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Staff writer Don Muret covers facilities.

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What does $1.7B buy in NYC market? Two stadiums in one

09 / 20 / 10

Early in the New York Giants’ regular-season opener at New Meadowlands Stadium, the boo birds re-emerged after a winter of discontent to voice their displeasure with poor special teams performance by the Men in Blue. The next night, the same chorus could be heard over the Jets’ struggling offense. ...

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Home of A’s, Raiders keeps name

Network Associates Coliseum will remain the name of the stadium in Oakland until the start of the 2005 baseball season. Santa Clara, Calif.-based technology firm McAfee Inc., which changed its name from Network Associates at the end of June, had planned to change the name of the stadium ...

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Finalists for MSG named

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Commission to vote on plans

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Tags: ECHL, Hockey, HOK Inc.

Studies: Time for Rose Garden work

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Tags: Basketball, Delaware North Cos., Ellerbe Becket, HOK Inc., Portland Trail Blazers

NFL teams unite

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Tags: Basketball, Centerplate, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Football, New England Patriots, NFL, Orlando Magic, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, SFX

Florida stadium repairs on tap

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Broncos eye tailgate sponsor

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Two firms won't bid for K.C. job

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Tags: 360 Architecture, AEG, Chicago Fire, Ellerbe Becket, HOK Inc., MLS, NBBJ, Brooklyn Nets

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