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Bears Plan Expansion Of Halas Hall Beginning Next Year, Doubling Facility In Size

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 17

The Bears next March will "break ground on an expansion project that doubles the size" of their Halas Hall HQ, according to Kenney & Jahns of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Bears GM Ryan Pace "spearheaded the expansion project in an effort to modernize their football operations." Team officials "toured ...

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SILENT NIGHT: S.A. SCHOOL DISTRICT ENDS TALKS WITH SPURS

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12/15/98
ARE STADIUM BUILDERS LICENSES A STEEL FOR PITTSBURGH FANS?

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12/15/98
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BRUTON SMITH HITS THE STRIP AND SAYS, "VIVA LAS VEGAS!"

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