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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 01 / 15

$45M  – The amount Rivers Casino has contributed, to date, to the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County for Consol Energy Center construction expenses, following the latest payment of $4.6M. By the time its agreement with SEA concludes in '38,...

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06/04/97
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06/03/97
GLOBE & MAIL REPORTS NHL OILERS IN SERIOUS FINANCIAL DANGER

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