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Group Seeking MLS Franchise In St. Louis Offers Stadium Renderings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 16

An ownership group attempting to bring an MLS team to St. Louis has released images of a potential stadium. Foundry St. Louis, the name of the group, in conjunction with CannonDesign, released three renderings today. The group’s intent is to collect feedback from the community and local socce...

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Facility Notes

CMGI FIELD: The Netherlands-U.S. soccer friendly was held yesterday at CMGI Field, and in N.Y., George Vecsey writes CMGI Field execs "better fix up their parking procedures because some of the 36,778

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MN Legislature Approves Ballpark

The MN House voted 72-61 and the Senate 49-18 Saturday to approve financing for a $330M ballpark for the Twins, according to Tony Kennedy of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, who noted the stadium bill go

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NBC To Get Triple Crown Shot

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BofA Inks Golf Title Deal

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Names In The News

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NBC's NBA Playoff Ratings

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Media Notes

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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“My gosh, Cincinnati gets one, Pittsburgh gets one. It''s almost like you have to let the team get completely horrible and let the stadium fall apart to get a new stadium built.” — Joe

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