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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 27 / 17

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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04/04/16
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ATLANTA Braves plan zip line, concerts The Atlanta Braves are working on a zip line as the latest new attraction for SunTrust Park. The zip line would most likely be behind the ballpark’s video board and take people from one side of the concourse to the other. Also, the club confirmed th ...

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03/28/16
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AUSTIN, TEXAS X Games leaving one year early ESPN is seeking bidders for Summer X Games hosting rights in 2017-18 after executives mutually agreed with Circuit of the Americas to abandon the final year of a four-year deal, said Tim Reed, X Games vice president. ESPN wants to return the action ...

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CHICAGO Pepsi keeps pouring at Wrigley The Chicago Cubs reached an extension of their partnership with PepsiCo that includes pouring rights at Wrigley Field. Pepsi will offer fans a chance to sit in four reserved seats in the Pepsi Batter’s Eye, located in the center field Budweiser Blea ...

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