Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
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MetLife Inks Deal To Sponsor
Corner Of New Giants/Jets Stadium
Dover Motorsports' Largest Shareholders
Recommends Sale Of Track
WITHER LAS VEGAS? In Las Vegas, Jeff Wolf writes with SMI Chair & CEO Bruton Smith last week announcing a deal to purchase Kentucky Speedway, the prospects of getting a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) “seem to be off the front burner, if not removed from the stove completely” (LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL, 5/30). An “oft-repeated rumor had Smith closing Pocono and moving one of its races to Kentucky Speedway and the other" to LVMS. However, that rumor was “quashed this week” when Pocono co-Owner Rose Mattioli said that she and her husband Joseph “had no intention of selling the track to Smith or anyone else” (LAS VEGAS SUN, 5/30).
The Sprint Center on September 22 will host a Blues-Kings preseason game, the first hockey game played in the arena. Tickets will range from $10 for a section in the north end zone to $150 for two sections of rink-side, center-ice seats. But Sprint Center Senior VP & GM Brenda Tinnen said, "In terms of a litmus test, I think that's all determined by the NHL and respective owners and their timeline for expansion of if there is a relocation" (K.C. STAR, 5/30).
Augusta National Raising
Practice Round Tickets By $5
NEW HOME FOR THE DOME: Pontiac, Michigan, city officials Thursday approved "key terms of a pending purchase agreement" to sell the Silverdome to Silver Stallion Development Group LLC President H. Wallace Parker. In Detroit, Jun & Hicks report a "windfall of $20[M] from the sale of the Dome could save the city from a possible state takeover." Officials in the next two weeks before another public hearing and council meeting are "expected to finalize a term sheet" (DETROIT NEWS, 5/30).
JUST CRACKER JACKS, PLEASE: In a front-page piece for the K.C. STAR, Kevin Murphy notes the Royals are considering offering "peanut-free seats" at Kauffman Stadium for certain games. Royals VP/Sales & Marketing Mark Tilson said that the team has not yet "designated seats as peanut-free but are considering that possibility." Tilson added that in the last two seasons, groups or families that requested peanut-free seats "were placed in enclosed, thoroughly-cleaned suites" (K.C. STAR, 5/30).