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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 25 / 14

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Missouri Gov. Announces Plan To Keep Rams

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon this morning announced on a "'serious' effort to keep the Rams ... in St. Louis" amid continuing rumors that the team could relocate to L.A., according to David Hunn of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Nixon appointed former A-B President David Peacock and Robert Blitz, ...

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11/05/14
Facility Notes

In Atlanta, Leslie & Wickert report Fulton County Commission Chair John Eaves "has asked to be included in any future negotiations" over the fate of Turner Field after the Braves depart for their new SunTrust Park in '17. Eaves also wants "an update on 'all outstanding issues related to Turner F ...

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11/04/14
AEG Faces Conflict Of Interest Concerns In L.A.

AEG "has been given a key role" in helping L.A. figure out what to do should the city's plans to build a stadium for an NFL team "fall apart," according to David Zahniser of the L.A. TIMES. That involvement "is triggering questions about whether the company's private interests could run afoul o ...

Tags: Facilities, AEG, NFL

11/04/14
Developer Threatened With Lawsuit Over K.C. Arena

K.C.-based architecture firm Foutch Brothers made a "sudden decision last week to drop its plan to redevelop Kemper Arena" after agricultural organization American Royal Association "sent a letter threatening a lawsuit," according to Lynn Horsley of the K.C. STAR. In an Oct. 17 letter, Chase Simmons ...

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11/04/14
Is Orlando City Close To Naming Rights Deal?

Incoming MLS expansion club Orlando City SC is "seeking a company" interested in its stadium naming rights, and the club yesterday "posted an image on Twitter ... of the stadium sporting a logo of publicly traded Total S.A., a France-based global oil and gas company," according to Richard Bilbao of ...

Tags: Facilities, Orlando City SC

11/04/14
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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11/03/14
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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11/03/14
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 ...

Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

11/03/14
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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11/03/14
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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