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Whether it's college football, March Madness, major league baseball or a major entertainment complex, Construction Equipment Guide's, Sports & Entertainment section covers it all. No matter what the season, our sports &entertainment stories will help you cheer your favorite teams on as they undergo stadium construction and arenas get demolished, reimagined and rebuilt in time for game day.

A $50 million redevelopment project is currently under way at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The result will be new attractions and enhanced amenities for fans, sponsor teams and stakeholders at the world-famous racetrack's infield. Known as "Transformation — The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project by Graybar," the project has consisted of two phases.

Manitou North America strengthens a 30 year partnership with Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., with the delivery of new Manitou and Gehl equipment. "We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Road America," said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America and regional vice president of sales and marketing of Manitou Group.

Vulcan Materials Company is hosting the "Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run National Series" in locations across the United States. Routes include access to working quarries and take runners down paths with an average grade of 10 percent, past granite cliffs to the quarry floor.

Golf fans in attendance of the PGA's annual John Deere Classic have lately grown accustomed to seeing some of the sport's most unique and user-friendly displays situated between the tee boxes and rolling greens of TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Last year, more than 4,000 Indy race fans signed in to win a pair of tickets to see the 2019 NTT INDYCAR Series ABC 500 at the famous Pocono Raceway as guests of Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders Americas Inc. (HCMA). For 2019, Hitachi is offering them another chance.

Oklahoma City plans to boost business, commerce and tourism with a spacious new $288 million convention center. Construction began on June 18, 2018, on the building with its 200,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall, 45,000-sq.-ft. meeting area and 30,000-sq.-ft.

Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Load King were featured recently on an episode of NewsWatch, a nationally televised morning hour program presented weekly on the AMC Network. Custom Truck's unique, single-source equipment offerings and Load King's recent expansion of its manufacturing portfolio made the companies an easy fit for the consumer-oriented television program.

Dave Turin, also known as "Dozer Dave," who rose to fame on the Discovery Channel's popular show "Gold Rush," made a special guest appearance at the 2019 World of Asphalt / AGG1 show held Feb. 12 to 14 at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Recently, Turin has taken a break from "Gold Rush" and has spent his time making appearances at community colleges and high schools around the country, speaking to young people about occupations in the construction industry as an alternative to college.

Work is progressing quickly on Phase Two of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion project, a $935 million project designed to add 1.4 million sq. ft. to the current convention center facility, including at least 600,000 sq. ft. of new, leasable exhibit space.

Marketplace Events, producer of business-to-consumer home shows in North America, announced that it has signed a three-year deal with TV Host Mike Rowe, best known as the host of Dirty Jobs, to serve as the spokesperson for its 60+ home shows. The company will also work closely with Rowe's Foundation, mikeroweWORKS, which awards Work Ethic Scholarships to students pursuing a career in the skilled trades.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council on Jan. 23 approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA's Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042. The plan was approved by a 6-2 vote after more than three hours of discussion by council members, residents and business leaders.