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Blackhawks To Build New Practice Facility, Youth Hockey Community Training Center

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

The Blackhawks on Thursday formally announced plans to build a "state-of-the-art, 125,000-square-foot community training center for youth hockey development programs, recreational leagues and other events that also will serve" as the team's practice facility, according to Chris Kuc of the CHICAGO TR...

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Bucks Prez Threatens Relocation Over Arena Deal

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