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Yankee Stadium Renovations Include Social Areas In Attempt To Draw Younger Crowd

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 25 / 16

Yankee Stadium will “undergo its first series of major design enhancements since the ballpark opened” in ‘09, adding "seven new social gathering spaces as well as additional food and beverage areas,” according to Mark Feinsand of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Construction will “...

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76ers Open New HQ In Camden

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