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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NFL Owners Approve $60M For Ravens To Renovate M&T Bank Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 28 / 17

NFL owners yesterday approved $60M in league-backed stadium financing for the Ravens, who are spending $120M on upgrades to M&T Bank Stadium. The renovation will occur over three offseasons, said Ravens President Dick Cass . This offseason, new videoboards from Samsung will be installed. The t...

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Tags: Finance, Franchises

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SportsBusiness Daily: PlaySight's Tech At USTA Training Center

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Tags: Finance

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SportsBusiness Daily: Players Appeal NFL Concussion Settlement Approval

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