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Padres Building Solar Power System At Petco Park; Expected To Be Largest In MLB

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 18 / 18

The Padres are “about to become baseball’s undisputed leader in the solar standings,” as the team has begun construction at Petco Park on what will be the “largest solar power system” in MLB, according to Rob Nikolewski of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The team's f...

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10/05/99
FACILITY NOTES

In Toronto, Marty York reports that SkyDome execs "would like to rip out" the Astroturf and "replace it" with FieldTurf, a "natural-grass look-alike" (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 10/5)....In S.F., Justino A

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10/05/99
PHILLY MEDIA WONDERS IF PHILLIES ON SAME PAGE ON BALLPARK

The Phillies have "proved themselves unprepared to get a plan off the ground for their preferred" ballpark site at Broad and Spring Garden Streets, according to Edward Moran of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY

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10/05/99
IS PATRIOTS' STADIUM DEAL IN FOXBORO IN CRITICAL STAGE?

A new $300M stadium for the Patriots in Foxboro "may never go down after all," according to Will McDonough of the BOSTON GLOBE, who writes, "There is trouble in paradise and the [NFL] doesn''t like it

Tags: Detroit Lions, Facilities, New England Patriots, NFL

10/04/99
CELTICS INK NAMING RIGHTS DEAL AT NEW WALTHAM FACILITY

The Celtics have signed a 12-year naming rights deal with The Sports Authority (TSA) for the team''s practice facility in Waltham, MA, which is part of a larger health and fitness complex called Healt

Tags: Boston Celtics, Facilities, NBA, The Sports Authority

10/04/99
ROCKETS FIND THEMSELVES DOWN IN ARENA VOTE WITH A MONTH LEFT

A Houston Chronicle/KHOU-TV poll taken September 23-29 of 750 "likely" Harris County voters revealed that "more than half" -- 55.1% -- "would vote against a downtown basketball-hockey arena" in the ci

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10/04/99
HOLT TALKS TOUGH ON DEADLINE; SPURS LOBBY VIA TICKETS

Negotiators are "working under an ultimatum" from "frustrated" Spurs Chair Peter Holt to "finish negotiations" with Bexar County and Stock Show & Rodeo officials "in time to announce a completed" $175

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10/04/99
EASIER RIDER: REDSKINS FANS SEE IMPROVED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

Only a "handful of stragglers failed to arrive in time" for yesterday''s Panthers-Redskins game, as a "revamped parking plan ... newfound willingness by fans to arrive early and record ridership on tr

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10/04/99
FACILITY NOTES

MLB: In Philadelphia, Christopher Hepp wrote while that Phillies Chair Bill Giles "placed the odds" of a new ballpark at Broad and Spring Garden Streets at 50-50, most insiders "place the odds much lo

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10/04/99
OGDEN TURNS DOWN THE VOLUME ON DEAL TO BUY FOOD COMPANY

Ogden Corporation said it decided to drop its $127M pact to buy food management services company Volume Services America, citing "changes in direction with its own units." As a result, Volume Services

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10/01/99
B-BALL HALL OF FAME TO MOVE INTO LARGER DEVELOPMENT IN MA

The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA, will move into a new, 220,000-square-foot, $103M complex in the city''s downtown waterfront area in the winter of 2001, according to Tim Reynolds of the

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