Could Communities (and sports builders) benefit from corporate competition like this? Perhaps an increasingly growing way to fund sports construction projects

Under Armour Is Stepping on Nike’s Turf—Literally
Baltimore-based sportswear maker expands footprint in Portland, makes donation to local running track

Nike Inc. and Under Armour Inc. have long fought for shelf space at retailers. Lately, though, they have been quibbling over another coveted spot: a weed-strewn running track in Nike’s backyard.

The track and field at Duniway Park here has become an unlikely pawn in the companies’ game for control of the sportswear market. Baltimore-based Under Armour plans to move its global footwear operations into a building adjacent to the public park and has offered to fund a renovation at Duniway. In September, local officials gave permits to begin the work, which would add artificial turf fields and remove a digital clock with its rival’s swoosh logo, among other changes.

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