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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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12/17/14
Lammi Sports Buys Wisconsin Athletic HOF

Lammi Sports Management has "purchased the assets" of the Wisconsin Athletic HOF from the state's Center District and the Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and "plans to revive and revitalize" it, according to Gary D'Amato of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The HOF has lain dormant "since the ...

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12/16/14
Great American Ball Park Seats Replaced Cheap

Faced with costs as high as $5M, “desperate” Hamilton County (Ohio) officials turned the job of replacing 39,000 seats at Great American Ball Park “into a massive do-it-yourself project,” according to a front-page piece by Dan Horn of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. The county &ldqu ...

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12/16/14
Senators Considering Moving To New Arena

Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk said that it is "too early to discuss details of a possible move to a new arena in the LeBreton Flats" closer to downtown, according to Wayne Scanlan of the OTTAWA CITIZEN. Melnyk yesterday said Canadian Tire Centre, located in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, “wasn&rs ...

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12/16/14
Costs Rise For Univ. of Colorado Stadium

Renovations and construction under way in and around the Colorado's Folsom Field could cost the school's athletic department $77.5M more than the $156M "price tag reported through much of the past year," according to a front-page piece by Kyle Ringo of the Boulder DAILY CAMERA. CU sold $150.9M in "b ...

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12/16/14
Brewers Announce Creation Of "Selig Experience"

The Brewers yesterday announced the "construction of a new fan experience at Miller Park, a state-of-the-art attraction to honor" retiring MLB Commissioner and former Brewers Owner Bud Selig, according to Tom Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Known as the “Selig Experience,” ...

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12/15/14
Lightning's Vinik Buys More Land In Tampa

Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik's real estate development company on Friday "bought 4.12 acres of vacant downtown land" near Amalie Arena, and "though there could be several uses, ... supporting a baseball stadium doesn't appear to be one of them," according to Jamal Thalji of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. Tampa ...

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12/12/14
BMO Harris Bradley Center Loses $1.9M In FY

The BMO Harris Bradley Center reported a net loss of $1.9M in the FY ending June 30, "due in large part to a disastrous" season by the Bucks, "a decrease in state grants and a mediocre concert season," according to figures cited by Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The facility now "has ...

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12/12/14
Facility Notes

The NBA Kings on Thursday said that the mixed-use tower and other developments they "plan to build next to their new downtown arena will cost" roughly $250M. In Sacramento, Dale Kasler reports the price tag "includes new retail space to be built adjacent to the arena." Kings President Chris Granger ...

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12/11/14
Warriors Release Updated Arena Renderings

The Warriors yesterday released new images of their S.F. arena project and related development. The 11-acre site in the city’s Mission Bay district sits about four blocks from AT&T Park. In addition to the 18,064-seat arena, outside the facility, the team plans to develop 100,000 square fe ...

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12/11/14
Vikings, 3M To Test Bird-Safe Film On Glass

The Vikings and Minnesota-based manufacturing company 3M are working on an effort "to save migratory birds from fatally colliding with 200,000 square feet of glass" on the team's new stadium, according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Vikings Exec VP/Public Affairs & Stadium De ...

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