for the Chicago Cubs and Houston because Miami broke up a competitive club.”Those teams didn’t tear themselves down,” Clark said. ”Those teams went through rough stretches. And then they added, too. When you start with a team that has a number of talented players and you tear that down T.J. Hockenson Jersey , it’s a different conversation than starting from scratch and building up.”The union has filed grievance two weeks ago against Miami, Pittsburgh, Oakland and Tampa Bay, accusing them of not properly using money received in revenue sharing.GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was held out of what was to have been his first big league spring training game this year due to an injured upper right hamstring.”When he was getting ready today, his pregame stuff and kind of getting his legs loose, it tightened up on him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after a 6-4 win over a Kansas City split squad. ”We had the trainers look at him and it just made sense to just not throw him out there.”Jansen never warmed up in the bullpen and Zach Neal came out to pitch the ninth inning for the Dodgers. Roberts said he expects Jansen will pitch in a minor league game on Monday, then hopefully work in his first big league spring training game next Thursday against the Royals.HOCKEYBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion.Okposo was hurt when he and Senators forward Bobby Ryan didn’t see each other and collided early in the second period of Buffalo’s 4-3 shootout win at Ottawa on Thursday.A head injury was an issue for Okposo last year when concussion-related symptoms nearly derailed his career. Okposo lost weight and had difficulty sleeping and spent a week in the hospital after sustaining a concussion during what he called a routine hit in practice.The 11-year veteran is tied for third among Sabres with 38 points (11 goals and 27 assists) in 65 games this season.SKIINGOFTERSCHWANG, Germany (AP) – Mikaela Shiffrin won her second straight overall World Cup title, finishing third in a giant slalom.Ranked fourth after the opening run, the Olympic GS champion from the United States improved a spot and trailed winner Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.74 seconds. It was the Norwegian’s first career win.Even before her final run, Shiffrin was guaranteed the crystal globe as her only remaining rival, Wendy Holdener, failed to get the win or second place she needed to maintain her mathematical title chance. The Swiss skier finished 14th.With five events remaining, Shiffrin holds an insurmountable 603-points lead over Holdener in the overall standings. Shiffrin is the second American female skier to win multiple overall titles. Lindsey Vonn won the sport’s most coveted prize four times.

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