NHL, NHLPA Aim For Big Money World Cup Roberts Challenges Silver As She Settles In Up-And-Coming Drivers Lack Sponsorship Deadline Looms Over ATP Prize Money Dispute Orlando City's Rawlins Still A Fan First Plans Advance For DC Soccer Stadium LPGA Finishes Season On High Note Goodell Won't Hear Peterson Appeal Sources: Manfred To Merge MLB's Business League Notes
SBD/2/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published July 2, 1996
MLS was the focus of positive profiles over the weekend. Average attendance was 20,883 as of last Saturday. Despite the higher than expected revenues and a salary cap, MLS Commissioner Doug Logan said they will lose a "substantial" amount of money this year and next. Logan also termed K.C., Tampa and Denver "soft cities" (N.Y. TIMES, 6/30). L.A. Galaxy GM Danny Villanueva: "I like where we're at" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 6/30)....Arena Football has added Fox 40 Int'l -- one of the world's largest manufacturers of whistles -- as a league sponsor. The company will be title sponsor of the AFL's "Official of the Year Award" (AFL)....The IRL and Indianapolis' National City Bank Indiana have established a special finance program to help IRL teams purchase new cars and engines in '97. The bank will loan up to 75% of the cost, with teams paying back interest only for six months (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 6/29). ....FIFA will stick with a 32-team field for the 2002 World Cup Finals, despite Japanese officials' requests to increase that number (KYODO NEWS, 6/30)....The N.Y. TIMES profiles NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series, "the fastest growing race series in the country" (N.Y. TIMES, 7/2).