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Charlotte Motor Speedway Modifies "Roval" For Quicker Laps; Ready For NASCAR Playoffs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 23 / 18

Charlotte Motor Speedway's "Roval" road course has been "modified and now appears ready for this season’s NASCAR playoffs," according to Brendan Marks of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The track was "originally introduced at 2.42 miles with 18 turns." But some drivers and SMI President & CEO Marc...

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Jacksonville Eyes Entertainment District Near Venues

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is eyeing an "entire entertainment district" in the complex that houses all of the city's sports venues, according to a front-page piece by David Bauerlein of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. Details are "sketchy about what an entertainment district would entail and its e ...

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Islanders Will Invest $1B In Funds For New Arena

A development team led by the Islanders will invest $1B in private funds to "transform Belmont Park into a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment destination, including construction of an 18,000-seat arena that will bring the hockey club permanently back to Long Island," according to Robert Brods ...

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In S.F., Ron Leuty noted Oakland and Alameda County officials are "talking -- again -- about the city buying out the county's interest" in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, a "contiguous site" and the Raiders' training facility in Alameda. Consolidating property ownership under one government ent ...

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Islanders' Arena Bid Selected For Belmont Park

The Islanders' proposal to "build a new arena at Belmont Park ... was selected as the winning bid" to develop the area, according to sources cited by Baumbach & Brodsky of NEWSDAY. The Islanders' bid "includes an 18,000-seat, year-round arena that would host 150 events annually as well as 435,00 ...

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Timbers Sign 12-Year Deal With Levy

The Timbers have signed a 12-year deal with Levy to be their exclusive hospitality partner for all concessions, premium seating and catering at Providence Park. Levy will take over for Centerplate, which has served in that role for the Timbers since before the club entered MLS in '11. It will handle ...

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Joe Tsai Looking Into Developing Arena In San Diego

San Diego "could be getting closer to having a downtown arena" as numerous groups look into developing a parking lot and "some surrounding acreage" in the East Village, according to sources cited by Kevin Acee of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Blue Pool Capital, which is owned by Alibaba Exec Vic ...

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Chase Center Remains On Pace To Open In Fall '19

Warriors President & COO Rick Welts said that Chase Center "remains on pace" to open in the fall of '19, according to Mark Medina of the EAST BAY TIMES. Welts and Warriors VP/Construction & Development Peter Bryan said that by November '18, Chase Center and its adjacent facilities "will have ...

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CSU Football Stadium Successful In Opening Season

Colorado State's new on-campus football stadium "generated millions of dollars more in its first season of operation than projected, strengthening confidence university officials have about the facility's long-term financial outlook," according to Kelly Lyell of the Ft. Collins COLORADOAN. CSU Presi ...

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In Buffalo, James Fink reports Bills Owners Terry and Kim Pegula have "confirmed that all five of New Era Field’s sideline club suites will be renovated this offseason." The $18M project is "set to begin just after the Bills’ regular season ends on Jan. 1 and should be ready" b ...

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Fifth Third Arena Renovation On Budget, Schedule

Univ. of Cincinnati AD Mike Bohn said that the $87M renovation of Fifth Third Arena "continues on time and on budget," according to Tom Groeschen of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. Bohn said that the arena capacity will "change from its former 13,176 to 12,012 for its reopening next season." ...

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