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A law prohibiting alcohol sales within 100 feet of a house of worship could keep teams from relocating to Nashville, according to AAA Sounds Pres. Larry Schmittou: "No professional sports franchise is going to sign with an arena where beer sales are prohibited, plus, you're going to lose all the related advertising." (TENNESSEAN, 3/6). Rumors have the Devils moving to Nashville.
Miami-based Ryder Systems will donate $9M to help fund the new 9,000-seat on-campus arena at the Univ. of Miami. University officials hope the $25M-$30M building, the Ryder Center, will open in '99 (Judy Battista, MIAMI HERALD, 3/7).