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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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08/27/14
Triple-A Bisons To Renovate Downtown Ballpark

The Triple-A Int'l League Buffalo Bisons on Friday announced that they are "embarking on a multiyear, multimillion-dollar renovation plan" of their downtown ballpark, with Phase I "consisting of the installation of 3,700 new seats in the special reserved sections from dugout to dugout," according to ...

Tags: Facilities, MiLB

08/27/14
Appleby To Build Ballpark In Utica, Michigan

Michigan-based General Sports & Entertainment Founder Andy Appleby last week "unveiled plans to build" an $8-10M ballpark in Utica, Mich., that would open in '15 or '16, according to Bill Shea of CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS. Appleby is also "creating an independent league of three developmental tea ...

Tags: Facilities

08/27/14
Facility Notes

The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Brian Costa writes one of the "most noticeable additions to the U.S. Open this year is the elevated seating overlooking the practice courts and courts 4, 5 and 6." But the "best-kept secret of the tournament may be the long corridor beneath the new seats." The corridor "off ...

Tags: Facilities

08/26/14
Charlotte Spending Big On TWC Arena Upgrades

The city of Charlotte is prepared to spend $27.5M in "capital improvements for Time Warner Cable Arena, as well as 10 years’ worth of annual payments of $600,000 for ongoing maintenance," according to a front-page piece by Steve Harrison of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. City staff told the City Coun ...

Tags: Facilities, Charlotte Hornets, NBA

08/26/14
Univ. Of Phoenix Stadium Debuts Upgrades

Univ. of Phoenix Stadium "has been upgraded" with more than $18M in renovations ahead of Super Bowl XLIX and the '15 Pro Bowl, according to Peter Corbett of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Fans will "notice two new video boards at each end of the stadium that are three times larger than the ones they rep ...

Tags: Facilities, Arizona Cardinals, NFL

08/26/14
49ers Rip Up Levi's Turf Again

The 49ers yesterday "ripped out the turf" at Levi's Stadium for the "second time in less than a week," according to Mike Rosenberg of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. The 49ers "expect to start installing a brand-new field this weekend, and it may include a different type of grass more commonly used at ot ...

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers, NFL

08/26/14
College Facility Notes

In San Jose, Jeff Faraudo notes Cal's Haas Pavilion will receive $10M in improvements, "including a center-hung scoreboard, to be completed" by the fall of '15. The renovation of the school's basketball facility, "made possible through a gift from the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, will also provi ...

Tags: Facilities

08/25/14
Niners Avoid Serious Issue With New Sod

Levi's Stadium's new grass surface that was installed on Friday "was dotted with divots" after yesterday's preseason game against the Chargers, but footing "didn't appear to be a significant issue," according to Eric Branch of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The surface was replaced because the team had issu ...

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers, NFL

08/25/14
Oakland Releases Planning Studies For Coliseum City

Oakland city officials "released planning studies Friday for the grand development scheme they envision around the outmoded and isolated" O.co Coliseum, according to Michael Cabanatuan of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The draft environmental impact report and specific plan for Coliseum City "call for construc ...

Tags: Facilities, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors, LA Angels

08/25/14
SMG To Operate New Vikings Stadium

SMG will operate the Vikings' new stadium after beating AEG and Global Spectrum in an intense competition for the contract, said team Exec VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley. As part of a 10-year deal with a five-year option, SMG will pay a $6.75M annual guarantee to the Minne ...

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

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