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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

Bulls C Joakim Noah and his youth-focused Noah’s Arc Foundation will hold a press conference this morning at a Chicago community center to provide new tactics to combat gun violence. The Reds HOF & Museum in Cincinnati today will open an exhibit titled “Rosie Reds – 50th An...

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07/10/14
A's Investigate Temporary Stay At Earthquakes Stadium

A's co-Owner Lew Wolff yesterday said that the "only step the A's have taken to look for a new home is investigating whether they could play temporarily" at the Earthquakes' new stadium, according to Will Kane of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Wolff also co-owns the Earthquakes, whose new 18,000-seat stadium i ...

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07/10/14
49ers Unveil Levi's Stadium Cuisine

The 49ers, concessionaire Centerplate and the team's culinary partners yesterday unveiled Levi's Stadium's concession menu, "highlighting both sports staples like burgers and wilder fare such as rotisserie chicken mac and cheese," according to Mike Rosenberg of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Prices "wil ...

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07/10/14
Arkansas State, Mizzou Consider Busch Stadium Game

Arkansas State Univ. AD Terry Mohajir said that he has "been in discussions" with the St. Louis Sports Commission to play a home game against the Univ. of Missouri on Sept. 12, 2015 at Busch Stadium "for a 'significant' sum," according to David Morrison of the COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE. Mohajir: "If we ...

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07/10/14
AEG Moving 500 Workers To Warehouse In L.A.

AEG on Tuesday announced that it "is moving some of its operations two blocks to the north" of its L.A. HQ to the 1916 Desmond’s Warehouse building, according to Rick Orlov of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. AEG and city officials said that the plans "show its commitment to remaining" in downtown L. ...

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07/10/14
Cobb Narrows Choices To Manage Braves' Project

Cobb County (Ga.) has "narrowed the list of which project management firm will represent its interest in the construction" of the new Braves ballpark "down to a final four," according to Asia Ashley of the MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL. Cobb commissioners Tuesday voted 5-0 to "approve the final four," whic ...

Tags: Facilities, Atlanta Braves, MLB

07/10/14
USSA Excellence Center Installs Solar Panels

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah, was "outfitted with 126 solar panels" yesterday, which are expected to "save the ski and snowboard association about $8,000 per year -- money it plans on using to power future athletes' gold medal goals," according to Ca ...

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07/09/14
Raiders Want To Tear Down Coliseum

The Raiders are in talks to tear down O.co Coliseum "next year to make way for a new home" despite the fact the A's are "trying to negotiate a deal to stay" at the facility for another 10 years, according to a front-page piece by Matier & Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The talks, revealed in a ...

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07/09/14
Bruins To Build Practice Facility In Boston

The Bruins yesterday announced that they will "build a practice facility for the team in Brighton, relocating from the aging and outdated Ristuccia Arena" in Wilmington, Mass., with construction "slated to begin next spring and be completed" in fall '16, according to Benjamin & Reidy of the BOS ...

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07/09/14
Houston's TDECU Stadium Deal Worth $1.5M Annually

Texas Dow Employees Credit Union will pay $15M "over 10 years to rebrand" the Univ. of Houston's new 40,000-seat on-campus football stadium TDECU Stadium, according to Joseph Duarte of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The $1.5M annual value of the deal "is the most" for an FBS school. UH AD Mack Rhoades said, ...

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07/09/14
Purdue Installing Patio Area At Football Stadium

Purdue Univ. yesterday released plans for a "gated patio" to temporarily fill the space vacated after "nearly 6,100 bleacher seats were removed from the south end zone" of Ross-Ade Stadium last month, according to the Lafayette JOURNAL & COURIER. The patio area will be open to season-t ...

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