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Archive of: Sports & Recreation Biz Report

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Fitness franchise expands to Waunakee

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness will soon open a new studio in downtown Waunakee.

June 2018

Shaq adds to AmFam weekend

American Family Insurance announced that retired NBA champion Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal has been added to the entertainment lineup for Breese Stevens Field the weekend of the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship.

June 2018

Farley family vs. Trek bikes

Make Him Smile, an organization founded by Chris Farley’s family to protect the late comedian’s publicity and property rights, filed a lawsuit against Waterloo-based Trek Bicycles, claiming Trek used the late comedian’s name on a line of “Farley” fat-tire bikes it produces.

June 2018

Stoughton mulling whitewater park

The city of Stoughton is considering a $1.87 million transformation of the Yahara River waterway into a whitewater rapid park that could bring an economic boost to the local community.

June 2018

AmFam PGA tourney brings Favre, Jeter back

Brett Favre, Derek Jeter, and Andy North will play in a celebrity foursome at the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship golf event on Saturday, June 23 at University Ridge Golf Course.

May 2018

Soccer expert hired to lure team

Big Top Events announced the hiring of soccer expert Peter Wilt, whose resume includes pro soccer team launches in five other markets, including Chicago and Indianapolis, to start a pro soccer team here.

May 2018

Boulders Climbing Gym plans expansion

Boulders Climbing Gym plans to open a second location in October on the Capitol Square.

May 2018

Game changer: High court rules on sports betting

On a 6–3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act law that prohibited betting on professional sports.

May 2018

Big Top/Breese Stevens get finance nod

The Madison Finance Committee approved a new 10-year use contract with Big Top Events for Breese Stevens Field that would replace the current contract with one that would run January 2019 through 2028 with an option to extend it by five years if all parties agree.

May 2018

Breese Stevens fast-track upgrades eyed

Significant upgrades to Breese Stevens Field that were scheduled for 2021 could happen this year if the Madison City Council approves a resolution this week to funnel $1.3 million into Breese Stevens improvements.

May 2018
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