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The Daily's Hot Reads For Tuesday: Judge And Jury

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 14

The BOSTON GLOBE’s Gary Washburn writes of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson using a switch to punish his children : “Is Peterson a child abuser? That’s uncertain, but what is certain is the philosophical divide that causes some to judge too quickly, especially when they haven’t ...

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NHL Jets Unveil C$6M In MTS Centre Upgrades

True North Sports & Entertainment, which owns the NHL Jets, unveiled C$6M "worth of renovations" to MTS Centre yesterday, according to Jim Bender of the WINNIPEG SUN. The team unveiled a "newly expanded balcony overlooking the Portage Avenue atrium," and suite holders in the newly named Sco ...

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Vikings Stadium Funds Coming From Charitable Gaming

Electronic pulltabs may have "flamed out as a revenue source" for the state of Minnesota's portion of the Vikings stadium funding, but "the industry of which they're a part -- charitable gaming -- is expected to generate more than a quarter of the money," according to Doug Belden of the ST. PAUL P ...

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Ratner To Submit Nassau Coliseum Plan

Forest City Ratner officials said that Chair & CEO Bruce Ratner "will submit a development application to the Town of Hempstead before the end of the year -- the next step in his plan to transform the Nassau Coliseum and its surrounding blacktop into a sprawling sports and entertainment complex, ...

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Penguins Unveil Plans For Civic Arena Site

The Penguins’ "vision for redeveloping" the former Civic Arena site includes "houses, townhouses, office and apartment towers, a 150-room hotel, sidewalk cafes, retail and a huge outdoor plaza with a large video screen to watch playoff hockey games or movies," according to Mark Belko of the PI ...

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Crandon Park Tennis Center Expansions In Doubt

A judge on Wednesday "dismissed a lawsuit that sought to end what critics say is the Matheson family's veto power over changes to Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, in effect imperiling" the $50M tennis center expansion "overwhelmingly approved by Miami-Dade voters" in '12, according to Andres Viglucci o ...

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Mizzou Unveils Arena Renovation Project

The Univ. of Missouri on Thursday announced a multimillion-dollar renovation plan for Mizzou Arena. Included in the project will be a new videoboard, upgrades to the facility entryway, the team lounge, locker room, academic area and basketball strength and conditioning facility. A private gift of $1 ...

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49ers-Backed Tech Startup Looks For New Business

VenueNext, which the 49ers formed to " create a new mobile app for fans attending games " at Levi's Stadium, announced plans on Thursday to "market its technology to stadiums and entertainment venues around the world," according to Benny Evangelista of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The all-purpose app "lets f ...

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Facility Notes

Bucks co-Owner Wes Edens said he is "optimistic and realistic" about finding a site for a new, multipurpose arena by the end of the year. Edens added that he and co-Owner Marc Lasry had "seen sites in the downtown area that were big enough for a new arena and ancillary development." In Milwaukee, Do ...

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Arizona State To Build Student-Athlete Center

Arizona State yesterday "filed an amended capital-development plan with the Arizona Board of Regents that increases" the budget for the school's Sun Devil Stadium project to $256M and "includes a student-athletic building at the north end" of the facility, according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA ...

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Detroit Approves $450M For Arena Bonds

Bonds to build the new $450M arena for the Red Wings were "approved by the state" yesterday, but "Wall Street jitters about the city’s bankruptcy means more taxpayer money may be on the line than originally intended," according to Louis Aguilar of the DETROIT NEWS. One series of bonds for $250 ...

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