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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 04 / 15

The FINANCIAL TIMES notes, "The sports stadium of the future faces a dilemma: its technological wizardry will be so distracting it will have to work harder to keep fans focused on the action ." The WASHINGTON POST calls Wizards and Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis " DC's man of the hour, the owner of ...

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