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Chicagoland Looks To Build Interest

Three years after NASCAR moved its opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup to Chicagoland Speedway, the track is "struggling to make an impression on local sports fans," according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The share of Chicagoans who say they are interested in the sport has dr ...

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Penguins Reach Deal For Civic Arena Site

Pittsburgh officials on Tuesday committed more than $400M over 20 years to "redevelop Uptown and the Hill District, a plan that starts with redeveloping 28 acres once occupied by the Civic Arena," according to Bob Bauder of the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW. The 20-year plan would put 65% of "tax money ...

Tags: Facilities, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL

Monmouth Sports Betting Could Start Soon

An attorney “who advises Monmouth Park” yesterday said that the New Jersey horse track “hopes to take sports bets as soon as Sunday, if it can prepare in time,” according to Derek Harper of the PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY. Attorney Dennis Drazin said that the track was “&ls ...

Tags: Facilities, Horse Racing

St. Paul Saints Get Naming Rights For Ballpark

The independent St. Paul Saints Monday announced that the team "had sold the naming rights" for its city-owned, $65M ballpark to Twin Cities-based CHS Inc., the nation’s "largest farmer-owned cooperative," according to Kevin Duchschere of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Financials details were u ...

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KFC Yum! Center Sees $1.4M Profit In FY '14

The KFC Yum! Center finished FY '14 with a $1.4M operating profit, which officials "have turned over" to the Louisville Arena Authority tasked with repaying the more than $350M in bonds "used to fund the building," according to Sebastian Kitchen of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. The authority ...

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Facility Notes

The Dolphins announced Kia as the new naming-rights partner for the 100 level of Sun Life Stadium. Reps from the team and the car manufacturer on Sunday cut the ribbon to the newly titled Kia 100 Level at Sun Life Stadium. Brand ambassadors and the latest Kia models will be on site for a number of h ...

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Mayor Supports New Chargers Stadium

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer last week "wanted to talk about a new Chargers stadium as a possible addition to the Convention Center," according to Nick Canepa of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Faulconer "wants to make something happen downtown," but "knows the degree of difficulty" of doing so in t ...

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Tulane Opens Yulman Stadium To Rave Reviews

Tulane's Yulman Stadium "was anything but dull in its grand debut on Saturday" as the school had its "first football game on the Uptown campus in nearly 40 years," according to Tammy Nunez of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. Georgia Tech won 38-21 before a "sellout" crowd at the 30,000-seat venue, an ...

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Astros, Nats Make Spring Training Offer To WPB

The Astros and Nationals are "offering to pay at least" $56M toward the $140M cost of building a new Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, but they are “seeking a larger-than-expected share of the county’s so-called ‘bed tax’ revenue,” according to a front-page p ...

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Pistons Unveil $40M Palace Renovations

A new scoreboard planned for the Palace of Auburn Hills will have "six video screens, triple the size of the 15-year-old system it replaces," and is the "capstone of a three-year," $40M renovation by team Owner Tom Gores and Platinum Equity, according to Tom Walsh of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Palace S ...

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