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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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08/29/11
MLS clubs hope to lure concerts

Seven Major League Soccer teams have formed the Soccer Stadium Alliance to attract additional business from the music and entertainment industry. The group is modeled loosely after the group of NFL stadiums called the Gridiron Stadium Network. It comprises Crew Stadium in Columbus; PPL Park in C ...

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08/22/11
New college football stadiums

Two new college football stadiums open this season, at the University of North Texas and at Florida Atlantic University. Both schools are members of the Sun Belt Conference, both stadiums were designed by HKS, and both buildings seat about 30,000.   North Texas, based in Denton, recently anno ...

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08/22/11
FAU nears naming deal

Florida Atlantic University officials hope to announce a naming-rights deal soon for the school’s new 30,000-seat football stadium opening in mid-October, according to Athletic Director Craig Angelos . Put an asterisk at the end of that s ...

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08/22/11
MainGate gets Big Ten deal

The Big Ten Conference has signed sports retail vendor MainGate to an exclusive five-year contract to sell merchandise for its football championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. MainGate’s deal also covers the Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for four years startin ...

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08/15/11
Pennsylvania powerhouse keeps the top spot

Editor's note : This story is revised from the print edition. It would be easy to label Hershey-Harrisburg’s repeat No. 1 ranking in our biennial study of the nation’s top minor league markets as a gimme. The Pennsylvania market has a passionate fan base, tenured clubs and a sta ...

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08/15/11
Daktronics gets the call from Marlins

The Florida Marlins have selected Daktronics to produce the Internet protocol television network at their new ballpark. It is a big victory for Daktronics, the South Dakota company best known for supplying scoreboards for arenas and stadiums. The Marlins’ deal is the firm’s first IPT ...

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08/15/11
Bengals reward club seat renewals

The Cincinnati Bengals are rewarding club seat holders who renew their deals by giving them gift cards loaded with concessions credits. The NFL lockout made for a difficult offseason for all NFL fans, and the Bengals thought it would be a nice g ...

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08/01/11
Vikings’ landlord preparing extension deals for Metrodome

The Minnesota Vikings are no closer to getting a new stadium deal done in the Twin Cities after Gov. Mark Dayton threw cold water on their plan to build an NFL facility in suburban St. Paul late last month, criticizing the project as “incom ...

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08/01/11
Suns converting suites

The Phoenix Suns are splitting eight suites into 16 theater boxes at US Airways Center, becoming the fourth NBA team to carve traditional skyboxes into a smaller, more affordable premium product. Theater boxes contain four to eight seats inside ...

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07/25/11
Red seats produce some green

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment has signed a three-year deal with Zimmerman Advertising to put its name on 8,689 new red seats in BankAtlantic Center’s lower bowl. The deal’s value is in the mid-six figures annually, according to Sunrise Sports, parent company of the Florida Panthe ...

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