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Bud Selig Hails MLB's Technological Changes During His Tenure

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

Bud Selig spoke of the technological changes MLB has gone through during his 22 years as Commissioner as he was honored last night with the Lifetime Achievement award at Broadcasting & Cable's annual HOF dinner in N.Y. Joined by Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred and MLB Exec VP/Baseball Operati...

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Ole Miss, Mississippi State Upgrading Facilities

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Facility Notes

In Florida, Craig Handel reports when phase two of the Lee County Sports Complex is "completed this coming spring," the Twins "will have new sponsorship." The club on Thursday announced that CenturyLink bought naming rights for the complex. In renderings, CenturyLink Sports Complex signage will "hav ...

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Warriors' "Toilet" Arena Design A Work In Progress

Warriors spokesperson P.J. Johnston yesterday said that the comparison of the preliminary design of the team's new arena to a toilet seat "is 'unfortunate' because it does not reflect the final result," according to Diamond Leung of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Johnston said that the design "will 'a ...

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Duke's Wallace Wade Set For More Upgrades

The Duke BOT yesterday "approved design and granted construction authorization for the three projects" at Wallace Wade Stadium, according to Laura Keeley of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. The projects include "building a new tower that will house premium seating and luxury suites, a new video boar ...

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New Financing Pitched For Vegas Soccer Venue

Developers behind a proposed $200M Las Vegas soccer stadium have "floated a new financing plan that would cut the risk to the public in an attempt to boost the sagging project’s chances for approval," according to Conor Shine of the LAS VEGAS SUN. Las Vegas City Council member Bob Beers said t ...

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U.S. Lacrosse Plans HQ Groundbreaking

Maryland-based Rubeling & Associates on Tuesday said that construction on U.S. Lacrosse's new, Baltimore County-based HQ is "expected to start this spring," and added that the facility will feature a "museum and hall of fame complex," according to Natalie Sherman of the Baltimore SUN. U.S. Lacro ...

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MLSE Begins Renovations At BMO Field

MLSE yesterday held a ground-breaking ceremony at BMO Field to "officially begin work on upgrades that will be completed over the course of three phases," according to Kurtis Larson of the TORONTO SUN. Phase 1, which is "already underway, will see 8,400 additional seats added along with additional w ...

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Cubs Poised To Start $575M Wrigley Renovation

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Bears Name E3 Axess As Tailgate Partner

Soldier Field operator SMG has partnered with Chicago-based corporate entertainment company E3 Axess on a "multiyear agreement making it the first-ever 'official tailgate partner'" of the stadium, according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. E3 "sets up a 50-foot luxury trailer featuri ...

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Some Critical Of Look To New Warriors Arena

The Warriors this week at a meeting with the Citizens Advisory Committee unveiled "working drawings and sketches" of the club's proposed arena, and "immediately folks took to Twitter to relate the plans to those of a toilet bowl," according to Rusty Simmons of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Despite the critici ...

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