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Univ. Of Kentucky Could Install Ribbon Ad Boards At Rupp Arena By Next Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15

Ribbon advertising boards around the second tier of Rupp Arena "could be installed" by the start of the next Univ. of Kentucky men's basketball season, according to Beth Musgrave of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER. Learfield Communications "has agreed to give Lexington Center Corp. $800,000 to install t...

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Carson OKs Chargers-Raiders Stadium Plan

The Carson City Council yesterday "unanimously approved a privately financed stadium" for the Chargers and Raiders with a 3-0 vote, "barely two months after the public announcement" of the $1.7B project, according to Logan & Fenno of the L.A. TIMES. This comes after the Inglewood City Council in ...

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Saints, Pelicans To Upgrade Videoboards

The Saints have agreed to contribute $25M toward "fan amenity upgrades in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, marking the most significant private contribution Tom Benson has made to the state-owned venue since owning the team," according to Terrance Harris of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. The funds "wil ...

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Feigin Preaches Urgency On Bucks Arena Financing

Bucks President Peter Feigin yesterday said that a new arena deal "needed to be finalized in 10 days," but later released a statement that "attempted to backtrack" his comments, according to a front-page piece by Walker & Stein of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Feigin, addressing a conference o ...

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Aramark Addresses Food Safety Concerns In K.C.

Officials with concessionaire Aramark were at Kauffman Stadium yesterday to “address food safety and quality concerns” at the ballpark, according to Joyce Smith of the K.C. STAR. The officials “highlighted several changes Aramark has made to avoid health code violations.” The ...

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Detroit Approves Rezoning Of Red Wings Arena

Red Wings Owner Mike Ilitch's Olympic Development yesterday "won a months-long fight ... that will allow major work to begin" on a new $450M arena development "intended to launch a dense, upscale district larger than the downtown," according to Ferretti & Aguilar of the DETROIT NEWS. Constructio ...

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Facility Notes

Penn State Deputy AD & COO Phil Esten said that the school “would be willing to consider using Beaver Stadium for events outside of football, including the NHL’s annual Winter Classic game.” But he insisted that “there are ‘plenty’ of infrastructure challenges ...

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Ballmer Using Lakers' Locker Room For Playoffs

Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer is using the Lakers’ locker room at Staples Center "as an owner’s lounge during the postseason,” according to Arash Markazi of ESPN L.A. The arena “gained permission from the Lakers and Kings to use their locker rooms during the postseason.” ...

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Carson Stadium Could Be Approved Tonight

The Carson (Calif.) City Council tonight could decide to approve an NFL stadium for the Chargers and Raiders, but it would be a decision "based on faith," because many of the details "are still unknown," according to Logan & Fenno of the L.A. TIMES. Specifics of the $1.7B proposal "have bee ...

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San Diego Enlists Help On Stadium Talks

The city of San Diego yesterday announced the hiring of Citigroup and law firm Nixon Peabody "to negotiate a possible stadium deal with the Chargers," according to a front-page piece by David Garrick of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The announcement comes two weeks after city and county official ...

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Virginia Governor Wants New Redskins Stadium

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe last week said that he was "wooing" the Redskins "as part of his ongoing effort to attract business and employers to the state," according to Jonathan O'Connell of the WASHINGTON POST. O'Connell notes McAuliffe has previously remained "largely mum about his pursuit of a ...

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