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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 25 / 14

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban will appear in an one-on-one interview on HBO's "Real Sports" at 9:00pm ET.

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10/22/14
Palm Beach OKs Funds For Spring Training Site

The Nationals and Astros yesterday received "conceptual approval" for $108M in local hotel-tax revenue to build a Spring Training ballpark in Palm Beach County, according to a front-page piece by Joe Capozzi of the PALM BEACH POST. While the County Commission’s 5-2 vote to "allocate the bed-ta ...

Tags: Facilities, Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, MLB

10/21/14
CFP, Cowboys Playoffs Could Conflict

The Cowboys could make their "first playoff appearance" since the '09-10 season, which "poses logistical challenges with the possibility of an NFL playoff game and the college football championship just a day or two apart on the same field," according to Jeff Mosier of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The N ...

Tags: Facilities, ATT, NFL, Dallas Cowboys

10/21/14
World Series Balllparks Offering Apple Pay

MLBAM, with the aid of league sponsor MasterCard, tonight will debut the new Apple Pay system at Kauffman Stadium during Game 1 of the World Series. The mobile-based payment technology, introduced last month by Apple, will also be used for the first time at AT&T Park during the series. The two b ...

Tags: Facilities, Apple, MasterCard, MLBAM, MLB

10/21/14
Facility Notes

In Minneapolis, Rochelle Olson notes the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Construction yesterday "took two dozen reporters on the first hard-hat tour" of the Vikings' new stadium. A 4-D computer model "shows the project progressing piece by piece, plotting some 20,000 movements." ...

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10/20/14
Sources: Barclays Center Up For Sale

Barclays Center "is up for sale," with investment bank Evercore Partners expected by this week to "formally begin selling" Forest City Enterprises’ 55% stake in the arena, according to sources cited by Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Sources said that the arena has more than $30M in a ...

Tags: Facilities, Brooklyn Nets

10/20/14
Bengals Upgrading Player Facilities

Officials from the Bengals and Cincinnati-based JDL Warm Construction on Friday announced a multimillion dollar plan to "upgrade most of the players' space" at Paul Brown Stadium, according to Bowdeya Tweh of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. Bengals Dir of Business Development Bob Bedinghaus said that ...

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10/20/14
UConn Unveils Hoops Practice Facility

UConn's new $40M, 76,000-square-foot basketball practice facility "has a name: the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center, dedicated in honor" of a family whose $4.7M pledge in December '11 "kicked off the drive to construct the facility," according to Paul Doyle of the HARTFORD COURANT. UCo ...

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10/17/14
Rose Bowl Gets Winter Sports Event

The next project for Olympian Shaun White will be converting the Rose Bowl into a world-class snowboarding venue. Shaun White Enterprises in January bought a majority stake in Air & Style, an action sports and lifestyle event. Now, as the property’s owner, White will bring the event to the ...

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10/17/14
Orlando City SC Breaks Ground On $110M Stadium

Thursday night's groundbreaking for MLS expansion club Orlando City SC's $110M, 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium "was another major milestone in the progression of the Lions from a third-division soccer team to Orlando's second major-league professional-sports franchise," according to a front-pag ...

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10/17/14
Legends, Kings Ink Deal For New Arena

The NBA Kings have signed a long-term deal with Legends Hospitality to run all food service at the team’s $477M downtown arena set to open in October '16. Legends President & COO Shervin Mirhashemi said the agreement for the 17,500-seat arena runs more than five years. Levy Restaurants, th ...

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