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Univ. Of Kentucky Could Install Ribbon Ad Boards At Rupp Arena By Next Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15

Ribbon advertising boards around the second tier of Rupp Arena "could be installed" by the start of the next Univ. of Kentucky men's basketball season, according to Beth Musgrave of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER. Learfield Communications "has agreed to give Lexington Center Corp. $800,000 to install t...

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New Bucks Arena Plans Put On Hold

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker yesterday said that legislative consideration of a financing plan for the Bucks' proposed $500M arena in downtown Milwaukee "will have to wait until other big-ticket issues such as K-12 school funding and cuts to the University of Wisconsin System are dealt with first," a ...

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NFL Panthers Adding Another Private Club

The NFL Panthers in March "disclosed plans to build and open a 32-member private club " at Bank of America Stadium in time for next season, and "now comes word that a second private club, located on the 400 suite level in the corner of the end zone, will also be added," according to Erik Spanberg o ...

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Carson Approves Cleanup For NFL Stadium Site

The Carson (Calif.) City Council yesterday moved to "further lay the groundwork for an NFL stadium, taking votes to ensure the site chosen by the Chargers and Raiders is ready for immediate construction if the project is approved later this year," according to a front-page piece by Sandy Mazza of th ...

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Judge: San Jose Violated Law Over A's Ballpark

San Jose’s “attempts to lure the A’s to the South Bay, which were already on life support, have been dealt a potentially deadly blow -- thanks to a court ruling that the city should have sought voter approval for setting aside a piece of downtown real estate for a new ballpark,&rdq ...

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In K.C., Mike Hendricks in a front-page piece reports yesterday's switch of the annual American Royal barbecue to the Truman Sports Complex "brings yet another event" to Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs "have been trying to book more concerts and other activities through the team’s Arrowhea ...

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Cubs Detail Outfield Renovations At Wrigley

Construction workers this week are "swarming Wrigley Field's outfield, installing seating and grooming concrete in preparation for the Cubs next home game Monday," according to a front-page piece by Chris Hine of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The outfield benches "aren't all installed and won't be paint ...

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MLB Giants Alter Mixed-Use Development Plans

The MLB Giants' "long-planned mixed-use development across from AT&T Park will have twice as much affordable housing and significantly shorter buildings under a revised scheme that city voters will have a chance to vote on in November," according to a front-page piece by J.K. Dineen of the S.F. ...

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In Seattle, Geoff Baker reported RLB Holdings Founder & Managing Partner Ray Bartoszek on Friday "submitted plans for a 19,500-seat 'Northwest Arena'" to Tukwila, Wash., officials "as part of a request for an environmental review." The five-page request for a State Environmental Policy ...

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BMO Field Phase 1 Upgrades Nearly Done

MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke said that the company is "completing the first phase" of a $99M (all figures U.S.) renovation of BMO Field that will "put its premium amenities on par with NFL stadiums," according to Don Muret of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Toronto FC plays its first regular-season ...

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McGuire Emphasizes Subsidies For MLS Venue

NASL club Minnesota United Owner Bill McGuire on Thursday said that building a new MLS stadium in Minneapolis "will be 'very difficult' if requested tax breaks aren't secured this year," according to Eric Roper of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. But McGuire added that stadium backers "are flexibl ...

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