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  • CELTICS ANNOUNCE TICKET PRICES FOR FLEETCENTER

         The Celtics announced their ticket pricing schedule for the
    '95-96 season yesterday.  Balcony seats will remain the same as
    this season with the addition of more than 500 seats per game
    specially priced at $10.  Also, in conjunction with Shawmut Bank,
    5,000 seats will be set aside for giveaways for community-based
    organizations.  Loge seats will increase to $50 and $60 (up $10-
    11), center floor-area seats will increase to $70 (up $20) and
    center section loge seats will increase to $68 (up $18).  Other
    prices available for sale will either stay the same or go down
    (Celtics).
    

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  • INVESTOR SAYS MN "WILL COME THROUGH" IF NHL GIVES CHANCE

         Twin Cities-investor Harvey Mackay, "a leader" in MN's bid
    to bring the NHL to the Target Center, says there would be "an
    excellent chance" of landing the Jets if they leave Winnipeg.
    Mackay, who met with Jets officials last weekend, said yesterday
    he believes the area could put together the $75M the team could
    cost (Vancouver PROVINCE, 4/25).
         STOP FOR MOOSE:  If the Jets leave Winnipeg for the MN,
    "suggestions have been made" that the IHL Minnesota Moose move to
    Winnipeg, according to this morning's WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.  Kelly
    Taylor reports that IHL spokesperson Tim Bryant said "that
    wouldn't be a bad idea. ... Moving would probably be the right
    thing for the Moose to do if the NHL moved into their market."
    However, Bryant said there has been no interest from Winnipeg
    (WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, 4/25).
    

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  • NBA READY TO ACCEPT RAPTORS AND GRIZZLIES WITHOUT A CBA

         The NBA will reportedly "rework the schedule for closing the
    expansion agreement" and grant "full membership" to the Raptors
    and Grizzlies.  The original agreement included a provision tying
    acceptance of the teams to a new CBA with the players
    association.  Delays in the deal would have kept the teams from
    signing players, participating in the draft, and "possibly
    playing at all" during their first season.  At the NBA Board of
    Governors meeting in New York this week, the league is expected
    to set a date for full payment of the expansion fee (US$112.5M),
    likely May 11, and give the new teams the "green light" to
    participate in the expansion and college drafts.  This "twist is
    certainly not good news" to those expecting a quick settlement to
    labor talks (Neil Campbell, Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 4/25).
         ARENA ON TRACK:  When all the "rhetoric cooled yesterday,"
    the Raptors' arena plans were back on track, according to reports
    in Toronto this morning.  The City Council voted to have the
    developer and city planning staff reach a compromise on the
    project and report to the land use committee by May 18 (Don
    Wanages, TORONTO SUN, 4/25).
    

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  • ORLANDO'S IHL ENTRY STILL UNDECIDED ON NAME

         Orlando's IHL team, which will begin play next season, has
    yet to decide on a name.  Finalists are Solar Bears and
    Barracudas.  The team is expected to make an announcement within
    two weeks (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 4/25).
    

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