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01/19/15
Vikings Stadium Will Not Use Bird-Safe Glass

Members of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on Friday said that the new Vikings stadium "won’t get the special fritted glass sought by bird advocates because delaying the project would cost too much," according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The MSFA is instea ...

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01/19/15
Izod Center Shutdown Pushed Back

New Jersey state officials yesterday conceded that despite the  impending closure of Izod Center , "some concerts and shows -- including the Ringling Bros. Circus -- will go on as planned through the end of March," according to Ted Sherman of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. New Jersey Sports ...

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01/16/15
NFL Exec Confirms Rams Interest Elsewhere

NFL Exec VP/Business Ventures Eric Grubman on Thursday said that local planners "must build a new football stadium" in St. Louis, or the city "will not hold on to its franchise," according to a front-page piece by David Hunn of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Grubman came to St. Louis on Thursday ...

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01/16/15
Izod Center To Close Doors At End Of Month

With "little warning and no public notice," the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority voted Thursday afternoon to "shut down" the 34-year-old state-owned Izod Center, according to a front-page piece by Ted Sherman of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. The NJSEA cited $8.5M in losses and "mounting s ...

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01/16/15
Chiefs To Keep Camp At Missouri Western

The Chiefs and Missouri Western Univ. on Thursday "officially announced a three-year extension with two additional mutual-option years to keep the team in St. Joseph" for training camp, according to Terez Paylor of the K.C. STAR. The Chiefs have trained at MWU since '10, and the "final guarante ...

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01/16/15
Grateful Dead To Play Shows At Soldier Field

The Grateful Dead have booked three shows this summer at Soldier Field to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary. The July 3-5 dates in Chicago will be the band’s final performances for the group’s “core four” of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The ...

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01/15/15
Izod Center Expected To Close Soon

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration "wants to close" Izod Center, "perhaps as soon as the end of this month," according to a front-page piece by John Brennan of the Bergen RECORD. The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority board today will be asked to "approve a plan that would shu ...

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01/15/15
San Diego Mayor Promises Chargers Stadium Plan

Crafting a plan "to keep the Chargers" in San Diego was "among the priorities Mayor Kevin Faulconer laid out" last night in his State of the City address, according to a front-page piece by David Garrick of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Faulconer said that he will "assemble a task force of civic lead ...

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01/15/15
Boston Eyeing Temporary Olympic Stadium

Boston '24 Olympics execs want to build a "temporary 60,000-seat Olympic stadium in South Boston" that would "host the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the track and field events," according to a front-page piece by Michael Levenson of the BOSTON GLOBE. However, some architectural experts s ...

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01/15/15
Browns Detail Phase 2 Renovation Plans

The Browns yesterday announced details of Phase 2 of the $120M makeover to FirstEnergy Stadium, including "upgraded lighting and signage" in the concourses, and "more upgraded concession offerings," according to Kevin Kleps of CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS. The team also will "modernize FirstEnergy Sta ...

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