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Mark Cohon Will Not Seek Third Term As CFL Commissioner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 20 / 14

CFL Commissioner  Mark Cohon  said that he "will not seek a third term" after his contract expires next spring. League Chair Jim Lawson said that the CFL BOG "will discuss the next steps toward finding a replacement for Cohon soon." Cohon has spent eight years in the position, ...

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The Cowboys are "reviving the party tent known as the Corral, a gathering spot that came of age during the team’s 1990s glory years," according to Jeff Mosier of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The Miller Lite Corral in the west end zone plaza at AT&T Stadium "debuts Saturday for the preseason ho ...

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Warriors Reveal Designs For Arena Complex

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Allstate Renews Deal For Rosemont Arena

Rosemont, Ill., officials this week renewed the naming-rights deal for Allstate Arena in a $15M deal that "will keep the insurance giant's name on the village-owned stadium" until '24, according to Christopher Placek of the Chicago DAILY HERALD. Under the original agreement in '99, Allstate paid abo ...

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Cactus League Venue Tax Revenue Falling Short

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NFL Stadiums Unveil Menus For '14 Season

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Coyotes Ink Naming-Rights Deal With Gila River

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Saints' First Camp In West Virginia A Success

The Saints are “headed back to Louisiana” after the team's first training camp in West Virginia, and Greenbrier Owner Jim Justice said that he is now “fielding calls ‘from everywhere on everything’ about future use” of the $30M practice facility at the resort, acc ...

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Facility Notes

In Las Vegas, Joe Schoenmann reported city leaders “canceled an Aug. 20 City Council review of the financial plan” for an MLS venue. The delay “comes after the city and stadium developers called off three previous meetings with the public of casino operators.” City of Las Veg ...

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Hornets, Charlotte Plan To Renovate Arena

The Hornets yesterday formally announced their intentions to bid on either the '17 or '18 NBA All-Star Game, and Charlotte Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble said that the city "aims to unveil a plan within a month" detailing renovations to Time Warner Cable Arena, according to a front-page piece b ...

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Exec Skeptical Over Whether Bills Need New Stadium

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