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Orlando City Unveils New Design Plans For 25,500-Seat Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

Orlando City SC on Friday announced plans for a new stadium design that will see the team "spend in excess of $155 million on a venue that would seat 25,500 fans." The facility, which originally was slated to seat 19,500, "will be the third-largest stadium in MLS." Orlando City President Phil Rawli...

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Ticketing Co. Debuts New Program For Three Teams

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Final Jeopardy....

“Who are the D’Backs?”

Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Major League Baseball.” “This Major League team’s official colors are sedona red, sonoran sand and black.”

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Twitter Me This....

Without that (false) report, this whole thing is a non-story. Everything spiraled out of control from there. http://t.co/6ivsvHCEZY — Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) July 31, 2015 Feel bad for Mort. Multiple high-level sources gave him info. They were wrong, not him. Probably should seek ...

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