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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

Josh Murray , a former minor league baseball player and the brother of Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray , last night was selected as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ( Mult., 7/28 ).

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07/02/14
USG Corp. Partnering With "We Built Daytona"

Daytona Int'l Speedway has signed construction products company USG Corporation as a sponsor of its $400M renovation project. The sponsorship is a mix of value-in-kind products and cash. USG becomes the latest to join the speedway's construction project sponsorship program, which is called "We Built ...

Tags: Facilities, Daytona International Speedway

07/02/14
Mayor Warned Of Fenway Area Rights Concerns

A Boston Redevelopment Authority official told former Mayor Thomas Menino's office last fall that a "controversial deal giving the Red Sox permanent rights to Yawkey Way and Lansdowne Street was going to be a problem," according to Richard Weird of the BOSTON HERALD. The e-mail is "one of hundreds ...

Tags: Facilities, MLB

07/01/14
Warriors' Welts Gives Details For New Arena

Warriors President & COO Rick Welts recently said that he would call it “'a mandate to architects' that the atmosphere at 19,500-seat Oracle Arena not only be preserved, but perhaps enhanced even though the design has not yet been finalized" on the franchise's proposed 18,000-seat Mission ...

Tags: Facilities, NBA, Golden State Warriors

07/01/14
Daktronics To Upgrade Xcel Energy Center Tech

The Wild yesterday announced that they have partnered with Daktronics to manufacture and install a comprehensive technology upgrade at Xcel Energy Center that will include a new custom HD LED center-hung video board. The new video board will be nearly six times larger than the current one, ...

Tags: Minnesota Wild, NHL, Facilities

07/01/14
Facility Notes

The Cubs yesterday said they are "on the July 10 agenda for the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and expect to win approval for their revised plan to renovate Wrigley Field -- including seven outfield signs, two of them video scoreboards -- after a tweak to accommodate Mayor Rahm Emanuel." Cubs ...

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06/30/14
Wisconsin Gov. Mulls Bucks Arena Financing

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said that his staff is "studying the possibility of tapping income taxes from NBA players and other tax revenue directly generated" by Bucks games to "possibly pay off any public financing necessary for a new arena," according to Rich Kirchen of the MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOU ...

Tags: Facilities, NBA, Milwaukee Bucks

06/30/14
49ers Hold Mock Event At Levi's Stadium

The 49ers, city of Santa Clara and Valley Transportation “staged their first and only mock stadium event” yesterday at Levi’s Stadium to “test out the game-day plans they’ve been honing for years,” according to Mike Rosenberg of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. Traffic, ...

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers, NFL

06/30/14
Reports Says Aloha Stadium Should Be Replaced

N.Y.-based consulting firm Foley & Lardner recommended that a "new 30,000- to 40,000-seat stadium with premium seats and other amenities should be built near Aloha Stadium for a cost of up to" $192M, according to Duane Shimogawa of the PACIFIC BUSINESS NEWS. The state of Hawaii commissioned Fole ...

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06/30/14
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 ...

Tags: Facilities, FIFA World Cup

06/27/14
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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