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Credit Card Processor First Data Lands Naming Rights To Mets' Spring Training Complex

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 23 / 17

The Mets have signed a 10-year naming-rights agreement with credit card processor First Data for the club’s Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. What was Tradition Field will now be known as First Data Field. Financial terms were not disclosed, but such recent deals have often reac...

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“Doesn''t say much about the reliability of the cars, does it? ''Here''s some shoes. You''re gonna need them!” — NBC''s Jay Leno, on car makers marketing footwear via licensing deals with shoe compani

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Big East To Counteroffer ACC

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Weekend Nielsen Ratings

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Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Basketball, Boxing, CBS, Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, Horse Racing, MLB, Motorsports, NBA, NBC, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, NHL, PGA Tour, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/19/03
FBR To Title Capital Open

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Tags: Bank of America, Golf, PGA Tour

05/19/03
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Monday, May 19, 2003 The OAKLAND TRIBUNE’s Monte Poole argues that Angels Owner Arturo Moreno “is in position to make a bigger impact” than NBA Charlotte expansion franchise Owner Robert Johnson, writ

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05/19/03
Bengals, NFL Sued For $200M

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05/19/03
Media Notes

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05/19/03
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