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Bucks President Threatens Relocation If Deal For New Arena Can't Be Reached

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 07 / 15

Bucks President Peter Feigin yesterday during a hearing with the Wisconsin state legislature's joint finance committee said that if the team does not get a proposed $500M arena, the NBA "will force a sale of the team and move the franchise to Seattle or Las Vegas," according to Jason Stein of the MI...

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Bucks Arena Could Cost Taxpayers More Than Expected

A new downtown Milwaukee arena "would cost the public at least" $400M -- "including interest -- under the draft plan" the Bucks, state and local officials are putting together, according to sources cited in a front-page piece by Daniel Bice of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. That figure is "up from ...

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Dover Speedway To Remove Another 10,000 Seats

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