AKRON -- Developers who recently bought the University of Akron's old football stadium have dropped a plan to pursue a pro football team for the facility and are pitching a multi-use entertainment venue instead.
The proposal by Team 1 Marketing Group also includes adding a dome to the stadium known as the Rubber Bowl.
Team 1's Sean Mason tells the Akron Beacon Journal the goal is a spring 2015 opening for concerts and sporting events such as boxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling.
Brad Beckert, the city of Akron's development engineering manager, called that timetable ambitious if a dome is built.
Complicating the proposal is the possibility that Federal Aviation Administration approval might be needed for the dome because the Rubber Bowl is near the Akron airport.