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Costs Already Rising On Wizards' Planned $55M Practice, Entertainment Facility In DC

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 16

DC's sport and convention arm, Events DC, is "proposing a series of upgrades" to a planned Wizards practice facility and entertainment center project that would "likely reduce the total number of seats" but add $10M to the original $55M price tag, according to Jonathan O'Connell of the WASHINGTON ...

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