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  • CHANGE FROM SHAWMUT CENTER TO FLEET (????) COULD BE PRICY

         According to the BOSTON HERALD's "Inside Track" column, the
    total cost of changing all the "new arena adornments" bearing
    Shawmut Bank's indian-head logo at the new Boston Garden could
    top $500,000.  The naming rights to the new Garden are included
    in Fleet Financial Group's $3.7B acquisition of Shawmut Bank.
    Among the changes that have to be made -- signs, uniforms, cups,
    napkins and seat tags.  Reportedly, there were 15,000 indian-head
    logos waiting to be affixed to arena seats.  "That's $18,000
    right there." The HERALD's Fee & Raposa note it was a "good
    thing" the $4M scoreboard wasn't under construction (BOSTON
    HERALD, 2/23).
    

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  • HEAT TO CONSIDER LONGER LEASE AT MIAMI ARENA

         In a letter to Miami Mayor Steve Clark, Heat Managing
    Partner Micky Arison spelled out conditions for an extension that
    would keep the team at Miami Arena for two years after the
    current lease runs out in '98.  In the letter, Arison told Clark
    an extension "would give us sufficient time to ensure that a more
    permanent solution could be found for the Miami Heat staying
    downtown."  However, in an interview in today's MIAMI HERALD,
    Arison did not say that an arena upgrade was the solution:  "I've
    tried to get some breathing room so the Heat can find the right
    long-term solution.  I have not come to any conclusions.  I've
    met with people and not one person believes refurbishing the
    arena is the right way to go.  Everyone is saying we should work
    towards a new state-of-the-art arena."  Clark wants to keep the
    team in a renovated Miami Arena (Karen Branch, MIAMI HERALD,
    2/23).
    

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