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Tech Firm Avaya Acquires Naming Rights To Earthquakes' Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 19 / 14

The Earthquakes today will announce a deal with Santa Clara-based tech firm Avaya for naming rights at their new stadium. Sources said the company signed a 10-year deal, but the annual value was not known leading up to the official announcement. Naming rights for MLS stadiums typically average $2M a...

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Tags: Facilities

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SportsBusiness Daily: Braves-SunTrust Deal Worth $10M-Plus

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09/15/14
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Tags: Facilities

09/12/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Pepsi Promo Offers Fans Free 49ers Tix

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SportsBusiness Daily: Vikes Around 20,000 Seat Licenses For New Stadium

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SportsBusiness Journal: Baylor makes most of riverside location

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SportsBusiness Daily: Penn State To Debut Video Boards

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