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Published September 16, 1997
MLB: Walt Disney Chair Michael Eisner and Edison CEO John Bryson jointly announced the naming of Edison International Field of Anaheim yesterday (Edison). The deal represents a 20-year, $2.5M total sponsorship package (Barbara Kingsley, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 9/16). NHL: The Kiel Center plans to sell naming rights to the arena. Clark Enterprises Chair Jerry Ritter hopes to have the new name "in place" by the start of the '98-99 hockey season (ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL, 9/15 issue). ...KC-based Heinlein + Schrock Architecture has been selected to design Nationwide Arena - the new NHL arena for downtown Columbus, OH. The 18,500-seat, $120M arena is set to open in August 2000 (Heinlein + Schrock Architecture). NFL: In AZ, the East Valley Partnership is interested in a natural-grass playing surface that can be moved in and out of the building on a rail system for its proposed retractable roof multipurpose facility (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 9/13)....The Redskins agreed to "modify" their elaborate color-coded parking plan at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium after state and local officials said that delays in sorting permit-holders held up traffic before Sunday's inaugural game. In all, 6,200 people rode shuttle buses from Metro stations to the stadium (Pan & Fehr, WASHINGTON POST, 9/16). NBA: Mavericks execs said they are "on schedule" to place an arena development proposal before city council members "within a month," but they still won't say which city council will be receiving their arena plan (David Markiewicz, FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 9/15).