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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Broadmoor Hotel Buys Naming Rights To Colorado Springs Arena

04 / 15 / 14

The Colorado Springs World Arena has signed a 10-year naming-rights deal with the 5-star Broadmoor hotel. The venue’s official name is now the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Financial terms were not disclosed. The old Broadmoor World Arena opened in '38 as part of the hotel and ser...

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Global Spectrum Taking Over Boardwalk Hall

Global Spectrum will take over management of historic Boardwalk Hall starting Jan. 1 pending approval by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Board, according to industry sources. The board meets Dec. 6 to approve the measure. Authority President Jeff Vasser said it was premature to ...

Tags: Facilities

Chesney Announces '13 Stadium Tour

Country artist Kenny Chesney today announced his '13 stadium tour, a route covering 12 NFL facilities, three MLB parks, Crew Stadium in Columbus and South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium. Chesney has made multiple appearances at most of the NFL stadiums on the itinerary, including Hei ...

Foxwoods To Sponsor New Area At MSG

MSG has signed a multiyear deal with Foxwoods Resort Casino to sponsor the Madison Club, a new all-inclusive premium space opening Friday for the Knicks’ regular-season home opener against the Heat. The exact number of years and financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Madison Club ...

Tags: Facilities, Madison Square Garden

ASU Rolling Out High-Tech Raffle Program

Arizona State Univ. plans to roll out a new high-tech raffle program for tonight’s home football game against the Univ. of Oregon to raise money for athletic scholarships. The Pac-12 school has signed a deal with Pointstreak Technologies’ 50/50 Central to sell raffle tickets at Sun Devil ...

Delaware North Announces Exec Moves

Buffalo-based Delaware North Cos. named JOHN WENTZELL President of its Sportservice concessionaire division, one of several leadership changes announced yesterday. Wentzell, a veteran arena manager, was most recently DNC Boston and DNC Int’l President. For the past six years, Wentzell had ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Delaware North Cos.

Palace Sports Hires Chris Quinn As VP

Palace Sports & Entertainment, owner of the Pistons and the Palace of Auburn Hills, has hired Chris Quinn as VP/Business Development & Premium Seating. Quinn is responsible for growing the Pistons’ season-ticket base and marketing sponsorships, as well as selling suites. In addition, ...

Twins Looking At Branded Area In Right Field

The Twins, pending approval tomorrow by the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, will build a new branded destination at Target Field for single-game ticket buyers and group sales. The new 200-seat space in right field replaces bleacher seating in sections 139, 140 and 141 with seven rows of stools with ba ...

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins

HKS To Design Be Vikings Stadium

The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority have jointly selected HKS to design the team’s new $975M stadium, according to Vikings VP/Public Affiars & Stadium Development Lester Bagley. The two groups announced the decision at the authority’s meeting Friday morning. Dal ...

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Vikings Select HKS To Design Stadium

The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority have jointly selected HKS to design the team’s new $975M stadium, according to Vikings VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley . The two groups were to announce the decision at the authority’s meeting this morni ...

Centerplate To Complete Buyout

Centerplate officials have announced they will complete a management-led buyout of the sports concessionaire in Q4 '12 in a partnership with investment firm Olympus Partners. The transaction is valued at $551M, said Centerplate President & CEO Des Hague. Centerplate’s senior execs, in ...

Tags: Finance, Centerplate

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