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    NBA2K17's team logged 16,000+ miles (25,749.50km) across the USA and Canada as they traveled to all 29 NBA arenas to record over 200 hours of NBA games live to capture all the various and exclusive team-specific arena sound distinctions of the 30 NBA teams' arenas flavo(u)rs and realism. Starting from Oakland (says San Francisco but really Oakland's Oracle Arena, won't return to SF until Chase Arena opens in 2019). Wish Vancouver and Seattle are there in this. Also the video game is using the hideous 3D NBA team logos imported from ESPN/ABC:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lfBzRfO9pg

    The Orlando Magic will play in a "wild" Stars alternate jersey in select games this upcoming season. Thankfully not short sleeved:
    http://www.nba.com/magic/news/jersey...rnate-uniforms
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/08/...016-17-season/
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    Resembles so much of a secondary logo for the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend. But New Orleans Pelicans present the primary logo (and the secondary ones too) for the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend, brought forth because North Carolina's controversial HB2 law regarding gender-neutral public restrooms and transgender discrimination and its lack of legislative repeal forced the NBA to take it from Charlotte--and losing a $180 million windfall.

    The NBA sure must like New Orleans for the All-Star Weekend. Granted, it's a highly popular tourist city that also hosted numerous Super Bowls. The NBA is going this one there 3 times in the last 15 years--2008 20014, 2017:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/09/...ally-unveiled/

    Washington Wizards show of their Patriotic stars and stripes jersey that will be worn for 6 home games, each of them hono(u)ring a different US military branch--Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and the National Guard. Will go further that in those games 100 military members and families from that branch will get tickets and be honored. Doesn't say yet whether the jerseys sales' proceeds will head to military charities:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/09/...h-new-uniform/
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    3 new and awesome 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend secondary logos emerged. More with a voodoo bent with one reminding me of the now-defunct Arena Football League's New Orleans Voodoo. As with anything involving registration and trademarking with the US Patent Office, the logos are always black and white with colo(u)ring yet to come:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/09/...ll-star-logos/
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    Philadelphia 76ERS celebrate the 50th anniversary of the great 1966-67 championship team, then the NBA's greatest team with a 67-15 record with Wilt, the Kangaroo Kid, Matt Goukas, Hal Greer, and Luscious Jackson, season-long with six "Salute Saturday" home games wearing their Hardwood Classics throwback unis from that season and a court with hopes to inspire in part their young team as it rises from that 10-72 abyss season. Includes surviving alums from that team making appearances:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/09/...on-throwbacks/

    Brooklyn Nets go for a grey remix touch to an old, longstanding, and familiar look with their new alternate jerseys (1984-90 in the NBA era, 1973-76 in the ABA in Long Island):
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/09/...nate-uniforms/

    Memphis Grizzlies unveiled their special MLK50 Pride shortsleeved uniforms. Will discuss these next post:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/09/...o-be-unveiled/

    The Los Angeles Sports Arena, the home of the Clippers and NDCELE in the early days, is now no more. Was torn down earlier this month.
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    The LA Sports Arena's real estate where it once stood near the USC campus is slated to be used for the new soccer-specific stadium built for the new Major League Soccer franchise, Los Angeles FC that's created out of the ashes of the beleaguered Chivas USA, the defunct offshoot of Chivas Deportivo Guadalajara in Liga MX (aka the Goats). The arena was outdated and lacked luxury boxes and suites despite hosting Olympic boxing, arena football, ice hockey (from the Los Angeles Blades to the Los Angeles Ice Dogs), and University of Southern California basketball.

    Speaking of the LA Clippers, after years of being the third wheel on the downtown Los Angeles Staples Center tenants since 1999 its owner Steve Ballmer considers over options years ahead of its Staples Center's 2024 lease expiration, including possibly looking at several options to build its own arena with the real LA pro basketball team's improved profile in recent times. He's made it known he's not thrilled over the terms of the current Staples Center lease but won't move out of Los Angeles--so no Anahiem in Orange County as once thought years ago. Just made an improved TV/radio deal:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/10/07/cl...arena-options/
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/b...rs-sports.html

