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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

4.06 million – Average viewers for FS1’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race this past Sunday. The audience for the race from Martinsville ranks fourth among all FS1 telecasts all-time, behind only three Giants-Cardinals NLCS games from '14 ( THE DAILY ).

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Tracks Taking Harder Look At Tire Barriers

NASCAR and IndyCar venues are currently taking a "fast, hard look at how they can make tracks safer" after Kyle Busch was injured in a crash last month at Daytona , and the "immediate answer has been tire barriers," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. SAFER barrier inventor Dean Sicking, whose pr ...

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Could Warriors Share New Arena With Sharks?

Warriors co-Owner Joe Lacob said the team has talked to the Sharks about sharing the Warriors' planned arena in S.F., but admitted he did not "see that happening." Appearing on CSN Bay Area's "Yahoo Sports Talk Live," Lacob said, "We do talk to the Sharks. They have their own situation, they have to ...

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Blue Jays Look To Upgrade Spring Training Fields

The Blue Jays "believe that an unsafe field may have contributed to an injury" sustained by LF Michael Saunders, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSPORTS.com. The injury occurred when Saunders was "shagging fly balls on a field at the Jays’ minor-league complex in Dunedin, Fla." Saunders "tore ...

Tags: Facilities, Toronto Blue Jays, MLB

Costs Rising For Triple-A Sounds' Ballpark

The Triple-A PCL Nashville Sounds' new First Tennessee Park will cost the city's Metro Sports Authority $10M "more than originally expected because of unforeseen issues" with construction, according to Joey Garrison of the Nashville TENNESSEAN. The budget overage "will bump the construction costs" o ...

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Bucks Owners Likely Won't Go Beyond Arena Pledge

The Bucks are indicating that co-Owners Wes Edens and Marc Lasry "will not go beyond" their $250M commitment for the team's proposed arena, according to Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. A source said Edens and Lasry "do not intend to exceed" the amount they promised when they purch ...

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ISC Adds RED Legacy To One Daytona Project

Daytona Int'l Speedway's One Daytona mixed-use development project "has a new partner" in K.C.-based property management firm RED Legacy, according to a front-page piece by Eileen Zaffiro-Kean of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL. ISC, which owns the speedway, has selected the firm as its "lead devel ...

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LAFC Eyeing Sports Arena Site For New Stadium

MLS expansion club LAFC "is closer to picking a place for its new custom-built home," as the focus "now is firmly on the site of the Sports Arena, next to the Coliseum in Exposition Park," according to a source cited by Kevin Baxter of the L.A. TIMES. The source said, "I would be surprised if they a ...

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Delaware North Taking Over Qualcomm

The city of San Diego has selected Delaware North Sportservice to operate the food service at Qualcomm Stadium, according to sources. Sportservice, Petco Park’s food provider since it opened in '04, was awarded the contract after the city issued an RFP in early January. An official announcemen ...

Tags: Facilities, Delaware North Cos., San Diego Chargers, NFL

New Oilers Arena Will Connect To Downtown Hub

The Winter Garden, a part of the proposed development in Edmonton's downtown arena district, "will allow office workers and hockey fans to go for a night on the town without stepping into the cold," according to Kevin Maimann of the EDMONTON SUN. The 34,000-square-foot, climate controlled facil ...

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Roland Garros Renovations On Hold

The planned renovation of Roland Garros  was put "on hold after Paris city council allowed a new study of the land use" yesterday, according to Samuel Petrequin of the AP. Supported by local residents and environmentalists at the city council, a new project "offers an alternative to the contro ...

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