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Published June 24, 2014
TIGERS' LAIR: LSU AD Joe Alleva said the school's $80M south end zone addition to Tiger Stadium "is on time" and "should be ready for the home opener." In Baton Rouge, Scott Rabalais notes the project will "take seating capacity of the 90-year-old facility to near 100,000." Alleva said that most of the project is "now enclosed, lessening the chances of a weather delay" (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 6/24).
ROOM SERVICE: Int'l Speedway Corp. yesterday announced a deal with Shaner Hotels and Prime Hospitality Group to develop a 145-room, boutique hotel at One Daytona, the mixed-use development planned across the street from Daytona Int'l Speedway. Shaner will be the hotel operator and Prime Hospitality Group will be the developer. They are in talks to have the boutique hotel be part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, a group of boutique hotels worldwide like the Algonquin Hotel in N.Y. and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. One Daytona is slated to open in '16 (Tripp Mickle, Staff Writer).