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Red Wings Debuting Comerica Legends
Club At Joe Louis Arena This Season
The PCL Triple-A Sacramento River Cats plan to develop a 1.5-acre plot next to Raley Field in West Sacramento into “a state-of-the-art outdoor event hot spot,” according to Jon Ortiz of the SACRAMENTO BEE. The team announced Monday its plan to privately finance a facility “flexible enough to host everything from concerts and theater productions to volleyball games and high school graduations.” The project, designed by S.F.-based Heller Manus Architects, should be completed by March '09. River Cats President, COO & GM and Raley Field President Alan Ledford did not comment on costs or naming rights. River Cats execs estimate that once the 3,500-seat project is complete, they will add "at least 60 dates to the 100 events already hosted there each year.” Ortiz noted the team continues “to evolve from a Triple A baseball franchise into a regional entertainment player” (SACRAMENTO BEE, 9/10). The venue will include a 40-by-60-foot stage and will not host events that coincide with River Cats games (River Cats).
New Hampshire Int’l Speedway Owner Bob Bahre said that he is "not in negotiations” with Red Sox Owner John Henry to sell the track to Fenway Sports Group (FSG). Bahre confirmed that he "has had recent discussions with Henry and [FSG President] Mike Dee about selling" NHIS, but said that “nothing substantial has transpired in terms of a sale" (BOSTON HERALD, 9/12).
Joel To Be Last Performer At
Shea Stadium Before Demolition
FAMOUS LAST WORDS: Billy Joel is scheduled to be the final performer at Shea Stadium before the venue is demolished after the '08 MLB season. No dates have been set for the string of concerts (NEWSDAY, 9/12).