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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Steelers' Art Rooney: Oakland Does Not Need To Match Nevada's Stadium Offer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 16

Steelers President Art Rooney II, who chairs the NFL's stadium committee, said the city of Oakland in order to keep the Raiders does not have to match the $750M in public subsidies approved by Nevada for a new stadium. NFL owners this morning will get an update on the Las Vegas and Oakland situation...

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Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders, NFL

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