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Subway Gets Last-Minute Deal To Air New Super Bowl Spot

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 01 / 15

Subway will debut a spot near the end of NBC's Super Bowl pregame show in a deal that was concluded just yesterday. The QSR last year bought a last-minute spot in the Super Bowl broadcast. Subway CMO Tony Pace this year was again negotiating almost until the last minute, and came up with a unit th...

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St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal

MLB's "uncertain future in Tampa Bay has grown more complicated" after the St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday "rejected an agreement negotiated by Mayor Rick Kriseman that would have given" the Rays three years to explore ballpark sites in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, according to a fr ...

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Levine: Yankee Stadium Can House MLS, MLB

MLS expansion club NYC FC in March will begin playing at Yankee Stadium, requiring at least 17 field conversions a season, but Yankees President Randy Levine on Thursday said that he has "no concerns about the turnover of the field," according to Christian Red of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Levine: "We spe ...

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Sabres Impressed With HarborCenter Facility

The Sabres on Thursday held their inaugural practice at the $200M HarborCenter facility, completing the "second of two major goals" for the mixed-use development, according to John Vogl of the BUFFALO NEWS. Sabres Owner Terry Pegula envisioned HarborCenter "making Buffalo a hockey destination while ...

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Braves Add Land For New Ballpark Parking

The Braves on Thursday announced that the club has "entered into an agreement to purchase a 9.5-acre parcel of land that currently houses the headquarters of Genuine Parts Company, which sits on Circle 75 Parkway near the site of the Braves stadium and mixed-use development." In Atlanta, Dan Klepal ...

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Rice Univ. Upgrading Football Stadium

In Houston, Joseph Duarte reported Rice’s BOT on Thursday "gave the green light to begin construction" on a $31.5M end zone facility. The 60,000-square-foot student-athlete performance and development building "will be located on the north side of Rice Stadium." Construction "is scheduled ...

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Facility Notes

Wisconsin Center District Board Chair Franklyn Gimbel said that it is "unlikely the Bucks will try to acquire" the Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Arena in order to build a new NBA venue there. In Milwaukee, Don Walker cited sources as saying that the site "now under consideration is the mostly vacant ...

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DC United Finalizes New Stadium Approval

The DC Council yesterday approved the development of a new soccer-specific stadium for DC United. The 20,000-25,000-seat stadium, to be located in the Buzzard Point neighborhood just a few blocks from Nationals Park, is expected to open for the '17 MLS season. Per the terms of the deal, the cit ...

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Redskins Nix Chinese-Built Wi-Fi System Deal

The Redskins "are moving in a different direction" from their recently revealed plan to use China-based Huawei Technologies to install a Wi-Fi network at FedExField, "just weeks after" announcing the deal in the first place, according to Bill Gertz of the WASHINGTON TIMES. Redskins Senior VP/ ...

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NASL Team Owner Discusses MLS Plans

NASL club Minnesota United FC Owner Bill McGuire "in his first lengthy comments on his competition with the Vikings" to bring MLS to Minnesota, "left open the possibility of seeking government help to build his own soccer stadium and cast doubt on whether he and the Wilf family would join together o ...

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Vinik Unveils Building Plan Near Amalie Arena

Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik yesterday "finally unveiled his vision for transforming" downtown Tampa with a $1B project that would "add nearly 3 million square feet of space for people to 'live, work, stay and play,'" according to Jamal Thalji of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. Vinik officials said that two of t ...

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