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Bristol Motor Speedway To Add World's Largest Center-Hung Scoreboard

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 08 / 15

Bristol Motor Speedway "will soon have the world’s largest outdoor, permanent, center-hung" scoreboard, featuring "four high-resolution screens measuring approximately 30 feet tall by 63 feet wide," according to Allen Gregory of the BRISTOL HERALD COURIER. Construction on the scoreboard, dubbe...

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Braves' Spring Training Plan Impacts Rays

The Braves' plan to move their Spring Training home to Pinellas County while "scooping up millions in tax dollars is pressuring officials to break a stalemate" between the Rays and the St. Petersburg City Council, according to Charlie Frago of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. For months, the City Council "has ...

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No Traffic, Parking Plans Ready For Las Vegas Arena

MGM Resorts Int'l officials were "not ready Thursday to offer a lot of details on parking and traffic plans" for their new $375M arena on the Las Vegas Strip, but MGM Senior VP & Corporate Controller Rick Arpin "promised a 'robust operations plan' for parking and traffic," according to Alan ...

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Liquor Sales Coming To Raymond James?

The Tampa City Council tonight will hold a public hearing on a "request to allow liquor sales" throughout the 65,890-seat Raymond James Stadium, according to a front-page piece by Richard Danielson of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. What stadium managers say that they want is the "chance to offer football and ...

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$450M Complex Scaled Back Without Angels Parking

China-based development company LT Global on Tuesday said that it "could not reach an agreement with the Angels to use some of the parking at Angel Stadium -- prompting the company to significantly scale down" a proposed $450M residential, hotel and commercial complex, according to Art Marroquin of ...

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Facility Notes

In S.F., Michael Cabanatuan notes a group of 20 scientists from the Univ. of California-S.F. sent a letter to Mayor Ed Lee voicing "familiar concerns" that the Warrriors' new arena "will make Mission Bay less alluring to biotech researchers and that it will create a traffic mess that endangers peopl ...

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City Approves Spending For New Bucks Arena

A $47M city spending plan for a new Bucks arena yesterday "won Common Council approval," the final endorsement needed for a $250M public financing package that "includes state and county cash," according to a front-page piece by Tom Daykin of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The council voted 12-3 "t ...

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Braves Eyeing New Spring Training Complex

The Braves, former MLBer Gary Sheffield and a local developer "want to build a stadium, arena, practice fields and hotel rooms on the former Toytown landfill" in Pinellas County (Fla.), "transforming the 240-acre property into the county's third MLB spring training complex," according to a front-pag ...

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Red Sox, USSA Dish On Ballpark's Big Air Event

The Big Air snowboarding and freeskiing event at Fenway Park on Feb. 11-12 will feature a ramp that "will rise 7 feet higher than the top of the light fixtures atop the Green Monster," a drop-in run that will be about 38 degrees steep and athletes "reaching speeds between 35 and 40 mph and then so ...

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Dover To Test Out Tap.in2 App At NASCAR Race

Dover Int'l Speedway at its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race next month is planning to become the first track in the sport to test out Tap.in2 -- a mobile app that allows fans to order concessions from their seats. Dover -- whose execs were introduced to Tap.in2 via Veritix, which like the app is owned ...

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Garber Praises Potential St. Paul Stadium Site

The city of St. Paul yesterday "scored big" with MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who was in town "to inspect a potential stadium site and talk with political heavyweights about what needs to be done before shovels hit the dirt," according to Kevin Duchschere of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Garber "had ...

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