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Judge Orders Speedy Schedule For D-Backs, Local Government To Resolve Ballpark Dispute

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 18 / 17

A Maricopa County (Ariz.) Superior Court judge ordered the D-backs and local government to "negotiate through arbitration and to set the talks on a speedy schedule," meaning a years-long dispute over "repairs and improvements to Chase Field could be over before the end of the year," according to Reb...

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Texas Tech Unveils New Football Training Facility

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Richmond Raceway Plans $30M Infield Overhaul

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Red Wings Fans Upset Over Design On Arena's Roof

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3M To Title Sponsor Minnesota Hockey Arena

The Univ. of Minnesota has signed a 14-year, $11.2M deal with St. Paul-based 3M that "includes a name change of the Gophers’ men’s hockey arena to 3M Arena at Mariucci," according to John Shipley of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. The team has played in an arena named after former UM hockey ...

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AT&T Stadium Refinancing Helps Rangers

The city of Arlington has "formalized a plan to refinance its AT&T Stadium debt to help pay" for the city’s half of the new $1B retractable-roof ballpark for the Rangers, according to Robert Cadwallader of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. The refinancing plan is "among numerous legal documents ...

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NFL Jets Want Helipad At Practice Facility

The NFL Jets are seeking approval from the state of New Jersey to "build a private helipad" at their football practice facility in Florham Park, but neighbors are "no fans of the plan," according to Ted Sherman of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Local residents are already "beginning a petition drive t ...

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Jaguars, Bold Events Bring Unique Business Downtown

Bold Events, one of Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan's newest ventures, "reaches well beyond the team's operations" and hopes to make area around EverBank Field a "more popular hub of activity that far exceeds its current use," according to Drew Dixon of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. There also are hopes t ...

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Sports Legal Consultant To Review OVG KeyArena Deal

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Levy Restaurants Introduces New Items For MLB ASG

Levy Restaurants, the concessionaire for Marlins Park, has introduced some new elements for this week’s MLB All-Star Game events, including a self-serve food and beverage station on the main concourse and a Cuban sandwich-hot dog mashup. Both elements were soft-launched late last month in adva ...

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Raiders Submit Joint-Use Stadium Proposal To UNLV

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