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Dolphins Unveil Initial Renovations To Sun Life Stadium, With More Planned For '16

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

A refurbished Sun Life Stadium is "already beautiful after only one phase of a two- or three-phase reconstruction," according to Armando Salguero of the MIAMI HERALD. What might just "make this new iteration of Sun Life finally feel like a worthy home for the Dolphins is going to be the noise genera...

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49ers' Turf Woes Continue

The 49ers have "cancelled Sunday’s public practice at Levi’s Stadium because of ongoing sod issues," according to Cam Inman of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Instead, the session "will be held next door at their training facility and closed to fans." The 49ers' usual practice fields "can not ...

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Krafts Call On Goldman Sachs For Revs Stadium

The Kraft family, which owns the Revolution, is working with Goldman Sachs to "finance a soccer stadium in Boston," according to Adam Vaccaro of BOSTON.com. Reps of the Krafts "most recently met with city officials" on July 8. Goldman Sachs in the past has "worked with the Krafts to help financ ...

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Iowa, OK State Wrestling Goes Outdoors

Iowa and Oklahoma State will square off in a Nov. 14 outdoor wrestling match "on a mat sitting on the turf" near Kinnick Stadium’s South end zone, possibly breaking the current NCAA wrestling attendance record of 15,996 fans, set at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center in '13, according to a ...

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Atlanta MLS Unveils Training HQ's Design Plans

MLS expansion club Atlanta United FC’s new training complex "will be a mix of English football, American football and Canadian soccer," according to Doug Roberson of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The "estimated price tag" is $35M for the first phase, which should be completed no later ...

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Sacramento Owes $255M For Kings Arena

Sacramento officials "expect to pony up" the city’s $255M share for the new NBA Kings arena by Sept. 1, but if the money is not in place by then, the club's lender, Goldman Sachs, has the "right to declare a default on the team’s construction loan," according to Dale Kasler of the SACRAM ...

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Facility Notes

In Chicago, Danny Ecker reported the Blackhawks' new 125,000-square-foot practice facility "stands to become the next big moneymaker" for team Chair Rocky Wirtz' "expanding empire." The Chicago Blackhawks Community Training Center will "become a massive marketing vehicle." A Wirtz spokesperso ...

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St. Louis Mayor All In For Rams Stadium

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay yesterday said that he "would not call for a public vote" on a new downtown football stadium for the Rams, "nor would he appeal a judge’s decision invalidating the city ordinance requiring such a vote," according to David Hunn of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Slay a ...

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Ravens Implement 360-Degree Replay At M&T

The Ravens this season "will have the capability of showing 360-degree replays of plays with the newly-implemented freeD system" on the large videoboards over both end zones in M&T Bank Stadium by "using 28 cameras spaced out" around the facility, according to Ryan Baillargeon of the Baltimore S ...

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Iowa To Upgrade Football Stadium

The Iowa Board of Regents yesterday approved plans for $135-150M of upgrades at the Univ. of Iowa that at its center "would significantly improve amenities" for UI’s student-athletes and "ticket-buying football fans," according to Chad Leistikow of the DES MOINES REGISTER. Project planning "wa ...

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Virginia Tech Sells Naming Rights To Arena Court

Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum court "is getting a name," and the school is getting $500,000 annually over the next 10 years after the school yesterday announced a naming-rights deal with Virginia-based Carilion Clinic, according to a front-page piece by Mark Berman of the ROANOKE TIMES. The floor ...

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