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John Lombardo

Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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In buying WNBA team, MGM Resorts sees Las Vegas as a city ready for another pro sports franchise

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 23 / 17

The emergence of Las Vegas as a big league market drove MGM Resorts International’s decision to buy a WNBA team, its first pro sports franchise, according to company officials. Last week, the NBA announced that MGM Resorts had acquired the San Antonio Stars. The team will relocate to the Ve...

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