Reds Upgrading GABP Ahead Of All-Star Game Flames Close To Arena Announcement? Vegas Arena Could Be First With Retractable Roof FS North's Ratings Decline For Twins Games Continues Bud Sticking With Clydesdales For Super Bowl Univ. Of Nevada Proposes Mackay Upgrades Facility Notes Saints' Benson Gives $11M To Pro Football HOF Bucks' Edens Outlines Downtown Arena Vision Jags Seeking State Money For Upgrades
SBD/Issue 90/Facilities & Venues
Published January 27, 2006
NO MULTI-LATERAL TALKS: Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said that the agreement the Penguins have with Isle of Capri Casinos for a new arena “prevents the team from discussing alternatives with state and local leaders.” Rendell: “That leaves us at a serious disadvantage because we want to try to develop a Plan B to save the Penguins and to build the arena. But you can’t negotiate with yourself and obviously there has to be participation by the team.” Penguins Senior Consultant for Special Projects David Morehouse said that local and state politicians “have had plenty of time to discuss other plans” (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 1/27).
RACE TO THE FINISH: Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) will provide free audio podcasts to fans. The podcasts, titled Texas Motor Speedway’s Total Access Today, feature driver interviews and TMS news, and will be hosted by Brad Gillie. The podcasts will be available twice a week during the race season and can be downloaded from TMS’ official Web site, iTunes and Yahoo.com. TMS said it is the first major motorsports facility to do provide such a service (TMS)....Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) for $300 is selling fans the right to sponsor one of 325 laps during the NASCAR Nextel Cup Golden Corral 500 on March 19. Fans will have their names and lap number printed in the program if bought before February 17 and receive two pre-race pit passes and a commemorative certificate. The package also includes two tickets to the weekend’s Busch and Craftsman Truck races (AMS).