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FC Cincinnati Owners Sign Option To Buy Sight For New Stadium, Strengthening MLS Hopes

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 22 / 17

USL club FC Cincinnati's owners have "signed an option to buy a site" in Cincinnati's Oakley neighborhood for a new stadium, "filling one of the key remaining criteria needed to win" an MLS expansion franchise, according to Steve Watkins of the CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER. Neither FC Cincinnati Pres...

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Wofford Debuts Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium

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Utah Begins Feasibility Study For Stadium Upgrades

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Brewers Could Put $63M Into Spring Home

The Brewers have "decided to commit long term" to Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix by putting up as much as $63M of their "own money to renovate the aging, outdated facility," according to Tom Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The Brewers and Phoenix city officials "presented a pr ...

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Dolphins Fire Hard Rock Stadium Turf Provider

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USF Unveils Plans For $40M Football Center

USF unveiled plans Thursday for a $40M, 160,000-square-foot "football-exclusive center that will include a 100-yard indoor turf practice field," according to Joey Knight of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. USF in a release said that it will "seek private and corporate support for the complex." The school a ...

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A's Ballpark Poll Has Support For Peralta Site

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Fenway Park Could Host More Football Games

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Las Vegas Stadium Authority Looking At GOP Tax Plan

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LVMS Enhances Fan Experience Ahead Of '18

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Simms Critical Of Hard Rock Stadium Field

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