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Chargers, Raiders Meet With L.A. Officials To Discuss Plans For Proposed Carson Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 15

Chargers Chair Dean Spanos and Raiders Owner Mark Davis yesterday were in L.A. “meeting with Mayor Eric Garcetti and other political heavyweights and promoting their vision for a shared stadium in Carson,” according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. TIMES. A spokesperson for Garcetti confirmed t...

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Georgetown New Basketball Court Design Unveiled

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DC United Reaches Terms On Stadium Deal

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Fenway's Bat Incident Leads To Calls For More Netting

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