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FRANCHISE NOTES: DEVILS/NJSEA NEED MORE TALK TIME
Published October 13, 1995
Although the Devils and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority were granted a 30-day extension on their September 15 deadline to come up with a lease agreement to keep the team in New Jersey through the 2006-2007 season, there is still no agreement and it "appears" both sides will seek another extension (N.Y. POST, 10/13)...."Frustrated by low attendance" the Florida Panthers are adding more seats to their "Panther Pack" tickets. The "Panther Pack" seats were the last three rows behind the nets and now will include the last six rows. The additional seats were originally priced at $20, and now will cost $9. The prices will run through Oct. (Dave Joseph, Ft. Lauderdale SUN SENTINEL, 10/13)....The $113.25M sale of the Kings to Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz officially closed Thursday (L.A. TIMES, 10/13)....The Stars drew only 13,491 fans Thursday, "well below" last year's 16,729 average (Tim Cowlishaw, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/13)....San Jose Mayor Susan Hammer said she believes the city's $43M offer to lure the Warriors from Oakland is enough to "close the deal -- but she refused to rule out a higher cost to the taxpayers" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 10/13).