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Sacramento arena-funding plan expected this week

Developer David Taylor is expected to present a downtown-Sacramento arena funding plan this week, but don’t expect any resolution soon to the nagging problem of how to keep the Sacramento Kings (NBA) in town. Sacramento Bee columnist Marcus Breton expects a lot of opposition to any plan presented by Taylor on Thursday: Budgets in the […]

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AEG: Arenas need greening

Industry giant AEG is pushing new environmental standards for the live-entertainment industry, meaning that arenas could be pushed by potential vendors to adopt green management practices. AEG is a major player in the arena industry: Besides owning Los Angeles’s Staples Center, the firm manages Kansas City’s Sprint Center, Portland’s Rose Garden, and Minneapolis’s Target Center, […]

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Hempstead fails to approve Lighthouse project; will Wang be forced to move Islanders?

The impasse over Charles Wang’s proposal for a large development surrounding Nassau Coliseum has been broken by the town of Hempstead — but Hempstead is essentially vetoing the project, and Wang’s plans to subsidize an arena makeover with development money may finally be dead. The background: New York Islanders (NHL) owner Wang has proposed a […]

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Kansas City Brigade returns to AFL

Another former AFL team owner is re-entering the fold, as the Liken family announces the Kansas City Brigade will be joining the new Arena Football League for the 2011 season. The new AFL management must be doing something right; the Brigade is the third former AFL franchise to commit to the new AFL, as Kansas […]

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