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STADIUM NOTES: OAKLAND COLISEUM BLAMES STRIKE FOR WOES
Published September 13, 1995
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).