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Bringing hockey to Heinz
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Steelers co-owner and President Art Rooney II, and Penguins Chairman Mario Lemieux (front center, from left) posed with other NHL personnel and local officials July 27 for a group photo at the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic news conference at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The Penguins will play host to the Capitals at the Steelers’ stadium on Jan. 1.

Future look of facilities
The facilities industry gathered in Houston recently for the 85th annual national convention of the International Association of Assembly Managers, this year rebranded as IAAM VenueConnect.

Top from left: Centerplate’s Greg Fender, Steve Trotter, Chris Verros, John Vingas, Gary Wattie, Lynn Carlotto and Steve Cahoon.

Above from left: Gail Robertson, Lighthouse Technologies; Dale Koger, Turner Construction; and Tom Tingle and Guy Turner, Intelligent Engineering.

Kicking it at Fenway
The Scottish Premier League’s Celtic played Sporting Clube de Portugal on July 21 at Fenway Park in Boston, the first soccer game at the ballpark in 42 years. On the field were (from left) Andy Latack of CAA Sports, Jon Sheiman of CAA Soccer, Sam Kennedy of Fenway Sports Group and the Red Sox, Charlie Stillitano of CAA Soccer and Billy Hogan of FSG.

Career advice
Recent college graduates Danielle Insel of NYU and Mike Fosina of Villanova gather tips on career development from HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg (right) at the inaugural Diamond Sports Big Apple Career Week event. It kicked off with more than 40 students at NYU in New York City on July 26.

BMW joins U.S. Olympic family
Lisa Baird, U.S. Olympic Committee chief marketing officer; Jack Pitney (center), vice president of marketing for BMW of North America; and short-track speedskaterApolo Anton Ohno spoke at the announcement of BMW Group’s six-year partnership with the USOC, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, US Speedskating, USA Swimming and USA Track & Field on July 26 in New York City.

EA, EPL join forces
EA Sports President Peter Moore (left) and Barclays Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore marked the July 22 announcement that EA would be the official sports technology partner of the league.

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