Entertainment & Events

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

SXSW economic impact grows north of $350M

The economic impact of the South by Southwest festival inched across the $350 million mark in the latest analysis by Greyhill Advisors of the spring festival’s effect on the community. The $350.6 million total for the 2018 festival represented growth…

Friday, July 6, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Questions of timing, community benefits linger over stadium negotiations

With little more than a month before City Council is expected to formally consider an agreement to possibly provide city land for the construction of a professional soccer stadium, it seems one of the most important considerations is what constitutes…

Friday, June 29, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council OKs stadium negotiation and other proposals, with early August deadline

Austin will move forward with negotiations on a deal that could bring a Major League Soccer stadium to the McKalla Place property in North Austin, with an early August deadline to reach an agreement.City Council approved a pair of soccer-related…

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Epstein, PSV held soccer meeting prior to McKalla proposal’s release

A co-owner of the Circuit of the Americas met with representatives from Columbus Crew SC owners Precourt Sports Ventures about a possible deal to use the property as the team’s new home, just prior to the city receiving a proposal…

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

City tour support, tipping program previewed in summit for Austin musicians

The city’s music office is moving ahead with plans that could provide up to $5,000 in assistance for touring bands, as well as installing credit card kiosks in a handful of city music venues so fans can more easily tip…

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

$29.5M appraisal backs claims city eyed McKalla for commercial use

A 2016 appraisal of the city-owned property commonly known as McKalla Place found that it had a market value of $29.5 million if used for “commercial development, including retail, office and multifamily development.”The appraisal, performed by Paul Hornsby & Co.…

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