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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 14

The W New York will host the 15th annual Taste of Tennis Gala ahead of the U.S. Open. Headlining the event are  Serena Williams and chef Masaharu Morimoto . Other participating tennis players include  Venus Williams , Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and the Bryan Brothers .&nb...

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Bucks Arena Could Get $300M From Private-Sector

The "amount of private-sector support" for the possible development of a new, multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee will be "significant," according to Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Milwaukee-based Fiduciary Management Exec Chair Ted Kellner, who is one of six minority investors i ...

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Progressive Field Renovations Will Reduce Capacity

The Indians on Thursday announced the elimination of "roughly 7,000 little-used seats and some empty suites for new gathering areas at Progressive Field, as part of a multimillion-dollar renovation scheduled to start this year," according to a front-page piece by Michelle Jarboe McFee of the Cl ...

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PNC Arena Considering First Major Expansion

The "first major expansion" of PNC Arena since it opened in '99 is being considered, with Raleigh-based Ratio Architects and K.C.-based 360 Architecture chosen to "handle the concepts and renderings," according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. The expansion would come at the "no ...

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Arizona State Selects Architects For Stadium Project

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Ohio Stadium Used In Pitch For '16 DNC

Columbus is one of five cities trying to land the '16 DNC, so civic leaders on Thursday gave site selectors a tour of Ohio Stadium, where locals tried to "sell Democrats on the idea of their presidential nominee ... accepting the nomination in front of 100,000 people," according to Joe Vardon of the ...

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Wolff Hints At Building New Ballpark in Oakland

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NFL Facility Notes

In Chicago, Liam Ford reports multiple suites that were "vandalized at Soldier Field over the weekend will be cleaned and ready" for tomorrow's Eagles-Bears preseason game. The vandalism occurred "sometime after the Bears Family Fest on Saturday" ( CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/7 ). Police said that one suit ...

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McLane Stadium Announces New Guidelines

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College Facility Notes

In Boulder, Sarah Kuta reported Colorado is "tacking on an additional" $13M to the cost of the school's planned athletic facilities upgrades because of "poor soil conditions and high labor costs." Total "anticipated cost of the project" is now $156M, and the agenda for today's meeting of the CU Bo ...

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