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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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08/06/97
MEDIA NOTES

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08/05/97
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08/05/97
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: ESPN INTERNET VENTURES TO PICK UP MLB?

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Tags: ESPN, Fila USA, MLB, Media, Walt Disney

08/05/97
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Tags: ABC, CBS, MLB, NASCAR, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, PGA Tour, Media, Sprint, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

08/05/97
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, Baltimore Ravens, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

08/04/97
MEDIA NOTES

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08/04/97
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08/01/97
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08/01/97
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