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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

Let's just say there are a lot of people unhappy that medical info on Matt Kemp got out publicly. All sorts of confidentiality issues there — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 18, 2014 While YES and NYCFC announce partnership deal at presser, YES is showing Yankees Maga...

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College Facility Notes

In Tucson, Greg Hansen wrote the Univ. of Arizona's McKale Center "is now a 21st century basketball arena that, if beer were sold and dancing girls posed for cameras, could pass for an NBA experience." UA "hired AECOM to redesign the look and feel of the 42-year-old building." McKale Cente ...

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Facility Notes

In Cincinnati, Dan Horn writes bids to build the Bengals "a new high-definition scoreboard are in and the cost of the project will likely be close" to the original $10M estimate, with taxpayers covering about $7.5M and the team "paying the rest." Hamilton County (Ohio) officials said that they "are ...

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Aramark K.C. Staffer Reports Food Safety Issues

Aramark Food Safety Manager for Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium Jon Costa said that poor food handling and dirty conditions "have routinely been putting fans' health at risk -- including during the World Series," according to Paula Lavigne of ESPN.com. Aramark runs concessions at both venues ...

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Daytona Rushing To Finish Upgrades For Speedweeks

There is a "seven-week sprint on" at Daytona Int'l Speedway for the workers on the Daytona Rising project "to deliver the long-promised fan amenities" for Speedweeks in '15, according to Godwin Kelly of the Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL. Michigan-based construction company Barton Malow is in a "brisk r ...

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ASU To Create New Football Student Section

Arizona State Univ. is submitting plans for a $65.7M first phase of its Sun Devil Stadium renovation project to the Arizona Board of Regents "for approval next week at meetings in Tempe," according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. A new student section in the stadium's south end zone "will ...

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Facility Notes

In Milwaukee, Marley & Walker note the "latest sign of trouble for those wanting public money" for a new downtown arena came from State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who said that he thinks Bucks co-Owner Marc Lasry "made a mistake by greeting President Barack Obama at the airport in the lead-up t ...

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NYRA Will Hold Off On Making Decision On Aqueduct

NYRA President & CEO Chris Kay yesterday said that the organization "will not include a proposal regarding the future of Aqueduct" when its Reorganization Board "makes its recommendations to the state regarding the future of the company and its three racetracks," according to David Grening ...

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Pro Football HOF Set To Expand

The Pro Football HOF is "moving forward with plans to reshape the campus into a Hall of Fame Village that is likely to entice the NFL to hold more events," including the NFL Draft, according to Todd Porter of the CANTON REPOSITORY. The expansion will be the HOF's "largest project in its history." Pl ...

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Cowboys Name New Frisco HQ

The Cowboys' 91-acre project that will include the team’s HQ and training facilities "will be called the Star in Frisco," according to Valerie Wigglesworth of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Team officials said that the "expectation is that the name of the site will become as synonymous with the NF ...

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Rays Could Look For Ballpark Outside St. Pete

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and the Rays are "nearing an agreement granting the team's long-standing wish to explore new stadium sites in Hillsborough County," according to Nohlgren & Frago of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. City Council Chair Bill Dudley last week said Kriseman would "like to get i ...

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