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The Selling of Wintrust Arena

To say that the arena situation in Chicago is in flux is an understatement: Wintrust Arena opens this fall as the home of the DePaul Blue Demons, moving from Allstate Arena. The move requires a whole new approach to ticket and event sales for DePaul and its partner, SMG. (more…)

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New Orleans ownership group emerging

A potential Louisiana-based ownership group for the New Orleans Hornets is emerging, as locals work to keep the NBA franchise in New Orleans Arena despite interest from other cities. The group could include local attoney Morris Bart and current minority owner Gary Chouest, who now says he could up his stake in the team from […]

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Stern confirms NBA takeover of Hornets

NBA Commissioner David Stern made it official today: the NBA will indeed move ahead with a purchase of the New Orleans Hornets from George Shinn and Gary Chouest, giving the league power over where the team ends up. No word on what the NBA is paying (though Stern did say the franchise is worth $300 […]

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ECHL expands to Hoffman Estates

Pro hockey returns to Hoffman Estates’ Sears Centre in 2011, as a new ECHL franchise will set up shop in a place where hockey can work. The ECHL announced on Thursday that the Board of Governors has approved the Expansion Membership application of Chicago for admission to the ECHL. Chicago is scheduled to begin play […]

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