Leafs Optimistic Fans Will Buy Rebuild Sharks Owner Backs Execs In Letter Ticket Sales Up Minnesota United FC Bills Could Cap Season-Ticket Sales Longtime Stars Announcer Strangis Leaving Team Hawks Sold For Second Highest Price In NBA History Orlando City Sells 14,000 Season Tickets Yankees Not Celebrating A-Rod's Milestones Teams Going Green With Composting Franchise Notes
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Published October 10, 1995
In L.A., Helene Elliott reports the Kings new owners, Phillip Anschutz and Edward Roski, are keys in "the beginning of a new era" for the franchise. For the first time, the club will be "run like a business" (L.A. TIMES, 10/8)....In a survey of Falcons ticket-holders by the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Len Pasquarelli reports 29 years of "inconsistent play and broken promises" leave the Falcons as "the league's most unloved 4-1 team" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 10/8)....The Celtics are paying former General Partner Alan Cohen $260,000 for the next three years to be a consultant. Cohen sold his shares in the club for anywhere from $14-20M. Will McDonough notes Cohen's falling-out with the club, and sees his new role as "a consultant you don't talk to" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/7)....The Stars' honeymoon in Dallas is "about to come to an end," writes columnist Randy Galloway. He notes the team's failure to improve makes selling them "as difficult as the spelling" of Nikolai Borschevsky, one of the team's new additions (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/7)....In Milwaukee, Tom Haudricourt notes that of the eight teams to make it to baseball's postseason, only the Red Sox had a payroll of less than $30M (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/8).