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Officials Discuss Financing Options For $300M Redevelopment Of Pimlico Race Course

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 27 / 17

A $250-320M redevelopment of Pimlico Race Course could "assure the 147-year-old north Baltimore facility remains a suitable home" for the Preakness Stakes, but questions "loom about who might pay for it," according to Walker & Barker of the Baltimore SUN. A study released Friday by the Mary...

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