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A's Looking To Enhance Fan Experience, Draw Millenials With Club Upgrade At Coliseum

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 20 / 17

The A's are "completely rebuilding what had been the West Side Club" at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum into "something of an old-time East Coast bar called the Shibe Park bar," according to John Hickey of the EAST BAY TIMES. Unlike the West Side Club, it will be "open to all fans and will include b...

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M'S NEW STADIUM ON "CUTTING EDGE" WITH NEW SCOREBOARD

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09/17/98
FACILITY NOTES

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09/16/98
ESPN'S "OUTSIDE THE LINES" TACKLES "STADIA MANIA"

ESPN''s Bob Ley hosted "Outside The Lines: Stadia Mania" last night, which examined the quest of pro sports franchises to gain new facilities. Ley called the building boom the "hottest trend in sports

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Broncos, ESPN, Facilities, MLB, NBA, New England Patriots, NFL, NHL, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

09/16/98
RALEIGH CITY COUNCIL HOPES IT NAILS DOWN FINAL FUNDING

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