Recent Posts tagged with Mesa AZ

Venue News & Notes: NBA Outdoor Game an Economic Slam Dunk

The NBA’s outdoor game at Indian Wells Tennis Garden has been a slam dunk for the Coachella Valley, CA, economy since 2008. Now in its third year, the event in the 16,100-seat stadium that pits the Phoenix Suns against the Dallas Mavericks promises to draw thousands of basketball buffs from Arizona and Texas and throughout […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Boxing To Return to Yankee Stadium

Officials with Top Rank Boxing have reached a preliminary agreement with the Yankees to stage the WBC 154-lb. title match between champion Yuri Foreman and former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium on June 5. Top Rank VP of Boxing Carl Moretti said last night that, after weeks of negotiations, a deal had been […]  More

Venue News & Notes: White Sox Block Cubs’ Arizona Home

The Chicago Cubs are facing opposition from the White Sox and other Cactus League teams to a financing plan for their new spring-training complex in Mesa, AZ. Under the proposed plan, all Cactus League teams would bankroll the $84 million stadium though ticket surcharges. White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said other teams didn’t pitch in […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Cubs To Stay in Arizona

The fat lady hasn’t sung yet, but she’s warming up. It finally appears that the year-long competition between Naples, FL, and Mesa, AZ, has ended with the Chicago Cubs signing a memorandum of understanding that will keep the club training in Arizona. At a press conference in front of the state capital this week, the […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Vikings Look for Stadium Stimulus Money

A new wrinkle developed in the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium strategy this week, when team officials said they are looking at federal stimulus money to help them build a new home that just might be located in the suburbs. Vikings’ spokesman Lester Bagley told a real estate gathering in Minneapolis that private developers and local government […]  More

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