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REMEMBER THE HEMISFAIR! NBA, SAN ANTONIO REDO ALL-STAR PLAN

     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).
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