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SBD/December 18, 2012/Facilities
Published December 18, 2012
DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: Arizona State Univ. AD & VP/Athletics Steve Patterson said that a Sun Devil Stadium renovation “could range from a $90 million plan, which would ensure the stadium’s structural integrity and safety, to a larger plan to be unveiled this spring that would rebuild the stadium and improve fans’ experience.” Patterson added that ASU has “received developer bids ‘from all over the country’ for the 300-plus-acre master plan.” ASU Assistant VP/University Real Estate Steve Nielsen said that seven development proposals “were submitted by the Nov.15 deadline, and ASU whittled them down to a shorter list.” Developers will be “called in for interviews in March.” Nielsen said that ASU “expects to select a developer by the end of March” (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 12/18).
HERE TO SERVE YOU: The MLB Rangers yesterday extended their contract with Delaware North to be the team’s food and beverage provider as well as provide retail services. The company has served as the team’s food and beverage provider since Rangers Ballpark opened in ’94 and took on retail this past season. The previous contract had two years remaining. This offseason there will be upgrades to the private club and concession areas behind home plate (Delaware North).