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Pittsburgh Redevelopment Authority Member Blasts Penguins' Civic Arena Site Efforts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 09 / 16

A member of Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority "blasted the efforts" by the Penguins to "develop the former Civic Arena site Thursday, saying he had no faith in their ability to do so," according to Mark Belko of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. URA Treasurer Jim Ferlo said, "We should pull the ...

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ISC Plans $178M Phoenix Int'l Raceway Upgrade

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11/30/16
Details Emerge On Oakland Plan For Raiders

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