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San Diego Pitches Chargers Stadium Plan To NFL, With State Speaker Offering City Help

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 15

San Diego’s pitch to the NFL about a new Chargers stadium yesterday "included assurances from state Assembly speaker Toni Atkins that she would help expedite any environmental lawsuits filed against the city," according to a front-page piece by David Garrick of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The...

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MLB Giants Finalize Plans For Mixed-Use Development

The MLB Giants' plan to build a new neighborhood across from AT&T Park "appears headed for smooth sailing at the ballot box in November, following a marathon deal-cutting session between team executives, affordable-housing advocates and the restaurant workers union," according to Matier & ...

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Kings Tout Local Ties In Arena Deal

NBA Kings President Chris Granger indicated that Golden 1 Credit Union's "local roots were a deciding factor" in signing the company to a 20-year, $120M naming-rights deal for the team's new downtown arena, according to Ben van der Meer of the SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL. Granger: "It's certainly ...

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Credit Union Name For NBA Kings Venue

Golden 1, one of the nation’s largest credit unions, has acquired naming rights for the $477M downtown NBA Kings arena set to open in October '16. Sources pegged the deal at $120M over 20 years, with an average annual value at $6M, making it one of the largest naming-rights deals for a single- ...

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Jaguars Look To Alter Everbank Field Lease

The Jaguars are proposing changes to their lease agreement with the city of Jacksonville that would allow the team to "keep money from a naming rights deal for Everbank Field’s club suites and use more seating that would allow them to host large events during the off-season," according to Chri ...

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MLS: Minneapolis Stadium Plan Deadline Is Firm

MLS yesterday "left the future of a Minnesota franchise in doubt ... saying that it is sticking to a July 1 deadline for a local group to finalize its plan for a soccer-only stadium in Minneapolis," according to Mike Kaszuba of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The comments by MLS Deputy Commission ...

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Air Force Getting Football Stadium Upgrades

In Denver, Irv Moss reported new Air Force AD Jim Knowlton "has a plan to renovate and improve some of the facilities used by the academy's 27 men's and women's varsity teams." Falcon Stadium, which opened in '62 and has "operated since with only minor upgrades, will receive the most attention. ...

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Facility Notes

In the wake of THE DAILY 's report yesterday that U.S. Bank's naming-rights deal for the Vikings new stadium is worth $220M over 20 years , U.S. Bank Senior VP/Corporate Communications Dana Ripley said that "averaging that over 20 years still would be on 'the high side.'" Ripley: "If you did ...

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U.S. Bank Lands On Vikes' Stadium

U.S. Bank will be the naming-rights partner for the Vikings' new $1.1B stadium scheduled to open in July '16. Sources said the deal was completed in March, but will be officially announced next Monday. The sources added that the deal for what will soon be called U.S. Bank Stadium is for 20 year ...

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Redskins Plan To Reduce FedExField Traffic

The Redskins on Friday "unveiled a new parking plan" for FedExField in '15, one the team "says will reduce congestion and confusion on game days," according to Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST. The new system "will require fans to enter their designated lots from specific access roads." Fan ...

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NFL In Talks With Temporary L.A. Venues

The NFL plans to "soon begin talks with existing stadiums" in the L.A. area in an effort to "provide temporary housing for any team or teams that might relocate there," according to Brent Schrotenboer of USA TODAY. The league would "handle such negotiations and then assign the lease to any relocated ...

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