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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 03 / 15

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02/04/15
Facility Notes

In Nashville, Jamie McGee reported Comcast is "offering Wi-Fi access at LP Field" after installing two fiber Ethernet connections, one of which "will be used by the NFL Network." The Wi-Fi access "will be available to all smartphone users, regardless of their provider." Comcast Big South Region VP/P ...

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02/03/15
Sporting KC Signs With Legends For Concessions

Sporting KC "has signed a five-year deal with Legends Hospitality to take over all aspects of food service at Sporting Park," according to Don Muret of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Legends "replaces Delaware North Sportservice after the MLS team mutually agreed to part ways with the food provider and Ame ...

Tags: Facilities, Sporting Kansas City, MLS

02/03/15
NBA Kings Begin Building Hotel Near Arena

Sacramento’s “once-struggling hotel market is on a comeback,” thanks in part to a partnership involving the NBA Kings that is “expected to start construction” of a $200M-plus high-rise hotel in March or April adjacent to the team's new downtown arena, according to a fro ...

Tags: Facilities, Sacramento Kings, NBA

02/03/15
Auburn Eyes Building CFB's Largest Scoreboard

The "biggest video board in college football could be coming to Auburn as soon as this fall," according to James Crepea of the MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER. The Auburn BOT will vote during its Friday meeting "on a proposal to replace the existing south end zone scoreboard at Jordan-Hare Stadium with an app ...

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02/03/15
UCLA Expands Plans For Football Center

CBSSPORTS.com's Chip Patterson reported UCLA "has expanded its plans for the Wasserman Football Center thanks in part" to a $10M gift from longtime donors Jim and Carol Collins. UCLA "has now met" its $50M goal in cash and pledges for the project, first announced in September '13. But the one-time d ...

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02/02/15
Bills Focused On Replacing Ralph Wilson Stadium

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday said Bills co-Owners Terry and Kim Pegula have been “very focused” on the construction of a replacement for Ralph Wilson Stadium, according to Vic Carucci of the BUFFALO NEWS. Goodell during his State of the League address said, “I do believ ...

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02/02/15
Goodell Vague On Rams' Future During Address

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday, while "expressing a general league-wide desire to keep franchises in their current markets, and deeming the St. Louis stadium effort a positive development ... also issued a vague warning about the Rams’ ability to meet relocation guidelines," acc ...

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02/02/15
Daktronics To Build Falcons' New Video Board

The Falcons have tapped Daktronics to "build the unique circular video board planned for the team’s new downtown stadium," according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The Falcons and Daktronics in a release said the board will be “three times as large as the current larg ...

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02/02/15
Red Wings' Plans Include Restoring Historic Hotel

Detroit officials are nearing a deal with Red Wings Owner Mike Ilitch's Olympia Development that "could save and redevelop one of two blighted yet historic hotels" near the club's new arena, while "sacrificing the other to the wrecking ball," according to Reindl & Guillen of the DETROIT FREE P ...

Tags: Facilities, Detroit Red Wings, NHL

01/30/15
Cavs "Quietly" Sought County Funds For Arena

The Cavaliers have “quietly inquired whether the Cuyahoga County government would provide" public money to "overhaul the publicly-owned Quicken Loans Arena," according to Andrew Tobias of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. The funding would be in addition to the “sin tax dollars voters approved ...

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