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Scottrade Center Renovations To Be On Display During Blues Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 20 / 17

The first phase of renovations to Scottrade Center -- $34M worth -- "will be on display" during tonight's Blue Jackets-Blues preseason game. The upgrades "touched on many aspects in the building, including new restrooms, three new concession stands, new LED lighting, a new sound system" and many "le...

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Bulls Hire Doug Collins As Senior Adviser

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OU May Consider Moving Home Hoops Games

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De Smith Stays With NFLPA Until At Least '21

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New NBA Ads Focus On Telling Deeper Stories

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WFAN's Mike Francesa Will Leave As Scheduled

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From "nobody scores baseball is boring!!!" to "are too many home runs bad for baseball?!?" in, what, three years? Don't ever change, humans. — Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) September 20, 2017 Glad McD's AA Game back to being moved around. Would love to see a way to get it back to co ...

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