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

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Strength of MLS evident in stadium lending

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

Sumitomo and JPMorgan Chase lent roughly $80 million for Orlando City SC’s new stadium. Photo by: ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL When Orlando City SC’s new stadium swings open t...

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Tags: Franchises

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL To Experiment With Ad Breaks

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SportsBusiness Daily: Raiders Reportedly Meet With Fortress Execs

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Tags: Facilities, Oakland Raiders

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