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Published December 15, 1995
Jud Perkins, NBA President of Events and Attractions, characterized the league as "satisfied" with the terms of a $200,000 rebate it will receive from the city of San Antonio over a dispute over facilities. The SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS reports the dispute came after the league discovered the city was tearing down HemisFair Arena, which the NBA had planned to use for part of its four-day Jam Session. The NBA estimates it will lose $350,000 by moving events such as All-Star and rookie game practice sessions from the 16,000-seat arena to a temporary 4,000 seat facility at the San Antonio Convention Center. The city had offered the HemisFair Arena to the league as part of its bid to host All-Star Weekend, but has since decided to expand its convention center in place of the HemisFair. The city still plans on profits of $10,400 from the Weekend despite the rebate, which will be given half in cash and half in credits (Jerry Briggs, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 12/15).