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Published February 15, 1996
After an initial ticket surge created by Magic Johnson's return to the Lakers, there has been no rush to buy tickets further into the season. Bob Steiner, a spokesperson for Lakers Owner Jerry Buss, said the same thing happened when Johnson returned as coach in '94 (L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL, 2/5 issue)....The Sabres announce ticket prices for seats in the new Marine Midland Arena today. Buffalo's BUSINESS FIRST reports top club seating will go for $59 per seat, about $9 more per seat than gold levels at the Aud. Lower seats, equivalent to current Red or lower Blue seats at the Aud, will go for $40 per game while visitor's end lower bowl seats will go for $32 per seat. In the upper level, seats will start at $24 and drop to $10 (BUSINESS FIRST, 2/15)....The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have told the CFL they are in for the '96 season, but only if they can solve financial woes through the sale of 20,000 season tickets. Their business plan is called "Third and Long" (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 2/15).