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Senators Confirm Desire For Near-Downtown Facility

The Senators last Tuesday confirmed that they "will be taking a shot at relocating to LeBreton Flats," a neighborhood in central Ottawa, according to the OTTAWA CITIZEN. The club in a brief statement "confirmed earlier reports that it will make a preliminary submission to the National Capital Commis ...

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Heat's Sister Company Sues Arena Architect

A company tied to the Heat "waited until Christmas Eve to sue the city’s premier architectural firm over a long-simmering, multimillion-dollar dispute over design and construction" of AmericanAirlines Arena, according to Patricia Mazzei of the MIAMI HERALD. Basketball Properties Limited, the H ...

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Univ. Of Akron Planning To Renovate Arena

The Univ. of Akron plans to "renovate the James A. Rhodes Arena" instead of waiting to see if a "new basketball facility is built in downtown Akron," according to Rick Armon of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. UA President Scott Scarborough said that he is "awaiting an internal design proposal on how to up ...

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Wells Fargo Center Adding New Wi-Fi System

Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 6 is expected to "unveil a speedy, arena-wide WiFi system to enhance communication and in-game interaction for fans" that is expected to be "ready to roll for the Flyers' first home game after this eight-game road trip," according to Frank Seravalli of the PHILADELPHIA DAI ...

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What Is The Future Of Hartford's XL Center?

It is "difficult to imagine" that if somewhere between $150-500M is "poured into the downtown Hartford block where the XL Center stands that it would be wise for UConn" to continue to travel to Bridgeport or Mohegan Sun in Uncasville for basketball games, according to Jeff Jacobs of the HARTFORD COU ...

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Four Florida Facilities Chase Sales-Tax Rebates

More than $900M in stadium construction and refurbishment is under way at four major league sports facilities in Florida, and in Tallahassee, the projects "have been vying for a piece of the state's newly enacted sports stadium incentive funding pie," according to Aaron Deslatte of the ORLANDO SENTI ...

Tags: Facilities, Daytona International Speedway, Orlando City SC, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars

Facility Notes

In San Diego, Jonathan Horn reports the Univ. of California-San Diego was to receive $17,573 from the Patriots "to practice on its campus during the week leading up to the Dec. 7 game against the Chargers," but California public records documents "indicate the university still hadn’t received ...

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Bucks' Owners To Contribute $150M To New Arena

Bucks co-Owners Wes Edens and Marc Lasry have committed "even more" than the $100M they originally announced they would commit toward a new arena, as the figure actually is "at least" at $150M, according to sources cited by Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The disclosure that the o ...

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St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal

MLB's "uncertain future in Tampa Bay has grown more complicated" after the St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday "rejected an agreement negotiated by Mayor Rick Kriseman that would have given" the Rays three years to explore ballpark sites in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, according to a fr ...

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Levine: Yankee Stadium Can House MLS, MLB

MLS expansion club NYC FC in March will begin playing at Yankee Stadium, requiring at least 17 field conversions a season, but Yankees President Randy Levine on Thursday said that he has "no concerns about the turnover of the field," according to Christian Red of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Levine: "We spe ...

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