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Orlando City Unveils New Design Plans For 25,500-Seat Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

Orlando City SC on Friday announced plans for a new stadium design that will see the team "spend in excess of $155 million on a venue that would seat 25,500 fans." The facility, which originally was slated to seat 19,500, "will be the third-largest stadium in MLS." Orlando City President Phil Rawli...

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Jax Mayor Wants Financial Assurance For Shipyards

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Thursday said that Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan’s Shipyards proposal "is an important deal for Jacksonville, but has to make 'financial sense' for the city," according to Vito Stellino of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. Khan unveiled his Shipyards proposal at a news con ...

Tags: Facilities, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL

Stephen Ross To Be More Active With Dolphins

Dolphins Owners Stephen Ross on Thursday addressed the media during the team's first day of training camp, saying that he told his players he "will be around a lot more this year" and is "happy with the organization’s direction," according to Adam Beasley of the MIAMI HERALD. When asked if he ...

Tags: Franchises, Miami Dolphins, NFL

Bettman Addresses Expansion, League's Strength

If, and when, the NHL expands, look for it to land teams in what it considers virgin markets. That was the word from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who was in Buffalo on Thursday taking part in a sports business panel discussion presented by Business First of Buffalo, sister publication of THE ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

Fresno State Partnering With Nike For Redesign

Fresno State "will get a boost from Nike in its efforts to expand and elevate" its brand on a national level, as school officials are working with the company to create uniforms and apparel that has a "very good chance to catch the eye of the players and fans and pique the curiosity of recruits," ac ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Nike

Executive Transactions

In New Orleans, Evan Woodbery reported TOM BENSON "has a new title" on the Saints' website, as he is "described simply as 'owner,' rather than 'chairman of the board.'" Meanwhile, the Saints promoted KHAI HARLEY to VP/Football Administration, JENNA ROMIG to Manager of Partnership Activation, ...

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TCU Basketball To Play In Schollmaier Arena

TCU’s renovated basketball arena "will have a new name" when it opens in November -- the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, according to Carlos Mendez of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. The new name "replaces Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, used since the facility opened in 1961 and named for board m ...

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IndyCar President Derrick Walker Steps Down

IndyCar President of Competition & Operations Derrick Walker "has decided to step down," effective after the season-ending race Aug. 30 at Sonoma Raceway, according to Curt Cavin of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles said that Walker "feels responsibility for t ...

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Stephen Jones Emerging As Face Of Cowboys

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones' tenure as the face of his team "is far from over," but how he is "handling the unofficial transition of control to his son, Stephen, should be commended," according to Mac Engel of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. Stephen Jones serves as Cowboys COO & Exec VP, and he ...

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Rahal To Sport Ohio State-Themed Helmet

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal during Sunday's race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will don "what amounts to a replica of an Ohio State football helmet," according to Tim May of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. The helmet was designed by Austin Polen, while OSU Football Dir of Player Personnel ...

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Tweet Pic Of The Day....

It's a BIG day here at @poconoraceway . We're unveiling The Trackside Superstore! pic.twitter.com/G8M8TBfbvN — NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 31, 2015

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