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Old 06-04-2017, 11:58 AM   #126
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5 local and iconic Bay Area food establishments make their way into the upcoming Chase Center as concession partners including the late Warriors great Nate Thurmond's BBQ joint:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/04/wa...s-partnership/

Arena Digest looks at the oldest active NBA arenas with a sigificant gap between those that opened in the 1960s to 1988. Some are here to stay with renovations, a few will face demolition with other still sorting out future plans:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/05/fi...st-nba-arenas/

Don't look for a new and fifth Madison Square Garden incarnation in Manhattan and Penn Station expansion. Not at $5 billion dollars with the real estate so high as it is there on the island borough and the logistic nightmares involving events the MSG hosts in replacing:
http://arenadigest.com/2016/05/05/at...t-seem-likely/
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:32 AM   #127
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Not just the fact that GE is on the Boston Celtics Nike-made NBA jerseys. The Celtics will have General Electric as its exclusive and data analytics partner, pledging to go green with its energy commitments. Furthermore and another important point is that GE will move its headquarters to Boston and building a huge new building set to open next year. Visibly partnering with a big-time local pro team, especially in Boston, is an astute move to establish themselves there, too--think about that in terms of being a local presence and building that political capital (though the tax breaks and subsidized helipad were a bad start) and recruiting for the types of white-collar workers they want, even with for all of Boston's tech boom with not many native Bostonians involved in it.

Washington Wizards announce they'll sport the "stars and stripes" uniforms for every home playoff game at the Verizon Center:
https://mobile.twitter.com/WashWizar...08675633238016
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:16 AM   #128
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Really interesting that Jerry West revealed on ESPN's The Jump that he didn't want (or consent) to be the NBA's logo. Nor that he got any royalties from it since the logo was first conceived in 1972 or wished it was made known who the player was. He's definitely ready to move on from that and hand it to someone else. I like many actually like the active NBA logo, even though I despise virtually everything Now Deservedly Crumbling Evil Laker Empire. West says he's ready to pass the torch of the NBA logo and go for something. Some worthy candidates are deserving of this honor (certainly Jordan and King James), but it would be radical of the NBA if it went away from players for a new logo, assuming the league goes in that direction and emulate, like, the MLS or the Hyundai A-League down under:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...-new-logo-man/
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:48 AM   #129
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Today's the day the Minnesota Timberwolves bring forth their new identity henceforth at halftime for its final regular season game in a disappointing season as it starts a new era coinciding with a series of Target Center renovations starting this summer. And...Oops!...apparently the Minneapolis Star-Tribune leaked it prematurely today before the designated time tonight through a splash ad glitch--since pulled from the paper.

(Roundel as expected and rumoured with the Seattle Seahawks colo(u)rs, updated secondary logo I like, with a touch of the North Star. Like it except for not salvaging the forestry landscape. Maybe the teritary logos will have that). Hope the new Nike unis for the Timberwolves will be a little colo(u)rful. Does follow the Oregon model to appeal and attract younger fans:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...w-logo-leaked/
http://www.citypages.com/news/oops-t...e-ad/419189364
https://fansided.com/2017/04/11/timb...w-logo-leaked/
http://uproxx.com/dimemag/minnesota-...s-logo-leak/2/

Saying farewell and paying tribute to the all-privately-funded Palace of Auburn Hills after the Detroit Pistons lost its last game there to Washington with some Pistons greats in tow, actually still a jewel of an arena after all these years since 1988 during the Bad Boys era bringing out that "Deeeee-troit Basketball!". Since it opened then as a groundbreaker and a gamechanger (so much so it rendered its couple of other arena contemporaries quickly obsolete), that place was very good to the Pistons except of course The Malice. In all the years the Detroit Pistons would leave a venue from the Detroit Red Wings' Olympia home to Cobo Hall to the Pontiac Silverdome to (sporadically) the now-former Red Wings home the Joe Louis Arena to now the Palace, it was never about money for the moving but for a variety of other reasons. In Little Ceasar's Arena, it is partly based on the desire to help revitalize downtown Detroit. The Palace of Auburn Hills influenced how arenas and stadiums are designed, ran sports business, and revenued--all subsequent venues must owe a debt of gratitude and homage to it. Future uncertain. Summer concerts are indeed forthcoming but no public timetable on its fate yet:
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1...e-auburn-hills
https://www.mlive.com/pistons/index....ng_winner.html
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nb...ory/100258662/
http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/...-its-business/
http://www.mlive.com/sports/flint/in...hills_for.html
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/spo...nas/100157744/
http://www.wxyz.com/sports/rememberi...nnouncer-mason
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/spo...row/100312632/

