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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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DePaul Arena Will Cost More Than Once Thought

DePaul Univ.'s proposed  10,000-seat arena next to the McCormick Place convention center "will be built for more than its projected cost," according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority (McPier) on Tuesday "approved a proposal from a vent ...

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Reds Upgrading GABP Ahead Of All-Star Game

The Reds are "making some big changes to Great American Ball Park this winter to get the place ready" to host the '15 MLB All-Star Game, according to Steve Watkins of the CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER. The Reds are "completely revamping the Riverfront Club on the upper level down the first-base line." ...

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Flames Close To Arena Announcement?

The Flames "could be within weeks of announcing their vision" for a new arena, according to a source cited by Jason Markusoff of the CALGARY HERALD. The source said, "This is a very ambitious project, and it’s critical it be communicated effectively and not in pieces, and not in response to ad ...

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Vegas Arena Could Be First With Retractable Roof

Former NBAer Jackie Robinson "is trying to make sports facility design history" by building a $690M arena with a retractable roof "next to SLS Las Vegas on the Strip," according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Robinson's lead architect, Minneapolis-based Cuningham Group Dir of Resort D ...

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Univ. Of Nevada Proposes Mackay Upgrades

In Reno, Chris Murray reported the Univ. of Nevada's Mackay Stadium will undergo an $11.5M renovation "if the proposed project is approved" by the school's Board of Regents. The project, which would be completed for the start of the '16 season, would "renovate, modernize and add additional revenue s ...

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Facility Notes

In Detroit, Jahnke & Reindl report the USA Hockey Foundation and Compuware Arena "have an agreement in place that could result in the foundation acquiring" the Plymouth, Mich., facility "by the first half" of next year. Compuware currently "does not own the Plymouth Arena, but it does have a $25 ...

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Saints' Benson Gives $11M To Pro Football HOF

The renovated Fawcett Stadium, "one of the cornerstone pieces" to the Pro Football HOF's new village concept , "will be named Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium" after the Saints owner donated $11M to the expansion efforts, according to a front-page piece by Todd Porter of the Canton REPOSITORY. HOF P ...

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Bucks' Edens Outlines Downtown Arena Vision

For the "first time since he and his partners bought the Bucks for $550M in April," Bucks co-Owner Wes Edens on Saturday "articulated the vision he and his partners have for downtown Milwaukee," according to Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Edens, fellow co-Owner Marc Lasry, investor Ja ...

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Jags Seeking State Money For Upgrades

EverBank Field is one of four venues seeking $7M that the state of Florida "recently made available for stadium projects next year," according to Christopher Hong of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. Jacksonville is asking for a $1M annual payment, which "would be granted over 30 years." The city, which is a ...

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Monmouth Rolling Out Fantasy Sports Bets

Monmouth Park yesterday announced that the track “will soon offer fantasy sports betting,” one day after a federal judge “ruled the state can’t partially lift a prohibition on sports betting to boost its struggling horse racing and casino industries,” according to the A ...

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