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FRANCHISE NOTES: SOX TO AZ? RIGAS TO MEET W/PIRATES OWNERS
Published April 6, 1995
According to reports in the ARIZONA DAILY STAR and TUCSON CITIZEN, the White Sox are considering moving their spring training facility to Tucson. The team currently trains in Sarasota, FL (WASHINGTON POST, 4/6)....Adelphia Communications Chair John Rigas said yesterday he will meet next week with Pirates owners to discuss his bid for the team. Rigas, who has a $85.15M bid for the club, says he is committed to the deal but wants to "take a closer look" because of the strike and "uneasy settlement between players and owners" (Baltimore SUN, 4/6)....WI voters Tuesday rejected a plan to create a sports lottery to help fund a new ballpark for the Brewers by a 2-1 margin. Owner Bud Selig says area business leaders and lawmakers now "must step up to the plate" if the team is to survive. Expanded Indian gaming and sales taxes have been mentioned as other ways to finance a $223M ballpark (Baltimore SUN, 4/6).