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Published January 20, 2014
12TH MAN'S BANDWIDTH: In Seattle, Monica Guzman wrote, "It's a little ironic that CenturyLink Field is named after a company that offers high-speed Internet service but it is not among the stadiums that offer Wi-Fi to all fans." However, offering WiFi at stadiums "is a taller order than you might expect" (SEATTLETIMES.com, 1/18).
NEW IN THE MINI APPLE: In Minneapolis, Sid Hartman reported the T'Wolves "would like to get into their new basketball facilities" for the start of the '14-15 season. Team Owner Glen Taylor said that progress is "being made in negotiating a deal and hopes to have it done soon" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/19).
LAKE SHOW, REVISITED: In L.A., Randy Lewis noted Madison Square Garden Co. is putting the refurbished Forum "back in the Southland concert business, marketing it as a more music-friendly alternative to the multi-purpose" Staples Center. MSG Co. is hoping the Forum can compete with Staples Center "for the top-grossing entertainers by offering what the downtown sports arena can't: the world's largest indoor theater designed specifically with music in mind" (LATIMES.com, 1/17).