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SunTrust Banks Buys Naming Rights To Braves' New Ballpark In 25-Year Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 16 / 14

Learn more about SunTrust Banks Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks has signed a 25-year naming-rights deal for the new Braves ballpark in Cobb County (Ga.), which officials "broke ground" on today and will open in '17, according to Hudson & Couret of the ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE. Financi...

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12/09/98
FACILITY NOTES

In Chicago, Becky Beaupre writes that Bears President Michael McCaskey "didn''t succeed" in changing any minds of those opposed to a new stadium in Elk Grove Village, IL. The "handful of residents" wh

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12/09/98
SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE AT BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS

The inaugural Street & Smith''s Eddie Robinson Awards on Saturday, Dec. 26 will honor Black College Football''s top player and coach. The gala is held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta followin

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12/08/98
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: BEARS' PRIVATE MEETING ANGERS RESIDENTS

Bears President Michael McCaskey "began a quiet lobbying campaign" for a new stadium in Elk Grove Village, IL, on Monday with an "invitation-only" meeting for two anti-stadium groups, according to Bec

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12/08/98
CANADIAN HOCKEY ASSOCIATION SEEKS MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS

The Canadian Hockey Association, responsible for all of hockey in Canada from the amateur ranks to international events such as the World Championships and Olympic Games, is seeking a Manager, Communi

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12/08/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

Today: ABL Regular-Season Attendance Through December 6 TEAM HOME DATES TOTAL ATT AVG. ATT ARENA CAPACITY % CAPACITY NEW ENGLAND 4 33,220 8,305 15,418 54% PORTLAND 5 24,440 4,889 10,934 45% CHICAGO 4

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12/08/98
LEAGUE NOTES

The number of male coaches in the 12-team WNBA will reach five after the Liberty, as expected, hires Richie Adubato. In N.Y., Harvey Araton writes that while it is "premature to scream Old Boy Network

Tags: Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New York Liberty, WNBA

12/08/98
AN INTERBREW-HAHA WITH SPORTSCO OVER C$100M BID FOR SKYDOME?

Sportsco''s C$100M bid for SkyDome "blindsided" Interbrew, which owns 48% of the facility through subsidiary Labatt Brewing, thus "throwing off its plans to buy the near-bankrupt building for a much c

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12/08/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Seahawks/Blazers Owner PAUL ALLEN has made a $10M investment in interactive TV company Wink Communications, and will use Wink''s Enhanced broadcasting and E-commercial products in its cable systems, w

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures

12/08/98
ADVANTAGE SEEKS SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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