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• In conjunction with the official grand opening of its Americas headquarters, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and the Nashville Predators unveiled an additional five-year extension for the naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. Initially signed in March 2010, the extended terms now ensure Bridgestone naming rights through 2025. Financial terms were not shared.
• Research, marketing and consulting firm NewZoo, San Francisco, has increased its estimate of the market size for global games for 2016-20 “based on an even stronger performance than anticipated in the first three quarters of the year. NewZoo now says that the global games market would generate $116 billion in game software revenues, $7.1 billion higher than previously estimated and nearly 11% growth vs. 2016. The firm now estimates that the category will hit $143.5 billion in 2020.

• Univision Deportes said it would conclude the year as the “leading sports brand delivering the most soccer viewing in the country throughout 2017.” Univision Deportes said this past year it earned the highest share of soccer viewing in the U.S. among 29 networks broadcasting live soccer, claiming over 40% of all viewing across the networks of Univision. It also said it led the industry by “broadcasting 19 out of 20 top-rated club soccer matches in 2017, regardless of language.”
• The NBA has named Indianapolis as the site for the 2021 All-Star Game, to be played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 14. The next three NBA All-Star Games are: Los Angeles (Staples Center, Feb. 18, 2018), Charlotte (Spectrum Center. Feb. 17, 2019) and Chicago (United Center, Feb. 16, 2020). Cleveland said it would seek to host the 2022 game, which would be the 70th All-Star Game in league history.

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Jun092009

New NBA All-Star Game Plan Leaves Many Cities Out In The Cold

June 9, 2009: Good news for some cities in the NBA, bad news for others. When the NBA said that its 2011 All-Star game would be played in Los Angeles, it also said it plans to shorten its rotation and focus on fewer cities for the event. Los Angeles hosted the All-Star Game in 2004, and the 2011 event will be record fifth time for the city. Commissioner David Stern cited amenities, hotel accommodations, logistics and other factors for the strategy. He also said he sees the 2011 All-Star Game having a $100 million economic impact on Los Angeles. The 2010 All-Star Game will be played in the new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, the first time the area has hosted the game since 1986.

"One of the things I've said before is that we're likely to shorten the rotation a bit because it's getting more difficult to find cities with the kinds of amenities, close hotel accommodations, the convention center and the like, and L.A. has been a popular destination," said Stern during a press conference in Los Angeles. " And when we started to look at the rotation, this seemed a good time to do it . . . It's been very successful here. The last one was a great success. And with L.A. Live and the new hotel construction Downtown, it will be even better for us . . . It means $100 million in economic impact."

Since Los Angeles last hosted the event, the NBA All-Star Game has been played in Denver (2005), Houston (2006), Las Vegas (2007), New Orleans (2008) and Phoenix (2009). Some cities that might be on the outside looking in are Salt Lake City (which last hosted an NBA All-Star Game in 1993), Charlotte (1991), Indianapolis (1985), Detroit (1979), Milwaukee (1977) and even Boston, which has not been the site of an NBA All-Star Game since 1964 in a game in which Bob Cousy was named MVP.

The NBA's 60th All-Star Game will be played Feb. 20, 2011 at Staples Center, which also will host the Rookie Challenge, Youth Jam and All-Star Saturday Night. The All-Star Jam Session will be staged at the Los Angeles Convention Center next door. AEG, which owns Staples Center, is currently building L.A. Live, which already houses the West Coast production center of ESPN. By 2011, a 54-story, 1,001-room complex that includes two hotels, the Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott, and 224 luxury condos will be completed, giving the NBA additional space across the street from Staples Center. "Its state-of-the-art facilities, passionate fans, and first-class hospitality and entertainment options make Los Angeles an ideal host for NBA All-Star," said Stern. Back to Home Page