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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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01/31/11
Lockout to hit stadiums hard

An NFL lockout would deliver a financial punch to the gut for stadiums, taking away their chief source of revenue. Depending on the deals in place between teams and municipalities, both public and privately managed facilities would feel substantial pain from the absence of 10 pro football games, re ...

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01/31/11
Faster dispenser offers opportunities

A unique beer dispenser that pours a lightning-quick draft and comes with a built-in sponsorship opportunity is starting to flow more freely into major league facilities. Bottoms Up, the name of the system, is the idea of Josh Springer, a 28-year-old Washington state entrepreneur. Springer develope ...

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01/31/11
ISC year-end earnings down

Declining ticket sales depressed year-end earnings results for International Speedway Corp. The company last week reported net income for the year ending Nov. 30, 2010, excluding discontinued operations, was approximately $73.2 million, or $1.52 per share. That was down from $90.7 million, or $1.86 ...

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01/31/11
D.C. to celebrate RFK Stadium's 50th

Washington, D.C., officials are developing an extended public celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary this fall of RFK Stadium. Specific elements of the commemoration remain in formative stages, but district leaders are seeking to create a multi-month run of events for this summer and fall ...

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01/24/11
Braves brand super suites

The Atlanta Braves are developing two new branded super suites catering to separate audiences at Turner Field. The team is consolidating four regular suites midlevel beyond the right-field foul pole that often went unsold into two larger 50-person units for the 2011 season. One skybox will be marke ...

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01/24/11
Super Bowl crowd control

Populous senior principal Jerry Anderson and his crew are marking their 26th consecutive year of preparing the Super Bowl site, but this year’s game, Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium , presents several new challenges for them and the NFL. The building, which opened in June 2009 with 80, ...

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01/17/11
Arena mask makes big impression

The Pittsburgh Penguins found the right fit for their newest sponsor, high-tech materials firm Bayer MaterialScience . The company, one of three business groups that make up corporate parent Bayer, is presenting sponsor of the World’s Largest Goalie Mask on the main concourse ...

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01/17/11
Camarena titles new bar at Rockies' home

The Colorado Rockies have signed a three-year deal with Familia Camarena Tequila tied to a new branded destination at Coors Field, one of several upgrades to the 16-year-old ballpark for the 2011 season. Camarena, a maker of high-end tequilas distributed dome ...

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01/10/11
Cubs issue joint proposal for spring home

The city of Mesa, Ariz., and the Chicago Cubs have jointly issued a design proposal for a new $99 million spring training facility tied to a mixed-use development that would raise the bar for those MLB complexes. The request for statement of qualifications, released Dec. 21, list ...

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01/10/11
Legends adds premium sales training

The joint venture established by the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees is expanding its business to sales training and installing customer relationship management systems while ramping up staff. Legends Premium Services, a new division of Legends Hospitality Management, the company that runs ...

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