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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 17 / 14

15,256  – Size of the "raucous crowd" for last night's Sounders-Union U.S. Open Cup title game at PPL Park. The Sounders won 3-1 ( PHILADELPHIAUNION.com, 9/17 ).

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05/24/96
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05/24/96
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In New York, Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner said he is "dissatisfied" with the team''s overall attendance. The team ranks eighth in the AL with an average of 21,175. Steinbrenner: "You can''t blame

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05/24/96
KING COUNTY FIGHT AGAINST BEHRING COST TAXPAYERS $1M

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05/23/96
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05/23/96
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05/22/96
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