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Published July 23, 1996
CA Gov. Pete Wilson signed a bill last week to allow Sacramento to create a Baseball Authority which will attempt to lure an MLB team and build a new stadium (PHILLY DAILY NEWS, 7/20)....The Lightning will play their first game in the new Ice Palace on October 20 against the Rangers (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 7/23)....The city of Orlando has announced a joint venture with the FunLeague Group, Inc. to build a two-building complex next to the Citrus Bowl that will house a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena and two NHL regulation size rinks for ice-skating and in-line skating (City of Orlando).