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New for 2013: Herb Brooks National Hockey Center

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St. Cloud State University officials decided not to pursue a commercial naming-rights deal and instead went with a sentimental choice for an arena name change: Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Read More »

New Lincoln arena takes shape

{jathumbnail off} The new Lincoln arena for University of Nebraska events and more is taking shape with a refined design and an interior plan that calls for students to stand on risers directly behind the benches. DLR Architects and the city released some new renderings of the arena, unveiling a multilevel design that should fit better into the historic nature ... Read More »

Developer offers to fund Baltimore arena construction

{jathumbnail off} Developer Willard Hackerman has offered to fund the construction of a new $325-million, 18,500-seat arena as part of the expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center, making it much more likely an expansion of the Inner Harbor facility could begin in the near future. Hackerman would also fund construction of a new hotel at the expanded complex. Hackerman already ... Read More »

LA considers scrapping Sports Arena

The Sports Arena, never a beloved fixture on the Los Angeles sporting scene, could be torn down to make way for a multuse outdoor space/amphitheater or a new 22,000-seat soccer stadium, as the lack of a main tenant for the economically obsolete facility is coming home to roost. We’re talking about an old (it opened in 1959) and unloved (except, ... Read More »

NDSU sells naming rights to new complex — again

North Dakota State University struck again on the naming-rights front for a renovation of the Bison Sports Complex: local sporting-goods firm Scheels ponied up $5 million to rename the arena Scheels Center. The renovation cost of the entire complex is $32 million. The school already sold naming rights for the entire complex — which includes the arena, a fieldhouse and ... Read More »

New Louisville arena: profitable from the start

The numbers are in: The Louisville Arena Authority is expected to turn a profit on KFC Yum! Center for 2011, both in terms of capital expenditures and operating expenses. That’s a pretty strong start for the new downtown arena and the home of the University of Louisville Cardinals. A capital-budget profit of $1.4 million and an operating profit of $1.2 ... Read More »

Finally: It’s The Sanford Center

The new home of the Bemidji State Beavers has a new name, finally, as the former Bemidji Regional Events Center became The Sanford Center after a long-awaited naming-rights deal was finally closed. Sanford Health Systems is paying $200,000 annually over the next 10 years for the naming rights — far more than the $50,000-$100,000 per year the city was expected ... Read More »

Big Ten hockey conference one step closer?

The news that the College Hockey Showcase was shutting down after this weekend’s run at Mariucci Arena may not have news outside Minneapolis, but it was one more piece of data indicating the Big Ten would be forming a hockey conference down the road. The decision to drop the College Hockey Showcase was fueled by two moves, say officials: Wisconsin‘s ... Read More »

No drastic makeover expected for The Ralph

As the University of North Dakota prepares to retire the Fighting Sioux name and logo after the end of the current academic year, the future of Engelstad Arena and its 2,200 or so embedded Sioux logos is addressed by school officials. Engelstad Arena isn’t actually owned by the University of North Dakota: it is privately owned by the Engelstad Family ... Read More »

NDSU receives $10M gift for arena renovation

As part of the move to NCAA Division I, North Dakota State University is upgrading its athletics facilities — a task made easier with a $10-million gift from Fargo-based Sanford Health, which will go toward the renovation of Bison Sports Arena and expansion of the school’s athletic facilities. The total project price is pegged at $32 million. As part of ... Read More »

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