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FACILITY NOTES

          A S.F. CHRONICLE editorial commenting on the Raiders
     holding out on the Coliseum Authority's naming-rights deal
     with UMAX: "The Raiders' extortion ploy is all the more
     ridiculous because they are blowing a chance to get a nice
     windfall of cash and public relations.  Why do they insist
     on treating public officials as the enemy, when all parties
     have a common stake in making this deal work?" (S.F.
     CHRONICLE, 9/22)....Parking at Tropicana Field on game days
     when the Devil Rays begin play in '98 will likely cost $10
     (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 9/22)....The NJ Sports & Exposition
     Authority approved the first phase of an upgrade to the
     Continental Airlines Arena.  Plans call for a new sports bar
     and expanded restaurant, new bathrooms, and other amenities
     at the arena (Bergen RECORD, 9/20)....Arlington
     International Racetrack Owner Richard Duchossois, said his
     track, which is closing October 10, could possibly be home
     to the Bears.  Duchossois: "We're leaving our options open
     until after we close" (SUN-TIMES, 9/21). 

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