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Early in the New York Giants’ regular-season opener at New Meadowlands Stadium, the boo birds re-emerged after a winter of discontent to voice their displeasure with poor special teams performance by the Men in Blue. The next night, the same chorus could be heard over the Jets’ struggling offense. ...
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The NFL has a mantra for Super Bowl XLVIII: “Embrace the winter.” But to make sure the New Jersey winter doesn’t embrace MetLife Stadium’s 80,000 guests too firmly, the league has been working for months to create features such as heated entrance pavilions and cold-weather ki ...
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Three months after briefly testing Apple’s new iBeacon mobile technology at Citi Field, MLB is moving ahead with its aggressive plan for a system that would enable teams leaguewide to send targeted messages to fans’ mobile devices at key points inside and outside stadiums. For example ...
Global Spectrum has hired Hank Abate as its new senior vice president of arenas and stadiums. He starts his new job today at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the company’s home base. Abate spent 20 years with SMG before leaving the firm in November 2012. At SMG, he oversaw the operation ...
The Toronto Raptors and rapper Drake, the team’s goodwill ambassador, are crafting a marketing campaign called “We Are North” as the team begins a branding overhaul. During a recent industry conference, Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, intro ...
Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. The University of California broke new ground by signing naming rights for Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium, the first college sports facility named for a video game company. Last week, Cal-Berkeley officials announced ...
Peter Luukko’s resignation last week as president and CEO of Comcast-Spectacor surprised many in the industry, but Luukko said it was a mutual decision made with Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider and that they parted on good terms. “I’m actually very happy,” said Luukko ...
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The University of Southern California and Fox Sports Media Group have agreed to a three-year deal allowing Fox to sell sponsorships at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Los Angeles Sports Arena. The deal includes both the coli ...
Charlotte Motor Speedway has discussed tearing down its backstretch grandstand, a move that would eliminate almost 40,000 seats and make it the latest in a series of NASCAR tracks to reduce capacity. CMS President Marcus Smith has talked about the idea of eliminating the Diamond Tower Terrace and ...
J ack Larson’s love of hockey drove him down a path to managing major league arenas. Larson played hockey at Richfield High School in Minnesota and his coach got the team jobs cleaning up after North Stars games at the old Met Center, where Mall of America now stands. As a prep, Larson a ...
M ike Scanlon learned a valuable lesson early in his career as a facility manager — never take your building for granted. Scanlon was the general manager of Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., when the unthinkable happened during a sold-out minor league hockey game in 1999. The day be ...