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Bucks' Video Board For New Arena Goes Against NBA Trend Of "Monster Boards"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 22 / 17

The center-hung video board at the Bucks’ new arena for '18 "counters the 'monster board' trend at other NBA venues," according to Don Muret of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Yet Bucks COO Mike McCarthy said that Dakrtonics-produced board, which is 25 feet tall and 29 feet wide, is still "twice the s...

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Ford Field Getting $100M Worth Of Upgrades

Lions President Rod Wood in a letter to season-ticket holders this week announced an additional $100M in Ford Field upgrades by team ownership, which will "include new video boards and additional sound system upgrades," according to Justin Rogers of the DETROIT NEWS. The current video boards, a ...

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Lott Still Focused On Oakland Stadium Deal

Pro Football HOFer Ronnie Lott, who has been shepherding efforts to build a stadium in Oakland, declined to revel in the apparent implosion of the Raiders' effort to move to Las Vegas , and instead said he is working hard to convince the NFL the team should stay in Oakland. “Right now we stil ...

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Billy Joel Playing Lambeau Concert This Summer

The Packers and Live Nation yesterday announced that Billy Joel "will be in concert" at Lambeau Field on June 17, his first time playing at the venue, according to a front-page piece by Kendra Meinert of the GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE. Packers President & CEO Mark Murphy and Live Nation Chicag ...

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Facility Notes

In Sacramento, Kasler & Lillis noted the NBA Kings on Tuesday "released plans for a 170-unit apartment building and mixed-use commercial complex" for a downtown block near Golden 1 Center. The Kings "unveiled their plans" after completing the $5.9M purchase of the downtown block. The d ...

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Goldman Sachs Pulls Out Of Vegas Stadium Deal

A deal to build a stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas "continued to unravel" yesterday as Goldman Sachs "pulled away from the project," according to Nathan Fenno of the L.A. TIMES. The Raiders previously told the NFL that Goldman "would finance" part of the $1.9B proposal even without Las Vegas San ...

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Ravens Adding Escalators To M&T Bank Stadium

The Ravens will invest $120M in M&T Bank Stadium as "part of a three-year project that will add elevators and escalators, enlarge the end zone video boards and improve the sound system and kitchen facilities," according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore SUN. The Maryland Stadium Authority also ha ...

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County Delays Chase Field Lawsuit Action

In Phoenix, Rebekah Sanders reports the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors "delayed action and canceled a public meeting" scheduled for Friday to discuss the D-backs' Chase Field lawsuit , which claims the venue would be "unsafe if the county doesn't fund" millions in repairs. County Dir of Commu ...

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Adelson Passes On Proposed Raiders Stadium

The family of Las Vegas Sands Chair & CEO Sheldon Adelson has "withdrawn as investors" in the proposed $1.9B, 65,000-seat domed stadium "intended to bring" the Raiders to Southern Nevada, according to a front-page piece by Richard Velotta of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Adelson in a statem ...

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Barclays Center Reportedly Will Opt Out Of Isles Deal

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which manages Barclays Center, has "concluded it’s no longer worth it to host" the Islanders, according to Scott Soshnick of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Sources said that the arena would "make more money" without the team. Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who also ow ...

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Superdome May Need Long-Term Plan

With recent moves by the Chargers and Rams to L.A. and a possible Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in a few years could be the fifth-oldest NFL stadium, and it is "time to start thinking about the stadium's future," according to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAY ...

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