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NBA Kings Already Sold Out Of Luxury, Loft-Style Suites At Golden 1 Center

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 07 / 15

The NBA Kings have already “sold all 82 of its luxury and ‘loft-style’ suites at the Golden 1 Center” more than a year before the arena is slated to open, according to Ryan Lillis of the SACRAMENTO BEE. Kings President Chris Granger said that the suites “are secured in ...

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