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For Sale: (Temporary) Naming Rights at Qualcomm Stadium

It’s not clear how long it will actually be standing in Mission Valley, but the city is giving potential sponsors the chance to splash their name on the 50-year-old building now known as Qualcomm Stadium.

By Lou Hirsh August 2, 2017 5:18 p.m. share »

San Diego Hotels: Half-Time 2017 Performance Scorecard

So how did San Diego County hotels fare in the first half of 2017?

By Lou Hirsh August 1, 2017 2:49 p.m. share »

U.S. Soccer Development Academy Picks San Diego for Summer Playoff Event

The Chicago-based U.S. Soccer Development Academy, billed as the nation’s leading soccer program for elite youth soccer players, announced that it will host its signature summer event in the San Diego region beginning in 2018, as part of a multiyear agreement with venue operators.

By Lou Hirsh July 28, 2017 3 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of July 31, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for July 31, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek July 28, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »

Pala Casino Plans $170 Million Expansion

Pala Casino Spa & Resort unveiled plans for a $170 million expansion and renovation of its property.

By Brad Graves July 27, 2017 4:25 p.m. share »
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Andrew Kerzmann Named VP of Hotel Operations at Sycuan Casino

Sycuan Casino said July 26 that it hired Andrew Kerzmann as vice president of hotel operations.

By Brad Graves July 26, 2017 3:02 p.m. share »

SDSU Offers New Options for Qualcomm Stadium Site

San Diego State University has presented city officials with a mixed-use vision for the current Qualcomm Stadium site, including a new multi-use stadium for Aztec football and other potential sports partners, seating 35,000 to 40,000.

By Lou Hirsh July 26, 2017 12:02 p.m. share »

Airport Looking for 3rd-Party Operator to Oversee Innovation Lab

The San Diego International Airport is on the hunt for a third-party operator (an individual or a firm) to take over its “innovation lab,” which the airport launched earlier this year.

By Brittany Meiling July 25, 2017 5:29 p.m. share »
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Old Globe Names Timothy Shields Managing Director

The Old Globe has tapped Timothy J. Shields as its new managing director.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 25, 2017 2:56 p.m. share »

Condor Airlines Won’t Extend Local Flights to Frankfurt Beyond 2017

German carrier Condor Airlines has informed San Diego airport officials that its first season of direct local flights to Frankfurt will be its last, though no specific explanation was provided.

By Lou Hirsh July 25, 2017 11:24 a.m. share »

SoccerCity Backers to MLS: Wait for San Diego

With a local vote on the project possibly more than a year away, developers backing the proposed SoccerCity mixed-use development in Mission Valley have launched a new campaign aimed at getting Major League Soccer to hold off decisions on its next expansion teams.

By Lou Hirsh July 24, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »

Rincon Band Breaks Ground on $20M Administrative Building

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians said in mid-July that it broke ground on a $20 million, 43,000-square-foot tribal government administration building, which will replace the temporary buildings it has used for the last 17 years.

By Brad Graves July 21, 2017 1:10 p.m. share »

Hotel Management Company to Lay Off up to 90 in San Diego

San Diego-based Hotel Managers Group LLC plans to lay off up to 90 workers effective Aug. 15, according to a company filing with the California Employment Development Department.

By Lou Hirsh July 21, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of July 24, 2017

Some of the events planned in the county for the week of July 24, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek July 21, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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Comic-Con 2017: Everybody Wants In

As with past years, the 2017 edition of Comic-Con International kicked off July 20 with the most common sight seen in and near the San Diego Convention Center: people waiting in lines.

By Lou Hirsh July 20, 2017 4:13 p.m. share »