In K.C., James Dornbrook noted Jackson County "awarded a contract to repurpose and sell the old seats being replaced at Arrowhead Stadium to Schneider Industries, in partnership with S&S Seating." Jackson County residents will have "first priority to the seat sale for at least 24 hours before the start of sales to the general public." Schneider Industries will manage the sale via an online site "expected to launch" close to the start of the NFL's regular season. The price of the seats is "likely to be over $120 each" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 7/16).
CHARGING AHEAD: In Tampa, Joey Knight noted USF reached its objective of securing $20M in "committed funds" for a new football center. The school now is "hopeful of a ground-breaking" in early '20. The "projected price tag" for the center remains about $40M. The center would "include a football-centric complex and indoor practice facility that could be used by other sports." USF AD Michael Kelly said that the school "remains committed to building it all at once instead of constructing it in phases" (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 7/17).
TROPHY CASE: In Rhode Island, Scott Barrett noted the Laver Cup trophy will be "housed" at the Int'l Tennis HOF "when the event isn't happening." The next Laver Cup is set for Sept. 20-23 in Geneva. HOF Museum curators yesterday "carried the trophy to the Horseshoe Court at the entrance" to the HOF museum for a presentation. HOF CEO Todd Martin said that "displaying the trophy was a 'very easy conversation to have with the Laver Cup administration'" (NEWPORT DAILY NEWS, 7/17).