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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

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Facility Notes

In Las Vegas, Joe Schoenmann reported city leaders “canceled an Aug. 20 City Council review of the financial plan” for an MLS venue. The delay “comes after the city and stadium developers called off three previous meetings with the public of casino operators.” City of Las Veg ...

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Hornets, Charlotte Plan To Renovate Arena

The Hornets yesterday formally announced their intentions to bid on either the '17 or '18 NBA All-Star Game, and Charlotte Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble said that the city "aims to unveil a plan within a month" detailing renovations to Time Warner Cable Arena, according to a front-page piece b ...

Tags: Facilities, Charlotte Hornets, NBA

Exec Skeptical Over Whether Bills Need New Stadium

Erie County (N.Y.) Exec Mark Poloncarz "is pushing back hard against the NFL’s demand that a new stadium be built" for the Bills, claiming that paying for a new facility "would be a burden that county taxpayers cannot and should not bear," according to a front-page piece by Jerry Zremski of th ...

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Sacto Execs Wary Over Financing For Soccer Stadium

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson yesterday said that the city "can 'be good partners' in the effort to construct what is expected to be" a $100M soccer facility for a potential MLS club, but added that the emerging ownership group behind the city’s MLS effort "should not expect a subsidy," accor ...

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Mississippi State Unveils Ballpark Upgrades

Mississippi State yesterday "unveiled the Dudy Noble Field Master Plan," a $40M renovation project for the university's ballpark that would be overseen by K.C.-based Populous and Jackson-based design team Wier Boerner Allin Architecture, according to Michael Bonner of the Jackson CLARION-L ...

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UNLV Regent Pushes For Dome Stadium

UNLV Regent and Stadium BOD member James Dean Leavitt has asked UNLV Chair & acting President Don Snyder to "consider the option of adding a dome in the future if the panel recommends an open-air design" for the football venue, according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The BOD majo ...

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New Plan Proposed For Downtown Chargers Stadium

The builders of Petco Park have unveiled a $1.4B plan "that could produce more space for conventions and a new stadium for the Chargers at less cost than if built independently," according to Roger Showley of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The plan "comes just as city officials and the hotel industry ...

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Drivers Want More Safety At Watkins Glen

A "frightening multi-car crash" midway into yesterday's Cheez-It 355 at The Glen "renewed calls by some NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers for more safety changes" at Watkins Glen Int'l, according to Ron Levanduski of the Elmira STAR-GAZETTE. The cars of Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell made "huge impacts wi ...

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Bucks Arena Could Get $300M From Private-Sector

The "amount of private-sector support" for the possible development of a new, multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee will be "significant," according to Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Milwaukee-based Fiduciary Management Exec Chair Ted Kellner, who is one of six minority investors i ...

Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

Progressive Field Renovations Will Reduce Capacity

The Indians on Thursday announced the elimination of "roughly 7,000 little-used seats and some empty suites for new gathering areas at Progressive Field, as part of a multimillion-dollar renovation scheduled to start this year," according to a front-page piece by Michelle Jarboe McFee of the Cl ...

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