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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 30 / 17

ALBANY, N.Y. AFL team to play in 2018 An Albany-area ownership group announced the return of arena football to the city last Tuesday. And the public will have the opportunity to name the AFL team, which will play its 2018 season at Times Union Center. The Albany Firebirds played at Times Uni...

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BOSTON Sponsors return for Celtics’ run Putnam Investments and the Arbella Insurance Group are returning as co-presenting partners for the Boston Celtics’ playoff run. Digital integration is a key element, as Putnam and Arbella will both have brand placement on Celtics.com as well ...

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04/03/17
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BALTIMORE Owners OK $60M for Ravens NFL team owners approved $60 million in league-backed stadium financing for the Baltimore Ravens, who are spending $120 million on upgrades to M&T Bank Stadium. The renovation will occur over three offseasons, said team President Dick Cass. This offseaso ...

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03/27/17
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CHICAGO New sports museum sought Two nonprofit executives are raising $50 million and searching for a site for a 100,000-square-foot sports museum, according to a Crain’s Chicago Business report. Mark Lapides, former chief marketing officer at Adler Planetarium, and Roger Germann, princ ...

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03/20/17
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ATLANTA Braves ID some SRO areas at ballpark The Atlanta Braves identified areas in SunTrust Park where they plan to sell standing-room-only tickets for the first two regular-season games, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. More than 1,000 tickets per game will reportedly go ...

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02/20/17
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BOSTON Red Sox sign BDA agency Bensussen Deutsch & Associates reached an exclusive three-year deal with the Boston Red Sox. BDA will develop and execute campaigns to engage Red Sox sponsors and fans with officially licensed branded merchandise, in-stadium consumer promotions and other key ...

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01/30/17
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ATLANTA Hank Aaron honored at ballpark The Atlanta Braves will unveil several tributes throughout SunTrust Park to team icon and baseball legend Hank Aaron. The displays will pay homage to the many facets of Aaron’s storied career, and include a bronze statue, baseball bat sculpture and ...

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01/16/17
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CARY, N.C. NWSL Flash moving south North Carolina FC of the NASL bought the NWSL Western New York Flash, which will be renamed the North Carolina Courage and begin play at Cary’s WakeMed Soccer Park in April, according to a Raleigh News & Observer report. ...

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12/12/16
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ALLENTOWN, PA. IronPigs going big with board The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Class AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, are getting what they say will be the largest main high-definition video board in Minor League Baseball. The installation of the 43-by-73-foot Daktronics video board i ...

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11/28/16
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BOSTON Sox oppose condo tower plan Opponents are lining up against a condo tower that entrepreneur Steve Belkin wants to build just two blocks from Fenway Park, according to a Boston Globe report. Among those opponents are the Boston Red Sox, who filed a five-page comment letter with city offi ...

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11/21/16
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS CVB picks Huddle Up for strategy The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau selected Phoenix-based Huddle Up Group to create a strategic plan for sports tourism. The Huddle Up Group will conduct a complete market assessment on the sports tourism efforts of the bureau, foll ...

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