Cuba Decision Could Impact MLB Silver Discusses Future NBA All-Star Sites NASL Team Owner Discusses MLS Plans FIFA's Chief Investigator Resigns Current, Former Fighters Sue UFC Bernie Ecclestone Retains Control Of F1 Top ATP Events Could Sue Tour Over Prize Money Portland Bank Signs Unique Deal With Timbers Mara Thinks NFL Got It Right With Conduct Policy Peterson Plans Lawsuit Against NFL
SBD/24/Leagues Governing Bodies
MLS HUNTING BIG-NAME FRANCHISE SPONSORS
Published October 24, 1994
Charlie Stillitanom, who was venue director for the World Cup games at Giants Stadium, has been in negotiations with a Major League Soccer potential owner in the NY area, according to a report in Sunday's Newark STAR-LEDGER. "Although he wouldn't say who it is, he did admit that it isn't Time Warner Inc., the corporation that still owns the Cosmos' rights." It seems Time Warner is not interested in owning a MLS franchise, but they are interested in being involved in a marketing contract similar to the World Cup. the STAR-LEDGER's Ike Kuhns notes that "time is becoming critical" for MLS if it is to be "marketed properly" for an April '95 startup. Kuhns adds to expect announcements in early November (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 10/23).