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Warriors Attorneys Say Team Has No Obligation To Pay $40M Debt On Oracle Arena

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

Attorneys for the Warriors are arguing that the team has "no obligation to pay any remaining debt" on Oracle Arena once it leaves for the new Chase Center in S.F. in '19, according to a front-page piece by David DeBolt of the EAST BAY TIMES. The arena’s operator, the Oakland-Alameda County Col...

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Flames No Longer Pursuing New Arena In Calgary

Flames President & CEO Ken King yesterday said that the team is "no longer going to pursue a new arena in Calgary," according to a front-page piece by Schwartz & Blackwell of the CALGARY HERALD. King, appearing alongside NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, said that it "became clear the ...

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Planned KeyArena Renovation To Cost $600M

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49ers Fans Suffer Through Hot Temps At Levi's

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Florida Facilities Asses Hurricane Irma Damage

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Patriots Replacing Gillette Stadium Turf Again

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Sources: Hayward Field Renovation Delayed Again

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Hurricane Damages Portion Of Marlins Park Roof

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Broncos Still Looking For Naming-Rights Partner

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Bettman: Nassau Coliseum Not Viable For Islanders

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