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Canucks Ready To Debut 14,000-Square-Foot Bar, Restaurant At Rogers Arena

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 08 / 16

Canucks fans starting next week can watch games from the The Sportsbar Live at Rogers Arena, the "latest component of a three-tower commercial and residential transformation that the Canucks owners have been undertaking in and around" their home arena, according to Evan Duggan of the VANCOUVER SUN.&...

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12/03/97
FACILITY NOTES

Mavs Owner Ross Perot, Jr. said yesterday that he would "like to create" a four-acre public plaza and other amenities that would turn the team''s proposed $230M downtown arena into a "''Times Square''

Tags: CFL, Facilities

12/03/97
FANS GET OFF SEEING THE WIZARDS IN THE LAND OF OZ

The MCI Center opened last night in Washington, DC, "amid pomp, prayers, and a presidential visit," according to Montgomery & Heath of the WASHINGTON POST. President Clinton arrived more than one hour

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, NBA, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

12/02/97
EXPERTS CLAMOR TO WORK WITH RED SOX, BUT WILL THEY TAKE AID?

In MA, PR execs, lobbyists and "assorted other experts on the art of the deal are lining up at the door" of the Red Sox, offering the club help in building a new ballpark, according to Anthony Flint o

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Facilities, New England Patriots

12/02/97
STAVRO "COMMITTED" TO EX, SAYS HOCKEY WON'T TAKE BACK SEAT

Maple Leafs Majority Owner Steve Stavro said that he is "firmly committed" to building a new arena at Exhibition Place on Toronto''s waterfront, according to Gail Swainson of the TORONTO STAR. Stavro,

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

12/02/97
THE WIZARDS ARE OFF TO SEE THE MCI CENTER

The MCI Center will open tonight with the Sonics- Wizards game, to be seen live on TNT. The game sold out "late yesterday" and will be televised locally on WUSA-TV. President Clinton will attend (WASH

Tags: Facilities, Turner Sports

12/02/97
GOING TO CALIFORNIA: STAPLES INKS LARGEST NAMING RIGHTS DEAL

MA-based Staples has agreed to pay $100M over 20 years for the naming rights to L.A.''s downtown arena complex scheduled to open in fall ''99. The facility will be named the Staples Center, and the co

Tags: Facilities, Los Angeles Kings

12/01/97
RAPTORS-MAPLE LEAFS ARENA DEAL REPORTEDLY ON THE SLAIGHT

Sources close to Maple Leafs Owner Steve Stavro say that he "realizes ... that a partnership with the Raptors on a single arena is the best way" for his team to proceed, but that his "personal dislike

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

12/01/97
WASHINGTON PREPARES TO OPEN NEWEST MONUMENT: MCI CENTER

The opening of the MCI Center on Tuesday night was featured in a special section in Sunday''s WASHINGTON POST. For Washington Sports Chair Abe Pollin, construction of the new facility was a "huge chal

Tags: Facilities, Turner Sports, US Airways

12/01/97
BROCHU GIVES PSL SALES UPDATE, BUT WILL SUPPORT BE ENOUGH?

Since the Expos launched the first phase of their stadium project June 21, the team has raised "just over" C$20M from PSL sales, having sold 25 1/2 of the loge licenses available, "including 23 at $11

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11/26/97
MSA TO SELL MORE BONDS FOR RAVENS HOME; O'S FEAST ON DIGS

The MD Stadium Authority (MSA) is "preparing to sell another" $4.6M in bonds to help finish the construction of the Ravens new stadium, according to Jon Morgan of the Baltimore SUN. Included in the ne

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

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