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Published January 31, 1996
A "high-ranking" baseball exec confirmed that Belgian brewery Interbrew SA has been granted a two-month extension as short-term owners of the Blue Jays. MLB's original deadline was January 26, but the source said "there's no problem." Jays President Paul Beeston: "They just need more time to ascertain whether they want to keep the ball club" (FINANCIAL POST, 1/30)....MLB's ownership committee has scheduled a 1:00pm conference call to consider the sale of the Pirates to a group led by Kevin McClathcy. If the committee OK's the deal, their recommendation will go to MLB owners for ratification (USA TODAY, 1/31)....The Broncos announced they are raising ticket prices for the second time in three years. The average ticket price for next season will cost $32.71, with an average increase of $3.35 per ticket. The team's increase will generate an extra $2.55M in revenue per season. After the splits with the city and visiting teams, the Broncos will get an extra $1.1M a year (Colorado Springs GAZETTE TELEGRAPH, 1/31)....The Dolphins announced ticket prices will remain the same for the '96 season. Season-ticket prices will stay at $380 ($38 per game) for the low sidelines to $170 in the upper deck. Individual game tickets will range from $20-$43. The price of parking will remain $10 for general lots and $20 for preferred (MIAMI HERALD, 1/31)....The White Sox hold their fourth annual SoxFest this weekend. The team expects around 15,000 fans to attend (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/31).