First Data Lands Rights To Mets' Fla. Complex Orlando City Lacks Stadium Naming-Rights Partner San Diego Developer Proposing SoccerCity Alternative Virginia Tech AD Discusses Facility Upgrades Vail Resorts Acquires Vermont's Stowe Mountain Bucks' New Video Board Goes Against NBA Grain Manfred Defends D-Backs' Chase Field Stance Blue Jays Debate Rogers Renovation Themes Millennial Esports Opening Gaming Arena In Vegas Plans Released For San Diego's "SoccerCity"
SBD/Issue 235/Facilities & Venues
Published August 25, 2009
In DC, Tarik El-Bashir cited sources as confirming that discussions for a November 28 Capitals-Canadiens game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium "are dead," and the teams instead will play the game at Bell Centre as scheduled. Plans for the game at the 70,000-plus-seat stadium reportedly were nixed because of the possibility of the CFL Alouettes "playing deep into the postseason." If that were to happen, the NHL "would not have enough time to properly prepare the stadium" to install a rink (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 8/24).
Giants Likely Will Return To Training Camp At
Albany Next Year, But May Shorten Their Stay
OFF TRACK: In San Diego, Tanya Mannes reports California state officials yesterday "decided to postpone a decision on awarding a new contract to operate the Del Mar Racetrack, citing the recession and turmoil in the horse racing industry." State Sen. Christine Kehoe "suggested the delay, saying taxpayers might get a better deal by waiting." Kehoe also cited "uncertainty about the future of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which came up during discussions about selling off state property this year" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 8/25).