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Rays' Stuart Sternberg Says Finding Ballpark Site Complicated, But Still Confident In Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 24 / 17

Rays Owner Stuart Sternberg on Thursday revealed some complications in his team's search for a new ballpark, but said that he is "still confident they will find a new home in the Tampa Bay area," according to a front-page piece by Topkin, Contorno, Frago & Danielson of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. ...

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway Reducing Seating

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Bettman Says Flames Need A New Arena

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday called the Flames' Scotiabank Saddledome an "old, antiquated building" and said it "needs to be replaced," according to Kristen Odland of the CALGARY HERALD. Built in '83, the Saddledome is the "second oldest" arena in the NHL. There "hasn’t been ...

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Nevada Collecting Funds For Raiders Stadium

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Financing Approved For New VA Beach Arena

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Facility Notes

In California, Nick Green notes the Galaxy for the first time are "running free game-day shuttles" to StubHub Center. Green rode the Galaxy Express and writes he is "never driving to the stadium again." The "uncrowded, clean and modern buses" offer a "short, pleasant ride on a route that avoids the ...

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