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{\b\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159\charrsid9640159 SHORT TAKES \par
Author: Staff \par Date: August 30, 2006 \par
}{\b\f36\fs20\cf2\insrsid9640159 \par \par
}{\b\f36\fs20\cf2\insrsid9640159 BOSTON GETS GREENLIGHT ON CONSUMER
SHOWS}{\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 \line The Boston Convention &
Exhibition Center (BCEC) can have consumer shows now that the
Massachusetts legislature has reversed a decade-old ban. The
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has issued a Request for
Information to the consumer show industry looking for shows
beginning in 2007. The ban was originally in place to lessen street
traffic and parking woes in local neighborhoods and protect two
private convention facilities in the area. Consumer shows at the
BCEC must be larger than 250,000 square feet. The BCEC offers
516,000 square feet of exhibit space. \line
}{\i\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 Contact: Joann Washington, (617)
954-2411 }{ \f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 \line \line
}{\b\f36\fs20\cf2\insrsid9640159 STUBHUB LANDS SEVEN MORE
COLLEGES}{\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 \line StubHub has inked
multi-year sponsorship deals with seven college athletic programs.
StubHub now has agreements with 14 colleges and 26 sports teams
overall. The new schools are Texas A&M, Kansas State,
Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, San Jose State, Rut gers
and Georgetown. CEO Colin Evans said the new deals expands the
geographic reach of the web site service into smaller markets.
\line }{\i\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 Contact: Jeff Fluhr, (414)
222-8400 }{\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 \line \line }{
\b\f36\fs20\cf2\insrsid9640159 TICKETMASTER CREATES NEW GROUPS FOR
SPECIALIZED SERVICES}{\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 \line Ticketmaster
has announced th e formation of two new business units to provide
specialized client services. The first is Ticketmaster Venue
Relations, dedicated to facilitating ticketing programs and
services for the company\rquote s domestic and international venue
clients. The other unit is Cottonblend, the company\rquote s new
in-house media design studio. Ticketmaster Venue Relations will be
headed by David Goldberg and Mick McGee, along with newly appointed
Sr. Vice President Neal Gunn. \line }{\i\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159
Contact: Bonnie Poindexter: (310) 360-2321 }{
\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 \line \line
}{\b\f36\fs20\cf2\insrsid9640159 SEAHAWKS AND PATRIOTS PLAN GAME IN
CHINA}{\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 \line The Seahawks and the Patriots
will play the first NFL preseason game in China next summer. NFL
officials have discussed a plan for the Patriots to spend a week in
Seattle, possibly playing an exhibition game. The teams would th en
travel to China for several days of practices and public
appearances, followed by another game. There is no news yet on
where the two teams will play once in China \line
}{\i\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 Contact: Jeff Cortis (508) 543-8200 }{
\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 \line \line
}{\b\f36\fs20\cf2\insrsid9640159 AEG TO MANAGE CASINO
ENTERTAINMENT}{\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 \line Boyd Gaming Co
rporation has entered into an agreement with AEG Live for the
company to produce and present shows in the two major entertainment
venues at Echelon Place, a new Las Vegas resort set to replace the
Stardust. According to the agreement, AEG Live will operat e the
4,000-seat production theatre and 1,500-seat performance venue at
Echelon. Neither facility has been named. \line
}{\i\f36\fs20\insrsid9640159 Contact Robert Stilwell, (702)
792-7353}{\insrsid9640159 \par }}