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Mets Ahead Of Curve With Protective Netting At Citi Field; Yankees Fans Against Expansion

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 17

The Mets in June extended the protective netting at Citi Field , and with the netting now going about "halfway into the outfield," the ballpark seems to be "on the cutting edge of netting installation," according to Wallace Matthews of the N.Y. TIMES. MLB could "not say definitively if an...

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12/02/97
GOING TO CALIFORNIA: STAPLES INKS LARGEST NAMING RIGHTS DEAL

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12/01/97
RAPTORS-MAPLE LEAFS ARENA DEAL REPORTEDLY ON THE SLAIGHT

Sources close to Maple Leafs Owner Steve Stavro say that he "realizes ... that a partnership with the Raptors on a single arena is the best way" for his team to proceed, but that his "personal dislike

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12/01/97
WASHINGTON PREPARES TO OPEN NEWEST MONUMENT: MCI CENTER

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12/01/97
BROCHU GIVES PSL SALES UPDATE, BUT WILL SUPPORT BE ENOUGH?

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11/26/97
MSA TO SELL MORE BONDS FOR RAVENS HOME; O'S FEAST ON DIGS

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11/26/97
FACILITY NOTES

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11/25/97
FACILITY NOTES

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11/25/97
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11/25/97
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