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Archive of: Sports & Recreation Biz Report

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Cottage Grove fitness firm buys majority stake in Japanese massage chair manufacturer

Cottage Grove-based Johnson Health Tech Co., which manufactures and distributes fitness equipment around the globe, announced that it purchased a majority stake, or 60 percent, of Fujiiryoki, a Japanese company that specializes in massage chairs.

February 2020

Kollege Town Sports in Sun Prairie closing, 106 jobs impacted

Sun Prairie-based Kollege Town Sports, a team sports and apparel company, was sold by Riddell, its parent company, to BSN Sports.

February 2020

AmFam, Brewers make it official: American Family Field to debut in 2021

The purchase of naming rights is old news, but beginning in 2021, the actual new name of the Milwaukee Brewers ballpark will be American Family Field.

January 2020

Madison's public golf course neglect leads to millions in repairs

After years of neglect, the city’s four public golf courses, which haven’t shown back-to-back profits since 2001-02, could require between $34.7 million and $52.5 million in capital needs over the next 20 years.

January 2020

Children’s Museum seeks expansion, 75-foot climbing structure

Representatives of the Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St., are proposing to replace an unstable 69-slot parking structure at Hamilton and Dayton streets with more usable visitor space.

January 2020

Camp Randall improvements could decrease capacity, add more premium seating

University of Wisconsin Athletics continues move forward on designs for a south (Fieldhouse) end zone expansion at Camp Randall Stadium.

December 2019

Sun Prairie OKs new ice arena restaurant

The Card Table, to be located inside the ice arena at 136 Grove St., will operate as a full, sit-down restaurant.

December 2019

Pegasus Games reopens in Madison

Further evidence of reincarnation exists with the reopening of Pegasus Games on Black Friday, thanks to a couple of gamers who wouldn’t let it die.

November 2019

Urban Air Adventure Park formally opens

The trend toward more experiential businesses at local shopping centers gained additional strength this past weekend, as a new family-centered outlet opened in the former home of Toys R Us at West Towne Mall.

November 2019

Little Big Town to be AmFam 2020 headliner

Riding high after announcing that its 2019 American Family Insurance Championship golf weekend raised a record $2.4 million for charities, American Family Insurance isn’t skipping a beat.

November 2019
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