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Space Age Arenas Withstand Time

One of the coolest things about the 1950s and 1960s was the emergence of Space Age design that made its way into every corner of the culture. Looking back fifty years or so, we can see that futuristic vision had a big impact in arena design in the 1960s and 1970s—and some of those great […]

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Phoenix Coyotes sale in final stages

A sale of the Phoenix Coyotes is expected to be announced tonight, as NHL officials, a potential new owner and Glendale reps work out a purchase and new lease at Arena. Greg Jamison, the former CEO of the San Jose Sharks, is identified as leading a potential new ownership group for the troubled franchise, […]

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Saskatoon group: Yes, we want an NHL team, too

On Ice Management Group says it has the cash to bring the NHL to Saskatoon, but insiders doubt the city has the population and corporate base to support a team. Gary Bettman threw out Saskatoon’s name as evidence of the NHL’s popularity, showing a demand for franchises across the continent. It’s not the first time […]

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Hersheypark Arena to be renovated

Historic Hersheypark Arena, the former home of the Hershey Bears (AHL) originally built by chocolate magnate Milton Hershey, will undergo renovations this fall. The $2.1-million project will address basic infrastructure issues, such as a roof replacement. Opening in 1936, the former Hershey Sports Arena hosted Hershey Bears (AHL) games through 2002, when the team moved […]

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Bettman: No guarantees Coyotes will stay in Phoenix

While there’s interest among investors to buy the Phoenix Coyotes, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman admits the team could be headed out of Glendale after the season unless a deal is struck. In his weekly radio show, Bettman reported there were three potential buyers of the Coyotes, owned by the NHL since 2009 after going through […]

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Edmonton arena design: light, airy, open

{jathumbnail off} A future Edmonton Oilers (NHL) arena would feature a light and airy design, with plenty of places to grab a brew and watch a game, according to concept sketches released by ICON Venue Group. The renderings, presented to the Edmonton City Council this week, envision an arena with an open concourse, plenty of […]

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