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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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