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  • BUCS GIVE FANS FIRST TICKET BREAK IN 19 SEASONS

         The Bucs will offer their fans discounted season-tickets and
    a greater number of lower-priced seats for the '95 season.  The
    reduction in the highest price season-tickets is expected to be
    from $400 to $360.  This will be the first price cut in the
    team's 19-year history.  The team's season-ticket base had
    dropped from 29,157 to 23,300, a league low (Nick Pugliese, TAMPA
    TRIBUNE, 2/1).
    

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  • HELL HAS A HEART: CAT TICKETS CAN GO TOWARD WHALER GAMES

         Ticket holders for the defunct CBA Hartford Hellcats have
    options for turning in their tickets:  They may be redeemed for
    $10 toward Whalers' regular season tickets; for a 60% discount on
    tickets to Univ of Hartford men's basketball; or Connecticut
    Skyhawks' USBL games this summer.  Tickets will be refunded only
    if bought through Ticketmaster or the Civic Center (Roy Hasty,
    HARTFORD COURANT, 2/1).
    

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  • LEAFS NEED STRONG SEASON TO TURN A PROFIT

         Maple Leaf Gardens, Ltd., which owns the Leafs, will need
    the team to go far into the playoffs in order to "whittle down" a
    projected $1.9M loss this year.  The company lost $3.3M for the
    2nd Q ended December 31, compared with a gain of $934,000 last
    year.  MLG Controller Ian Clark estimates the team lost $500,000
    in pre-tax income for each canceled game (Daniel Girard, TORONTO
    STAR, 2/1).
    

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  • VIKINGS UNDER FIRE FROM EMPLOYEE SUITS

         Vikings President Roger Headrick admitted yesterday that the
    team needs to change the way "it deals with people in the
    organization."  Headrick made the comments to KFAN-AM radio after
    recent reports that "revealed widespread fear and bitterness
    concerning the treatment" of Vikings players, coaches and
    employees.  Headrick: "This is an area where we obviously need to
    do some more and handle things perhaps a little differently. ...
    And obviously its an area we need to work on."  Coach Dennis
    Green said he "didn't expect everyone to agree with things we say
    or do, but we have never intentionally been callous."  Green made
    his comments in a videotaped statement sent to local TV stations
    (Brown & Roberts, Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 2/1).  In yesterday's
    STAR TRIBUNE, columnist Patrick Reusse blames Headrick and Green
    for operating the team "in a manner that made it seem as through
    they relished getting rid of people."  Reusse, who chronicles the
    team's internal problems:  "Yes, in the arrogant world that has
    been created at Winter Park [Vikings HQ] in recent years, a
    $150,000 sexual-harassment settlement can be explained away as an
    internal matter."  Dan Barreiro writes, "On the same weekend the
    49ers were putting on championship rings, another pro football
    organization was putting out fires, denying it is running a frat
    house, replete with hazing, fear and loathing" (Minneapolis STAR
    TRIBUNE, 1/31).  From an editorial in Tuesday's ST. PAUL PIONEER
    PRESS: "Just because the business is professional football --
    with all its images of power, violence and male dominance --
    doesn't mean female employees should be treated with any less
    dignity and respect than what they should receive anywhere else"
    (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 1/31).
    

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