    Kansas City's Sprint Center once tried--to no avail--acquiring the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) and the Sacramento Kings for their return to KC (it played there from 1972-85 mostly at the Kemper Arena next to the Kansas City Stockyards and before that the Municipal Auditorium. The Kansas City Scouts NHL franchise also played there for two abysmal seasons from 1974-76 as an expansion team when the Kemper Arena opened). But the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Miami Heat will play at the tenant-less Sprint Center this Saturday:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/10/07/sp...-major-tenant/

    The Pistons' Palace of Auburn Hills, one of the most important ones in the development and evolution of arenas and stadiums with its groundbreaking use of luxury boxes and suites since it opened in 1988, is actually aging. Thus the Pistons might possibly seek moving back to downtown Detroit with a favo(u)rable lease to the upcoming Little Ceasers Arena. Interesting development here:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/10/10/de...-detroit-move/

    New plans for the Washington Wizards' upcoming practice facility slated for fall 2018 with DC taxpayers paying a majority share of the $65 million costs:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/09/26/ne...lans-unveiled/

    Sacramento's brand new Golden 1 Center earns the LEED Platinum Certification from the United States Green Building Council, a sports arena first. Also 90% of its concessions food will come from regional farms and businesses:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/09/22/go...ion-announced/

    The Kings become the second NBA team with advertising on their new jerseys as it signs local brand Blue Diamond Almonds as sponsor:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/10/...ersey-sponsor/

    Utah Jazz unveil forthcoming renovation and fan upgrading plans to the Vivent Smartphone Arena that will get completed in 2017 that includes an overhaul of the entire seating, and outdoor videoboard, and a new 12,000-sq ft. atrium:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/09/22/ja...ovation-plans/

    The NBA champs Cleveland got a modification on its basketball court by removing the Cleveland skyline and installing a subliminated sabre sword running vertically along the halfcourt line and replacing navy with black at the baseline:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/10/...gn-in-2016-17/
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    New Era becomes the NBA's (and WNBA's and NBDL's) official headwear partner with products ready to drop tomorrow:
    http://www.slamonline.com/media/phot...Dh6d4ITQmJj.97
    http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/n...ve_nba_renewal
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    New York Knicks kick off their 70th anniversary celebration by sporting their replica original home jerseys tonight at the Madison Square Garden in their home opener, their Anniversary Night:
    https://twitter.com/nyknicks?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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    The Portland Trail Blazers only made 5 modest modifications of their basic logo and wordmarks over the years since their 1970 inception with a few alternate logos along the way--and one of 10 NBA franchises with no basketball in their primary logo with silver added to Portland's colo(u)r scheme of scarlet, black, and white. Does have the basketball in the secondary one. Anyway, Portland announces there will be modified changes--but not drastic ones--to its logo and uniforms for next season. Certainly the NBA league-wide switch to the Swoosh right in Portland's backyard next season from Adidas surely has something to do with it. But the franchise's staff is talking to the public on ideas and testing it:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/09/...es-are-coming/

    A rule does exist in the NBA that any of its teams' logos (be it primary, alternate, etc.) has to have a basketball incorporated in it.

    The Golden St. Warriors fused the upper diagonal Warriors wordmark from 1988-2007 (think the Run-TMC era with Nellie as the coach) on the current Warriors jersey/numbering style as a "crossover" style alternate unis while inexplicably have the white Adidas three stripes on the side, something that's not normal practice on NBA uniforms:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/10/...s-2016-17-nba/

    On a side note, there's the 42 patch for the late Warriors great but widely underappreciated Nate Thurmond this season who died from leukemia during the offseason.

    Your 2016 Christmas NBA collection is here with the same template design for the jerseys like last year!
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/11/...orms-released/
    http://store.nba.com/Christmas_Day_Jerseys/

    Philadelphia changed their social network logo to the retro one ahead of their game against the Cleveland Cavs to match their throwbacks:
    https://twitter.com/mrpazoo/status/7...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

    Miami Heat returns the Home Strong alternate military uniforms this season for some games but with a new and special twist: the jerseys will now incorporate the names of a fallen Gold Star soldier from the South Florida region. You may not like the jersey's aesthetics but the significance behind it makes it worthwhile:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/11/...nates-2016-17/

    Detroit Pistons' considered move back downtown to the brand new Little Caeser's Arena in sharing with the NHL Red Wings in fall 2017 is becoming more evident--and wants to be an equal partner in it. But might that negatively impact the surrounding District Detroit with the retail plans forthcoming and the type of income-level people it hopes to attract by the fans' foot traffic?
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/11/07/co...trict-detroit/
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/10/31/de...ving-downtown/
    http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...-for-investors

