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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

Wild RW  Nino Niederreiter posted an image of the Swiss cover of EA Sports' "NHL 15" bearing his likeness.

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06/30/14
Reports Says Aloha Stadium Should Be Replaced

N.Y.-based consulting firm Foley & Lardner recommended that a "new 30,000- to 40,000-seat stadium with premium seats and other amenities should be built near Aloha Stadium for a cost of up to" $192M, according to Duane Shimogawa of the PACIFIC BUSINESS NEWS. The state of Hawaii commissioned Fole ...

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06/30/14
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06/27/14
UWM Gets Name On Milwaukee Venue

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06/27/14
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06/26/14
Wolff Announces A's Deal With O.co Coliseum

A's co-Owner Lew Wolff yesterday "surprised" Oakland and Alameda County officials with an announcement that the team "has reached a 10-year lease agreement to stay at O.co Coliseum and will consider sticking to Oakland even longer if a new stadium is built at its current site, not on the waterfront, ...

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06/26/14
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06/26/14
OU Stadium Upgrades Approved

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06/26/14
NFL Panthers Unveil Stadium Upgrades

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06/26/14
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