Quote of the Day
"We're not country bumpkins here. We're not going to support somebody and then have him leave town."
-- KTRS-AM host McGraw Milhaven, on wanting Stan Kroenke to comment that he is committed to keeping the Rams in St. Louis if he purchases the team (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 4/20).
Arena Focal Point Of Mixed-Use Development
Oilers Owner Daryl Katz is thinking big in Edmonton. In one of the most ambitious projects to hit the boards recently, Katz pushes forward with his plan for a new arena by submitting a zoning application for a 16-acre downtown plot. The proposal calls for the venue to anchor a major mixed-use development that includes hotels, retail, apartments and a casino. The goal is to break ground on the arena in January '12 and for the Oilers to begin play in the new digs by '14. In articulating the ambitious vision, Katz Group VP Bob Black calls the project an opportunity to "change the way the world sees Edmonton." But it is sure to undergo plenty of scrutiny from city councilors unsure if Katz' vision is the best way to reshape the downtown region.
Setting The Pace
Pacers' Conseco Fieldhouse lease indicates team could owe Indy up to $150M for leaving town.
NHL hopes expanded digital media push, more big-event programming will land more support from Madison Ave., better TV deals.
The Cubs make concessions, but finally gain approval to install illuminated sign at Wrigley.
The Long Hard Road
TIME profile of NASCAR's recent struggles claims league has "managed to make auto racing a little boring."
A Unique Case Study
Tebow's NFL prospects remain to be seen, but his appeal to marketers thus far is unquestionable.
Turning The Page
SI, ESPN The Magazine and Runner's World all show strong gains in advertising revenue.