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A's Seeking 10-Year Lease At O.co Coliseum, But City Wants Raiders Deal First

04 / 16 / 14

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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04/16/14
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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04/15/14
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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04/15/14
Indy Approves 10-Year Deal To Keep Pacers

The Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board yesterday "voted unanimously in favor" of a 10-year, $160M deal keeping the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, while city officials "defended" the cost against critics, according to Tony Cook of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. The agreement also includes "three one- ...

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04/15/14
Sources: 76ers Practice Facility Plans Derailed

Some 76ers employees have been told that the team's plan for a new practice facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard "has been scratched, leaving management frantically searching for a place to build a state-of-the-art facility they can call their own," according to sources cited by Bob Cooney of th ...

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04/15/14
Charlotte Ballpark Draws Record Per Cap

The Triple-A Int’l League Charlotte Knights christened BB&T Ballpark last weekend, attracting three sellout crowds and introducing a new generation of fans to baseball in uptown Charlotte. The Knights, a White Sox affiliate, moved back to the city in a new 10,200-capacity ballpark after sp ...

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04/15/14
Facility Notes

In Sacramento, Bizjak & Lillis note the number of flashing digital billboards along area freeways "could double as the result of a deal nearing completion" between the city and the NBA Kings that will "allow the Kings to erect six changeable-display signs over the next few years." It is part of ...

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04/14/14
AEG Expanding With Mixed-Use Districts

AEG is "embarking on an aggressive expansion," and is "using the lessons it learned" from the company's failed sale to reshape itself, according to Hannah Karp of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. AEG's expansion comes one year after the company's auction process "failed to attract an offer that met or toppe ...

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04/14/14
CU Football Upgrades Set For May Groundbreaking

The Univ. of Colorado "plans to break ground May 12" on its $143M football facilities project that school officials "have called transformational," according to Kyle Ringo of the Boulder DAILY CAMERA. The school had "hoped to conduct the groundbreaking in conjunction" with the spring game on Saturda ...

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04/14/14
49ers, S.F. Battling Over McCartney Concert?

The 49ers are "in talks" with Rock & Roll HOFer Paul McCartney to perform the opening concert at Levi's Stadium, which would "effectively yank the rug out from under San Francisco's plans" for him to headline a final send-off concert at Candlestick Park, according to Matier & Ross of the S.F ...

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04/14/14
MLB Rangers To Change Title Sponsor Signage

The MLB Rangers and Globe Life Insurance recently "agreed to come up with a better-looking sign" for Globe Life Park after receiving a complaint letter from a local resident, according to Bud Kennedy of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. As part of the company's ballpark naming-rights deal, an "ice-blue G ...

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