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Orlando City Unveils New Design Plans For 25,500-Seat Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

Orlando City SC on Friday announced plans for a new stadium design that will see the team "spend in excess of $155 million on a venue that would seat 25,500 fans." The facility, which originally was slated to seat 19,500, "will be the third-largest stadium in MLS." Orlando City President Phil Rawli...

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Berman, Dilfer To Call "MNF" Game

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Chung Mong-Joon Launches Bid For FIFA Presidency

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Turnkey Survey Shows Importance Of Internships

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Tags: Research and Ratings, Turnkey Sports

NBC, ESPN, Fox Expected To Bid On EPL

U.S. bids to carry EPL games have to be submitted by Aug. 6, and all the usual suspects are planning to be involved -- incumbent NBC, ESPN and Fox, according to multiple sources. The new wrinkle in this bidding process is that the EPL has told the networks that it will accept both three-year and six ...

Tags: Media, English Premier League

Mortensen Cancels Appearance On WEEI

ESPN's Chris Mortensen cancelled a scheduled appearance on Boston-based WEEI-FM's "Dennis & Callahan" Friday morning, claiming that hosts John Dennis and Gerry Callahan "made a mistake by drumming up business for the show and how I would address my reporting for the first time," according t ...

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Pharoah Causes Monmouth To Raise Haskell Purse

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Weekend Plans With NCAA's Brian Hainline

For NCAA Chief Medical Officer BRIAN HAINLINE and his staff, the upcoming academic year will be unlike any other. The Power Five conferences recently passed concussion legislation in which protocols were reviewed by an independent committee. Hainline called the process “fast and furious,&rdq ...

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Virginia Tech Selling Beer In Club Seats

Virginia Tech "plans to introduce beer and wine sales in the indoor club seats at Lane Stadium this season," becoming the latest school to introduce alcohol sales as a way to "generate more revenue to cover the rising cost of doing business, including cost-of-attendance stipends for players," accord ...

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