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New Oregon arena fails to meet revenue projections

University of Oregon officials are adjusting budgets after the new Matthew Knight Arena has failed to meet revenue expectations across the board.   While it’s normal to readjust budgets after a facility opens, the fact that revenues failed to reach expectations across the board is a vindication for arena foes, who claimed projections were rosy, […]

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New Louisville arena: successful first year

With the University of Louisville basketball teams setting attendance records and plenty of fans queuing up for concert tickets, KFC Yum! Center is poised to turn a profit in its first year open. That basketball would benefit from a new downtown arena was a given, though the boost to the women’s program — attendance rose […]

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Groundbreaking at new Lincoln arena

Construction of a new Haymarket-area arena for University of Nebraska sports is officially underway, as a groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning to commemorate the occasion. Gov. Dave Heineman was on hand with university and city officials to mark the beginning of work on the 16,000-seat arena, largely funded by a 2 percent tax on […]

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UA-Anchorage regents approve new $109M arena

The University of Alaska Anchorage Board of Regents approved a plan for a new $109-million basketball arena, but there a chance some expected state money for the project could be vetoed by Gov. Sean Parnell. The new arena would seat 5,600 and house university sports like basketball and volleyball. (The hockey team will continue playing […]

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