NBA Kings Buy Controlling Interest In D-League Affiliate Sources: Mark Davis To File Vegas Papers In January Raiders' Davis Earns Respect Of Other Owners Bon Jovi Dispels Rumors He Wants To Buy Titans Senators Struggling With Early Season Attendance Barclays Center Using VR To Sell Islanders Tickets Franchise Notes Oakland Doesn't Need To Match Raiders Stadium Offer Owners' Opinions On Raiders' Vegas Plan Vary Devils Unveil One Jersey Marketing Campaign
SUITE TREATS: EAST BAY POLITICIANS GET FREE RAIDERS BOX
Published August 30, 1995
Alameda County supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to accept complementary luxury box seats for Raider games, sparking criticism from a group opposed to the $223M bond deal to bring the team back to Oakland. Tara Shioya reports in this morning's S.F. CHRONICLE that Taxpayers for a Vote on Raiders Deal suggested "the ticket giveaway will only add to the appearance of a sweetheart deal." Supervisor Gail Steele: "This is a perk, but it is not a conflict of interest." Supervisors also have access to a Coliseum box for a limited number of A's games and free tickets to every A's game (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/30). Meanwhile, Oakland Football Marketing Association officials said yesterday they expect to sell the 2,000 remaining tickets for Sunday's Raider opener verses San Diego by this afternoon, averting a local television blackout (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 8/30). BARGAIN HUNTING: In Tampa, Devil Rays Managing Partner Vince Naimoli showed off private boxes for reservation-holders in the ThunderDome last night. Naimoli noted that the cost of the suites -- $40,000-125,000 per season -- is "relatively modest in comparison to private suites in other professional sports" (Bill Chastain, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 8/30).