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Texas Seeking Basketball Coach To Spark Interest In Program

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 29 / 15

Univ. of Texas men's AD Steve Patterson  is tasked with making another key hire in the wake of the school's announcement that men's basketball coach Rick Barnes  "will not return after 17 seasons." Barnes, who made $2.55M this past season, "has a buyout" of $1.75M that "would have d...

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Some Wrigley Bleachers Won't Be Ready For Opener

Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney yesterday said that Wrigley Field's right-field bleachers "won't be ready for fans to sit in until at least early June while the left- and center-field bleachers remain on track for a May 11 opening," according to Chris Hine of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. ...

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Plank Offers Insight On New Under Armour HQ

Related stories : UA Investing $100M In Massive Distribution Facility Near Nashville Global Plan Paying Dividends, With UA Stores Expected Outside U.S. Under Armour Named Ad Age's 2014 Marketer Of The Year UA Passes $3B In Annual Revenue For First Time, Acquires ...

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Facility Notes

Wisconsin state Rep. John Nygren, co-Chair of the state Legislature's Joint Finance Committee, yesterday said that he believes the Bucks owners "should contribute more than” the $150M they have already pledged toward a new arena. In Milwaukee, Don Walker noted committee co-Chair Sen. Alberta D ...

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AEG Reports Warn Against Inglewood Stadium

In a "bold move to undercut an NFL stadium at Hollywood Park," AEG "commissioned a study by former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge that found the Inglewood project would be a tempting target for terrorists and should not be built," according to a front-page piece by Farmer & Fenno of th ...

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Avaya Stadium Receives Rave Reviews

The Earthquakes on Saturday "hosted a housewarming party" at Avaya Stadium with a 3-2 win over the the Galaxy in a preseason match "played before 10,074 fans," according to Alan Black of the S.F. CHRONICLE. The 18,000-seat venue is "built to maximize noise," and the Earthquakes' supporters grou ...

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Great American Ball Park To Get New Signage

In Cincinnati, Dan Horn reported Great American Ball Park "is getting new signs before its big All-Star season," and the "most noticeable tweak is flipping the current blue letters on a white background to white letters on a blue background." The project "won't cost taxpayers," as Gre ...

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Wolff: No Interest In "Coliseum City" Concept

A's co-Owner Lew Wolff said that if his team were to build a new ballpark at the site of O.co Coliseum, he "would want it surrounded by acres of surface parking spaces," according to Matthew Artz of the OAKLAND TRIBUNE. Wolff said that there is "not enough land readily available at the Coliseum comp ...

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NRG Stadium Needs Upgrades For '17 Super Bowl

NFL Senior VP/Events Peter O'Reilly said that NRG Stadium "needs upgrades, including Wi-Fi installation and improvements to suites and club seats" before it hosts Super Bowl LI in '17, according to John McClain of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. O'Reilly on Thursday said that the improvements "should be paid ...

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Live Nation, Legends Ink Amphitheater Deal

Live Nation has signed Legends Hospitality to operate the food service at 34 amphitheaters in North America, according to Legends President & COO Shervin Mirhashemi, who added that the deal covers more than five years. All of the outdoor music venues are in the U.S., with the exception ...

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Dolphins To Sell Standing-Room Only Tickets

In West Palm Beach, Hal Habib notes while the Dolphins "have made it clear that with renovations to Sun Life Stadium, seating will be reduced from about 75,000 to 65,000," that "doesn’t necessarily mean 'capacity' will be 65,000." Dolphins Senior VP & CRO Jeremy Walls this week said that t ...

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