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PGA Tour Unveils Plans For New HQ That Will Open In '20, House All Employees

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 18

The PGA Tour has revealed plans for a new 187,000 square-foot HQ to be built on existing Tour property in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.. The new home, expected to be completed in '20, for the first time will consolidate the Tour’s 750 employees under one roof. Tour employees now work in 17 buildings...

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Penguins Have Until '25 To Redevelop Civic Arena Site

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Seattle Approves $600M Renovation Of KeyArena

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Hard Rock Stadium Readies For Tennis In '19

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In Richmond, Michael Phillips notes a "large chunk of the track is missing at Richmond Raceway" as construction continues on its renovation project, a $30M effort. The first beams of steel yesterday "were placed for the new garages, which will allow fans to watch teams working on the cars for the fi ...

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Earthquakes Stadium Could Get New Name

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Details Released For Rockies' New Outdoor Plaza

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