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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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SportsBusiness Daily: Redskins Want Supreme Court To Hear Case

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Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins

SportsBusiness Daily: Hearing To Revisit Super Bowl Ticketing

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SportsBusiness Journal: Braves’ public offering brings questions

At the end of a 94-minute investor call for the newly public Atlanta Braves last Thursday, an analyst asked executives if they were managing for profits or wins. Therein lies the rub that historically has grounded the shares of public sports teams in this country: They don’t peg into the Wa ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Danny Kanell

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

SportsBusiness Journal: Lockhart, NFL go on PR offensive

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Lockhart’s path led through White House

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Appeals Court Upholds NFL Concussion Deal

A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals this morning unanimously upheld the nearly $1B NFL concussion settlement, agreeing in a 69-page decision on all points with the lower court that approved the deal last year. The deal covers over 20,000 former NFL players. Notably, the Th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: MLS seeks to buy back stake

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SportsBusiness Daily: Helmet Startup Gets Added Funding

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SportsBusiness Daily: WME-IMG No Longer Reps Bouchard

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