    For more on the developments of the Little Caesers Arena, visit this forum from the brilliant Skyscraper City:
    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1518249

    But the arena's construction costs actually increased. But it won't stop the Pistons' possible move:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/11/10/li...ost-increases/

    Atlanta Hawks and the city announce their Phillips Arena renovation plans last Tuesday under a $192.5 million cost instead of turning to 2 other options that will extend their stay there until 2046. That distinct one-side of luxury boxes this arena has will by the wayside with more seating planned in its place. The project will commence in the summer months, which means the WNBA's Atlanta Dream will have to play at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavillion for 2017 and 2018 as the Phillips Arena will become unavailable to them.

    A new HD scoreboard is very likely with the westside multiple level 99-suite wall change, which was interesting and unique to many arenas worldwide in its time but became over time a hinderance to the fan experience. The design essentially created a clear split between the suite holders and ticket holders sitting in non-premium seats. In addition, the suites farthest from the floor have gone unsold over recent years, according to team officials.. No arena and stadiums built since the Philips Arena's opening emulated this layout save for Soldier Field and Ford Field. Most arenas and stadiums have luxury suites ringing the seating bowls. Plus, the concession layout blended into the next-door CNN Center. Now, if the Hawks' current owners decide to bring back the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers to the city...
    http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...ips-arena.html
    http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news...715pj3njf9eabz
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1...ena-renovation
    http://news.wabe.org/post/philips-ar...-include-gulch
    http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball...yzAHjkdLGhcfK/
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...ments-reaction

    Man, that's a mouthful of a new name for the Nassau Veterans Coliseum, the old home for the then-New York Nets (1972-77) and the incoming Long Island Nets NBDL team!
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/11/04/ne...rial-coliseum/

    Sacramento's brand-new and acclaimed Golden 1 Center potentially could host the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend for the first time in the city's NBA history. But the California state capital's lack of hotels stand in the way as a perrenial barrier in hosting:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/10/28/go...all-star-game/
    http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/2...-all-star-game

    And you can see the intro to the first regular season home opener at the Golden 1 Center against the Spurs:
    http://www.nba.com/kings/watch-kings...lden-1-center/

    But no cupholders in the Kings' new digs because of the upper seating steepness with better sightlines?
    http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2016/9...l-of-new-arena

    Ted Leonsis may feel "pretty awesome" about presently being at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, DC. But, with the mortgage ready to be paid out in 6-7 years' time and a new naming rights deal forthcoming in 2018, he, thinking long-term, may perhaps head elsewhere in Washington like the real estate surrounding the RFK Stadium, though unlikely when it renegotiates for a better deal and greater tech upgrades at the Verizon upon its "free agency", when the arena hits around 25-26 years when that 20+-year arena/stadium itch hits. Thus, he's not committed to Verizon Center;
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/11/04/le...erizon-center/
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    Detroit Pistons will officially move back to downtown Detroit for the first time since playing at the Cobo Arena back in 1978 by sharing Little Caesar's Arena with the Detroit Red Wings. Played in the Detroit suburbs ever since with the Pontiac Silverdome (1978-8 and the now Palace of Auburn Hills (1988-2017). It's gonna happen:
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1...-move-downtown
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/11/22/de...caesars-arena/

    Milwaukee Bucks present new renderings of the surrounding entertainment district from its new downtown arena:
    http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/...city/93976664/
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/11/18/mi...ct-renderings/

    Kansas City's Kemper Arena--the former home of the Kansas City Kings (1975-85), the NHL's Kansas City Scouts (1974-76), and the MISL's Kansas City Comets and soon to be called the Mosiac Arena--now got historic status on the National Register of Historic Places because of its significance in local Kansas City cultural history two months ago with eyes towards making it into an amateur youth sports complex mecca that's set to reopen in 2018. Kemper also has hosted numerous livestock shows, NCAA and Big 8/12 basketball tournament games
    http://www.kansascity.com/news/local...#storylink=cpy
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/09/12/ke...vation-status/

