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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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Lincoln voters approve new Haymarket arena

Residents overwhelmingly approved a proposal for a new Lincoln arena in the city’s Haymarket District, with 56 percent of the voters in yesterday’s referendum approving, clearing the way for Cornhusker basketball teams to begin play there in 2013. The vote came in an election with higher-than-normal turnout, with almost 40 percent of residents showing up […]

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Evansville approves arena funding plan

The official funding plan for the $127.5-million project shields the city from some financial liability; the big question remaining is who will be playing in the facility. The Evansville City Council finalized the funding arrangements for the new downtown arena, identifying the three major financing sources for the project. Basically, money for the arena will […]

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