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A's Looking To Enhance Fan Experience, Draw Millenials With Club Upgrade At Coliseum

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 20 / 17

The A's are "completely rebuilding what had been the West Side Club" at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum into "something of an old-time East Coast bar called the Shibe Park bar," according to John Hickey of the EAST BAY TIMES. Unlike the West Side Club, it will be "open to all fans and will include b...

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02/23/99
TORONTO LOOKING TO MAKE ANOTHER TRADE: ARENA USE FOR SUITE

The City of Toronto "wants to trade some of its rights to use the Air Canada Centre as a venue for community events in return for a 12-seat corporate box," according to Paul Moloney of the TORONTO STA

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

02/22/99
AIR CANADA CENTRE OPENS TO MOSTLY POSITIVE REVIEWS

The Air Canada Centre in Toronto held its grand opening over the weekend with a Maple Leafs win on Saturday night and a Raptors victory on Sunday afternoon. In Toronto, Josh Brown writes it "was a goo

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Montreal Canadiens, NBA, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

02/19/99
FACILITY NOTES

The Browns will build an additional 35 luxury suites at the new Cleveland Stadium. Lease prices for the original suites are $60,000-$125,000 per season, while the new ones will cost $35,000-$70,000 (B

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

02/19/99
PIRATES CHOOSE AGENCY TO MARKET PNC PARK; HOPE FOR PENGUINS?

The Pirates have named PA-based Burson-Marsteller to market the new PNC Park. Pirates VP/Ballpark Development & Communications Steve Greenberg: "We were looking for an agency that would spark interest

Tags: Facilities, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates

02/18/99
FACILITY NOTES

In Dallas, Steve Davis wrote that the MLS Crew''s new 22,500-seat stadium "looks more and more like a road map to success for others to follow." Davis: "Columbus'' bold move is drawing attention outsi

Tags: Columbus Crew, Facilities, MLS

02/18/99
MURPHY'S LAW: PITTSBURGH MAYOR SAYS NO NEW ARENA FOR PENS

Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, "in some of his toughest rhetoric to date," yesterday "flatly ruled out talks with the current owners of the Penguins on the possibility of a new arena," according to Ann

Tags: Facilities, Pittsburgh Penguins

02/18/99
WHAT'S UP, DAK? BUCS FILE SUIT OVER STADIUM SCOREBOARD

The Bucs filed suit against Daktronics in Hillsborough County Civil Court on Wednesday, "seeking a return of all payments it has made" to the company for the $11M scoreboard at Raymond James Stadium,

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

02/17/99
OH AIR CANADA CENTRE! LEAFS/RAPTORS ARENA GETS RAVE REVIEWS

A special section of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL is dedicated to the new Air Canada Centre, and David Shoalts reports that when the facility opens on Saturday night, "fans will enjoy state-of-the-art ame

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

02/17/99
HAKEEM'S DREAM COME TRUE: JUDGE WON'T BLOCK SITE PLANS

Harris County Judge Robert Eckels and Houston Mayor Lee Brown agreed Tuesday that they "will not interfere" with Rockets C Hakeem Olajuwon''s plans to develop the old World Trade Center site adjacent

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets

02/17/99
FACILITY NOTES

NAMING RIGHTS: In Phoenix, Mary Jo Pitzl reports that if America West Airlines is sold, "it could open the door to a lucrative naming rights deal" for the Suns'' arena. The team currently has a 30-yea

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Ravens, Facilities, PepsiCo, Phoenix Suns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney

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