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Selig Says Cubs Owners Unfairly Criticized By Media In Ongoing Rooftop Battle

04 / 24 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday "came out swinging" on behalf of the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs, who he believes is "being treated unfairly by the Chicago media in their battle with rooftop owners," according to Paul Sullivan of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Selig said he will do "whatever is ...

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Pacers To Stay In Indy For Next Decade

The Pacers "will continue to play basketball in Indianapolis for at least a decade" under a $160M deal the team and the city "plan to announce Monday morning," according to documents cited in a front-page piece by Tony Cook of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. The documents show that the agreement "locks the t ...

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Sacramento Commission OKs Kings' Arena

The NBA Kings' proposed $448M downtown arena "took a step toward reality Thursday with initial City Hall approval of the building design and hundreds of pages of planning and environmental documents, zoning changes and variances," according to Tony Bizjak of the SACRAMENTO BEE. The Sacramento Planni ...

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Middle East Group Part Of Oakland Proposal

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Thursday said Qatar-owned real estate firm Colony Capital has "partnered with" Prince of Dubai Hamdam bin Mohammed   Al Maktoum and "won the bid" to develop the city's proposed Coliseum City project. Quan, appearing on S.F.'s KGMZ-FM, said, "They have c ...

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Temple Weighing New Stadium Amid Rent Increase

Temple Univ. is discussing the possibility of a new football stadium due to an "unwillingness to pay a higher rent" and a $12M "cash payment up front for the use of Lincoln Financial Field" for home games, according to John Mitchell of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Temple President Neil Theobald said, ...

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Falcons Stadium Likely To Get $30M From State

Georgia state officials "are prepared to spend" more than $30M to buy land and build parking for the Falcons' new $1.2B stadium, despite "balking last year at state involvement in issuing construction bonds" for the project, according to Bluestein & Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Ge ...

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College Facility Notes

In Raleigh, Joe Giglio noted N.C. State Univ. recently unveiled its plans "to renovate Reynolds Coliseum and create a 'Walk of Fame and History' at the campus landmark." The $35M project will begin next March and "is expected to be completed" by August '16. NCSU AD Debbie Yow "helped create the hall ...

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NBA Kings To Present Plans For Slimmed Down Arena

AECOM execs who are designing the NBA Kings' proposed downtown arena "will present plans" today to a city commission "for a less bulky structure," according to a front-page piece by Tony Bizjak of the SACRAMENTO BEE. The reps "will offer the latest arena and plaza iterations" to Sacramento's Plannin ...

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Facility Notes

In San Diego, Mark Walker reports members of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's staff "sat down" yesterday with Chargers Special Counsel to the President Mark Fabiani for "preliminary talks about a new stadium" for the team. While "no major developments emerged, the meeting signals the city&rsqu ...

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Chargers Starting Stadium Talks With City

Chargers execs today "will hold their first face-to-face meeting" with members of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's staff to discuss a new stadium, but Special Counsel to the President Mark Fabiani "described the upcoming meeting as more of an information-gathering session" than anything else, accor ...

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EverBank Field Upgrades On Schedule

The construction manager of the EverBank Field renovations yesterday said that the $63M project is "on schedule and on budget," according to Vito Stellino of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. Hunt Construction VP/Field Operations Sid Perkins said that the project "will be finished on time" by July 15, and "w ...

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