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Rogers Announces On-Air Talent For NHL Coverage In '14-15

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 14

Rogers today announced new broadcast talent for coverage of the '14-15 NHL season. Rogers will employ a total of 39 on-air personalities for its telecasts of more than 500 regular-season games across nine networks. Glenn Healy , Kelly Hrudey , Mike Johnson and Darren Pang will serve as game an...

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Allstate Renews Deal For Rosemont Arena

Rosemont, Ill., officials this week renewed the naming-rights deal for Allstate Arena in a $15M deal that "will keep the insurance giant's name on the village-owned stadium" until '24, according to Christopher Placek of the Chicago DAILY HERALD. Under the original agreement in '99, Allstate paid abo ...

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Cactus League Venue Tax Revenue Falling Short

Glendale and Goodyear, Ariz., “may not receive” any of the $100M-plus “in repayments the cities were promised for Cactus League baseball complexes, because tax revenue used to pay them continues to fall below original projections,” according to Peter Corbett of the ARIZONA RE ...

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NFL Stadiums Unveil Menus For '14 Season

The Buccaneers this week unveiled new menu items at Raymond James Stadium, with many of the items "inspired by the unique tastes" of the city and a focus on "showcasing regional foods," according to Laura Reiley of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. The new items, "part of a collaboration" between the Tampa ...

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Coyotes Ink Naming-Rights Deal With Gila River

See the listing for GILA RIVER CASINOS The Coyotes yesterday signed a nine-year naming-rights deal with Arizona-based Gila River Casinos in a deal that "could be worth" between $3.0-3.35M per year, according to Mike Sunnucks of the PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL. Coyotes President & ...

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Saints' First Camp In West Virginia A Success

The Saints are “headed back to Louisiana” after the team's first training camp in West Virginia, and Greenbrier Owner Jim Justice said that he is now “fielding calls ‘from everywhere on everything’ about future use” of the $30M practice facility at the resort, acc ...

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Facility Notes

In Las Vegas, Joe Schoenmann reported city leaders “canceled an Aug. 20 City Council review of the financial plan” for an MLS venue. The delay “comes after the city and stadium developers called off three previous meetings with the public of casino operators.” City of Las Veg ...

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Hornets, Charlotte Plan To Renovate Arena

The Hornets yesterday formally announced their intentions to bid on either the '17 or '18 NBA All-Star Game, and Charlotte Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble said that the city "aims to unveil a plan within a month" detailing renovations to Time Warner Cable Arena, according to a front-page piece b ...

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Exec Skeptical Over Whether Bills Need New Stadium

Erie County (N.Y.) Exec Mark Poloncarz "is pushing back hard against the NFL’s demand that a new stadium be built" for the Bills, claiming that paying for a new facility "would be a burden that county taxpayers cannot and should not bear," according to a front-page piece by Jerry Zremski of th ...

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Sacto Execs Wary Over Financing For Soccer Stadium

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson yesterday said that the city "can 'be good partners' in the effort to construct what is expected to be" a $100M soccer facility for a potential MLS club, but added that the emerging ownership group behind the city’s MLS effort "should not expect a subsidy," accor ...

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Mississippi State Unveils Ballpark Upgrades

Mississippi State yesterday "unveiled the Dudy Noble Field Master Plan," a $40M renovation project for the university's ballpark that would be overseen by K.C.-based Populous and Jackson-based design team Wier Boerner Allin Architecture, according to Michael Bonner of the Jackson CLARION-L ...

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