Archive for January 2014

Charlotte sports exec kicking around Major League Soccer bid

By Erik SpanbergCharlotte Business JournalPublished: January 24, 2014 The managing partner of Charlotte’s professional lacrosse team wants to add Major League Soccer to the city’s sports portfolio. All he needs is about $75 million or so and a major facelift for Memorial Stadium. Then again, for 40 years or so, no one ever thought professional…

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Charlotte Hornets hope fans will bee there for merchandise rollout

by Erik SpanbergCharlotte Business JournalPublished: January 17,2014 You’ve seen the logo, but will you wear it? Charlotte Bobcats executives hope the answer to that question is a resounding yes. On Saturday, the soon-to-be Hornets will begin selling Hornets gear featuring the updated logo unveiled last month by team owner Michael Jordan. Last summer, Jordan and…

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Fans buy more Pistons merchandise as team improves on court

By Bill SheaCrain’s Detroit BusinessPublished: January 7, 2014 The Detroit Pistons say there are new indications that their financial and on-court turnaround is working. Fans are buying Pistons logo merchandise at a 70 percent higher rate over last season from the official team stores at the Palace of Auburn Hills and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets,…

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