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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...

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Univ. Of Minnesota Prez Addresses Fundraising

Univ. of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Sunday said that the school's $150M athletic fundraising project to "improve facilities and build new football and basketball practice facilities is going fine, and there is no concern that the school will be unable to complete the project," according to Si ...

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Inglewood NFL Stadium Plans Moving At Brisk Pace

By the "plodding standards of big development in Southern California, the plan to build a football stadium in Inglewood is moving at a brisk pace," according to a front-page piece by Logan & Jennings of the L.A. TIMES. Hollywood Park Land Co., which is working on the stadium plan with Rams ...

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MGM-AEG Vegas Arena Will Have 52 Suites

AEG and MGM Resorts believe that 44 luxury suites "between the lower and upper bowls" of their $375M arena being built in Las Vegas, and "eight event level -- or 'bunker' -- suites fit the local market," according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The companies came to that assessment by ...

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Daytona Rising Project To Face First Big Event

Daytona Int'l Speedway's "mammoth renovation effort," which carries a reported price tag of $400M, "this week will get the first kick-the-tires moment regarding its true purpose: To breathe new life into the Speedway experience, and by extension NASCAR, by creating the first racing 'stadium' that ri ...

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Clemson Gives Final Approval To Littlejohn Renovation

The Clemson BOT on Friday "gave final approval to renovation of Littlejohn Coliseum and approved in concept a new football operations center," according to Ron Barnett of the GREENVILLE NEWS. The $63.5M renovation of the "nearly 50-year-old Littlejohn Coliseum will include a complete renovation" of ...

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Univ. Of Houston Reviewing Stadium Complaints

Five months after opening, the Univ. of Houston's TDECU Stadium has "drummed up as much anger and recriminations as school spirit," according to Benjamin Wermund of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Students are "calling for the resignation" of UH Exec VP/Administration & Finance Carl Carlucci, who&nb ...

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Facility Notes

The SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS reported Silicon Valley Power will partner with California-based DAS Group Professionals to install a $2M wireless system near Levi's Stadium to "alleviate phone and data congestion before the stadium hosts" Super Bowl 50 ( MERCURYNEWS.com, 2/6 ). POLAR OPPOSITES : In ...

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Reds Making More Ballpark Upgrades

The Reds are "revamping another part of Great American Ball Park by adding a giant bar just in time to host" the MLB All-Star Game this summer, according to Steve Watkins of the CINCINNATI BUSINESS JOURNAL. The Reds are "building a bar to be called The Bootlegger on the first-base side of the lower- ...

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Jaguars To Reveal Shipyard Development Plans

In Jacksonville, David Bauerlein reports the Jaguars and Owner Shahid Khan "have been working for months on plans to develop The Shipyards" near EverBank Field, and the team will "provide more details at the State of the Franchise address" the week of Feb. 16. Jaguars officials "have talked about bu ...

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Dolphins' New Season-Ticket Prices Set

The Dolphins as early as this weekend will "roll out a new pricing plan to their season-ticket members," according to Armando Salguero of the MIAMI HERALD. Dolphins Senior VP & CMO Jeremy Walls yesterday said that it will "reflect the upgrades to Sun Life Stadium without necessarily digging too ...

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