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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Under the header  "St. Louis Is A Tale Of Two Cities,"  the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH's Joe Strauss writes, "If the Cardinals are the civic religion, the Rams have become a sporting stigma." In a HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Q&A, Turner Broadcasting President David Levy says of the "ceil...

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03/24/97
CHARLOTTE POLL POSITION: RESIDENTS WANT TO VOTE ON ARENA

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03/21/97
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03/21/97
STADIUM NOTES

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03/21/97
MILLER PARK EQUIPMENT ISSUE MAY BYPASS LEGISLATURE

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03/21/97
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03/21/97
SOX OWNER HARRINGTON AND BOSTON MAYOR TO DISCUSS BALLPARK

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03/21/97
STOPPAGE OF WORK ON TAMPA STADIUM WOULD PROVE COSTLY

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03/20/97
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03/20/97
REMODELED MILE HIGH OR NEW STADIUM? MAYOR SAYS VOTERS DECIDE

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