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For Cubs, safe at home plate

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 25 / 16

Chicago Cubs officials have not determined ticket prices for the American Airlines 1914 Club, the new home plate club for Wrigley Field, but marketing executives for a half-dozen other MLB teams say it should be a hit regardless of the price. ...

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HNTB, OSports win job at Ohio Stadium

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Earthquakes focus on food

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