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Time Warner Cable To Carry SEC Network As Of Aug. 14 Launch

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

Time Warner Cable, the country's second biggest cable operator, has agreed to carry SEC Network as of its Aug. 14 launch. Bright House Networks also will carry the channel, bringing its distribution footprint up to 60 million homes. The deals leave DirecTV, Charter and Verizon as the only big SEC-ar...

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Braves Exec VP/Business Operations Mike Plant yesterday said the team is "close to announcing its development team" for a private mixed-use development adjacent to its new Cobb County ballpark. In Atlanta, Dan Klepal notes county officials are "recommending approval" of the mixed-use development, bu ...

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Design Firms Presenting Bucks' Arena Plans

The process of building a new downtown arena for the Bucks will "get a jump-start" tomorrow when "three or four stadium design firms present plans" to co-Owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry in N.Y., according to Charles Gardner of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Lasry yesterday said, "We're taking th ...

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UK's Barnhart: JMI Deal Not About Rupp

With a proposed redesign of Rupp Arena " on indefinite hold ," the Univ. of Kentucky's announcement of a lucrative multimedia rights deal with JMI that "includes money for a baseball stadium raised fresh questions Monday about the possibility of an on-campus basketball arena," according to a front ...

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BL Harbert To Build New Ole Miss Arena

Birmingham-based BL Harbert Int'l will be building another SEC arena, as Ole Miss yesterday announced that the general contractor "has been awarded" the $68.9M contract to build the school's new arena, according to Bryan Davis of the BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS JOURNAL. The company said that construction "w ...

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In Las Vegas, Alan Snel reports the $47M renovation to Thomas & Mack Center "means the National Finals Rodeo will lose about 200 seats and ticket revenue from those lost seats" starting in '15. The 10-day event is "losing seats because the 31-year-old sports and entertainment venue needs to comp ...

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Vikings Add More Upgrades To New Stadium

The Vikings are kicking in another $1.3M as part of “changes they requested that will add six escalators and more than 1,000 TVs” to their new stadium project, pushing the total project cost up slightly to $977.5M, according to Doug Belden of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. With the addition ...

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Notre Dame Hires Legends To Market Premium Seats

Notre Dame "has hired Legends Global Sales to market new premium seats" for the school’s $400M expansion of Notre Dame Stadium, according to Don Muret of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Notre Dame Assistant AD/Ticketing & Technology Rob Kelly said that the seven-year deal "extends to Legends selli ...

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Daytona To Remove Backstretch Seating After '15

Daytona Int'l Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said that the 46,000-seat backstretch section of the track will be “removed next year” after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 race, according to Jeffrey Cassady of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL. Chitwood on Friday said, &ldquo ...

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Braves, Falcons Innovating With New Venues

The Braves and Falcons vow their new venues, scheduled to open in '17, "will significantly change the fan experience, albeit in different ways," according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. Falcons officials believe that a 63,000-square-foot videoboard will "set the tone for the expe ...

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Work On Levi's Stadium 94% Complete

Work on the 49ers' new Levi's Stadium "is a bit ahead of schedule" and officially 94% complete, so the city of Santa Clara by the end of the month "hopes to issue a permit to transition the stadium from a construction site to an events venue, well ahead of a July 17 ribbon cutting and the first even ...

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