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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

The 10th annual SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily Reader Survey is currently underway, offering an opportunity for your voice and opinion to be heard. The survey features 100 questions across leagues, teams, facilities, sponsorship, media, and more. * What is your biggest gripe with a...

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World Series Balllparks Offering Apple Pay

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Tags: Facilities, Apple, MasterCard, MLBAM, MLB

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Facility Notes

In Minneapolis, Rochelle Olson notes the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Construction yesterday "took two dozen reporters on the first hard-hat tour" of the Vikings' new stadium. A 4-D computer model "shows the project progressing piece by piece, plotting some 20,000 movements." ...

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Sources: Barclays Center Up For Sale

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Tags: Facilities, Brooklyn Nets

10/20/14
Bengals Upgrading Player Facilities

Officials from the Bengals and Cincinnati-based JDL Warm Construction on Friday announced a multimillion dollar plan to "upgrade most of the players' space" at Paul Brown Stadium, according to Bowdeya Tweh of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. Bengals Dir of Business Development Bob Bedinghaus said that ...

Tags: Facilities, Cincinnati Bengals, NFL

10/20/14
UConn Unveils Hoops Practice Facility

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Rose Bowl Gets Winter Sports Event

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Orlando City SC Breaks Ground On $110M Stadium

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10/17/14
Legends, Kings Ink Deal For New Arena

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Tags: Facilities, Sacramento Kings

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City Of Detroit To Demolish Joe Louis Arena

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Tags: Facilities, Detroit Red Wings, NHL

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College Facility Notes

In Pittsburgh, Rob Rossi writes it is "time to hail a new Pitt Stadium" as Thursday night's Virginia Tech-Pitt football game at Heinz Field "wasn't even a half-capacity crowd." This game "should have felt big, certainly bigger than it did." Thursday night games "represent the unofficial opening kick ...

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