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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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SMG To Operate New Vikings Stadium

SMG will operate the Vikings' new stadium after beating AEG and Global Spectrum in an intense competition for the contract, said team Exec VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley. As part of a 10-year deal with a five-year option, SMG will pay a $6.75M annual guarantee to the Minne ...

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College Football HOF Opens In Atlanta

A crowd gathered outside the College Football HOF and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta "long before the doors opened" Saturday morning, and fans "of more than 150 different colleges" had entered the building by the end of the day, according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The ...

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TDECU Stadium Will Be Unfinished For Opener

Univ. of Houston AD Mack Rhoades said that some "minor finishes won't be completed before Friday's opening game" at TDECU Stadium, but a "majority of the 40,000-seat stadium is complete and the finishing touches will be mostly unnoticeable," according to Joseph Duarte of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Among ...

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Raptors Detail Plans For Practice Facility

Raptors President of Basketball Operations & GM Masai Ujiri and outgoing MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke on Friday unveiled plans for a $30M, 65,000-square-foot practice facility that "will be built on the grounds of Exhibition Place, pending a city council vote on Wednesday," according to ...

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Thorns Coach Sounds Off On Playoffs Venue

NWSL Portland Thorns coach Paul Riley said FC Kansas City's home venue, Durwood Stadium on the Univ. of Missouri-K.C.'s campus, presents "terrible conditions for the players," according to Graham Hays of ESPNW.com. Durwood is the second home for the FC Kansas City in as many seasons, and the team "s ...

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49ers Replace Sod At Levi's Stadium

Sunday's Chargers-49ers preseason game at Levi's Stadium will be played on a "new grass surface," as a "wide 100-yard section that runs down the spine of the field was removed" on Thursday, according to Eric Branch of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The original sod was "provided by West Coast Turf." The Califo ...

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Lambeau Field Rolls Out New Gameday Food

Packers concessionaire Delaware North Cos. is "stepping up its food game" at Lambeau Field this season with new items including "a hot doughnut ice cream sandwich and a 22-inch-long kielbasa called the Horse Collar," according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. Lambeau Field Exec Chef Heath Barbato said ...

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Cavs, Indians Get Public Funds Approved

The Greater Cleveland Gateway Economic Development Corp. BOD yesterday approved more than $33M in combined, major capital repairs to Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field, including an estimated $9.4M for a scoreboard that the Cavaliers "are attempting to have in place in the next two months," a ...

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UNC Keeps Smith Center Renovations On Hold

The Univ. of North Carolina "still has interest in renovating the Smith Center or building a new arena to replace it," but UNC AD Bubba Cunningham this week said those plans “have been pretty much on the back burner for 12 months,” according to Andrew Carter of the Raleigh NEWS & OBS ...

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Bruins Eye Corporate Events At New Facility

The Bruins' new practice facility will be a "potential event space for corporate partners, such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Hallmark Health," according to Callum Borchers of the BOSTON GLOBE. TD Garden "cannot accommodate all the requests it gets for corporate events, private functions and advertisi ...

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