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CBS Could See Strong Audience For Arkansas-Kentucky Hoops

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 27 / 15

The undefeated Kentucky men’s basketball team tomorrow plays its final regular-season game against a ranked opponent – No. 18 Arkansas – on CBS at 4:00pm ET. UK’s three CBS games to date this season have averaged 2.6 million viewers, with its top CBS audience on Dec. 13 again...

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Vikings Stadium On Track To Open July '16

Vikings Exec VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley said that construction on the team's new stadium is "right on schedule" to be completed by July '16 and that there "doesn’t appear to be anything to push the opening date back," according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis S ...

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Indy Soccer Stadium Bill Passes Committee

A proposed $82M stadium for the NASL Indy Eleven yesterday "passed a House committee," although some members voting yes "expressed reservations," according to Mark Alesia of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. After a "20-3 vote by the Ways and Means Committee, the debate moves to the full House with a new ...

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Sonoma Seeks Permission To Hold Rock Festival

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Silver Impressed With Warriors' Arena Plan

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Saturday said the Warriors are "on track" to build a new arena for the '18-19 season, according to Rusty Simmons of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Silver: "In San Francisco, I’ve seen the plans, and I’ve sat with the ownership there. I think it looks fantastic. It&rs ...

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NFL L.A. Stadium Plans Moving Swiftly

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Facility Notes

In Chicago, Hopkins & Sachdev report the owners of two Wrigley Field rooftop businesses went to court Thursday to "stop the Cubs from installing a video scoreboard and advertising signs on the outfield walls that will block their views" of the ballpark. A group led by Edward McCarthy said t ...

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Reds Installing Wi-Fi At GABP

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BYU Announces Basketball Facility Upgrades

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Florida Gov.: Astros, Nats Heading To WPB

Florida Gov. Rick Scott yesterday “made official what has long been expected,” that the Astros and Nationals will be moving their Spring Training operations to West Palm Beach, according to Dave Berman of FLORIDA TODAY. Scott in a statement said that the teams “agreed to keep their ...

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San Jose Giants Eye Santa Clara Fairgrounds

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