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Columbus Working With Browns, County To Build Center For Team's Training Camp

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

The city of Columbus is working with the Browns and Franklin County on a "long-term deal to build a larger recreation center" near Ohio State Univ. that would host part of the Browns' training camp during the summer, according to Rouan & Reed of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. Columbus Dir of Recreation ...

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Rockets Hire E-Sports Front Office Exec

The Rockets have hired an e-sports exec to "guide the franchise into the rapidly growing world of competitive video gaming," according to Eben Novy-Williams of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Sebastian Park, who co-owned e-sports Team Archon until earlier this year and began Thursday as Rockets Dir of Esp ...

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Orioles To Keep Season-Ticket Prices Flat

The Orioles, who have made the playoffs in three of the last five years, are "freezing season-ticket prices" for the '17 season, according to a source cited by Ryan Sharrow of the BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL. The Orioles will "send out invoices to season plan holders next week, roughly two month ...

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Blackhawks Reward Fans For Watching At Bars

The Blackhawks last month "quietly rolled out a new rewards system through which fans can win prizes for watching games at bars," according to Danny Ecker of CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The "'Official Blackhawks Bar Rewards Program' works like this: Each official team bar -- there are n ...

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A's Ballpark Talks To Pick Up Pace With New CBA?

The A’s portion of MLB’s revenue sharing "will be phased out over the course of four years" thanks to the new CBA between players and owners , and a "residual benefit of that" could be a new ballpark, according to John Hickey of the EAST BAY TIMES. The A's "take from revenue sharin ...

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76ers Postpone Game Due To Moisture On Court

Last night's Kings-76ers game at Wells Fargo Center was "first delayed and finally cancelled by the NBA" at 8:03pm ET because of "unsafe playing conditions on the arena floor," according to Keith Pompey of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. There was "moisture on the court from the rink beneath the pla ...

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Nets' Prokhorov Seeks Minority Investor For Team

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov yesterday issued a statement announcing his intention to "sell a minority share of the team to a local investor," but "remain as majority owner," according to Greg Logan of NEWSDAY. The club has retained Allen & Co. Managing Dir Steve Greenberg to "conduct the search ...

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Patriots Critical Of Joe Browne Tweet

A "tone-deaf tweet" from former NFL exec Joe Browne in the wake of Tuesday’s crash of a Brazilian plane carrying the Chapecoense soccer team "drew the ire of the Patriots," according to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com. Browne took the "measure of the air disaster that killed 71 and used it as a spring ...

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Golden Knights Owner Says Team Will Make Money

Golden Knights Owner Bill Foley said his expansion NHL franchise in Las Vegas will make money, but he is taking a long-term view on both building the business and the organizational culture. Speaking yesterday at the '16 Motorsports Marketing Forum in Vegas during a session called “Team Buil ...

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Mets Pay Big To Bring Back Cespedes

The Mets yesterday signed LF Yoenis Cespedes to a new deal worth $110M over four years, signaling the club "can win now," as win-now, big-market teams "take gambles to capitalize on a moment in time," according to Joel Sherman of the N.Y POST. The Mets "had to sign" Cespedes, "even with all the ques ...

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Toronto FC Look For Financial Stability

Toronto FC tonight play the Impact in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final, and TFC President Bill Manning said that, from a business standpoint, the '16 season is "less a high point than a platform" for the club, according to Morgan Campbell of the TORONTO STAR. Manning said that the club -- ...

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