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Bengals Reach Deal With County To Share Costs Of Paul Brown Stadium Upgrades

04 / 18 / 14

A $16.5M deal between the Bengals and Hamilton County (Ohio) Commissioners will "upgrade Paul Brown Stadium" and "pave the way for the next phase" of The Banks mixed-use riverfront development, according to a front-page piece by Sharon Coolidge of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. The deal marks "what o...

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Bobcats Seeking $41.9M In Arena Upgrades

The Bobcats and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority have submitted a $41.9M "list of improvements to the city of Charlotte" in order to keep Time Warner Cable Arena "among the NBA’s most modern buildings," according to a front-page piece by Steve Harrison of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER.  ...

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Blazers Ready To Begin Moda Center Upgrades

The Trail Blazers on Thursday announced that they will begin the first phase of a $16M upgrade for the Moda Center and its training facility during the upcoming offseason. The team will refurbish 1,800 club level seats and renovate 20 of the arena's 66 suites in Moda Center, with the remaining ...

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WVU Announces Renovation Plans For Facilities

West Virginia Univ.'s athletic department Thursday released the framework for its $106M proposal for "renovations throughout the athletic campus, including upgrades to Milan Puskar Stadium and WVU Coliseum," according to Stephen Nesbitt of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. The athletic facilities master ...

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Renovated Team Store At Rangers' Ballpark

MLB Rangers concessionaire Delaware North Sportservice has renovated the main team store at Globe Life Park to feature a new Oakley-branded kiosk, where fans can buy sunglasses and customize them with the team’s logo on the lens. The store upgrades, a $500,000 investment paid for by Sportservi ...

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Barclays Center Introduces Meditation Room

Barclays Center's new meditation room "counts essentially as an asterisk in the long list of promises that Forest City Ratner" made to the borough of Brooklyn "after years of tense negotiations and bitter disputes," according to a front-page piece by Andrew Keh of the N.Y. TIMES. The room is a "lock ...

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Facility Notes

In Sacramento, Kasler & Lillis in a front-page piece report Sacramento Superior Court judge Raymond Cadei on Thursday "awarded possession of the former Macy’s men’s store, at the southeast corner of Downtown Plaza, to the city," helping further clear the way for the NBA Kings' propos ...

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Texas Unveils Largest HD Video Board

Texas Motor Speedway lit up last night as track officials "unveiled the world's largest high-definition LED video board to the public," according to Richard Durrett of ESPN DALLAS. Sitting along the track's backstretch, the board -- "dubbed 'Big Hoss TV' and manufactured by Panasonic -- stands 12 st ...

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Toronto Endorses BMO Field Expansion Contribution

The city of Toronto's Exec Committee "has endorsed" putting $10M (all figures Canadian) toward the $120M expansion of BMO Field, which would be used by MLS Toronto FC and possibly the CFL Argonauts, according to Paul Moloney of the TORONTO STAR. Mayor Rob Ford was the only Exec Committee member yest ...

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Oakland Looking Into A's Waterfront Ballpark

The Port of Oakland is "getting behind a plan to build" a waterfront ballpark for the A's "on the site of a recently abandoned shipping terminal," according to Matthew Artz of the OAKLAND TRIBUNE. The Board of Port Commissioners next week "is expected to approve entering into exclusive negotiations ...

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Sydney Cricket Ground Transforms For MLB

The construction of the outfield wall for the Dodgers-D-Backs series in Australia this weekend "was one of several obstacles" architect Scott Eggelton overcame to prepare the Sydney Cricket Ground, and "chief among the concerns was time," according to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. TIMES. The 38,000-se ...

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