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Univ. Of Kentucky Could Install Ribbon Ad Boards At Rupp Arena By Next Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15

Ribbon advertising boards around the second tier of Rupp Arena "could be installed" by the start of the next Univ. of Kentucky men's basketball season, according to Beth Musgrave of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER. Learfield Communications "has agreed to give Lexington Center Corp. $800,000 to install t...

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Kyle Field Project Includes New Wi-Fi System

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STL Task Force Expects Stadium Plans By Fall

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Sonoma Drops Plans For Music Festival

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Tottenham Eyes Sharing Stadium With NFL Team

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Vikings Stadium To Feature Fantasy Club Space

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St. Louis Rep Optimistic After Stadium Presentation

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S.F. Law May Ban Tobacco At AT&T Park

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