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SBD/August 15, 2012/Franchises
Published August 15, 2012
PALATIAL ESTATE: In Detroit, Vince Ellis noted in addition to the $13-15M remodeling job underway at the Palace of Auburn Hills, “orders for new season-ticket packages recently surpassed last season’s numbers.” Palace Sports & Entertainment President & CEO Dennis Mannion said that things are “on the upswing despite the Pistons’ run of four straight losing seasons” (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 8/12).
NAME THAT TEAM: BASEBALL AMERICA’s Josh Leventhal noted the Triple-A Int’l League Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, who are “set to debut a new ballpark next season after spending all of 2012 on the road, announced late last week that a new team identity will be coming to town as well.” The team will remain Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but “sought fan input on potential new nicknames and received over 2,700 submissions before narrowing that list down to six” (BASEBALLAMERICA.com, 8/14).