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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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05/27/98
EARNING THEIR STRIPES: TIGERS SUITES FILLING UP FAST

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05/27/98
NET RESULTS: BRONCOS PAY $62,000 TO LOBBY FOR NEW STADIUM

The Broncos spent almost $62,000 to win passage of a bill authorizing a vote on a new football stadium during this year''s legislative session, according to Peggy Lowe of the DENVER POST. The money pa

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05/27/98
STARS AND MAVS CHOICE OF SCHWARTZ FOR ARENA DESIGN DRAWS IRE

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05/27/98
PACERS INK CONSECO TO NAMING RIGHTS DEAL FOR NEW FIELDHOUSE

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05/22/98
COUNTY FINALIZES BOND SALE FOR NEW BENGALS STADIUM

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05/22/98
ALEXANDER SAYS HE'LL DROP SUIT, EXPECTS NEW ARENA

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05/22/98
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05/21/98
LAMAR'S HUNTING FOR INVESTORS IN NEW CREW STADIUM COMPLEX

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05/21/98
FACILITY NOTES

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05/21/98
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