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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 31 / 14

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10/17/11
Cancellations challenge arena bookers

The NBA’s decision to cancel the first two weeks of the regular season left arena managers with no time to fill those vacated dates. Canceling games on such short notice, three weeks ahead of their scheduled season openers, makes it virtually impossible for teams and buildings to plug those ...

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10/17/11
Brooklyn Sports signs AEG Facilities

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment has signed a multiyear deal with AEG Facilities to provide operational support at Barclays Center, the New Jersey Nets’ arena under construction in Brooklyn. The agreement falls in line with Brooklyn Sports’ strategy to find the best resources to op ...

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10/10/11
Packers food contract goes on the table

The Green Bay Packers have issued a proposal for the food service contract at Lambeau Field, tied to the club’s effort to upgrade menus, improve customer service and get up to speed on new concessions technology. Officials with 10 firms, including Levy Restaurants, the Packers’ curren ...

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10/10/11
Illini marketing naming-rights deal

University of Illinois officials are marketing a $60 million to $70 million naming-rights deal for Assembly Hall that would top the list of college sports facilities named for corporate entities. Warren Hood, the athletic department’s top fundraiser, said the school is asking for $2 million ...

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10/03/11
Lavish home for hospitality planned for 2013 Masters

Changes at Augusta National happen at a glacial pace, but Masters Chairman Billy Payne continues to pull the club into the modern ages with a luxurious new hospitality clubhouse that’s expected to be among the most lavish in golf. The new permanent structure, which will be called Berckmans ...

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10/03/11
Alabama St. plans new $50M stadium

Alabama State University is building a new football stadium on campus, a key piece of the school’s long-range plan to become the first historically black college to compete at the Football Bowl Subdivision level. Athletic department offici ...

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09/26/11
Serving up pregame party spots both indoors and outdoors

Champions Square next to the Louisiana Superdome provides the official pregame festivities that were always missing for Saints fans in downtown New Orleans. The 60,000-square-foot outdoor festival space and Club 44, a separate indoor lounge, are in their second season of operation. Club 44, na ...

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09/26/11
New vibe in New Orleans

Shortly before kickoff at the New Orleans Saints’ regular-season home opener, Stanley Rosenberg approached Doug Thornton on the floor of the Louisiana Superdome. “We don’t have anything more to negotiate,” joked Rosenberg, longtime attorney for Saints owner Tom Benson. & ...

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09/19/11
Target extends arena naming rights

Target Corp. is expected to announce this week that it has agreed to keep its name on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ and WNBA Lynx’s home arena for three more seasons, extending until 2014 professional sports’ longest-running venue naming-rights relationship. The previous deal expi ...

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09/19/11
A carbon-neutral Farmers Field?

AEG ’s chief environmental consultant for Farmers Field says project officials are confident the proposed NFL stadium would be a world leader in sustainability. But carbon neutral? No way, according to Allen Hershkowitz , a senior scie ...

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