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Islanders salute past, look to Brooklyn future

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 22 / 14

As the New York Islanders enter their final season in Nassau Coliseum, their impending move to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in the midst of an ownership transition represents both a monumental challenge and an opportunity for a much-needed rejuvenation. The team’s marketing efforts are ...

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09/22/14
VenueNext looks to expand business

The San Francisco 49ers are the newest team to spin their stadium business into a technology venture outside of their organization. VenueNext, a company formed in October 2013 to help the Niners develop their mobile application for Levi’s Stadium, announced last week it is seeking new clien ...

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09/22/14
Tech and Tradition: Levi’s Stadium

Making the San Francisco 49ers’ new $1.2 billion home a tech-savvy mecca was key for CEO Jed York. But so was developing Levi’s Stadium as an example for sustainability and fan experience.

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09/15/14
Staples upgrades retractable seating

Staples Center officials are spending a big chunk of money to upgrade the retractable seating system at one of sports’ busiest arenas. The $4 million investment by AEG, the arena’s owner and operator, tops the list of several renovations at a facility turning 15 years old next month, ...

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09/08/14
Reviewing the building plans

While the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and Baylor University’s McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas, have been newly christened with events, many other sports facility projects will wrap up this fall and beyond. Here are highlights of some of those projects ...

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09/08/14
Waterfront home keys development

A few hours before Baylor’s first football game at McLane Stadium, school tradition got a novel addition as the team walked across a footbridge to its gleaming new facility. Below the bridge on the Brazos River, the waterway running through Waco and past the front door for the school’ ...

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09/08/14
Construction makes a comeback

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09/08/14
Baylor makes most of riverside location

Baylor University has introduced its own version of “sailgating” alongside McLane Stadium on the Brazos River. For its first college football game on a scorching Sunday afternoon in Waco, vessels ranging from speedboats to inflatable rafts docked along the stadium’s east side, m ...

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08/25/14
360 execs see growth with HOK

HOK’s purchase of 360 Architecture is another example of the thinning ranks of stand-alone companies in sports facility development, as smaller firms sell to larger entities to expand business and form an exit strategy for senior leadership. ...

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08/25/14
Tennis Center construction timeline

2014 ■ Three new practice courts and three competition courts, with bleacher seating for 1,300 fans sandwiched between New competition and practice courts opening this year feature improved seating for spectators. ...

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08/25/14
Grand plan for tennis

The current overhaul of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will help propel U.S. Open revenue to roughly $320 million when the work is fully complete in 2018, up from $260 million for this year’s event, tennis sources said. While $60 million more is substantial, unlike typical ...

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