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Eaton Corp., the owner of industrial lighting manufacturer Crouse-Hinds, has quietly purchased Ephesus Lighting Inc., a young but growing Syracuse company that makes LED lighting for sports stadiums. No formal announcement of the acquisition has been made by either company, but Eaton Chairman and CEO Alexander Cutler reported it matter-of-factly…

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Eastman Credit Union presented a $250,000 gift to East Tennessee State University’s Foundation on Thursday to assist in the construction of ETSU’s football stadium. At a media event held at the ECU branch near campus, ECU’s CEO Olan Jones presented a check to ETSU President Dr. Noland, along with head…

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The University of Southern California announced preliminary plans Thursday for extensive renovations for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that could make it a stage for the 2024 Olympic Games and a temporary site for an NFL team next year. The $270 million face-lift for the home field of Trojan football…

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In less than a week since the Farmington Board of Education approved $8,547,000 for the addition of a new gymnasium and music wing, construction on "Phase III" of the no-tax increase bond issue construction project has begun. During the Oct. 20 school board meeting, the board approved the $8.5 million…

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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors sports teams, hired Michael Friisdahl to replace outgoing Chief Executive Officer Tim Leiweke. Friisdahl, an Air Canada executive, takes over in December as president and CEO, according to a statement Thursday. Maple Leaf Sports is…

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Auburn is adding seats to accommodate the surge in demand and interest following the softball team's first ever trip to the Women's College World Series. There will be 821 new seats added to Jane B. Moore Field, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs told AL.com. Auburn coach Clint Myers said there…

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In 1996 and 2012, the Sports Turf Managers Association named Jack Trice Stadium as the College Football Field of the Year. The home of the Iowa State football team is earning national recognition again. LawnStarter ranks Jack Trice Stadium No. 1 on its list of the Best College Football Fields…

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While David Beckham and his group continue to negotiate a stadium deal for their proposed Major League Soccer team, the city’s other new professional soccer team, Miami FC, forged ahead by announcing on Wednesday that it will play its games at Ocean Bank Field at FIU beginning in April 2016.…

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The Manitoba government has agreed to guarantee a loan for much-needed repairs to Winnipeg's leaky football stadium, just two years after initial construction at the facility was completed. The province's premier, Greg Selinger, says the loan will help get Investors Group Field patched up "as soon as possible," though not…

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The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved the $5 million purchase of new video boards for Owen Field Tuesday. When it is installed in August, the display atop the south end zone is expected to be the second largest in a college football stadium, behind Auburn. The new video…