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PGA Tour Unveils Plans For New HQ That Will Open In '20, House All Employees

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 18

The PGA Tour has revealed plans for a new 187,000 square-foot HQ to be built on existing Tour property in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.. The new home, expected to be completed in '20, for the first time will consolidate the Tour’s 750 employees under one roof. Tour employees now work in 17 buildings...

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Temple Takes Next Step Towards Stadium

Temple said that it will "file a project submission to the City Planning Commission of Philadelphia as it seeks approvals" for a proposal to build an on-campus football stadium, according to Marc Narducci of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. A Temple official said that the measure "must go through the City ...

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Padres Building Solar Power System At Petco Park

The Padres are “about to become baseball’s undisputed leader in the solar standings,” as the team has begun construction at Petco Park on what will be the “largest solar power system” in MLB, according to Rob Nikolewski of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The team's f ...

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Minnesota Looks For "Wow Factor" In Village

Part of the Univ. of Minnesota's Athletes Village opened this month, and UM wanted a "'wow factor' to capture recruits’ imagination," according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The main entrance to the village has "nine scoreboard-sized video screens lining the wal ...

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Marlins Could Remove Home-Run Sculpture

The Marlins reportedly are "considering dumping" their multicolored, sea-themed home-run sculpture in left-center field, according to Tim Healey of the South Florida SUN SENTINEL. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and the team recently hosted Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Mayor Francis Suar ...

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Bucks Raise Massive Scoreboard In New Arena

The massive scoreboard for the new Bucks arena yesterday was "lifted to the rafters," and it took "about 20 minutes" for workers to raise the 71,000-pound structure into place, according to James Nelson of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The Daktronics-made scoreboard is "about twice the size o ...

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Isles' Arena Build To Take Three Years

The Islanders’ planned arena at Belmont Park is "expected to take more than three years to complete, which would put the opening" near the start of the '21-22 NHL season, according to a front-page piece by Jim Baumbach of NEWSDAY. An analysis of the state approval and construction proce ...

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Fresno State Shelves Renovation For Stadium

Fresno State has "shelved plans" for a $60M renovation of Bulldog Stadium, choosing instead to "upgrade the venue in incremental stages," according to Robert Kuwada of the FRESNO BEE. A source said that Fresno State will "focus on finding ways to improve" the student-athlete village and th ...

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Facility Notes

In Raleigh, Luke DeCock noted any Hurricanes fans who "arrived through PNC Arena’s south entrances on Sunday would immediately have noticed something different: The Eye, the team store, appeared to have metastasized into the ticketing lobby." Where there was "once shiny terrazzo, there were su ...

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Cards Removing Busch Stadium Seats In RF

The MLB Cardinals "spent $800,000 removing a significant number of seats from the right field terrace to make way" for the newly announced Budweiser Terrace , which "will feature a multilevel, 20,000-square-foot area with two full service bars, standing areas and lounge seating within the bowl" of ...

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Esports Venue Coming To Vegas Strip In March

Thank you to all our sponsors, partners, and friends for joining us last night! We can't wait to show off our finished product on March 22! But until then, here is your OFFICIAL first look at #ESALasVegas ! pic.twitter.com/R2OScY0j67 — Esports Arena Vegas (@ESALasVegas) January 11 ...

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