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FRANCHISE NOTES: HOUSTON LAW FIRMS SHOWS ASTROS SPIRIT
Published November 28, 1995
The law firm of H.D. Caldwell, Jr. & Associates, LLP, has declared its support of the Astros by donating four season tickets to the Texas Children's Hospital and creating an employee incentive plan that could generate up to 2000 additional fans during the '96 season (Caldwell & Assoc.). ....In L.A., Helene Elliott notes Stars Owner Norm Green will not be missed: "He was brash and rude and cried over the terms of his lease at Reunion Arena from the moment he arrived in Dallas. The NHL needs owners with deeper pockets -- and stronger credentials -- than Green" (L.A. TIMES, 11/28)....A FINANCIAL WORLD report examines large companies owning sports franchises. Pablo Galarza examines Viacom's sale of the Knicks and Rangers and Anheuser-Busch's intention to sell the Cardinals (FW, 12/5 issue)....The IHL Grand Rapids Griffin announced ticket prices for their inaugural season in '96-97. Single game prices range from $5-22. Season tickets range from $258-946 (Griffins)....The Orioles and NationsBank have teamed up to give fans a "Birdwatching Loan" to pay for season tickets (WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL, 11/30 issue).