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Gisele Bundchen Revealed As Under Armour's Newest Female Endorser

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 02 / 14

Under Armour today revealed that model Gisele Bundchen will be the "newest face in its women's fall advertising campaign," launching a 30-second teaser on its website. A formal announcement of the deal is expected on Thursday. Bundchen, whose husband Tom Brady also endorses UA, will join ba...

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Bruins Eye Corporate Events At New Facility

The Bruins' new practice facility will be a "potential event space for corporate partners, such as Dunkin’ Donuts and Hallmark Health," according to Callum Borchers of the BOSTON GLOBE. TD Garden "cannot accommodate all the requests it gets for corporate events, private functions and advertisi ...

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08/21/14
Raptors Need One More Vote For Practice Facility

The Raptors are "one council vote away from a new practice facility at Exhibition Place" near downtown Toronto, according to Don Peat of the TORONTO SUN. Toronto City Council exec committee members "unanimously approved" MLSE’s plan to build a $30M (all figures C) practice center at the city-o ...

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08/21/14
Levi's Stadium Dealing With Sod Issues

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08/21/14
College Facility Notes

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08/20/14
College Football HOF To Open On Budget

The new $68.5M The College Football HOF and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience will open Saturday "on schedule and on budget" as only $1M of public money was used to construct the facility and the additional costs were "raised through sponsorship dollars and private donations," according to Michael Smith of ...

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08/19/14
Legends-Forest City Deal For Nassau Breaks Down

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08/19/14
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08/19/14
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HOK has acquired 360 Architecture, designer of new facilities for the NFL Falcons, NHL Oilers, Major League Soccer Earthquakes and NHL Red Wings, among other major league projects. The purchase price was not disclosed. Both companies are privately held. HOK has 1,600 employees working in 23 cit ...

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08/19/14
Heat An Unforeseen Issue At Levi's Stadium

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