NASL Team Owner Discusses MLS Plans Portland Bank Signs Unique Deal With Timbers Lightning's Vinik Buys More Land In Tampa Bouchard's Nike Contract Nearing Expiration MLS Cup Finale Sees Audience Bump Rays To Search For New Ballpark Sites MLS Owners To Wait On Expansion Decision Dolphins Expand Reach To Increase Tix Sales Hunter Nickell Departing IMG College ESPN Confident In MLS Cup's Timeslot
SBD/25/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
Published October 25, 1995
FORTUNE has named San Francisco as the best city in the U.S. to do business, displacing New York Among the reasons cited is 3Com's purchase of Candlestick Park naming rights -- "even San Francisco's famed windswept baseball stadium has acquired a techy image" (L.A. TIMES, 10/25).... Cleveland-based IMG is in the process of determining whether or not it will move its world HQs. IMG's downtown Cleveland office space now has 310 employees, double from what it had five year ago (CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS, 10/23 issue).... The New England Revolution, Robert Kraft's Foxboro-based MLS club, has already begun print advertising for '96 tickets. The tagline, "We're in a whole new league," is imposed over a background photo of star Alexi Lalas (BOSTON HERALD, 10/24)....Gillette, sponsor of LPGA Golf Clinics for Women, presented $100,000 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at this week's Gillette LPGA Golf Clinic for women in Dallas (LPGA)....Melville Corp. plans to spin off its toy and footwear divisions, including its 439 Footaction stores which produced $332M in revenue last year (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/25)....The Devil Rays will sponsor a Fanfest at the ThunderDome November 5 that will feature former major leaguers and Q-and-A sessions with team execs. The session will help educate future ticket-holders about the process of selecting tickets for the '98 season (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/25)....The LPGA will host the Women in Golf Summit '95 November 13-15 in Pinehurst, NC (LPGA)....Anna Grego, a 61-year-old grandmother from Shorham, NY, won a '96 Mercury Sable after kicking a 20-yard field goal during halftime of last Sunday's Jets-Dolphins game at the Meadowlands. Grego beat out five other contestants -- all men -- for the car (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/25).