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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 a 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 devel...

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03/07/11
The Comcast-Spectacor story

It took 2 1/2 years, but the Philadelphia Spectrum, filled with history from the Broad Street Bullies to Dr. J to The Grateful Dead, has finally been reduced to a pile of rubble. The Spectrum was the original hub for what is now sports company Comca ...

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03/07/11
New facilities springing up at South Florida

The University of South Florida’s sports facilities are quickly making the leap from worst toward first in the Big East Conference. In an aggressive push to compete for recruits with the league’s 15 other members and the strong college baseball programs in Florida, the Tampa i ...

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03/07/11
Favored Flyers? Snider, Luukko both say no

GETTY IMAGES Snider: "I think people say that because I created the Flyers and it's like my baby." Ed Snider and Peter Luukko are aware of the perception in Philadelphia that they favor the Flyers over the 76ers. Snider owns both teams and Luukko is president of the Flyers and ...

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03/07/11
Turnarounds turn into a specialty

COMCAST-SPECTACOR Global Spectrum helped the owners of the Memphis Redbirds restore financial order. Global Specturm has developed a reputation for rescuing sports venues in deep financial straits. In the past six years, the firm has helped turn things around for building ow ...

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02/28/11
Orioles open spring training gem

BALTIMORE ORIOLES A $31.2 million renovation turned a ho-hum Ed Smith Stadium into a jewel. The $31.2 million renovation of Ed Smith Stadium has transformed the Baltimore Orioles’ spring training facility from a dumpy ballpark into one of the jewels of the Grapefruit League. The ...

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02/28/11
Convention may change Charlotte arena

The 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte could lead to a permanent reconfiguration of Time Warner Cable Arena ’s lower bowl, one of the smallest setups in the NBA. Organizers for the convention take over the arena for six weeks in the summer of 2012 to retrofit ...

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02/21/11
Delta, Braves sign parking lot deal

The Atlanta Braves have signed a naming-rights deal with Delta Air Lines for the parking lot closest to Turner Field ’s main entrance. It is the first time in major league sports that an airline has branded a parking lot, according to the Braves’ research, said Derek S ...

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02/21/11
LED signs to line court

The BNP Paribas Showdown next Monday at Madison Square Garden will be the country’s first pro tennis event to showcase digital technology at courtside. The LED signs, owned and operated by ANC Sports, will frame the entire playing surface for the John McEnroe vs. Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras vs. An ...

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02/07/11
Verizon upgrading coverage

Verizon Wireless is paying for the cost to install about 600 small antennas at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to improve coverage for cell phone users. The project, valued at seven figures, will put a distributed antenna system in place at the NFL facility to accommodat ...

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01/31/11
Still inspiring 10 years later

Teams that want to build new facilities look to these two buildings for ideas.

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