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CIVIC CENTER FOR CONCERTS, CIRCUSES AND HUIZENGA'S PANTHERS
Published July 20, 1995
Jack Nease writes in his column for the Ft. Lauderdale SUN SENTINEL, "When several months ago Wayne Huizenga talked about putting up $45 million of his money to help finance a new Broward County civic center and arena, some of us thought he was talking about a donation. It is now clear The Wayne was talking only of an investment -- one on which he expected to receive a return, or at least 8 percent interest." Nease goes on to add Huizenga's main interest in bringing a civic center to Broward County was to "stem the $1 million-a-month red-ink flow from his hockey team." Nease: "All that talk of Broward County needing a civic center to house concerts, circuses and the like was peripheral. A money making home for the Panthers was the main point" (Ft. Lauderdale SUN SENTINEL, 7/20).