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STADIUM NOTES: OAKLAND COLISEUM BLAMES STRIKE FOR WOES

     While the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum hosts three pro
teams and 2 million fans annually, it "likely" won't make any
money this year.  Coliseum officials cite the baseball strike as
the primary reason (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 9/13)....The N.Y. Giants and
the NJSEA will announce a $50-60M stadium renovation plan for
Giants Stadium and an extension of the team's lease from 2016 to
2026 (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/13)....Representatives from 200 cities,
banks, lawfirms and major league franchises recently attended a
day-long seminar in Chicago entitled "Creative Approaches to
Financing Sports Facilities."  Among those present were
representatives from the Mariners, Buccaneers, Astrodome, and
Aurora and Hoffman Estates, suburbs trying to attract the Bears
(CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 9/13)....The Lightning launched their marketing
campaign Tuesday to sell the new Ice Palace's suites and club
seats (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 9/13).
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