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FC Cincinnati Stadium Debate Shifts As MLS Rejects Paul Brown As Potential Site

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 21 / 17

Hamilton County (Ohio) Commissioners believed that FC Cincinnati "should play at Paul Brown Stadium but were rebuffed" in a call yesterday to make the case to MLS, according to Chris Wetterich of the CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER. FC Cincinnati President & GM Jeff Berding had previously said that ...

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Vandy Won't Join Nashville MLS Venue Proposal

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Philips Arena Renovations To Reduce Seating Capacity

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Arlington Officials Critical Of Rangers' Renderings

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More MLB Teams To Extend Safety Netting

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Jazz Officially Christen Renovated Arena

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U.S. Bank Stadium Fires Security Company

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