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Global Spectrum, SMG vying for Jacksonville ballpark management

Global Spectrum and SMG are vying to manage the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, home of the Jacksonville Suns (Class AA; Southern League), with the decision generating some controversy. The city wants to sign a contract with Global Spectrum to manage the ballpark, Veterans Memorial Arena and EverBank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. All […]

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Athletics: No go for

Because they weren’t a financial party to the naming-rights deal, the Oakland Athletics are using Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as their ballpark name this season, not Coliseum. The naming-rights deal between Overstock and the NFL’s Oakland Raiders for a reported million dollars annually didn’t bring in the Athletics as a partner. The lease calls for […]

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Five bidders emerge for Alliance Bank Stadium management gig

Five management firms/ballpark operators have responded to a request from Onondaga County for bids from venue managers to operate Alliance Bank Stadium, home of the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League). The county sent letters in September to venue managers soliciting proposals to “manage, operate and market any or all of” the ballpark, the Onondaga […]

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