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NYC FC To Play First Three Seasons As MLS Club At Yankee Stadium

04 / 15 / 14

NYC FC is slated to join MLS next year, and the club will "play its first three seasons at Yankee Stadium," according to sources cited by Das & Waldstein of the N.Y. TIMES. An official announcement is expected next week. The site of the team's home games has "hovered since it was announced last ...

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Royals Adding New Spaces At Ballpark

The Royals are the newest MLB team to announce a social media space at their ballpark. The new AOS Technology HotSpot debuts this season at Kauffman Stadium, behind the Kia Diamond Club on the first base side. During home games, fans can engage in social media conversations and interact with MLB app ...

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Marlins Park Has Issues During Opener

Some fans at the Marlins' opener against the Rockies on Monday said that they "waited in line for food for three to four innings," while others said that their food "was cold, and concessions ran out of ice," according to Manny Navarro of the MIAMI HERALD. But team President David Samson said that t ...

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NHMS Could Erect Lights At Fans' Request

New Hampshire Motor Speedway execs hope to "build lights around the track to allow for night racing, perhaps as soon as next year," according to Dan Seufert of the New Hampshire UNION-LEADER. NHMS Exec VP & GM Jerry Gappens said that he and other speedway officials have "spoken publicly several ...

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NIU Looks To Improve Football Stadium

Northern Illinois Univ. AD Sean Frazier "hopes to complete his 'Facilities Master Plan' over the summer," and in terms of Huskie Stadium, which opened in '65, there are "already some changes to the building and gameday atmosphere that will take place this upcoming season," according to Steve Nitz of ...

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Facility Notes

In DC, Steven Goff noted the "outcome of the Democratic mayoral primary was never going to have a direct bearing" on MLS DC United’s stadium prospects , but with council member Muriel Bowser’s victory over incumbent Vincent Gray, the club "will have to adjust its game plan." Team offici ...

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Detroit City Council OKs New Joe Louis Arena Lease

The Detroit City Council yesterday "narrowly approved a new Joe Louis Arena lease, clearing the way for a new Red Wings hockey venue north of downtown and marking the Joe for demolition once the team leaves, as early as the 2016-17 season," according to Joe Guillen of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Co ...

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Orlando Approves Soccer Venue Construction

Orlando city leaders yesterday approved an agreement that "provides the closet look yet of the features" of a new $84M soccer stadium , according to Mark Schlueb of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The construction agreement was "approved unanimously by the City Council" and "spells out the process for b ...

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Chargers Open Stadium Talks With City

The Chargers and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer "have started the process of establishing a dialogue that both sides hope will ultimately lead to a new stadium project that keeps the team in the city," according to Eric Williams of ESPN.com. Faulconer reaffirmed that he "remains committed to keepin ...

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Braves' New Ballpark Set To Be Unique

Architects at K.C.-based Populous said that they view the Braves' planned Cobb County (Ga.) ballpark as "a different challenge" than the 20 others the firm has designed for MLB teams, according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Populous Founder & Senior Principal Earl Santee, wh ...

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Bills Add Seven To Stadium Committee

The Bills on Thursday announced their selections "for a high-level panel exploring options for a new football stadium in Western New York, kicking off the process that looks to cement the team’s future in the area just days after the death of longtime owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ," according to ...

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