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CONTINUED NBA LOCKOUT WOULD HIT ARENAS WHERE IT HURTS
Published August 8, 1995
"Orlando taxpayers would lose nearly $1 million if Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway, and the rest of the NBA take the season off because of labor troubles," according to Dan Tracy in today's ORLANDO SENTINEL. "Without the Magic, the [Orlando Arena] would be hard-pressed to break even. Losses would have to be made up from arena savings or the city's tight general fund." Arena manager Bill Becker: "It's pay me now or pay me later. It's scary when you think what could possibly happen." Tracy adds that 300 ticket takers, ushers, vendors, and parking-lot attendants could lose their jobs. Randy Davis, owner of Norrell Staffing Services: "We employ a lot of folks who don't make that much money in their regular jobs. A lot of them depend on that extra money" (Dan Tracy, ORLANDO SENTINEL, 8/8). In Charlotte, Rick Bonnell reports that 20 schools and other charitable groups that staff Charlotte Coliseum concession stands could lose up to $100,000 each if the NBA season is cancelled (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 8/8).