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WHALERS WANT TO RUN THEIR ARENA'S BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Published March 3, 1995
Whalers President & GM Jim Rutherford and the team's business attorney Lou Beer will meet with CT Development Authority (CDA) officials today to discuss "general proposals and philosophies" about the team's relationship with the Civic Center. The Whalers have an interest in full or partial management of the facility. Beer is not sure if the CDA, Ogden Entertainment and Service America Corp. shares the team's wishes. Beer: "We have no right to make them change and we're not insisting on it. But clearly a renegotiated deal could mean a longer commitment for us to stay in Hartford." Beer did note that unless the Whalers "astronomically" raise ticket prices -- which is not planned -- the team cannot break even under the current arrangement with the CDA, even if they sold out every game. CDA Exec VP Bob Dixon: "The CDA is willing to talk and to continue a dialogue with the Whalers. There are areas such as advertising where it might give more benefit to each party. We are supportive of the Whalers, but we are not in a subsidy environment" (Jeff Jacobs, HARTFORD COURANT, 3/3).