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Bengals Reach Deal With County To Share Costs Of Paul Brown Stadium Upgrades

04 / 18 / 14

A $16.5M deal between the Bengals and Hamilton County (Ohio) Commissioners will "upgrade Paul Brown Stadium" and "pave the way for the next phase" of The Banks mixed-use riverfront development, according to a front-page piece by Sharon Coolidge of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. The deal marks "what o...

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ECHL Wranglers Won't Play On Rooftop

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Barclays Center, MSG Rivalry Heating Up

Barclays Center vs. Madison Square Garden has become "the latest intrametro rivalry pitting borough against borough," according to Eriq Gardner of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The "war between the two giant sports and entertainment arenas has been fairly civil by Big Apple standards -- mostly because Man ...

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Facility Notes

In Las Vegas, Alan Snel reports AEG and MGM Resorts Int'l plan "to move the first chunk of earth" for their $350M arena behind New York-New York at "a groundbreaking ceremony set for May 1," with a projected opening in spring '16. It will "open without an NBA or NHL tenant because AEG and MGM pl ...

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Lexington Mayor Pushing Forward On Rupp Upgrades

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray yesterday said that he "plans to push forward" on a $310M proposed renovation of Rupp Arena and the attached Lexington Convention Center, but added that it is "too early to say how a lack of state funding will affect the timetable for the project," according to a front-page ...

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Purdue Upgrading Ross-Ade Stadium

Purdue Univ. as part of a new renovation project will add "two large video boards, including a giant scoreboard that will, in essence, enclose the south end zone" of Ross-Ade Stadium, according to Pete DiPrimio of the Ft. Wayne NEWS-SENTINEL. Texas A&M currently has the nation's largest scoreboa ...

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NHL Jets May Add Seats At MTS Centre

NHL Jets Chair Mark Chipman said that the seating capacity of the 15,004-seat MTS Centre "could go up in the not-too-distant future," according to Tim Campbell of the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. Chipman yesterday said, "We've looked at a plan to build some loge seating which would basically hang off t ...

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MLB Facility Notes

CSNBAYAREA.com’s Joe Stiglich noted if the A’s manage to get a 10-year lease extension at O.co Coliseum, co-Owner Lew Wolff says that the team "is ready to sink money to make improvements at the aging venue.” Wolff said, “One thing that would make the ballpark look better and ...

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A's Negotiating 10-Year Coliseum Lease

The A's "appear resigned to staying put" at O.co Coliseum, and "are in negotiations" for a 10-year lease extension, according to Matier & Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The deal calls for the team to make "nominal rent payments in return for the A's paying" for $10-$12M in stadium improvements. The ...

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Big East Signs Lease For New HQ

The Big East today announced that it has signed a 10-year lease agreement with The Durst Organization that will bring the conference’s official HQ to 655 Third Ave. in midtown Manhattan. The seventh-floor office space, totaling 13,742 square feet, is located on the corner of 42nd Street. The i ...

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NYC FC To Play Three Years At Yankee Stadium

NYC FC is slated to join MLS next year, and the club will "play its first three seasons at Yankee Stadium," according to sources cited by Das & Waldstein of the N.Y. TIMES. An official announcement is expected next week. The site of the team's home games has "hovered since it was announced last ...

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