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Sporting Venues Around The World Consider Extra Security After Manchester Tragedy

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 23 / 17

Countries from the U.S. to Japan and Singapore are "considering tightening security ahead of major theatre and sports events" following a suicide bomb attack in England last night that "killed at least 22 people," according to Kaneko & Ungku of REUTERS. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security s...

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NBA Kings Adding Balcony Boxes At Golden 1

The NBA Kings are "adding 10 'balcony boxes' to their premium seat offerings" for the '17-18 season at Golden 1 Center, according to Ben van der Meer of the SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL. On the suite level "above the entrance and below the Sierra Nevada Draught House, the boxes are big enough for fou ...

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ANC To Upgrade Univ. Of Texas Video Board

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Yanks Unveil Cheering Section For Aaron Judge

The Yankees yesterday unveiled "The Judge’s Chambers," a "specific cheering section" for RF Aaron Judge in the stands directly behind where he plays, according to Seth Walder of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The team "added fake wood paneling around three rows of seats in section 105 in right field, an ...

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Mobile Betting Will Be Legal For Las Vegas Raiders

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Rams Making Football Ops Home In Thousand Oaks

With the Rams' new Inglewood stadium not scheduled to open until '20, their football operations will be housed in a "sprawling facility they’ve constructed" in Thousand Oaks, Calif., according to Vincent Bonsignore of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. Their business affairs will be "conducted at ...

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Spartan Stadium Getting More Fan Amenities

The future of Michigan State's Spartan Stadium will be "less about how many people the school can pack into the building and more about what amenities are available to fans in and around the stadium," according to Kyle Austin of MLIVE.com. MSU AD Mark Hollis said, "What we're observing is fewer seat ...

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United Gets L.A. Coliseum Naming Rights

United Airlines is buying the naming rights to venerable L.A. Memorial Coliseum for just more than $70M over 15 years, according to sources, making it the richest naming-rights deal among college football stadiums. At $4.7M per year, United’s deal will surpass the 10-year, $41M deal Alaska Air ...

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Inglewood Stadium Completion Pushed To '20

The $2.6B stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally scheduled to open in '19, will be "delayed almost a year" and is now scheduled to be ready for the start of the '20 NFL season, according to a front-page piece by Farmer & Fenno of the L.A. TIMES. Developers, who "broke ground ...

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Report: Nashville Venues Need $477M In Upgrades

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Payments Could Be Delayed For Beckham Stadium

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