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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 31 / 14

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09/12/11
Preds plan upper-level gathering spot

The Nashville Predators have teamed with sports architect Populous to develop a master plan for renovating Bridgestone Arena . The goal over the next several years is to refresh the 15-year-old facility to forge a stronger brand identity for ...

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09/12/11
Reebok store in works for Wells

Philadelphia sports fans will have more ways to complete their wardrobes in 2011. Comcast-Spectacor has begun building a 4,800-square-foot Reebok-branded retail store in the Wells Fargo Center that will carry athletic wear and lifestyle apparel for the Flyers and the 76ers. The organization also ...

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09/05/11
A steady hand at Dallas arena

The Dallas Mavericks were playing in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, and arena boss Brad Mayne was flying back and forth to — Pittsburgh? Mayne, as president and CEO of American Airlines Center, had the duty of running the Mavericks’ home during only their second Finals appeara ...

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09/05/11
Packers look outside of sports

The Green Bay Packers went outside sports to hire an architect to design the $143 million expansion of Lambeau Field . That’s the way the NFL team wanted it, said David Manfredi , a founding principal with Elkus Manfredi Architects , a ...

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08/29/11
Arena to use rainwater for hockey ice

A minor league hockey arena in western Canada will be the first sports facility in North America to make its ice surface out of rainwater that’s been collected from the building’s roof. Abbotsford (B.C.) Entertainment and Sports Cen ...

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08/29/11
Packers plan 6,600 more seats

The Green Bay Packers will add about 6,600 seats and a rooftop viewing platform to Lambeau Field as part of a $143 million expansion project. The Packers will add the seats in the south end zone of Lambeau Field and the rooftop viewing platform in the north end zone, along with new entry gates in ...

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08/29/11
Charity raffles enter the tablet age

A Canadian entrepreneur is bringing high-tech to big league raffles. Dan Tanenbaum, whose uncle Larry Tanenbaum is chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, is president and co-founder of the Toronto company Bump 50:50, which has developed an in-venue mobile technology using computer tab ...

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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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