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BUCS FANS STEPPING UP? ORLANDO HALTS MONEY TO COMMISSION
Published November 9, 1995
Through noon yesterday, 28,515 applications for the Bucs' Charter Seat Program had been processed, according to the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES. The number is still "far" from the goal of 50,000, but the Stadium Task Force was happy by the "record- setting financial commitment" thus far. Fans have already committed $19.6M for future tickets and seat deposits, compared with an estimated $9.6M paid this year by 32,000 Bucs season ticket holders. Although the goal is 50,000, Task Force Marketing Dir Pat Hill said, "If we get into the 40s it's going to be very hard for the Glazers to walk away" (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 11/9). Despite "hints" he was not taking the leadership necessary with the Bucs, Tampa Mayor Dick Greco said yesterday he "will do all that is within" his influence to keep the team (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 11/9). ORLANDO: The City of Orlando has ended financial backing of the Orlando Area Sports Commission, stating they must contact the city before opening negotiations with franchises considering relocation (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 11/9).