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The FL-based Bollettieri Sports Academy will add a hockey and skating complex that will feature new facilities, a cafe, a full-line pro shop and seating for events. The development is a project of the Bollettieri Sports Academy, a division of IMG, and SkateNation Inc. SkateNation currently operates six other skating centers in the U.S. The Bollettieri facility is scheduled to open in late spring '99. It will serve as a training center for local, national and international figure skaters and hockey players from beginners through Olympic and world champions (IMG).
Nike extended its December 15 deadline in the search for a location to build a satellite office in the Western U.S. or Canada. The expansion likely would employ up to 5,000 people after 2000. Nike Dir of PR Lee Weinstein said that CO, NM, NV, WA and British Columbia are all candidates. No new deadline was set (DENVER POST, 12/13)....San Diego will remain host of the ESPN X Games in '98, set to take place June 19-28. More than 225,000 spectators attended the week-long '97 X Games in the city (ESPN).