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Raiders, Developers Zero In On Preferred Vegas Site; Demand $750M In Public Money

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 16

The Raiders, Las Vegas Sands and Majestic Realty have "zeroed in on a site" and a $1.9B budget for a proposed 65,000-seat football stadium in Las Vegas, but they if $750M in hotel room tax revenue "isn't authorized for the project, the dome ... won't be built," according to a front-page pi...

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The city of Hartford yesterday said that it has "agreed to pay the architect for Dunkin' Donuts Park more than $245,000 for work previously done on the minor league baseball stadium, clearing the way for the company to resume operations on the long-stalled project." Mayor Luke Bronin said that K.C.- ...

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Jaguars Unveil Re-Imagined US Assure Club

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NHL Season-Ticket Holders Visit T-Mobile Arena

T-Mobile Arena "opened its doors" yesterday to Las Vegas' hockey fans, giving the 15,500 season-ticket holders for the city's NHL expansion team "their first look at the rink," according to a front-page piece by Steve Carp of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The 200-foot-by-85-foot rink "had ...

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Pinellas County Site Seen As Possibility For Rays

A new waterfront ballpark site in St. Petersburg, known as Snug Harbor, is the "latest fresh face in a parade of locations" for the Rays, according to a front-page piece by Frago & Puente of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. At 39 acres, it is "large enough for a stadium and all the extras the Rays envision. ...

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Ohio State Delays Wi-Fi Rollout At Horseshoe

Ohio State AD Gene Smith said that plans to bring Wi-Fi to Ohio Stadium this fall "have been shelved after the university decided to prioritize funding for concrete repairs," according to Michael Huson of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. That restoration is part of a $42M, multi-phase stadium renovation ...

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Dolphins' Stadium Naming Rights Coming Soon

The Dolphins are "hoping to finalize a deal for stadium naming rights in the next few weeks," and Hard Rock Int'l "remains a top contender," according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross said that he hopes for Hard Rock "to be part of the stadium's name." Ross: "We have ...

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Costs Rise For Wizards' Practice Facility

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NASCAR Tracks Cashing In With Non-Racing Events

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Bypass To Put Its Hardware In Sports Venues

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San Diego Chamber Endorses Chargers' Plan

In San Diego, Roger Showley notes the Chargers' proposed downtown stadium ballot measure "won its biggest endorsement Thursday from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce." Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said that of the 46 board members participating, "two voted no and several abstai ...

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