Sports

A beautiful day welcomed 144 golfers to IAAP's Sep. 17 golf outing held at WeaverRidge and Coyote Creek golf clubs in Peoria, Ill. Due to the strong support of everyone attending, this outing raised $8,580 for the IAAP Political Action Committee.

At Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., the evidence that the New York Islanders' new $1 billion arena is taking shape is everywhere. A brick-and-tile facade is attached to most of the structure's exterior. Steel beams are in place across the top to hold UBS Arena's roof, targeted to be placed in December.

Arizona-based Legacy Cares Inc., along with Legacy Sports USA, announced that Legacy Sports Park, a privately owned 320-acre multi-use family sports and entertainment complex, will be built in Mesa. The project will be located at Ellsworth and Pecos roads next to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport area and will open to the public in January 2022.

Crews from Sandy-based Layton Construction began its demolition on Monday, Aug. 24, of the The University of Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium. Crews started the dismantling of the Space Clarke Football Center in the south end zone. After months of excavating, pouring of deep foundations and placement of shoring walls, the first steel will begin to be erected in October.

The gradual expansion of the Utah Olympic Park's facilities in Kimball Junction is aimed at offering year-round training opportunities for local athletes. Phase one of the project was completed last year and fundraising for phase two is well underway.

A new tradition is beginning in Elmore County, Ala., as fans mark the start of the 2020 football season. Hohenberg Field, the longtime home for Wetumpka High School games, has been replaced with a highly anticipated stadium. The 5,000-seat facility and track are part of a sports complex featuring more than 10,000 sq.

On Aug. 23, Takuma Sato (#30), brought the Rahal, Letterman and Lanigan Racing (RLL) team its second Indianapolis 500 win. RLL's Graham Rahal (#15) finished third, while teammate Spencer Pigot (#45) was examined and discharged from the hospital after crashing in Turn 4 on Lap 196.

Philadelphia's professional basketball franchise is exploring the idea of building a basketball arena at Penn's Landing after its current lease deal expires at the Wells Fargo Center. The NBA's 76ers confirmed Aug. 26 to the Philadelphia Business Journal that the team is studying the idea of building a basketball arena at Penn's Landing, but any such plans wouldn't happen any time soon.

Savannah, Ga., city officials have capped construction costs on a new city arena at $147.6 million, clearing the way to move forward with issuing more construction contracts. News outlets report the Savannah City Council approved the price cap on Aug.

LAS VEGAS (AP) Officials declared "substantial completion" of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after nearly 1,000 days were spent building the $2 billion home for the NFL's relocated Raiders. Aug. 7 had been the target date for completion since ground was broken in November 2017 for the 65,000-seat domed stadium just off the Las Vegas Strip.

A raceway park is set to re-open in Kershaw, S.C., that promises to give people of all ages the opportunity to get behind the wheel to enjoy the speed and action that comes from driving on a road course. When the revamped Carolina Motorsports Park is fully operational in August, it will allow amateur car and motorcycle racers to try their hand on a 2.27-mi.