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Robert Kraft Wants To Build New Revolution Stadium In Boston, Though Talks Still Far Apart

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 16

Revolution Owner Robert Kraft is "still angling to build a soccer stadium on the site of the former Bayside Expo Center," though he, the city of Boston and UMass "do not appear close to an agreement," according to Shirley Leung of the BOSTON GLOBE. The Kraft family has been "engaged in regular ...

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Brewers Announce $20M Upgrade To Miller Park

Miller Park Food & Beverage, Reimagined. Coming April 2017. Full details at https://t.co/PCKvHkFExf . pic.twitter.com/eoQAEaDr2u — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) October 5, 2016 The Brewers yesterday announced plans for a "significant upgrade of Miller Park's food and beverag ...

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NHL Vegas Team Breaks Ground On Training Facility

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NYC FC To Build New Training Facility

NYC FC has purchased 17 acres of property in Orangeburg, N.Y., to "build a new training facility," according to Robert Brum of the Bergen RECORD. The club "plans to build a 25,000-square-foot complex" including 1 1/2 soccer pitches, offices, a gym and parking. Approval for building on ...

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First Golden 1 Center Event Goes Off Without Hitch

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Pens Could Pocket $9M Annually For Naming Rights

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries yesterday signed a 20-year deal to assume the naming rights to the Penguins' arena , and though no financial terms were disclosed, SportsCorp President Marc Ganis "estimated the deal could be worth" $4-9M a year, according to a front-page piece by Mark Belko of ...

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Villanova Mapping Out Plans To Renovate Pavilion

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Facility Notes

In Reno, Chris Murray notes Hornets G Ramon Sessions has donated $1M to the Univ. of Nevada athletics department for the construction of the "Ramon Sessions Basketball Performance Center," a $2.5M project that will be "completed next season." Sessions' donation is "believed to be one of th ...

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PPG Gets Naming Rights For Pens' Arena

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Illinois Planning Renovations To Football Stadium

The Univ. of Illinois yesterday announced "planned upgrades to the south end zone and east side" of 93-year-old Memorial Stadium, eight years after the last major renovation, according to Matt Daniels of the Champaign NEWS-GAZETTE. Work is "expected to be finished on the south end zone portion" by t ...

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WME-IMG Gets Naming Rights For Wrigley Plaza

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