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MINNEAPOLIS TRIES TO FIGURE SIZE OF SPORTS "PIE"
Published August 30, 1995
The Advisory Task Force on Professional Sports in Minneapolis met for the second time on the future of sports in the Twin Cities, with a scheduled address by former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson. As the Board considers whether the city can support four major league franchises, the STAR TRIBUNE's Jay Weiner examines the area's limit to sports spending. Weiner writes that Minnesotans "only have so much discretionary income. It's not as much as Chicagoans or Detroiters. Minnesotans will pay only so much for a ticket." Commission Chair Henry Savelkoul: "There's no doubt in my mind that they are enough discretionary dollars for four (major) teams." But he notes people aren't spending those discretionary dollars on sports in the wake of the baseball strike and the Vikings' "off-the-field woes" (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 8/29).