    The since-demolished Los Angeles Sports Arena, despite its long, storied, and very interesting sports history, just couldn't reinvent itself with its old-school "gloomy, dull, and old" and vibe and "offer the luster and atmosphere" and thus became rapidly outdated seemingly right from the beginning and went out quietly. Even when both Bernie Sanders and Bruce Springsteen electrified it on its final days. Now the longtime next-door neighbo(u)r to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which reinvented itself along the way and since returned the NFL's Same Old Sorry Ass Shams from its 21-year time in St. Louis, that's was stonethrow's away from the USC campus will convert into a state-of-the-art Banc of California soccer stadium for the new Los Angeles FC MLS team:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/10/12/sp...iet-departure/
    http://www.latimes.com/local/califor...nap-story.html

    Speaking of quiet, Oklahoma City Thunder quietly ditches those Cincinnati Royals-inspired navy and white alternate uniforms, perhaps making the orange OKC "Sunset" ones the primary alternates. No reason given why. Still have the bad sleeved ones though:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/11/...vy-alternates/
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    One step closer to the Warriors breaking ground on their new San Francisco arena that's Chase Center:
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/11/2...n-their-favor/

    Rick Welts provides a quick Q&A over the Chase Center's development that was as of September 2016 with the tight and unbountiful real estate SF has. Maybe as a compromise to the Oakland fans to keep a Warriors footprint in Oakland, the Warriors could play a few home games at the Oakland Coliseum Arena/Oracle Arena since neither side of the Bay Area dominates the other:
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/09/2...san-francisco/

    So why are the Pistons moving into the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit next fall when it still has a well-run arena it runs called home in suburban Auburn Hills? Back when it opened in August 1988 the Palace of Auburn Hills, an arena that it owns and is successful as a suburban arena, was a state of the art facility and was one of the first arenas and stadiums to have a mid-level suite level (instead of the old SkyBox model), club level etc. that are now standard basis around the world in comparison to other arenas that also opened like the Charlotte Coliseum, Miami Arena, the second Arco Arena (now Sleep Train Arena), Bradley Center and Orlando Arena, many of those lacked them and are now demolished, renovated, or slated for replacement. When it was completed, it posed a direct and serious challenge to the Joe Louis Arena for incoming concerts, circus, and what not. Plus and perhaps more importantly back then, it had the advantage of being the shiny new toy, and being in the affluent suburbs at a time when the central city of most major US cities was dying.

    Fast forward to today, the Palace is now almost 30 years old. Palace Sports & Entertainment has spent $117.5 million in recent major upgrades and renovations to keep the arena updated including a new HD JumboTron monitor, new LED video monitors, and more than 950 feet (290 m) of ribbon display technology from Daktronics was installed in the mid-2000s, but the shoe is still on the other foot. Little Caesars Arena is now the shiny, new, state-of-the-art facility that will directly compete with the Palace for major events (Concerts, NCAA tournaments, etc). To go with the shiny newness, Little Caesars Arena also has the advantage of being in the rapidly growing entertainment district of downtown Detroit, at a time when most downtowns are going through revitalizations, instead of being way out in the isolated car-centric burbs. But the writing was on the wall. Either spend the money to bring The Palace up to modern standards, which it of course has, as indicated here) while still getting diminishing returns on events... Or, if you can't beat em... might as well join em... pack up shop and join the Red Wings in their shiny new facility from the one you own. The Detroit Pistons chose to join them. As a result, the Palace will likely be torn down and redeveloped (Ditto for the Joe along the Detroit River) with the real estate there being so desirable. Financially, it makes sense. For owner Tom Gores, it will increase the team's franchise value eventually where he can sell it for a higher price if he so desires in the long run with its three NBA championships that can automatically do that. Also, it creates a huge impact in many other factors like with Red Wings owner Mike Illitch getting a long-term co-tenant who can help pay the rent costs. No one is denying that the Palace is in great shape, though some may say it's a bit outdated regarding its nearly 30 years with the Little Caesars Arena being the better long-term decision.

