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Teams pour more money, tech into preview centers

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 23 / 15

The explosion in sports facility development over the past 18 months has resulted in a key secondary trend — the high-tech, multimillion-dollar preview centers that teams build to market their new venues. The centers, the traditional sales space used to showcase premium seats for stadiums a...

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Shooting starts on Knight movie

Several thousand screaming fans will fill the lower reaches of Winnipeg Arena on Dec. 10-11, not for a hockey game or live sporting event, but to serve as extras in ESPN's first-ever made-for-television movie, "Season on the Brink." The movie, which began shooting last week and premieres Mar ...

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Sponsorship briefs

  Gem building Chevy display The Gem Group is taking the wheel on a project designed to highlight Chevrolet's sponsorship of the Atlanta Thrashers. Gem, an Atlanta-based marketing communications firm, will create a vehicle display highlighting the Avalanche, Chevy's new ...

Tags: Atlanta Thrashers, Basketball, Colleges, Hockey, Marketing and Sponsorship, MillerCoors, Milwaukee Bucks

Big picture at Aussie race

T here have been plenty of changes, innovations and now technological advances since the first running of the Melbourne Cup horse race in 1861. Still, there's one particular legend surrounding the race that's remained intact for 140 years, and ...

Tags: Aramark Corp., Beers Construction Co., Colleges, Horse Racing, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, SMG

Events up for bid

Team : USA Badminton Event: U.S. Adult Nationals Dates: 2003 and 2004 History: Orange County Badminton Club, Orange County, Calif., 2001 and 2002 ...

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Oldest D-I Basketball Arenas

Fordham University's Rose Hill Gymnasium, which opened in 1925, is the oldest Division I basketball arena still in use. The List details all of the older arenas and their specifics.

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3 to back CIAA reading program

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a historically black Division II athletic conference, has secured corporate support from Coca-Cola, Reebok and Chick-fil-A for a community reading program that will be held in conjunction with the conference's football championship in Winston- ...

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  New Seton Hall site up Seton Hall University launched a redesigned Web site for athletics at shupirates.com through a partnership with AmericanEagle.com Inc. Seton Hall joined forces with AmericanEagle.com last spring upon the demise of Total Sports, which previously ...

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NFL snubs Lewis

A lthough he was Super Bowl XXXV MVP, Ray Lewis has become pro football's version of Claude Rains, the invisible man in the movie by the same name. First, in a break from tradition, Lewis was a don't-invitem to Disneyland after the Super Bowl, the ...

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Network scrambles for funds

College Sports Southeast, a 24-hour college sports cable network, was searching for financing late last week to keep it from going off the air at the end of the day last Friday. Anthony Earley, one of the company's shareholders and a vice president, said that as of late Thursday, company offi ...

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HOK / CDFM2 wins Mizzou arena

The University of Missouri will hire the partnership of HOK Sport/CDFM2 to design its new basketball arena, according to sources involved with the selection process. School officials wouldn't comment on the choice, since the contract must be approved by MU's Board of Curators at its regula ...

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