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Verizon, Lions Make Upgrades To Wi-Fi At Ford Field, Increasing System's Capacity

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

Verizon, which installed the Wi-Fi system at Ford Field in '12, said that it has "quadrupled capacity in the 65,000-seat stadium" to address the system's problems, according to Frank Witsil of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Verizon "drilled into the concrete walls, pulled cables throughout the stadium, and...

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Broncos Continue Search For Venue Naming-Rights

The Broncos have been working to find a new stadium naming-rights partner, and team President Joe Ellis said that he "hopes to have a new deal in place before preseason games," according to Nick Groke of the DENVER POST. Ellis: “I would like to see it resolved before we play a game there. We&r ...

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Fenway Park To Host Three CFB Games In '17

Fenway Park will host three college football games in November, "all featuring New England college teams," according to Peter Abraham of the BOSTON GLOBE. The games are Dartmouth-Brown on Nov. 10, Maine-UMass on Nov. 11 and Boston College-UConn on Nov. 18. The ballpark also will host a "number of hi ...

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Aloha Stadium Authority Proposes New, Smaller Venue

The Aloha Stadium Authority is "recommending that the state invest in a new, slightly smaller stadium on land surrounding the deteriorating 42-year-old Aloha Stadium and seek ancillary development of the site to help fund the project," according to a front-page piece by Ferd Lewis of the HONOLULU ST ...

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MLB Rangers Fans Weigh In On New Ballpark Design

MLB Rangers fans want "to see" the club's new $1B, retractable roof ballpark look an "awful lot like the team's current Globe Life Park," according to Loyd Brumfield of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. That has been the "sentiment so far based on responses to a stadium website that asks the public ...

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Braves Unveil Hank Aaron Tribute For New Ballpark

The Braves on Thursday "unveiled plans" for tributes to honor Baseball HOFer Hank Aaron throughout SunTrust Park, according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The ballpark will honor Aaron with a "bronze statue, a baseball-bats sculpture, silhouettes of his famous swing on the ends o ...

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Seattle Posts RFP For KeyArena Renovation

The city of Seattle yesterday issued an RFP to "renovate KeyArena for potential NBA and NHL use that calls for all-private construction financing and a lease arrangement with any interested developers," according to a front-page piece by Baker & Beekman of the SEATTLE TIMES. The city would "main ...

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Univ. Of Wisconsin Updating Video Boards

Two Univ. of Wisconsin athletics venues, the Kohl Center and the Field House, are "scheduled to get new video boards and sound systems installed over the summer," according to Todd Milewski of the WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL. UW Associate AD/Business Operations Mario Morris said the "vast majority" ...

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Georgia State Unveils Turner Field Plans

Georgia State Univ., Oakwood Development and Atlanta-based private developer Carter on Tuesday unveiled details and "design concepts of what they hope to build on the 68-acre site" around Turner Field, according to Scott Trubey of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The partners also "unveiled more de ...

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Revolution Stadium Effort "All But Dead"

The effort to build an MLS stadium for the Revolution in Dorchester is "all but dead” after more than a year of discussions, according to Shirley Leung of the BOSTON GLOBE. The finger-pointing “has begun,” and if the effort “goes away, blame the Boston Teachers Union.” ...

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St. Louis' $80M MLS Stadium Bill "Effectively Dead"

St. Louis Alderman Christine Ingrassia, who sponsors the bill to put $80M into a new MLS stadium in the city, said that the proposal is "effectively dead," according to a front-page piece by Faulk & Addo of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Ingrassia said that the mayor’s office "informed ...

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