One more step towards future Quicken Loans Arena renovations got passed yesterday:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/11/cl...na-renovation/
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Old 24-04-2017, 06:45 AM   #130
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Could we see the 17,000-seat 40+-year old US Bank Arena (formerly the Riverfront Coliseum) in Cincinnati get torn down and completely rebuilt at its site with 19,000 seats like the St. Paul Civic Center (Xcel Energy Center sits there now) in time for hosting some 2022 NCAA Tournament first and second games? I bring this one up because the Cavs played some preseason NBA games here up to 2013 and maaaaaayyyybeeee be a NBA expansion contender. Built and opened too late for the Cincinnati Royals before their 1972 move to Kansas City and Omaha:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/20/pr...ild-new-venue/
http://usbankarena.com/whatsnextcincy
http://www.wcpo.com/sports/college-s...r-ncaa-tourney
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news...ell/100659616/
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...t-it-torn.html

Minnesota's new B/W secondary logos:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...marks-spotted/
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Old 25-04-2017, 10:18 AM   #131
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Not surprised that Charlotte Hornets will don the Jordan Brand's Jumpman logo instead of the Nike Swoosh on their uniforms new season since MJ owns the team. We're seeing it already with North Carolina and Michigan. What's also interesting is we could see some changes to the Hornets getups next season along with upcoming location changes to the Hornets Buzz City Fan Shop and box office at the Spectrum Center:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...-goes-to-nike/
http://www.nba.com/hornets/press-rel...rum-center-box

Thanks to the Philadelphia 76ERS, we have an idea or glimpse of where the Swoosh will be located on the tanks and shorts next season. Save for the All-Star unis, Adidas never got to sport the famed 3 stripes on the jerseys or its logo for the game-worn stuff:
http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news...b1c6toqumswykv

San Francisco's new Warriors home the Chase Center at Mission Bay was announced and chosen to also host the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship West Regional on March 24 & 26, 2022 with the Pac 12 hosting it. Some March Madness forthcoming for it. This marks the first time SF gets this honor since way back in 1939 with West Regional at the old California Coliseum. The Cow Palace, where the Warriors used to play just right outside the San Francisco city limits, last hosted the NCAA in 1960:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/18/ch...madness-games/

Detroit Piston Little Caesars Arena ticket sales are solid right now:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/19/de...-ticket-sales/
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Old 26-04-2017, 01:04 PM   #132
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Appears the Indiana Pacers presented their new state-shaped alternate logo in their presentational promotion of the Pacers' 2021 NBA All-Star Weekend bid on a Indy racecar:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...go-on-racecar/
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:54 AM   #133
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It'll be more than about time and totally not unexpected that the Detroit Pistons would bid for a future NBA All-Star Weekend, potentially 2020-2021, at the new state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. Last time it hosted was back in 1979 at the Pontiac Silverdome. get it in 2021 with Sac-Town's Golden 1 Center a strong candidate for that. Too bad the groundbreaking Palace of Auburn Hills never got a chance have its turn to host an NBA All-Star Weekend during the Pistons' time as the primary tenant when that event was going through several new venues:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/01/pi...all-star-game/

Permit application and plans for the Atlanta Hawks' US$193 million Philips Arena renovations were submitted and filed almost two weeks ago:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/02/at...na-renovation/
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...ips-arena.html

Secret tunnel from the new, million-dollar condos will be built connected to Sacramento's Golden 1 Center:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/01/bu...lden-1-center/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...to-kings-arena

Trusses were applied today at Milwaukee's new (tenatively-titled) Wisconsin Sports and Entertainment Center or Bradley Center II:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/01/tr...e-bucks-arena/
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2...ect/100689034/
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:52 AM   #134
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A new modified version of the Portland Trail Blazers logo from 1990-2017 got leaked at the official Portland Trail Blazers NBA online store (silver was incorporated in the place of black from 2002). A radical change to what the franchise has had since its 1970 inception certainly wasn't happening:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...w-logo-leaked/

Another find also at the NBA Store online and also found in some of the Pistons' social media marketing: Detroit Pistons new primary logo as it moves into the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit:
https://twitter.com/conradburry/stat...06443455270912

