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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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Relativity Media Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Relativity Media on Thursday formally filed for Chapter 11 protection in federal bankruptcy court in N.Y. "The Chapter 11 process will enable Relativity to continue to operate while restructuring its finances, thereby preserving value for its stakeholders," the company said in a statement. Relativit ...

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Blue Jays' Anthopoulos Praised For Bold Moves

Blue Jays Senior VP/Baseball Operations & GM Alex Anthopoulos has "very much gone 'all in'" with the acquisitions of P David Price and SS Troy Tulowitzki prior to Friday's trade deadline, putting his chips "in the middle of the table," according to Scott MacArthur of TSN.ca. Anthopoulos has "don ...

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NFLPA Planning To File Special Injunction In Brady Case

Attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who the NFLPA retained to rep Tom Brady in his Deflategate case, said Thursday that the union "will be filing a specific motion for an injunction" on Friday in N.Y. court, which would allow Brady to "play for the Patriots until the case is final," according to ESPN.com.&nbs ...

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New TV Deal Boosts Cardinals Value Over $1.6B

The MLB Cardinals' new 15-year rights deal with FS Midwest "should boost" the team's value by $200M to $1.6B, according to Brian Feldt of the ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The deal -- worth roughly $1B over the length of the deal that begins in '18 -- is the "eighth most lucrative TV contract" ...

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Arizona State Debuts New Adidas FB Uniforms

Arizona State and adidas on Thursday "released the new football uniforms" for the '15 season, and the change "isn't drastic," according to Andrew Joseph of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. This is the first year of ASU's eight-year deal with adidas to outfit the school's athletic department, and officials "c ...

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Sponsors Eye Olympics' Return To China

The ’22 Beijing Games offer the business world a second dose of what the '08 Games delivered: An extraordinary opportunity to crack into the world’s largest market combined with a political problem. The IOC narrowly voted to award the ’22 Games to the Chinese capital on Frida ...

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Manfred: Court Ruling Won't End MASN Case

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday said that the long-running TV-rights dispute between the Orioles and Nationals "won't be settled until after a judge hands down a decision" in the MASN-filed lawsuit in N.Y., according to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore SUN. Manfred said that the case, through ...

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Former Dolphins List South Florida Homes

Jets WR BRANDON MARSHALL has put his Broward County (Fla.) home on the market for $4.495M, "about a $500,000 price drop" from when he originally listed it last year. The six-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home features an HD home theater, game room and a bar with a "suspended fish tank" ( SUNTIMES.com, 7/2 ...

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Boston Donors Opine On Where Bid Was Lost

Several of the major donors who "put their money where their mouth is and bankrolled the privately funded bid to bring the Olympics to Massachusetts" are speaking out about the failed Boston 2024 bid, according to Shirley Leung of the BOSTON GLOBE. Developer Ron Druker, who donated $50,000, sai ...

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Dez Bryant Praises Roc Nation's Mentorship

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant said that the decision to hire Roc Nation Sports to represent him with contracts and marketing "was a life-altering move for him because of the respect he has" for rapper Jay Z, who owns the company," according to Clarence Hill Jr. of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. Bryant said th ...

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