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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 03 / 15

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03/03/15
Chargers Fans Vocal At Stadium Forum

An estimated 400 people last night attended a forum hosted by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's stadium task force, as Chargers fans offered "everything from constructive advice to outside-the-box ideas to desperate pleas to find a solution," according to David Garrick of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE ...

Tags: Facilities, San Diego Chargers, NFL

03/03/15
St. Louis Unveils New Renderings For NFL Venue

The newest plans for an open-air riverfront NFL stadium in St. Louis "add a translucent lip girding the arena, giant televisions that rise with the stadium walls and greener, more geometric parking," according to a front-page piece by David Hunn of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Drawings released yest ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, St. Louis Rams

03/03/15
Some Wrigley Bleachers Won't Be Ready For Opener

Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney yesterday said that Wrigley Field's right-field bleachers "won't be ready for fans to sit in until at least early June while the left- and center-field bleachers remain on track for a May 11 opening," according to Chris Hine of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. ...

Tags: Facilities, Chicago Cubs, MLB

03/03/15
Plank Offers Insight On New Under Armour HQ

Related stories : UA Investing $100M In Massive Distribution Facility Near Nashville Global Plan Paying Dividends, With UA Stores Expected Outside U.S. Under Armour Named Ad Age's 2014 Marketer Of The Year UA Passes $3B In Annual Revenue For First Time, Acquires ...

Tags: Facilities, Under Armour

03/03/15
Facility Notes

Wisconsin state Rep. John Nygren, co-Chair of the state Legislature's Joint Finance Committee, yesterday said that he believes the Bucks owners "should contribute more than” the $150M they have already pledged toward a new arena. In Milwaukee, Don Walker noted committee co-Chair Sen. Alberta D ...

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03/02/15
AEG Reports Warn Against Inglewood Stadium

In a "bold move to undercut an NFL stadium at Hollywood Park," AEG "commissioned a study by former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge that found the Inglewood project would be a tempting target for terrorists and should not be built," according to a front-page piece by Farmer & Fenno of th ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, AEG, St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders

03/02/15
Avaya Stadium Receives Rave Reviews

The Earthquakes on Saturday "hosted a housewarming party" at Avaya Stadium with a 3-2 win over the the Galaxy in a preseason match "played before 10,074 fans," according to Alan Black of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The 18,000-seat venue is "built to maximize noise," and the Earthquakes' supporters grou ...

Tags: Facilities, San Jose Earthquakes, MLS

03/02/15
Great American Ball Park To Get New Signage

In Cincinnati, Dan Horn reported Great American Ball Park "is getting new signs before its big All-Star season," and the "most noticeable tweak is flipping the current blue letters on a white background to white letters on a blue background." The project "won't cost taxpayers," as Gre ...

Tags: Facilities, Baseball

02/27/15
Wolff: No Interest In "Coliseum City" Concept

A's co-Owner Lew Wolff said that if his team were to build a new ballpark at the site of O.co Coliseum, he "would want it surrounded by acres of surface parking spaces," according to Matthew Artz of the OAKLAND TRIBUNE. Wolff said that there is "not enough land readily available at the Coliseum comp ...

Tags: Facilities, Oakland Athletics, MLB

02/27/15
NRG Stadium Needs Upgrades For '17 Super Bowl

NFL Senior VP/Events Peter O'Reilly said that NRG Stadium "needs upgrades, including Wi-Fi installation and improvements to suites and club seats" before it hosts Super Bowl LI in '17, according to John McClain of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. O'Reilly on Thursday said that the improvements "should be paid ...

Tags: Facilities, Houston Texans, Super Bowl, NFL

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