Authority Member Blasts Penguins Civic Arena Efforts NHL's Oly Participation, CBA Still Linked? Canucks Set To Debut Bar At Rogers Arena NHL, Apple In Late Stages Of Partnership Talks Indian Wells Renovation Nearing Completion Kentucky Gov. Discusses Yum! Center Plan Orioles Not Interested In Bautista Due To Likeability Billboards Outside Nationals Park Pass First Vote Reebok Confirms Move Of HQ To Boston Budget-Conscious Yanks Bring Back Closer
Published March 3, 1997
In Minneapolis, Sid Hartman reports there "are strong indications that the state Legislature will not approve the $51 million St. Paul needs to remodel the Civic Center to get an NHL team. If not, look for the Minneapolis City Counsel to come up with a new financial plan for the Target Center," to make room for the T'Wolves and a new NHL team to play there (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 3/2)....The STAR TRIBUNE's Jay Weiner examines the Twins' ballpark deal with the state owning 49% of the team: "Aside from the philosophical arguments are the complex financial questions about whether such an arrangement is a good investment. The answers have much to do with the future appreciation of baseball teams" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 3/1)....The MLB Giants have asked permission to increase prices this season on about 20% on food and drinks at Candlestick Park. S.F.'s Recreation and Park Commission "must consider the request -- made by the Giants on behalf of its concessionaire, Volume Services. Under city policy, the request must be granted as long as it is 'reasonable'" (S.F. EXAMINER, 3/1).