Tempe sends Coyotes arena project to ballot

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Tempe, Ariz., voters "will decide the fate" of the Coyotes' $2.1B development deal during a May 16 special election. The City Council yesterday "unanimously called for the election after accepting the team's development plan and listening to dozens of public speakers, the vast majority of whom were in favor...

Ok. State to spend $55M on Boone Pickens upgrade

Closing Bell / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Oklahoma State athletics will "upgrade the seating bowl" at Boone Pickens Stadium to the tune of $55M as part of a multiyear project. The first year of the process "will focus on the north side." Each stage will "take place during the offseason months for football and will not...

SeatGeek adds eighth MLS team in Real Salt Lake

Daily / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Real Salt Lake will become the eighth MLS club to use SeatGeek's ticketing platform beginning with the 2023 season. The partnership includes both primary and secondary ticketing. The team previously partnered with AEG-owned AXS on ticketing. SeatGeek is also MLS' official ticketing partner at the league level. The deal...

FSG leaves legacy with Liverpool in infrastructure built for the club

Daily / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
With Fenway Sports Group considering a sale of Premier League club Liverpool, the “true stamp of the Americans' era will be the infrastructure put in place” during their tenure, according to Paul Gorst of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. Having "finally made the decision to vacate" the Melwood training...

NZ left off '23 Supercars schedule after venue closure

Global / Wednesday, November 23, 2022
The 2023 Supercars calendar was announced today and a glaring note was that "a New Zealand leg was missing from the schedule." Pukekohe Park Raceway had previously been the New Zealand home of Supercars, but the venue "will close to motorsport activity" in April after a change in ownership...

Nashville group to assess site for potential MLB ballpark

Daily / Wednesday, November 23, 2022
The group working to bring an MLB team to Nashville has tapped Pillars Development LLC to assess the viability of an 100-acre site at Tennessee State Univ. for a potential ballpark. Music City Baseball will foot the bill for the TSU site assessment, which will cost at least $150,000....

Parties split up remaining Rams settlement money

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Representatives of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the authority that owns The Dome at America’s Center have "reached a tentative agreement" dividing up the $519M remaining in settlement money from the lawsuit over the Rams’ relocation to L.A. The city "would get the largest chunk of the settlement...

County looks to break from Heat-FTX deal

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Miami-Dade County is asking a judge to allow it to break the FTX naming-rights agreement for the Heat's arena, warning of “significant hardship” if forced to remain associated with the failed crypto company. The county’s filing Tuesday in bankruptcy court "formalizes a Nov. 11 announcement by Mayor ...