    Four different contracting firms were enlisted for Atlanta's Phillips Arena upcoming $192.5 million renovations: Turner Construction (no relation to the Turner Communications/TBS that famously once owned the Hawks), AECOM Hunt, SG Contracting, and Bryson Constructors with Turner serving in the role of controlling partner:
    http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball...5bHSldf7alUVP/
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/11/30/co...na-renovation/

    Minneapolis' Target Center, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx, announce four long-term founding partners behind the financing of the Target Center three-phase renovations: U.S. Bank, Federated Insurance, Jack Link’s, TCL, and Treasure Island Resort & Casino:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/11/29/ta...ners-unveiled/

    Remember the Hartford Civic Center? The Boston Celtics formerly played select home games for much of the 1980s and early 1990s until the opening of the TD Banknorth Gardens. Doesn't mention that in this piece. But the since-renamed XL Center plan for its own renovations too in the costs of $250 million with more of the hope in the long-term goal getting the NHL and the Hartford Whalers back along with the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack and select Connecticut Huskies men's and women's basketball games currently playing there:
    http://www.courant.com/real-estate/p...129-story.html
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/11/30/me...ion-discussed/
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    Cavs announce a $140 million fan-attractive Quicken Loans Arena upgrade this afternoon that will end in 2020 with the Cavs and taxpayers splitting the costs with taxpayer increase. This will extend the life and size of the now 22-year arena that has endured some serious disavantages which will include a new glass front along Huron St., public gathering spaces, and dining areas:
    http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index....ome_of_le.html

    The taxing district surrounding the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. And some of that real estate property involves the ownership of Cavs owner and Detroit native Dan Gilbert:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/12/12/da...xing-district/
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    First concrete slab poured onto Milwaukee Bucks' new arena:
    http://arenadigest.com/2016/12/30/fi...e-bucks-arena/
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    Those nostalgic sounds of an organ playing above the rafters at Madison Square Garden with Ray Castoldi playing it for Knicks games are back, albeit in the form of a new electronic, digital technology. And it's a huge hit! So much so, other arenas hosting NBA and NHL teams are following suit:
    http://morganstatebears.com/coaches.aspx?rc=772

    UPDATE: Sportslogos.net's judges/writers raves about the new classic-inspired Sacramento Kings logo as among 2016's best new sports team and league logos:
    http://www.nba.com/kings/kings-logos-among-best-year

    Perhaps the NBA should emulate the NFL in officially designating select games for "colo(u)r run" uniforms. Plus, it should make sure they don't clash colo(u)r-wise--see the Hornets/NDCELE game. On the other hand, major pro sports leagues should allow experimenting with this matching up against each others' uniforms because of the fun factor and increasing prominence it gets. But don't overdue it as to not look bad on TV, which is why leagues insist on white home duds. Unlike the NHL, NFL, and pro soccer leagues worldwide, white on the road in the NBA is not something I prefer on a constant basis. OK occasionally:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/01/...hups-official/
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    Get your look at the new 2017 NBA All-Star Game jerseys in New Orleans right now! Yes, they all got small Kia Motors ads on them as part of that 2-year deal. Includes NBA2K17 screenshots:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/01/...all-star-unis/
    http://www.operationsports.com/news/...w-in-nba-2k17/
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    Golden St. dominates the NBA merchandise sales just like they have record-wise to this day. Nothing like winning can do this for you. The NBA All-Stars like Curry, Thompson, Green, Durant, LeBron, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Kahwi Leonard, Harden, Anthony Davis, and Derrick Rose are expected. But Kriztaps is a bit of a surprise in the top 15, although he's a huge seller in his native Latvia. The West dominates:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/01/...e-sales-lists/

    ESPN's Mexico City Arena profile, the site of two Phoenix Suns games on Thursday and Saturday with the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs. Certainly capable of hosting a possible Mexico City NBA franchise in the future with this upscale facility. Remember there was talk back in the 1990s of having a team there until the Mexican peso collapsed, but this arena wasn't built yet as it was the Palacio De Los Deportes, the site of the Mexico City 1968 Olympic basketball, that would've accomplished this. But as far as Mexico City goes right now, hosting regular season games and building that NBA fan bases works best:
    http://www.espn.com/blog/onenacion/p...ll-crown-jewel
    http://www.espn.com/blog/onenacion/p...for-nba-tipoff

