Rams' Move To L.A. Unlikely For '15 Drake Continues Working On Raptors' Rebrand Vinik Unveils Building Plan Near Amalie Arena 49ers Cut McDonald Following Assault Probe Stars' Gaglardi Purchases Team's AHL Affiliate Franchise Notes White Sox' Tix Sales Spike Spurs More Moves Sharks On Verge Of 10th Straight Non-Sellout Kings' Ranadive Explains Role In Firing Malone AFL Pittsburgh Power Shut Down
Published September 26, 1997
GENERAL: The Lightning will donate 10% of all ticket revenue from their home opener October 1, to the Children's Cancer Center in a tribute to Lightning C John Cullen who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last March (Lightning)....In Seattle, Blaine Newnham wrote that drawing 3 million fans for the season "is a big deal," and that the Mariners "will be close" to 3.2 million. Team President Chuck Armstrong said that the team "will make money" for the first time its 20-year history (SEATTLE TIMES, 9/25).... Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford, on the team's financial state: "The situation isn't quite as bad as the perception. If we draw 10,000, we'll lose about the same as we lost in Hartford last season" (HARTFORD COURANT, 9/26).