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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...

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10/22/96
NEW DISCOVERY AT MCI CENTER?

A Discovery Channel store is set to be the "retail anchor" for the MCI Center''s proposed opening next year, with a reported 25-30,000-square-foot interactive superstore, according to Maryann Haggerty

Tags: Facilities, Marriott, Nike, Washington Capitals

10/22/96
STADIUM NOTES

Groundbreaking for the Brewers $250M Miller Park was rescheduled for November 9 but work crews did start breaking up asphalt yesterday (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/22). ....Art Thomason writes in t

Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers

10/21/96
CORPORATE GUARANTORS OF BREWERS' STADIUM REVEALED

Eight Milwaukee area companies are serving as corporate guarantors of a $14M loan to the Brewers for its new stadium, according to Kenneth Lamke of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The companies and th

Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers

10/21/96
49ERS AND CITY DISCUSS NEW STADIUM FINANCING PLAN

The city of San Francisco and 49ers officials are discussing a plan to use state and local money generated by a new football stadium as a way to pay for the team''s new home, according to Gregory Lewi

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers

10/21/96
PADRES OWNER TO SEEK FINANCING PLAN FOR NFL TEAM IN HOUSTON?

Padres Owner John Moores is considering seeking his own financing plan for a new football facility to attract a pro team in Houston, according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Moores sent Ha

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros, NFL, San Diego Padres

10/18/96
ANOTHER FEATHER IN THE CAP FOR HOK, THIS TIME WITH LEAFS

HOK Sport has been awarded the contract to design the Maple Leafs'' new arena, according to Lance Hornby of the TORONTO SUN. The Kansas City, MO-based firm has designed Camden Yards, the United Center

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

10/18/96
STADIUM NOTES

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Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Sportservice

10/18/96
ATLANTA AUTHORITY PICKS OWN LAWYERS AS BOND COUNSEL

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, Time Warner

10/18/96
DELAYS MAR WARRIORS' OAKLAND COLISEUM ARENA RECONSTRUCTION

The Oakland Coliseum Arena reconstruction is 44 days behind schedule, "raising the risk" that it won''t be finished in time for the start of the Warriors'' ''97 season, according to Renee Koury of the

Tags: Facilities, Golden State Warriors

10/17/96
DENVER UPSETS ASCENT BY GOING PUBLIC WITH FINANCING OFFERS

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Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, NHL, PepsiCo

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