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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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Univ. Of Nevada Stadium To Get Upgrades

In Nevada, Chris Murray reported an "extensive renovation" to Mackay Stadium, its first since '96, "leaped its final major hurdle on Friday afternoon when it was approved" by the Univ. of Nevada Board of Regents. The $11.5M renovation is "scheduled to be completed in time" for the '16 season. The re ...

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NFL Eyeing L.A. Stadium Site

NFL execs in recent weeks "have been scouting the 172-acre Victoria Regional Park and golf course" in Carson, Calf., as a "possible location for a stadium and related entertainment complex," according to the SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL. The park is "just east of the interchange of the ...

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IU's Assembly Hall Renovation Approved

Indiana Univ.'s "planned multimillion-dollar renovation of Assembly Hall hit 'a significant milestone'" Friday as the school's BOT "approved the capital improvements project, expected to cost" between $35-40M, according to Zach Osterman of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Physical work on the basketball ...

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Bucks' Arena Talks Hit Snag

The Bucks "have hit a snag in talks with Journal Communications involving the acquisition of the firm's headquarters as the site of a proposed, multipurpose arena," according to Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Team co-Owner Marc Lasry said that as a result of this, the team "may h ...

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Packers Donate $200,000 For Plaza Naming Rights

The Packers "have agreed to donate $200,000 for naming rights on an outdoor plaza to be built" as part of the soon-to-be-expanded KI Convention Center, according to Scott Cooper Williams of the GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE. The outdoor area is "tentatively known as Packers Plaza" and would "overlook Main ...

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Mizzou Planning South End Zone Complex

The Univ. of Missouri athletic department is "planning to build a new south end zone complex at Memorial Stadium that is expected to include new football offices, a weight room, training room and new locker room," according to Tod Palmer of the K.C. STAR. The idea for the expansion "came out of a co ...

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PNC Arena Gets OK For Upgrades Plan

The Centennial Authority, which oversees operation of PNC Arena, on Thursday "approved $175,000 to move a step closer" to arena expansion, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. Included in the Authority's decision are "the development of a master plan and the setting of a p ...

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Commission OKs Revised Wrigley Field Plan

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday "approved another revised plan" from the Cubs to "renovate Wrigley Field, with this one coming after the National Park Service made recommendations amid concerns over the team's plans for expanded advertising in the outfield," according to Jared Hopkin ...

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Facility Notes

In Houston, David Barron cited a Sprint spokesperson as saying that construction is " under way to upgrade NRG Stadium’s distributed antenna system currently shared by all cellular providers." The NFL and Texans fans have been "critical of cellular phone service" in the stadium. Cell carriers ...

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MGM Exec Touts Flexibility Of New Vegas Arena

MGM Resorts Senior VP/Partnerships & Event Marketing Scott Voeller said that the arena being built by the company on the Las Vegas Strip in partnership with AEG "will offer venue booking flexibility" to the company, which "also owns the Mandalay Bay Events Center and the MGM Grand Garden arena ...

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