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David Broughton

David Broughton is research director for SportsBusiness Journal.

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Top 10 Minor League Markets: No. 10 Grand Rapids-Comstock Park, Mich.

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 17 / 15

■ TEAMS (FIRST SEASON): Midwest League West Michigan Whitecaps (1994), AHL Grand Rapids Griffins (1996), NBA D-League Grand Rapids Drive (2014) ■ VENUES (YEAR OPENED): DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center (1952, renovated 1998), Fifth Third Ballpark (1994), Van Andel Arena (1996) ...

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