    NBA getting ready for the Chinese New Year with special edition jerseys that will include Houston's Hall of Famer Yao Ming getting his number #11 retired!
    http://www.nba.com/article/2017/01/1...ar-celebration
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    Ground was officially and finally broken for the Warriors' new San Francisco-based hotly anticipated Chase Center yesterday at Mission Bay amid a lavish and sometimes unusual ceremony complete with gold shovels and a gospel choir with construction now underway! A fully $1 billion privately-financed arena with aspirations to be the Madison Square Garden's west coast answer with United Airlines and Accenture as longterm arena partners. Didn't realize this til now but until this San Francisco proper is the largest American city lacking an arena with at least an 11,000-seat capacity. You know GSW is in a golden age now with this. Read all about it here with these articles:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/01/18/preview-chase-center/
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/bisnow/2...roundbreaking/
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/1...-chase-center/
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/1...land-east-bay/
    http://www.sfexaminer.com/sf-leaders...ion-bay-arena/
    http://www.espn.com/blog/golden-stat...-san-francisco
    http://www.si.com/tech-media/2017/01...s-chase-center
    https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/.../Warriors.aspx
    http://www.sporttechie.com/2017/01/1...reaking-nears/
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/W...d-10863990.php
    http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/artic...g-10863373.php
    http://www.sfgate.com/politics/artic...a-10863892.php
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/r...center-reality

    Also yesterday Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor adds an additional estimated $9-$12 million to the Target Center addition of new amenities to the renovation, with the additions directly towards new seats, railings for the lower bowl seating area, a better and more robust wi-fi platform than originally planned, additional digital signage in the arena bowl and a new skyway off the back side of the arena:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/01/17/ta...private-funds/
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    Boston Celtics will sport the General Electric logo on their new Nike-made jerseys next season:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/01/...ing-agreement/
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    Boston Celtics officially announcing that the small GE logo will be woven on their Celtic green uniforms in 2017-18, becoming the third NBA team to announce its jersey advertiser for an undisclosed multiyear amount:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/01/...ing-agreement/

    The Brooklyn Nets won't likely have the NHL's New York Islanders as a Barclays Center co-tenant come around 2018-19 because the Islanders and its fans aren't happy with it being a poor ice hockey venue (think the Phoenix Suns' America West Arena when the Phoenix Coyotes arrived in the several seasons) with falling attendance, an unbalanced business arrangement, and owner Mikhail Prokhorov's inability to come with an investor to share the load when arena financial reports say the Islanders are better off leaving Barclays. Meanwhile, the NY Islanders are reportedly looking into constructing a new arena somewhere in Queens near Citi Field or Belmont Park. Prokhorov, BTW, also happens to own the Nets' and Islanders' former home the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, currently home to the NBDL's Long Island Nets:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/01/31/ba...-to-part-ways/
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-the-islanders

    Mark Cuban may very well get his wish and perhaps the Dallas City Council pave the way for a future Dallas Mavericks arena in the horizon beyond the 2001-opened and exceptional American Airlines Center at the Design District adjacent to their new training facility free of zoning issues and increasing limited parking options at Victory Park? Cuban is in no rush to leave though; he's got 13 years left in the AAC lease. No, the Mavs aren't going anywhere:
    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/dalla...y-council-vote
    http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dall...se-gone-sooner
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/01/26/ta...vericks-arena/

    Utah Jazz conduct a rare move in pro sports in having Larry Miller's family place its Jazz ownership and the Vivent Smart Home Arena under control of a legacy trust with the reported upgrades in the latter forthcoming, ensuring they'll forever stay in Salt Lake City. Worth noting here that back in its early days in SLC until the late Larry Miller bought the franchise in 1985, there was serious talk the Jazz might move again to Las Vegas or Minneapolis. Like to see many other pro sports franchises eventually do this:
    http://www.sltrib.com/home/4853754-1...e-restructured
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/01/24/ow...-legacy-trust/
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    The Brooklyn Nets are the latest in the emerging cascade of sponsors tacked on their NBA jerseys announced today. Software company Infor slaps on the biggest and most visible logo with a $8 million fee next season:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/02/...r-for-2017-18/

    Milwaukee Bucks' new (tenatively titled) Wisconsin Sports and Entertainment Center will have an exterior LED signage that will be 15 feet tall by 85 feet wide. Smaller significantly than Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena's one:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/02/07/mi...for-new-arena/
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    Utah Jazz partners with tech company Qualtrics as a jersey sponsor. But it won't be the company but rather the Jazz will sport to raise awareness and money for its nonprofit cancer research wing with Qualtrics' 5 For the Fight. Great story on this link:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/02/...ncer-research/

