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UH moving forward with Hofheinz renovation plan

The University of Houston is moving ahead with its plan to revamp campus athletic facilities, including a $40-million renovation of Hofheinz Pavilion. The plan calls for the addition of two practice floors at the facility, along with the installation of new seating and lots of high-tech signage. Fans will notice the cosmetic changes in the […]

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The week that was: June 12

Here are the most popular stories in the past week on Arena Digest, as measured in page views. In general, it was a week where the new ownership of the Phoenix Coyotes and the proposed merger between the CHL and the IHL dominated the news. Hold your horses: CHL/IHL merger hitting obstacles Bettman: Oh, Canada? […]

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Oilers arena zoning hearing delayed

Issues over the potential funding for a new downtown Edmonton Oilers (NHL) arena is causing the Katz Group to postpone a key zoning hearing, in order to put together a formula that could appeal to politicians and taxpayers. In theory, the June 26 meeting was slated to an inocuous hearing on the zoning of a […]

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Pens prepare for big flush

No, the team isn’t making wholescale changes to its roster despite a disappointing run in the Stanley Cup playoffs. This flush has to do with the plumbing at the team’s new home, Consol Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins are recruiting 400 local students to take part in the June 10 “Student Flush,” where all the […]

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After the Joe: What next for the Red Wings?

It’s arguably the worst arena in the NHL, both in terms of generating revenues and satisfying fans. The Detroit Red Wings, though, are stuck with Joe Louis Arena for now — but there are other scenarios for the future of the team’s home. The Red Wings are expected to sign a new multiyear lease for […]

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Lawmakers question transparency of Oregon arena bidding

Oregon state legislators are questioning whether the bidding process on the new University of Oregon basketball arena was open and whether they’ve been open during requests for information. The $227 million arena has been under heavy scrutiny from the day it was announced, but requests for records pertaining to its funding and bid processes have […]

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