Top Headlines: Rabren Will Build $64 Million Auburn Football Center, Seven Alabama Cities Could Lose ‘Metro’ Status

A rendering of Auburn’s new Football Performance Center. Provided by Auburn University.

Rabren will build $64 million Auburn football center
Rabren General Contractors, based in Auburn, will build Auburn University’s Football Performance Center. The $64.6 million, 233,400-square-foot facility will include a football operations building, indoor practice facility and two full-sized natural turf football practice fields. The center is scheduled for completion in fall 2022.  – Auburn University

Seven Alabama cities could lose ‘metro’ status
Seven Alabama cities are among 144 nationwide that could lose their status as a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) under a federal proposal. The new proposal is that a metro area would have to have at least 100,000 residents (up from 50,000) to be designated an MSA. In Alabama, that would affect Florence-Muscle Shoals, Decatur, Gadsden, Anniston-Oxford, Auburn, Dothan and Daphne-Fairhope-Foley.  – Associated Press 

Black Bear Transmission sells state gas-gathering assets
Gas-gathering assets owned by Black Bear Transmission Alabama have been sold to an undisclosed buyer. The sale includes more than 240 miles of natural gas pipelines, 26 active metered locations and one active compressor station.  – World Pipelines

Pymt removing fees to help businesses
Birmingham-based point-of-sale platform Pymt has removed monthly fees to help small and mid-sized businesses. Pymt’s new fee structure now charges merchants only when they accept a credit or debit payment. – Cision

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