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Finish Line Reports Dip In Q4 Earnings Despite Uptick In Revenue

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Finish Line reported a decline in Q4 earnings and "warned that profits in the current year may miss expectations," as the sports-apparel retailer has "struggled lately in a retail environment dogged by more promotions and lower mall traffic." The company's earnings fell 5% to $40.8M despite revenues...

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Alameda County Added To Venue Proposal

The Oakland City Council on Friday "voted unanimously to add Alameda County to the joint agreement the city signed" with Renaissance Cos. Chair Floyd Kephart's New City Development, which is trying to finance a multibillion redevelopment at the proposed Coliseum City complex," according to ...

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Quakes Open Avaya Stadium With Win, Sellout

The Earthquakes yesterday played their first regular-season game at Avaya Stadium, and the stadium's MLS debut "went pretty smoothly," according to Matt Schwab of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. While there were "predictable long lines entering the stadium, some fan confusion about where to park and wher ...

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Indian Wells Mulls Third Stadium

BNP Paribas Open CEO Raymond Moore for the first time "openly addressed the possibility of adding another stadium" at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, "which could open as early as next year," according to Andrew John of the Palm Springs DESERT SUN. Moore said that organizers for the ATP/WTA event " ...

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Texans Plan Upgrades Prior To Super Bowl LI

Texans Owner Robert McNair "didn't sound too concerned about the behind-the-scenes negotiations with Harris County to make improvements at NRG Stadium" before Super Bowl LI in '17, according to John McClain of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. NFL Senior VP/Events Peter O'Reilly on a recent visit to Houst ...

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FSU Readies Renovations For Football Venue

Florida State Univ.'s BOT this month "unanimously approved" issuing up to $85M in bonds to pay for an anticipated $79.5M project at 65-year-old Doak Campbell Stadium, which would add premium outdoor seating, "make structural repairs, repaint the stadium and ... update sky box suites," according to J ...

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St. Louis Stadium Bonds Must Be Voter Approved

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon "could not extend bonds for a new NFL stadium in St. Louis without a vote under a measure passed Thursday by the Missouri Senate," according to Alex Stuckey of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. The measure would "allow the state to use" $200M worth of bonds for "repair and mainten ...

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Rays' Sternberg Still Committed To Tampa

Rays Owner Stuart Sternberg on Thursday said that he "remains committed to the Tampa Bay market and confident -- 'at some point'" -- that a new ballpark will be built there, according to Marc Topkin of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. Sternberg: "I still believe in the area. ... I believe in it and I want to ma ...

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Tracks Taking Harder Look At Tire Barriers

NASCAR and IndyCar venues are currently taking a "fast, hard look at how they can make tracks safer" after Kyle Busch was injured in a crash last month at Daytona , and the "immediate answer has been tire barriers," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. SAFER barrier inventor Dean Sicking, whose pr ...

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Could Warriors Share New Arena With Sharks?

Warriors co-Owner Joe Lacob said the team has talked to the Sharks about sharing the Warriors' planned arena in S.F., but admitted he did not "see that happening." Appearing on CSN Bay Area's "Yahoo Sports Talk Live," Lacob said, "We do talk to the Sharks. They have their own situation, they have to ...

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Blue Jays Look To Upgrade Spring Training Fields

The Blue Jays "believe that an unsafe field may have contributed to an injury" sustained by LF Michael Saunders, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSPORTS.com. The injury occurred when Saunders was "shagging fly balls on a field at the Jays’ minor-league complex in Dunedin, Fla." Saunders "tore ...

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