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John Lombardo

Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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Magic’s arena gets iBeacon technology

04 / 14 / 14

The Orlando Magic is the latest franchise to roll out iBeacon technology in an effort to improve fans’ in-arena experiences. The Magic is integrating 20 iBeacons inside Amway Center with its team app, enabling fans to get smartphone message prompts for possible seat upgrades, food and bever...

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10/05/98
Arena football sought for Chicago

The developers of a planned 12,000-seat sports complex in Chicago are trying to land an Arena Football League expansion franchise. Officials with Prospect Development Corp. said they applied for a franchise to begin play in Chicago's northwest suburbs in 2001. The group plans to break ground nex ...

Tags: AFL, Chicago Bears, Dallas Stars, IMG, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Prospect Development Corp., Southwest Sports Group

10/05/98
Arena football sought for Chicago

The developers of a planned 12,000-seat sports complex in Chicago are trying to land an Arena Football League expansion franchise. Officials with Prospect Development Corp. said they applied for a franchise to begin play in Chicago's northwest suburbs in 2001. The group plans to break ground nex ...

Tags: AFL, Chicago Bears, Dallas Stars, IMG, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Prospect Development Corp., Southwest Sports Group

10/05/98
Motorola studies more cuts in sponsorships

Motorola Inc. is bowing out of its second PGA Tour sponsorship in a month as the financially beleaguered company makes a hasty retreat from what was a high-profile sports marketing strategy. Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola will drop its presenting level sponsorship from the PGA Tour's Phoenix Op ...

10/05/98
Motorola studies more cuts in sponsorships

Motorola Inc. is bowing out of its second PGA Tour sponsorship in a month as the financially beleaguered company makes a hasty retreat from what was a high-profile sports marketing strategy. Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola will drop its presenting level sponsorship from the PGA Tour's Phoenix Op ...

10/05/98
Arena football sought for Chicago

The developers of a planned 12,000-seat sports complex in Chicago are trying to land an Arena Football League expansion franchise. Officials with Prospect Development Corp. said they applied for a franchise to begin play in Chicago's northwest suburbs in 2001. The group plans to break ground nex ...

Tags: AFL, Chicago Bears, Dallas Stars, IMG, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Prospect Development Corp., Southwest Sports Group

10/05/98
Village wary of Bears' plans for new stadium

Will the Chicago Bears ever deliver on threats to leave Soldier Field for more profitable suburban pastures? An answer probably will come at the end of the month, when the team must meet a deadline to tie up options on a 70-acre site in Elk Grove Village, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Chi ...

Tags: Chicago Bears, NFL, Raymond James Financial

10/05/98
Group demands changes

With a fat new television contract, higher purses and strong tournament attendance, you might think that all is well with the PGA Tour as the 1998 golf season winds down. But there's unrest in the ranks as some players who've formed their own splinter association push the PGA Tour to make some majo ...

10/05/98
Village wary of Bears' plans for new stadium

Will the Chicago Bears ever deliver on threats to leave Soldier Field for more profitable suburban pastures? An answer probably will come at the end of the month, when the team must meet a deadline to tie up options on a 70-acre site in Elk Grove Village, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Chi ...

Tags: Chicago Bears, NFL, Raymond James Financial

10/05/98
Group demands changes

With a fat new television contract, higher purses and strong tournament attendance, you might think that all is well with the PGA Tour as the 1998 golf season winds down. But there's unrest in the ranks as some players who've formed their own splinter association push the PGA Tour to make some majo ...

10/05/98
Motorola studies more cuts in sponsorships

Motorola Inc. is bowing out of its second PGA Tour sponsorship in a month as the financially beleaguered company makes a hasty retreat from what was a high-profile sports marketing strategy. Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola will drop its presenting level sponsorship from the PGA Tour's Phoenix Op ...

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