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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

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Levi's Stadium Opening Has Host Of Issues

Saturday's Earthquakes-Sounders match was a "test run" for the new Levi's Stadium -- 15 days before the 49ers' first home preseason game against the Broncos -- and there are still "a lot of kinks that need to be worked out," according to Ann Killion of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Fans en route to the match ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Sounders, San Jose Earthquakes, MLS

USA Basketball Defends Thomas & Mack Center

USA Basketball officials on Saturday said that the Thomas & Mack Center court "was safe and the space from the basket stanchion to the baseline was adequate, and that the broken right leg" Pacers F Paul George suffered was "a matter of bad luck," according to Steve Carp of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-J ...

Tags: Facilities, USA Basketball

Cubs Planning To Build Bunker Suites

The Cubs as part of the club's four-year, $575M Wrigley Field overhaul want to "build 'bunker suites' below the stands near the Cubs dugout and down the third base line," according to documents cited by Hopkins & Sachdev of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The three suites "are shown on architectural d ...

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Facilities

Bucks Owners To Find Arena Site Within Four Months

Milwaukee Alderman Bob Bauman said that Bucks co-Owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens "hope to identify a site for a new multipurpose arena in the next three or four months," according to Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Bauman and Common Council President Michael Murphy "met Friday at ...

Tags: Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Facilities, NBA

UCLA Replacing Pauley Pavilion Court

UCLA AD Dan Guerrero in a statement Friday said that the "entire hardwood floor at Pauley Pavilion will be replaced with a 'new state-of-the-art court' -- one that should be ready by the end of October," following last week's campus flooding , according to Jack Wang of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. Collins ...

Tags: Facilities, Pac 12

"Landlord Suites" At N.Y. Ballparks Struggling

City-owned suites at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field that were expected to bring in $1M annually in revenue for N.Y. saw only a "fraction" of that figure last year, according to documents cited by Greg Smith of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The city-owned suites each have a "capacity for 12" patrons, but the s ...

Tags: Facilities, New York Mets, New York Yankees, MLB

Ripken Stadium Looking For Naming-Rights Partner

Ripken Baseball said that it is "looking for a naming-rights sponsor" for Ripken Stadium, home of the Single-A New York-Penn League Aberdeen IronBirds, according to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore SUN. The Ripken name would "not disappear from the 6,300-seat stadium," but instead would be "paired ...

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Facility Notes

In Jacksonville, Mark Woods wrote he "wanted to hate the 'upgrades'" to EverBank Field, wanted to "point to them as the latest example of the NFL’s long tradition of embracing -- even celebrating -- gaudy overkill." Woods: "After seeing the scoreboards in action, I have to say they are indeed ...

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Levi's Stadium Flush With High-Tech Amenities

Sounders-Earthquakes on Saturday will mark the "first official Levi's Stadium sporting event," and "as many as 45,000 fans -- or two-thirds of the stadium capacity -- are expected to be in attendance," according to Mike Rosenberg of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. The Santa Clara Police Department is "de ...

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers, NFL

IMS President Focused On Increasing Attendance

While the Indianapolis 500 "ranks at or near the top of the most attended races" in motorsports, IMS President Doug Boles is "convinced he can win his race to bring more fans to the track" for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 and other events, according to Michael Marot of the AP. Boles "k ...

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