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Renderings For Raiders-Chargers Stadium Show State-Of-The-Art Interchangable Design

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15

The Chargers and Raiders "have completely overhauled their design" for a $1.7B shared stadium in Carson, Calif., according to Farmer & Fenno of the L.A. TIMES. The new design is the "result of almost two months of collaboration" between the franchises. The revised plans "show a futuris...

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Keeneland Makes Chalet Available To Patrons

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AT&T Park Expanding Wi-Fi, Apple Pay

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Carson, Inglewood Stadium Reps Meet With NFL

Reps of proposed stadium projects in Carson and Inglewood met with NFL execs Thursday as the "competition to return the league" to the L.A. area continued, according to Farmer, Fenno & Logan of the L.A. TIMES. NFL Exec VP/Business Ventures Eric Grubman "attended both meetings," which included a ...

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49ers Address Turf Issues Ahead Of Super Bowl 50

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DraftServ Coming To United Center During Playoffs

Fans at Bulls and Blackhawks playoff games "will be able to pour their own brews, thanks to a trial run by arena concessionaire Levy Restaurants with DraftServ," according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. Two DraftServ units, each with four taps, "will be installed at the United Cent ...

Tags: Facilities, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks

Churchill Downs Bans Selfie Sticks

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Nats, Astros Submit Plans For Spring Training Home

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NFL's Grubman Wants Signs Of Progess In Oakland

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Churchill Downs Unveils Suite Upgrades

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PawSox Ask Taxpayers For Ballpark Funds

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