Football Disney World?


Revamping Canton

Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker foresees the Canton facility include a state-of-the-art stadium; eight fields in a youth sports complex (plus three more on campus); an indoor arena; a center for athletic performance and safety; a player care center; and a hotel. All of it by Sept. 17, 2020, the NFL’s centennial.

At a cost of perhaps nearly $800 million for what the folks at Johnson Controls are calling the world’s first sports and entertainment “smart city.”

That stadium itself has undergone a major transformation from a high school arena to hold 23,000. The NCAA Division III football championship game is coming to Canton in 2020 and 2021.

The Ohio State high school football championships will return, leaving the Buckeyes’ Horseshoe in Columbus.

An 80,000-square-foot indoor performance center already has booked the Division III men’s volleyball championship in 2022. It will have a full-size football field and a configuration for basketball when it opens in 2020. Perhaps the NFL draft will be held there, too.

Tartan Fields Golf Club Celebrates New Fitness Center By Opening To The Public on “Field Day,” Saturday, Aug. 12

DUBLIN (Aug. 3, 2017) — Celebrating the completion of its new fitness center, Tartan Fields Golf Club will host the very first “Tartan Field Day” on Saturday, August 12. The afternoon of free activities will showcase the club’s expanding curriculum of health, wellness, and fitness programs, with emphasis on how they interconnect with golf, tennis, swimming, and other activities.

Tartan Fields Golf Club—owned and operated by Dallas-based Arcis Golf—has significantly increased its commitment to a healthy lifestyle environment with the addition of the new, 3,000-square-foot fitness complex. Among its features is a group fitness room with best-in-class Cybex spin bikes, the premier line of Life Fitness cardio equipment, as well as strength-training equipment, functional training, and free-weight areas. Along with structured programs and offerings for adults, the fitness club will include a Kids’ Club.

Long recognized as one of the finest private golf and lifestyle clubs in Ohio, Tartan Fields features an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, a “zero entry” swimming pool—with a 25-foot slide—and six hard-surface tennis courts. Arcis Golf recently invested $2.1 million to transform the clubhouse, including the addition of new dining areas, bar, and a multi-level patio with fire features that have proven to be popular gathering spaces for members and their families and guests.

Field Day will open the club to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will be given a scorecard to track their visits to the various activity stations around the club, and be eligible to win prizes. After enjoying the planned activities, guests are invited to finish at the aquatics complex, unwinding on the spacious pool deck. Poolside food and beverage service will be available all day.

For more information or to reserve your complimentary field day pass for “Tartan Field Day,” call 614-792-0900, extension 282. To learn more about Tartan Fields Golf Club, visit www.tartanfields.com

Tartan Fields is in Delaware County

Big Walnut 5th & 6th Grade Youth Fall Volleyball League

Who: Incoming 5th & 6th Graders

What:

· Instruction in all phases of individual skills, team offense, and defense

· Intensive drilling in all phases: setting, passing, serving, hitting, and serve reception

· Teams will consist of 8 players each

· First two weeks will be clinics and last four weeks will be team play

Dates:

· Two 1 hour clinics and Four 1 hour game dates

· All Sundays

· September 10 (BW Middle School, 777 Cheshire Road)

· September 17 (BW High School)

· September 24 (BW High School)

· October 1 (BW Middle School, 777 Cheshire Road)

· October 8 (BW High School)

· October 15 (BW High School)

· Time: 1 to 3 PM

· Cost: $60 includes camp shirt

All proceeds benefit the BWHS volleyball team.

Questions? Contact: Shelley Ebright @ bwyvba@aol.com or 740-972-9484

Cap Athletics to Launch Redesigned Website on July 31

COLUMBUS – The Capital University athletic website will be unveiling a fresh look on Monday, July 31.

Fans will likely notice the emphasis on the color purple in the scheme of the website, plus a new layout that brings the social media scene to the forefront. Capital Athletics social media is now front and center, and each team that engages in various social media platforms will have their mediums made accessible on the home page.

Many more features and pages will be more accessible to users, as well.

MLL to auction signed team helmets for American Cancer Society

Final in-season fundraiser will run Aug. 6-13

BOSTON (August 4, 2017) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today that the league will auction official Cascade R helmets signed by each of the nine MLL teams with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the official charity of MLL.

The auction will run from Sunday, August 6 to Sunday, August 13 and can be found at this link.

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In the first year of the partnership with ACS, the league has raised more than $40,000 towards the fight against cancer. The MLL Pink Challenge ran through the month of May and the teams collectively raised over $30,000 for the cause. Atlanta Blaze longstick midfielder Scott Ratliff earned the Real Man of the Year by raising $8,121.

After the MLL All-Star Game in Sacramento, every player’s game-worn jersey was signed and auctioned for ACS. The auction generated over $10,000, with Lizards star Rob Pannell’s jersey selling for the highest price at $926. The All-Star Game MVP, Myles Jones, saw his jersey sell for nearly $600.

The American Cancer Society became the first official league-wide charity of choice this season. The long-term partnership began in May with the MLL Pink Challenge, a variation of the American Cancer Society’s national fundraising program, Real Men Wear Pink.

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This artists rendering provided by HKS shows the proposed state-of-the-art Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio. David Baker has a vision. He sees a state-of-the-art stadium; eight fields in a youth sports complex (plus three more on campus); an indoor arena; a center for athletic performance and safety; a player care center; and a hotel. All of it, and more, surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame of which Baker is president & CEO.
http://www.sunburynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2017/08/web1_canton-pfhof-Ap.jpgThis artists rendering provided by HKS shows the proposed state-of-the-art Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio. David Baker has a vision. He sees a state-of-the-art stadium; eight fields in a youth sports complex (plus three more on campus); an indoor arena; a center for athletic performance and safety; a player care center; and a hotel. All of it, and more, surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame of which Baker is president & CEO.

Compiled By Gary Budzak

gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com