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HKS putting its Final Four experience to work in Minneapolis

04 / 14 / 14

T he same architect that the NCAA uses as its Final Four consultant is designing the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium, something that could give local officials an edge competing for the event over the next six years. Dallas-based HKS dev...

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03/31/14
Comcast-Spectacor brings in Sheehey

The shift in the corporate culture at Comcast-Spectacor continues four months after Peter Luukko’s sudden resignation as president and chief operating officer. Comcast-Spectacor President Dave Scott was to announce this week that Mike Sheehey, formerly of NBC Sports Group, has been hired as ...

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03/31/14
Breaking Ground

A marquee tied to old Veterans Stadium will start generating revenue for the Philadelphia Phillies this season after years of disrepair. The structure, known as the Theme Tower, sits in a center-field parking lot outside Citizens Bank Park ...

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03/24/14
A yearlong celebration

Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a series of promotions and merchandise rollouts throughout the season. The highlight will be 10 decade-themed homestands complete with historic player uniforms, specialty food offerings, promotional items and entertainment. ■ ...

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03/24/14
Just another Wrigleyville neighbor

When Wrigley Field opened in 1914, Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood, a three-square-mile section commonly known as Wrigleyville, was full of blue-collar Irish residents who worked in nearby factories. As decades passed, most of those factories faded from existence, but the neighborhood kept ...

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03/24/14
Memorable moments

Bum rush Cubs hall of famer Billy Williams developed a close relationship with Wrigley Field’s original bleacher bums Fans line up for bleacher seats in Wrigley’s early days. Photo by: Chicago Histo ...

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03/24/14
Ballpark eager to start upgrades

Ask Ernie Banks about Wrigley Field’s place in sports history, and the greatest living ex-Cub puts the ballpark on equal footing with the Seven Wonders of the World. “It could be like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon with the [outfield ivy] vines,” said Banks, who played 19 years ...

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03/24/14
St. Louis: Beyond the ballpark’s walls

Come Opening Day, St. Louis Cardinals fans can taste the closest thing to the homemade tomato soup that team president Bill DeWitt III enjoyed as a kid growing up in Cincinnati. It won’t be served at Busch Stadium, though. Delaware North Sportservice, the ballpark’s concessionaire, ha ...

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03/24/14
'Doublemint Twins' and Old Style

Wrigley Field doesn’t have a traditional corporate name, a modern, high-definition video board (at least not yet), and never had an era where its outfield was completely lined with billboards like so many other older stadiums. But the venue has still been the source for some of the most unique ...

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03/24/14
Baseball only part of story

During its first 100 years of operation, Wrigley Field has played host to NFL and college football games, soccer, ice hockey, boxing, rodeo, the Harlem Globetrotters, the circus, opera, movie nights, rock concerts and even ski jumping. “There’s so much more to it than just baseball,&r ...

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03/24/14
Reds belly up to the craft beer trend

The Cincinnati Reds are the latest major league team to cash in on the craft brew craze at sports facilities. This season, Delaware North Sportservice, their food provider, is opening the new Reds Brewery District, an 85-foot-long bar at Great American Ballpark. The bar, situated on the main con ...

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