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SBD/July 25, 2013/Facilities
Published July 25, 2013
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: In N.Y., Perlman & McShane cited Pollstar data as showing that Barclays Center is "already the nation's No. 1 venue in the number of tickets sold and gate revenue." The arena "sold 657,423 tickets to concerts and family shows between Jan. 1 and June 30 -- the highest figure in the U.S." The only buildings worldwide "with better ticket sales numbers were the O2 arena in London and Manchester Arena in England -- and only the O2 outgrossed Barclays Center" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/24).
ICED COFFEE: Rhode Island Sports Commission Exec Dir John Gibbons said that the Dunkin’ Donuts Center "will bid for an NCAA Division I men’s hockey regional" in '15 and probably in '17. In Providence, Mark Divver reported Brown Univ. is "expected to be the host school." Gibbons said that the "deadline for the submission of bids is Sept. 20, and the NCAA will make its decisions in December" (PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 7/24).