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Credit Card Processor First Data Lands Naming Rights To Mets' Spring Training Complex

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 23 / 17

The Mets have signed a 10-year naming-rights agreement with credit card processor First Data for the club’s Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. What was Tradition Field will now be known as First Data Field. Financial terms were not disclosed, but such recent deals have often reac...

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In Chicago, Becky Beaupre writes that Bears President Michael McCaskey "didn''t succeed" in changing any minds of those opposed to a new stadium in Elk Grove Village, IL. The "handful of residents" wh

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12/08/98
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: BEARS' PRIVATE MEETING ANGERS RESIDENTS

Bears President Michael McCaskey "began a quiet lobbying campaign" for a new stadium in Elk Grove Village, IL, on Monday with an "invitation-only" meeting for two anti-stadium groups, according to Bec

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12/08/98
AN INTERBREW-HAHA WITH SPORTSCO OVER C$100M BID FOR SKYDOME?

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12/07/98
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12/07/98
NO RESPECT: PHILLY MAYOR GETS DEFENSIVE OVER ESPN REPORT

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12/07/98
RIDGE SEEKS OTHER SOURCES FOR STADIUM FUNDING IN PA

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