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Budweiser Clydesdales Will Appear In Super Bowl XLIX Spot

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 24 / 14

An A-B spokesperson confirmed that the Budweiser Clydesdales "will indeed be making an appearance" in the brand's Super Bowl XLIX spots. The company said the horses "play a strong role for the brand, representing Budweiser quality and care for more than 80 years." They debuted as part of Budweiser S...

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Facility Notes

In Atlanta, Katie Leslie notes attorneys for the city and a group of residents "challenging the city’s decision to use public money to help build" the new Falcons stadium yesterday "argued their cases to the state’s highest court." The hearing "marks the residents’ last chance to h ...

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Ratner's Barclays Center Role Ruffling Feathers

Forest City Ratner Companies Exec Chair Bruce Ratner's "grip on the Barclays Center is starting to chafe shareholders" of parent company Forest City Enterprises, the majority owner of the two-year-old Brooklyn arena, according to Josh Kosman of the N.Y. POST. Forest City is "expected to kick off an ...

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Bucks Eye Downtown Site For New Arena

The Bucks "have their sights set on downtown property now occupied by Journal Communications, the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and the Milwaukee Theatre as the future home of a new, multipurpose arena," according to Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Sources said that the three properties m ...

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Flyers Concerned About New Lighting

The Wells Fargo Center's entire rink lighting was replaced this summer with a "state-of-the-art setup with more than 25,000 LED bulbs," and the result is a "darker backdrop to the glass than the players are used to seeing," according to Frank Seravalli of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. The new LED lig ...

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Revolution's New-Stadium Prospects Still Distant

The Revolution's hope to build a soccer-specific stadium "is not much closer to reality than it was in 2006, despite the current momentum" of the team, MLS and soccer in general, according to Callum Borchers of the BOSTON GLOBE. That means one of the league's "founding franchises is now one of the l ...

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Wilfs Appear To Lead Race For MLS In Minneapolis

The possibility that NASL club Minnesota United Owner Bill McGuire "can outmaneuver" Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf in the race to land an MLS expansion franchise in Minneapolis "is running into difficulty," according to Kaszuba & Painter of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. McGuire is teaming on the bid w ...

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Butler To Debut Hinkle Fieldhouse Upgrades

Butler's exhibition basketball game against Chicago on Saturday marks the unveiling of "the new and improved Hinkle Fieldhouse," and the venue "retains its classic character" after $36M in renovations, according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The school's hope is to make ...

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College Facility Notes

In Illinois, Steve Nitz reports Northern Illinois Univ. on Thursday "unveiled a plan for a complete overhaul of the school's athletic facilities" at an estimated cost of $138M, including "extensive renovations to Huskie Stadium." Plans include "adding suites, lounges and outdoor club seating on the ...

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NBA Kings Begin Arena Construction

The NBA Kings yesterday "officially kicked off construction" of their $477M downtown arena, beginning an "all-out sprint to get the arena ready for the start" of the '16-17 NBA season, according to Kasler & Lillis of the SACRAMENTO BEE. The on-site workforce, which "totals around 60 employe ...

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Second Vegas Arena Eyes NBA Team

The groundbreaking for former NBAer Jackie Robinson’s $1.4B All Net Arena and Resort on the Strip yesterday "fueled talk" that the NBA "will have a team in Las Vegas one day," according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Former NBAer Spencer Haywood said, "It’s like the & ...

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