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NBA Kings' Golden 1 Center Certified LEED Platinum By U.S. Green Building Council

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 16

The NBA Kings on Thursday announced that their new Golden 1 Center had been "certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council," the "first indoor arena to achieve that status," according to Ryan Lillis of the SACRAMENTO BEE. LEED Platinum is "given to projects that meet strict standar...

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Dolphins Partner With Uber On Multiyear Deal

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Bucs Unveil Renovations To Raymond James

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Adelson Willing To Spend $650M On Vegas Stadium

Las Vegas Sands Chair & CEO Sheldon Adelson is "willing to spend" at least $650M of his own money to build a stadium in Las Vegas because its $1.9B financing plan "calls for the use" of $750M in hotel room tax money, according to Richard Velotta of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Adelson said that ...

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Poll Shows Chargers' Initiative Gaining Supporters

The Chargers have "picked up some support for their initiative to raise hotel taxes for a stadium-convention center," but the proposal "still has a big hill to climb to win voter approval in November," according to Michael Smolens of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. According to a new Union-Tribune ...

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T'Wolves, Lynx Display New Target Center Scoreboard

A new Target Center scoreboard, the "first visual sign of progress" amid a $97M renovation for the venue, was on display last night for the first time when the WNBA Lynx faced the Seattle Storm, according to Jace Frederick of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. The new scoreboard "is massive," featuring 4,3 ...

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The Star Debuts With Four HS Football Games

The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco made its public debut on Saturday, as the city-owned facility hosted a "quadruple-header" of high school football games showcasing the Frisco Independent School District's (FISD) eight varsity teams, according to Valerie Wigglesworth of the DALLAS MORNING N ...

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UAB Building Football Facility Without Walls

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Raiders Zero In On Preferred Las Vegas Site

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Chargers' Stadium Approval Nearly "Impossible"

A recent online poll by research firm YouGov shows that a quarter of San Diego adults "strongly or somewhat support the proposal for a new, taxpayer-funded" $1.8B Chargers stadium and convention center downtown, according to Brent Schrotenboer of USA TODAY. The poll "showed more than half -- 52 ...

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Facility Notes

USTA Managing Dir of Communications Chris Widmaier said that Arthur Ashe Stadium's new $150M retractable roof "will be closed to start" the U.S. Open's opening-night ceremonies on Monday, then will "open to darkening skies as Phil Collins performs." In N.Y., Marc Berman writes it is a "symbolic ...

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