SBD/Issue 16/Facilities & Venues

Facility Notes

BankAtlantic Reportedly Paying $2.7M
Annually For Arena Naming Rights
A Broward County (FL) official said that BankAtlantic is paying about $2.7M annually for its ten-year naming-rights agreement for the NHL Panthers’ BankAtlantic Center. Office Depot, which had its name on the building from ’02 until last month, paid about $1.4M a year (Steve Gorten, Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL, 10/1)....The Louisiana State Racing Commission granted approval to Fair Grounds Race Course to run a 37-day meet at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City to make up for the cancellation of the racing season in New Orleans (Bob Fortus, New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 10/1)....In Providence, Shalise Manza Young reported Connecticut-based Yarde Metals lost its appeal in Suffolk County (MA) Superior Court challenging an earlier decision that found the Patriots “had the right to rescind” season-ticket privileges after a male ticket holder “was caught using the women’s restroom” during a game in ’02 (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 10/1).

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