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In Stadium Building Spree, U.S. Taxpayers Lose $4 Billion

In Stadium Building Spree, U.S. Taxpayers Lose $4 Billion | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
New York Giants fans will cheer on their team against the Dallas Cowboys at tonight’s National Football League opener in New Jersey. At tax time, they’ll help pay for the opponents’ $1.2 billion home field in Texas.
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Show me the money, then give it to me!

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SportsBiz: Concessions aren't windfall for sports teams - Aug. 8, 2003

SportsBiz: Concessions aren't windfall for sports teams - Aug. 8, 2003 | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
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Love those hoagies!

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Rangers fans to see new safety measures after death

Rangers fans to see new safety measures after death | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Fans at the opening matchup between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays this Friday will notice new safety measures in place at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, where a...
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Be safe!

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Security removes fake Dodgers bear mascot from Cardinals dugout | SI Wire

Security removes fake Dodgers bear mascot from Cardinals dugout | SI Wire | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
Those spectators at Monday night's NLCS Game 3 who were wondering when the Dodgers added a dancing bear mascot to their game-day presentation got their answer in the bottom of …
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Fake Dodgers bear?

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Miami Dolphins’ Stadium Refurbishment Plan Is Threatened

Miami Dolphins’ Stadium Refurbishment Plan Is Threatened | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
Amid anger over public financing of the Marlins’ new baseball stadium, Florida lawmakers are pondering using $200 million in taxes to help the Dolphins renovate their stadium.
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Trouble in Miami?

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Major League Baseball's Team Approach to Security

Major League Baseball's Team Approach to Security | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
"We're not a rock show. We're not a one-night stand," says Kevin Hallinan, senior vice president of security and facility management for Major League Baseball (MLB).
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Security First!

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$35M tax subsidy could go to Vikings stadium plaza

$35M tax subsidy could go to Vikings stadium plaza | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
Minneapolis and a local developer are discussing a potential $35 million tax subsidy to build a plaza as part of a proposal to bring apartments, retail and office space next to the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, officials confirmed Thursday...
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Only 975 million?

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Cowboys Stadium Financing | The Sports Economist

Cowboys Stadium Financing | The Sports Economist | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
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$$$ Money$$$

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Raiders Implement New NFL Bag Policy - Raiders.com

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Raiders Implement New NFL Bag Policy
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The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure that will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain access in all stadiums.
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Good Idea!

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Neyland Stadium Recognized for Safety Upgrades | Tennessee Today

Neyland Stadium Recognized for Safety Upgrades | Tennessee Today | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
Neyland Stadium was recognized with the National Sport Safety and Security Facility of Merit Award earlier this month at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security Conference in Orlando.
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Always looking to upgrade!

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USA TODAY Sports investigation: Holes in stadium security

USA TODAY Sports investigation: Holes in stadium security | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
To prevent another terrorist attack, stadiums and entertainment venues across the nation routinely rely on low-paid, part-time security guards with spotty training and even criminal convictions.
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Who is working security?

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Eco-Friendly Green Football Stadiums Help Environment - ecoXplorer

The real winner of Super Bowl XLV was the environment, because Cowboys Stadium is one of the most environmentally friendly stadiums in the USA.  It’s in the top five of a list of ten compiled by SunRun, which provides and installs solar panels and...
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Is your stadium "Green"?

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Beaver Stadium accessibility renovations approved | Penn State University

Beaver Stadium accessibility renovations approved | Penn State University | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
The Board of Trustees today (Sept. 17) approved final plans for renovations to Beaver Stadium that will improve accessibility for patrons with disabilities.
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Good for Penn State!

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Security Officer Dancing at Baseball Game

At the Rays game with friends and family and in the 7th inning the security officer busts out some moves. So awesome...
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What is his job again?

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OTL: What's lurking in your stadium food?

At 28 percent of the venues, more than half of the concession stands or restaurants incurred at least one
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mmmm! Yummy!

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ADA - Michigan Stadium Is at the Center of Pending ADA Litigation

ADA - Michigan Stadium Is at the Center of Pending ADA Litigation | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
Michigan Stadium is at the center of pending ADA litigation over what constitutes repairs and alterations.
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Follow the law!

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49ers stadium deal includes a cap on public subsidy, possible ticket surcharge

49ers stadium deal includes a cap on public subsidy, possible ticket surcharge | Managing a Successful Facility | Scoop.it
Just hours after the Santa Clara city council said it was happy with a tentative deal to build a new stadium, 49ers owner Jed York was talking up the economic benefits of the deal '” and the concessions his team accepted to make it happen.
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Build it, they will come!

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Pittsburgh police won't file charges in stadium fight involving Reds pitcher ... - Washington Post

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Pittsburgh police won't file charges in stadium fight involving Reds pitcher ...
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Just play the game!

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