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Dodgers Look To Sell Ad Space On Bullpens,
Dugouts, Base Lines In Dodger Stadium
Univ. of Texas (UT) athletic department sources indicated that UT and Univ. of North Carolina (UNC) officials are "in serious discussions with the Cowboys" to host a men's basketball game early next season at the new $1.1B stadium in Arlington, according to Chuck Carlton of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Sources said that a likely date would be December 19, 2009, "as part of a home-and-home agreement." UT and UNC "would also meet in the 2010-11 season," probably in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sources said that the schools "still have to work out logistics and sign contracts." An official announcement "could be a month or more away" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/14). A UT spokesperson said that the matchup "could be the first in a four-game series" between the schools (AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, 10/14). UNC is scheduled to play Michigan State in December at Ford Field. UNC Associate AD Steve Kirschner said playing basketball games at football venues is "not something we are specifically looking to do," but added when the "opportunity comes to play in unique venues like those we are happy to take a look at them" (THE DAILY).SPORTING EVENTS CONFIRMED FOR NEW COWBOYS STADIUMDATEEVENT
September 2009 Cowboys' first home game October 3, 2009 Texas A&M-Arkansas (football) December 2009 Big 12 Football Championship January 2, 2010 AT&T Cotton Bowl February 6, 2011 Super Bowl XLV October 5, 2013 Notre Dame-Arizona State (football)
Lakers-Kings Game In Las Vegas Draws
Fewer Fans Than Recent NHL Game
SPRINTING AHEAD: In K.C., Jason Whitlock wrote under the header, "NBA Could Work Here If Given A Chance." K.C. has a "thirst for sporting entertainment," and the Sprint Center is a "sparkling success, the equal" of the adjacent Power & Light District developed by Baltimore-based developer Cordish Co. Friday's Trail Blazers-Hawks NBA preseason game at the Sprint Center featured a "few $10 tickets in the upper reaches of the arena, but most people paid between" $50-90 for the game. Sprint Center Dir of Communications & Marketing Shani Tate Ross: "We priced the game at NBA prices. We want people to get used to paying NBA/NHL prices." Whitlock: "I realize it was just a one-time affair, but I'm surprised Kansas Citians were willing to step out and pay [Chiefs President & GM] Carl Peterson prices for a nonfootball event, particularly in this brutal economic environment." Meanwhile, Whitlock wrote Cordish Co. Chair David Cordish, who has been critical of the Sprint Center's lack of a major tenant, "might want to keep his fingers away from his laptop for the next year or two," as his comments have done a "great deal of damage to the area" (K.C. STAR, 10/11).