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A's Seeking 10-Year Lease At O.co Coliseum, But City Wants Raiders Deal First

04 / 16 / 14

The A's "appear resigned to staying put" at O.co Coliseum, and "are in negotiations" for a 10-year lease extension, according to Matier & Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The deal calls for the team to make "nominal rent payments in return for the A's paying" for $10-$12M in stadium improvements. The...

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Braves' New Ballpark Set To Be Unique

Architects at K.C.-based Populous said that they view the Braves' planned Cobb County (Ga.) ballpark as "a different challenge" than the 20 others the firm has designed for MLB teams, according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Populous Founder & Senior Principal Earl Santee, wh ...

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03/28/14
Bills Add Seven To Stadium Committee

The Bills on Thursday announced their selections "for a high-level panel exploring options for a new football stadium in Western New York, kicking off the process that looks to cement the team’s future in the area just days after the death of longtime owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ," according to ...

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03/28/14
Proposed UNLV Venue Could House MLS

The UNLV stadium BOD on Thursday "heard for the first time proposed numbers on capacity, club seats (1,000-2,000), luxury suites (50-60) and a hot new trend -- loge boxes (20-30)" for a proposed new venue, according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Texas-based Conventions Sports & L ...

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03/27/14
Ballpark Village Dress Code Draws Fans' Ire

Ballpark Village project managers and MLB Cardinals execs yesterday "sought to clarify" a new dress code policy that has "attracted early concerns," according to David Hunn of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Ballpark Village GM & COO Jim Watry said, "Our intention is to be family-friendly." The Car ...

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03/27/14
K-State Plans $50M Football Stadium Upgrade

Kansas State Univ. is ready to unveil plans for a $50M "overhaul to the north end of its football stadium with hopes that construction can begin at the conclusion of the upcoming season and be completed" in time for the '15 home opener, according to sources cited by Kellis Robinett of the K.C. STAR. ...

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03/27/14
Redskins Give Levy Premium Dining Contract

One season after Legends Hospitality took over the premium dining contract at FedExField, the Redskins have replaced the vendor with Levy Restaurants, according to Levy officials. Chicago-based Levy takes over catering for the stadium’s 280 suites and club spaces. Terms of the deal were not di ...

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03/27/14
Inquiry Finds No Violations In Beckham's Stadium Push

An ethics inquiry by Miami-Dade County into David Beckham’s MLS stadium campaign "has cleared the soccer star of violating local lobbying rules," as a report issued yesterday "found no violations,"according to Douglas Hanks of the MIAMI HERALD. However, the county said that Beckham "needs to r ...

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03/27/14
Osceola Hopes To Keep Astros For Spring Training

Osceola County (Fla.) Stadium Sports Facility Manager Don Miers yesterday said that the county would be "open to making improvements to keep the Astros from moving their Spring Training operations to another location when their lease expires" in '16, according to Brian McTaggert of MLB.com. Miers sa ...

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03/27/14
Nationals Open Nearly $18M Youth Baseball Academy

The Nationals' Youth Baseball Academy "is finally open," as the "ambitious, gleaming building that cost nearly $18 million welcomed its first class of children three weeks ago and will be officially unveiled Saturday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony before the Nationals’ exhibition game" against t ...

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03/27/14
Facility Notes

In Louisville, Gregory Hall notes despite one of the "worst Louisville winters in recent memory," improvements at Churchill Downs are "set to be finished in time for Opening Night on April 26." The new $12M video board, which will have a 15,224-square-foot screen, "already towers over the backstretc ...

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