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DEBUT OF JACK KENT COOKE STADIUM SHOWS CLUB SEATS UNSOLD

          About 2,000 of the 15,000 premium club seats at the
     Redskins' new Jack Kent Cooke Stadium were "still not sold"
     for yesterday's inaugural game, according to Thomas Heath of
     the WASHINGTON POST.  The seats, priced at $99-199 per game,
     are for sale under five, seven, or ten-year leases.  Home
     games "will continue to be" on TV despite the unsold seats,
     since club seats do not count under the NFL blackout policy. 
     Redskins' Dir. of PR Mike McCall said the seats "will be
     sold by the end of the season" (WASHINGTON POST, 9/15).
          REVIEWS ARE IN: In DC, Frank Ahrens reviews the new
     facility, writing the "most important test of any football
     stadium is how well, and comfortably, it lets the fans watch
     the game.  Here, Cooke Stadium shines"(WASHINGTON POST,
     9/15).  But in Baltimore, Vito Stellino called it, "Giants
     Stadium with more premium seats.  It has a dated, obsolete
     look with no special touches" (Baltimore SUN, 9/14).
          PRIVATE VS. PUBLIC: In Baltimore, Jon Morgan wrote on
     stadium financing, adding while it's "too soon to declare a
     trend," private financing has "sneaked" into several stadium
     deals.  NFL Senior VP/League & Dev. Roger Goodell said that
     while all-private financing is "possible ... it's very
     difficult to structure a stadium deal that does not have a
     public component to it" (Baltimore SUN, 9/14).

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