Can't say I blame the Oakland Coliseum Arena/Oracle Arena operaters in a sense. GSW gets slapped with a 67% rent increase (or US$1 million) to its current arena under its 2-year lease as it prepares to move back across the SF Bay to the Chase Center:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/04/wa...rent-increase/
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...t-11119574.php

17 NBA teams will get involved in the new NBA 2K eSports venture launching in 2018. Would like to know why not all NBA teams, like my Phoenix Suns, aren't in it. Glad the NDCELE isn't though. If I could, I'll play Toronto:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/05/nb...with-17-teams/

Since we're talking video games, Shaq is the NBA2K18 Legend Edition cover boy that's coming September 15. Comes with Shaq press conference commercial that also includes a Kobe appearance:
http://www.operationsports.com/news/...-september-15/
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:05 AM   #135
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Yeah, Portland's pinwheel logo got the modification with a more Northwestern-inspired full Portland Trail Blazer wordmark. Red goes back to the top this time since 2002 with lines on both colo(u)rs and sides connected to symbolize teamwork for opposing teams. Silver gets demoted to secondary colo(u)r status, replaced by white. New unis coming later in the summer:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...uce-new-logos/

Nike apparently will have two tiers of NBA replica Swingman jerseys next season with no--thankfully--screened-on versions on the cheaper ones, the iron patch one, that will set you back US$72. Reported by Conrad Burry on Twitter that he got the scoop from a Weibo user named "long7sneaker":
https://twitter.com/conradburry/stat...tslogos.net%2F
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Old 14-05-2017, 06:09 AM   #136
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Yes, the Detroit Pistons go back to the future mode with the official new logo release as they head back into downtown Detroit, albeit with some updates that actually started a year ago. You'll surely see this at the NBA Draft Lottery this week:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...icially-leaks/
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Old 17-05-2017, 04:48 AM   #137
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Today the Cavs announced what was expected that Akron-based Goodyear will earn the ad placement on their new Nike jerseys next season as well as corporate sponsorship (along with the same with Turner Sports). But Goodyear will come in 2 colo(u)r types of the famous Wingfoot logo as part of the Cavaliers patch logo and simply the wingfoot one as to what uniform they'll play in. As for the Nike Cavs NBA jerseys, changes are to take place but nothing major, radical, or strange to go towards a complete overhaul of what made them successful in winning a title and possessing immense star power, like their traditional franchise colo(u)rs and logo. Just a tweak:
http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/release...sorship-170515
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...017-18-season/

Goodyear is no stranger to pro basketball and Northeastern Ohio: It help form the old and heavily Midwestern National Basketball League, one of the NBA's forerunners, with the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots that won the first NBL title in 1937. The Wingfoots also captured the AAU National Championship in 1964 with a team that featured three Olympic Gold Medalists: Richard Davies, Pete McCaffrey, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Brown.

Though more in the favo(u)r of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, the addition of Anheuser-Busch as a landmark Little Caesars Arena partner naming for three arena amenities certainly applies to the Pistons too when they make it their home:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/16/an...caesars-arena/

One of the Virginia Squires' several old home arenas back in the 1970s in the ABA, the Norfolk Scope, possibly could get some serious renovations as nearby Virginia Beach, also part of the Hampton Roads area, meanwhile moves ahead to build a new 18,000-seat arena. Norfolk Scope and the city of Norfolk consider emulating Seattle's Key Arena in renovation and expansion by digging further into the ground and lowering the floor. Would the NBA might arrive there?
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/15/no...be-considered/
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Old 26-05-2017, 10:16 AM   #138
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New Era extends its NBA player endorsements to include Draymond Green, John Wall, and D'Angelo Russell along with Paul George. This NBA/New Era expansion also extends to being the exclusive headwear provider of the NBA Draft, the NBA Finals, the conference finals, the NBA G-League and the WNBA that's now global like with New Era's EuroLeague caps. With the expansion, designs like in this link could eventually be coming for the WNBA Draft along with all 26 G-League teams:
https://fansided.com/2017/05/24/new-...-hats-deserve/

Utah Jazz planning to make moves to a new residence of a "newer and elite basketball campus" double the size of its current practice complex that was formerly Prestige Financial's headquarters. Meet the new Zions Bank Basketball Center:
http://www.sltrib.com/home/5307824-1...ll-campus-aims

Makes you wonder did both the Cavaliers and Spurs prematurely leaked new logos for next season on Fanatics.com? Could be secondary ones:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...ew-logos-leak/
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