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Let It Be: Paul McCartney To Play Opening Show At Kings' New Golden 1 Center

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 03 / 16

Paul McCartney will "perform at Golden 1 Center on Oct. 4, marking the first event" at the $518.8M sports arena and events center being built in Sacramento, according to Chris Macias of the SACRAMENTO BEE. While McCartney will "take the 17,500-seat venue for its first run, three concerts were a...

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Van Wagner To Sell Camp Nou Naming Rights

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment has "won an agency shootout to sell naming rights for FC Barcelona's refurbished Camp Nou stadium in what's likely to be the world's largest naming rights deal," according to Terry Lefton in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Sources said that the deal to put a ...

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Chargers Try To Ease Mayor's Stadium Concerns

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Texas High Schools Go Big With Football Facilities

High school officials in Katy, Texas -- just west of Houston -- next year "plan to unveil" a $62M stadium-development plan, while McKinney, Texas -- just north of Dallas -- also "is considering spending more than" $50M on its own football stadium, according to David Warren of the AP. It seems that " ...

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Raiders Pledge $500M Toward Vegas Stadium

Raiders Owner Mark Davis on Thursday vowed to "attempt to relocate the Raiders to Las Vegas if a stadium is constructed primarily for his team," pledging $500M from the team toward the project, according to Matt Youmans of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Las Vegas Sands and Majestic Realty would ...

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Red Wings Reveal Name Of New Arena

The Red Wings on Thursday announced that the official name of their new $627.5M arena will be Little Caesars Arena, named after the pizza chain "led by" team Owner the Ilitch family, according to Louis Aguilar of the DETROIT NEWS. The deal is worth $120M over 20 years, which "means one part of ...

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Melnyk Wins Bid To Develop LeBreton Flats

Canada's National Capital Commission on Thursday named Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk’s RendezVous LeBreton group as the "preferred candidate to build up" LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, and it "appears a light rail transit line that doesn’t yet exist was a key factor in the making of that decis ...

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AECOM Puts Name On Ohio Univ. Center

Sports venue design and development firm AECOM will place its name on the storied center for sports administration at Ohio Univ. as part of a four-year gift agreement that the school says is the first of its kind in sports business education. The deal, scheduled to be announced Monday, includes ...

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San Jose-based KNTV-NBC's Stock, Bott & Carroll cited FAA emails as showing that air-traffic controllers, pilots and "even FAA officials were more concerned about safety issues surrounding bright lights at Levi’s and Avaya sports stadiums than previously acknowledged." Levi’s Stadium ...

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Gores-Gilbert Group Reveals MLS Stadium Plan

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Bears Could Build Bunker Suites At Soldier Field

Bears Chair George McCaskey yesterday vowed to "'tastefully' execute a dramatic influx of stadium advertising at Soldier Field and opened the door to using some of the money to build 'bunker suites' that allow high rollers to watch games at ground level," according to Fran Spielman of the CHICAGO SU ...

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