    Makes tons of sense here for the Cavs given the Akron ties both on players and one the notable companies coming from NE Ohio in Goodyear with somewhere between (undisclosed) $5-10 million:
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...on-s-cavaliers
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/02/...-patch-report/
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    Spurs' former home The Alamodome is undergoing a $50 million renovation project that's slated to end this November:
    http://www.alamodome.com/news/detail...017-completion
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    NBA All-Star Game uniforms over the years for you to see on this NBA All-Star Weekend. Certainly not big on the 2014 shortsleeve versions. Do have several faves like from 2009-2013, 1967, 2016, 1979, 1983-1985, and 1986-1991. Look at the back of this year's set, you those large Adidas three stripes. Guess with Adidas' NBA contract expiring, it certainly wants to go all out and show the famed three stripes in the end:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/02/...ugh-the-years/
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    Talked about the planned new Minnesota Timberwolves look come 2018. Those wishing for the return of the classic colo(u)rs of royal blue, green, and silver and an updating of the original logo will be disappointed. What seems will occur will be navy and lime green getting together like the Seattle Seahawks now do, a different tree pattern, and, at least right now in Conrad Burry's concept logo form upon receiving the re-design material, a roundel logo in advancing their new look upon the Target Center renovations getting done. Will we see Nike eventually produce a Minnesota lime green alternate uniform?
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/02/...18-blue-green/
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    More NBA arena developments have arrived in the last couple of weeks.

    Detroit Pistons will share the new Little Ceaser's Arena suite revenue with the Red Wings despite the new venue sporting less suites for the Pistons to sell (52) than what they presently have at the Palace of Auburn Hills (175). Will keep courtside seating revenue with work underway to make it more basketball-friendly:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/03/06/de...suite-revenue/
    http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...little-caesars
    http://www.freep.com/story/news/loca...tons/97995004/
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/02/17/li...d-for-pistons/

    Plus the Pistons will have a nearby multimillion dollar practice facility and administrative offices from Little Ceasar's Arena and named after Ford Motors founder Henry Ford (more for its health system):
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/02/27/de...tice-facility/

    Vivent Smart Arena also revamps its concessions cuisine roster along with the arena as a whole with some interesting choices in store:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/02/28/ja...rt-home-arena/

    Milwaukee's new arena will sport a new Daktronics videoboard. But it won't resemble like those rectangular ones we've been seeing lately:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/02/22/mi...for-new-arena/

    A new Clippers arena for Ballmer to own and not rent built in Inglewood on Stan Kroenke's prized real estate come 2024 near the latter's gleaming new (American) football palace? How will this impact the original House of Evil, among other things? Interesting to watch:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/02/27/re...glewood-arena/
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippe...224-story.html
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    No need to wait after the regular season ends for the Minnesota Timberwolves' reveal their new branding scheme. Minnesota gets to finally pull the wraps off for the logo advent come April 11, the final day of the regular season. Look for that navy and likely lime green with a new pine tree pattern in everything in it. A boost in cred for their favo(u)r comes in the form Rodney Richardson, who designed the active New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, and Atlanta Hawks NBA logos:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/03/...o-on-april-11/

    The Cavs wore their burnt orange road unis that they wore back in 1982-87 from the start of the Gund Brothers ownership era during another Hardwood Classics Night last Tuesday against Detroit. Been successful wearing them now at 4-1 with LeBron having a triple double against the Pistons that night. Will sport them again one final time March 31 when Philadelphia comes to town:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/03/...forms-tonight/

    Utah Jazz's Vivint Smart Home Arena (formerly the Delta Center/Energy Solutions Arena) replaces the longstanding and beloved green plastic seats with Hussey Seating's more stylish and cushiony navy ones with a blue/black nylon weaved fabric. The fixed seating areas will feature chairs with armrests and cup holders. Also part of the renovations going on there will be the creation of a super club section with gathering space for 1700 guests surrounding 2/3s above the lower bowl. Green seats will be given to Jazz season ticket holders as thank you keepsake for longstanding support:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/03/21/vi...shioned-seats/

    One step closer towards the multimillion bond funding ($140 million) for the Quicken Loans Arena renovation/extension:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/03/15/pr...moves-forward/
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