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Time Warner Cable To Carry SEC Network As Of Aug. 14 Launch

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

Time Warner Cable, the country's second biggest cable operator, has agreed to carry SEC Network as of its Aug. 14 launch. Bright House Networks also will carry the channel, bringing its distribution footprint up to 60 million homes. The deals leave DirecTV, Charter and Verizon as the only big SEC-ar...

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Future Unclear For Brazil's World Cup Stadiums

History has "hinted that the fate" of the '14 FIFA World Cup Stadiums in Brazil "will be dire," according to Juliet Macur of the N.Y. TIMES. Cape Town Stadium, which was built for the '10 FIFA World Cup in South Africa has "turned into a cavernous ghost town." Suites that once held World Cup parties ...

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UWM Gets Name On Milwaukee Venue

The Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Center District on Thursday announced a “new 10-year partnership that rebrands” the former U.S. Cellular Arena as the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and gives the school the “right to host concerts and other programming there,” ...

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Facility Notes

In Sacramento, Ryan Lillis reports a group asking the NBA Kings to “pay for affordable housing and assist small businesses downtown filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the city’s approval of the environmental impact report for the planned downtown arena.” While the group said that ...

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Wolff Announces A's Deal With O.co Coliseum

A's co-Owner Lew Wolff yesterday "surprised" Oakland and Alameda County officials with an announcement that the team "has reached a 10-year lease agreement to stay at O.co Coliseum and will consider sticking to Oakland even longer if a new stadium is built at its current site, not on the waterfront, ...

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Nets Signs Title Sponsor For Training Center

N.Y.-based orthopedic specialist Hospital for Special Surgery has signed a 10-year deal with the Nets to entitle the team's training center, which will be located just over three miles from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 70,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open before the '15-16 season, is b ...

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OU Stadium Upgrades Approved

The Univ. of Oklahoma Board of Regents yesterday "approved the massive stadium upgrade plan " for Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, which includes a "new south end zone complex that will fill in the open corners, creating a full bowl, and substantial additions to team facilities below the s ...

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NFL Panthers Unveil Stadium Upgrades

The NFL Panthers yesterday unveiled the "first set of renovations at Bank of America Stadium," which include "new escalator bays and two display screens flanking the field," according to Megan Cassella of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Panthers Dir of Stadium Operations Scott Paul said that the renovations ...

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Ricketts Confident Wrigley Plan Will Get Approved

Cubs Chair Tom Ricketts is confident that the team’s $575M plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the surrounding area will still "receive the necessary approval from the city," according to Jared Hopkins of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Ricketts yesterday, after speaking at the PartnerConnect Midw ...

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Sabres Complete Framing at HARBORCenter

The Sabres “topped off” the steel framing for construction at the HARBORCenter yesterday with a 40-foot beam “brightly painted in Sabres’ blue and yellow covered with signatures” of construction workers, staff, Owners Terry and Kim Pegula and President Ted Black, ac ...

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Cuomo Doubts Need For New Bills Stadium

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday said he is “not convinced" of the need for a new stadium once the Bills are sold, according to a front-page piece by Robert McCarthy of the BUFFALO NEWS. Cuomo also dismissed Donald Trump’s "claim that only he among prospective bidders for the team is ...

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