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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

Wild RW  Nino Niederreiter posted an image of the Swiss cover of EA Sports' "NHL 15" bearing his likeness.

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Broward County Hopes To Land MLS Stadium

Broward County (Fla.) Mayor Barbara Sharief has asked all 31 municipalities in the county to "come forward with a list of possible spots" where David Beckham's group could build a new MLS stadium, according to Bryan & Davis of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. A few cities, including Hollywoo ...

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07/22/14
Cubs To Open Jack Daniel's Patio At Wrigley

Located "high up in the ballpark behind the press box," Jack Daniel's is "set to open the Jack Daniel's Patio at Wrigley Field on Thursday," according to Lewis Lazare of the CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL. Patrons at the new spot "won't actually have a view of the playing field during Cubs games." However ...

Tags: Facilities, MLB, Chicago Cubs

07/22/14
Falcons Release Video Touting New Stadium

To promote their new $1.2B stadium set to open in '17, the Falcons have released a video, which starts with "shots of Atlanta’s skyline and comments" from Owner Arthur Blank, according to Carla Caldwell of the ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE. The video also "includes footage of downtown Atlanta ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Atlanta Falcons

07/22/14
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In Tampa, Jamal Thalji reports Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik now owns the city's downtown outdoor Channelside Mall, "thanks to the last-second settlement that ended the yearlong court fight" over the property. The deal was "hammered out Sunday night and approved Monday by a bankruptcy judge." Vinik's p ...

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07/21/14
Plans Unveiled For Red Wings' Arena, District

The Ilitch family yesterday unveiled plans for a new Red Wings arena and surrounding entertainment district in downtown Detroit, including "as many as 2,000 new residential units, dozens of shops, walkable European-style streets and perhaps the nation’s most innovative multipurpose arena," acc ...

Tags: Facilities, Detroit Red Wings, NHL

07/21/14
NFL Weighing Options For L.A. Stadium

The NFL is "evaluating various sites in the L.A. area and looking into alternative financing models for a stadium, including paying for one itself as opposed to having an individual owner foot the bill," according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. TIMES. There are "two main financing scenarios." In the firs ...

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07/21/14
Vegas MLS Stadium Plans Revealed

Renderings for a proposed 24,000-seast MLS stadium in Las Vegas include "a vinyl retractable roof, and air-conditioning ducts every three rows in the stands," according to Ray Brewer of the LAS VEGAS SUN. Findlay Sports & Entertainment Group and developer Cordish Cos. "realize a big hurdle in ...

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07/21/14
Daktronics' Rise In Sports Industry Profiled

Daktronics has "become a global giant in sports entertainment," as company revenue grew by 6.5% last year, "largely because of demand from the NFL," according to Ken Belson of the N.Y. TIMES. To generate extra revenue, Daktronics and other manufacturers "have been developing software for teams to us ...

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07/18/14
Goodell Suggests Raiders Use Levi's Stadium

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday said that it is "up to the Raiders to decide whether they want to try to build a stadium in Oakland or share the facility at Levi's Stadium with the 49ers," according to Antonio Gonzalez of the AP. Raiders Owner Mark Davis has said that he "doesn't wan ...

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, NFL

07/18/14
Wolff Could Agree To Coliseum Lease Changes

A's co-Owner Lew Wolff was not ready Thursday to "sign off on changes" Oakland City Council members inserted into a lease agreement approved hours earlier, but in a departure from recent statements, he said that he would "give them serious consideration," according to Matthew Artz of the OAKLAND TRI ...

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