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ACOG TIX POLICY, SPONSORSHIPS, FEATURED ON CNN'S "MONEYLINE"

     ACOG COO A.D. Frazier was interviewed by CNN's Lou Dobbs on
"Moneyline" about the Games' finances.  Frazier: "With 479 days
to go, we're in pretty good shape. ... We are going to be on time
and on budget in July of 1996."  Frazier said criticism a year
ago that the Atlanta business community wasn't working together
has changed:  "With a deadline, people tend to come together
around important decisions." Frazier, on the ticket policy:
"We're talking about putting on eight Super Bowls a day for 17
days."  Frazier said ticket prices are within 90% of in L.A. '84,
after an inflation adjustment and with the exception of the
opening and closing ceremonies.  On sponsorship, Frazier noted
that four more are waiting to be announced.  Frazier: "Frankly,
the sponsor interest is continuing to grow, it's a strategic
marketing opportunity for American business" ("MoneyLine," CNN,
3/28).
     TIX STICKLERS:  CNN's Steve Young reported on the
controversies surrounding '96 tickets.  Young noted prices of
$50-$200 that were the norm for big events such as the opening
and closing ceremonies in '84:   "In Atlanta, those prices are
gone with the wind."  In '96, those events will range from $212-
636.  Young said the new ticket policies for these games that
require payment far in advance for tickets combined with the high
prices, is "designed to make ticket scalpers jump high hurdles."
The money will be held by ACOG from the ticket due date in May
until September or October, interest free.  Bradley Stillman, of
the Legislative Consumer Federation of America, is not pleased
with the system: "I'm not so sure this does anything to hold down
scalping of seats, what it does do is it allows the Olympics to
use consumers' money at no charge" ("MoneyLine," 3/28).
     BUBBA'S EXCITED:  President Bill Clinton and VP Al Gore
addressed ACOG volunteers in Atlanta.  Clinton:  "The United
States needs the Olympics to remind us that every time we work
together, we keep our eye on the future, we have a set of
honorable rules by which we play, and we try to lift each other
up, we do quite well" ("MoneyLine," CNN, 3/28)
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