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CBS Could See Strong Audience For Arkansas-Kentucky Hoops

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 27 / 15

The undefeated Kentucky men’s basketball team tomorrow plays its final regular-season game against a ranked opponent – No. 18 Arkansas – on CBS at 4:00pm ET. UK’s three CBS games to date this season have averaged 2.6 million viewers, with its top CBS audience on Dec. 13 again...

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Poll Shows Support For New Bills Stadium

A majority of Erie County voters "support a new stadium" for the Bills, and most "want it to be built" in downtown Buffalo, according to a Siena College poll cited by Jerry Zremski of the BUFFALO NEWS. Some 54% of voters surveyed last Tuesday and Wednesday indicated that they "support building a new ...

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Chargers Deny Reports Of Planned L.A. Stadium

The Chargers "have refuted a report" from CBS Sports Radio 920 St. Louis indicating that team Chair & President Dean Spanos "has a deal in place" with Goldman Sachs to build a new stadium in L.A., according to Tom Krasovic of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. CBS Sports Radio 920's Andy Strickland re ...

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Bulls, Blackhawks To Build Office Complex

The Bulls and Blackhawks on Thursday said that the two clubs "will move ahead with building an office complex next to the United Center," and the Blackhawks "will look into acquiring enough nearby property to also build a two-rink practice facility on the Near West Side," according to John Byrne of ...

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Mayor Backs Blackhawks' Proposed Practice Facility

Plans for a proposed Blackhawks practice facility next to the United Center "have substantially ramped up in size, lurching into high gear with a strong push from Mayor Rahm Emanuel," according to Greg Hinz of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. Sources said that the "latest version" of the proposal "calls fo ...

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Margaret Court Arena Draws Rave Reviews

A renovated Margaret Court Arena debuted with the start of this year's Australian Open, and the "signature part" of the "absolutely magnificent" facility is its retractable copper roof, according to ESPN's Tom Rinaldi. The idea behind the copper roof at the 7,500-seat arena was that regardless of wh ...

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Facility Notes

In Minneapolis, Michael Rand notes the T'Wolves and WNBA Lynx are both just months away from going from what T'Wolves CMO Ted Johnson called “pretty outdated facilities to the gold standard.” Johnson yesterday "led a tour ... of the new practice facility the two teams will share." The or ...

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Mets To Install Upgraded Center-Field Scoreboard

The latest addition to what will be more than $5M in offseason upgrades at Citi Field is a new HD-13 "center-field scoreboard from Daktronics," which will measure 5,670 square feet, more than 60% "larger than the original," according to Terry Lefton in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. A 1.5 milli ...

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Facility Notes

In Ft. Lauderdale, Craig Davis writes Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross "can take credit for following through on his promise to modernize" Sun Life Stadium and "make it competitive again for attracting Super Bowls, college football championships and other marquee sports and entertainment events." Af ...

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Wrigley Bleachers Will Not Be Ready Until May

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Study Identifies Possible Bills Stadium Locations

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