ESPN Set To Cancel "The Sports Reporters" Super Bowl Ticket Sales Lower Than In Years Past Race Of Champions Draws Light Crowd Grand Slam Tennis Gets Fans Access At Events Baseball HOF Expecting Another Large Crowd Squash Execs Buoyed By N.Y. Event Attendance Schefter Steps Down From Pac Pro Football Role Van Pelt, King Discuss Evolution Of "SportsCenter" College Baseball Raising ALS Awareness At Fenway Australian Open Deals With Heavy Crowds
EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES
Published November 20, 1997
ABC has been negotiating to lease space for "Good Morning America" in a 33-story building on Broadway in Times Square. The plan "would include an ESPN-sports themed restaurant" (Peter Johnson, USA TODAY, 11/20)... ...BRANDWEEK's Terry Lefton reports that Sugar Bowl sponsor Nokia has extended its exposure around the New Year as it has signed on to put its name on a live John Mellencamp concert on VH-1 on New Year's Eve from 10:30pm-1:00am. The Marketing Arm in Dallas is handling (BRANDWEEK, 11/17 issue)....Total Soccer, the country's largest indoor soccer facility, will open December 26 in Wixom, MI. The $9M, 38- acre complex features four soccer fields and can host soccer, football, lacrosse, and as co-Owner Robert Scheuer says, "even conventions" (DETROIT NEWS, 11/20).