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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 14

Media reporter  Joe Flint : "Very excited to be re-joining the WSJ on the media beat and very grateful to the LA Times for five great years." Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot : "For Johny Manziel's final team period today, the Beastie Boys' 'Fight for your right to party' blared...

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07/24/14
UK Targets '15 To Finish Football Upgrades

Construction workers at the Univ. of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium "will continue work through" the '14 football season with "the goal of completing renovations" before the '15 season begins, according to Nick Gray of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER. The $110M stadium project "will continue on non-gam ...

Tags: Facilities, SEC

07/23/14
A's Settle 10-Year Lease Extension With Oakland

The "long-disputed 10-year lease to allow" the A's to continue playing at O.co Coliseum "was finally settled Tuesday after co-owner Lew Wolff said he had accepted most of the changes made by city officials," according to a front-page piece by Kane & Jones of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The agreement, "h ...

Tags: Facilities, Oakland Athletics, MLB

07/23/14
Bank Of America Stadium Expands Hosting Options

Bank of America Stadium "continues to make room for different playing partners," with yesterday's announcement that Tennessee and West Virginia will "play a college football game at the stadium" in September '18, according to David Scott of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The news comes 10 days before Serie ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Carolina Panthers

07/23/14
LSU To Make $14M Off Tiger Stadium Expansion

LSU will "make an additional" $14M from the south end zone expansion of premium seats at Tiger Stadium, and AD Joe Alleva yesterday said that all seats in the club and suite levels "are sold," according to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge ADVOCATE. Completion of the addition is set for Aug. 22, a ...

Tags: Facilities, SEC

07/23/14
MLS Facility Notes

N.Y.-based Owl Spring Asset Management co-CEO Jason Ader yesterday said that he is "going to launch" a $350M effort to bring an MLS team to Las Vegas, "complete with a new covered stadium of 18,000-20,000 seats and players with international appeal." Ader said that he "has discussed the viability of ...

Tags: MLS, Facilities

07/22/14
Red Wings To Market New Venue At Comerica

Red Wings President Tom Wilson said that the team plans to "open a marketing center" at Comerica Park in order to "sell premium seats" at the team's proposed $450M arena , according to Don Muret of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The ballpark is "across the street from the downtown construction site." ...

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Facilities

07/22/14
Broward County Hopes To Land MLS Stadium

Broward County (Fla.) Mayor Barbara Sharief has asked all 31 municipalities in the county to "come forward with a list of possible spots" where David Beckham's group could build a new MLS stadium, according to Bryan & Davis of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. A few cities, including Hollywoo ...

Tags: Facilities, MLS

07/22/14
Cubs To Open Jack Daniel's Patio At Wrigley

Located "high up in the ballpark behind the press box," Jack Daniel's is "set to open the Jack Daniel's Patio at Wrigley Field on Thursday," according to Lewis Lazare of the CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL. Patrons at the new spot "won't actually have a view of the playing field during Cubs games." However ...

Tags: Facilities, MLB, Chicago Cubs

07/22/14
Falcons Release Video Touting New Stadium

To promote their new $1.2B stadium set to open in '17, the Falcons have released a video, which starts with "shots of Atlanta’s skyline and comments" from Owner Arthur Blank, according to Carla Caldwell of the ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE. The video also "includes footage of downtown Atlanta ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Atlanta Falcons

07/22/14
Facility Notes

In Tampa, Jamal Thalji reports Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik now owns the city's downtown outdoor Channelside Mall, "thanks to the last-second settlement that ended the yearlong court fight" over the property. The deal was "hammered out Sunday night and approved Monday by a bankruptcy judge." Vinik's p ...

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