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Comcast Set To Purchase Remaining Portion Of Flyers From Late Ed Snider's Estate

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 16

Comcast is "buying the portion" of the Flyers and other Comcast Spectacor properties owned by late Chair Ed Snider's estate, according to a front-page piece by Sam Carchidi of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The company "declined releasing the financial terms it will pay" for the estate's 24% s...

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