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Published October 10, 2012
BOXING LOCKED IN: In Miami, Santos Perez reported promotional company Acquinity Sports “recently reached a deal” with BB&T Center officials to present a "combined nine-bout boxing card and 2 1/2-hour concert.” Acquinity Sports VP Henry Rivalta said, “With hockey in a lockout, it allowed us an opportunity to offer the event to the BB&T Center.” Rivalta said that the musical portion of the event "will feature hip-hop performer Flo Rida” (MIAMI HERALD, 10/9).
UNITED PLANS: DC Council member Jack Evans on Friday said that he “hopes to have the framework for a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point in place by the end of the year.” A source said that the city has “assigned a project manager to the stadium plan and the sides are attempting to iron out land issues.” In DC, Steven Goff noted the stadium “would accommodate between 20,000 and 24,000 spectators” (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 10/5).