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DID DC AND DETROIT PASS THAT STRICT WNBA TICKET TEST?
Published November 7, 1997
Washington Sports & Entertainment has sold 5,268 WNBA season tickets, which tops the league-imposed ticket goal of 3,000 in order to qualify for a team. The NBA Board of Governors meeting next week will officially decide whether to award Washington and Detroit with WNBA expansion franchises for the '98 season (WSE). In DC, Amy Shipley reports that Washington Sports has also "secured the requisite" local TV and radio deals, with Home Team Sports and WRC-AM, respectively. They have also "committed $250,000 to promotional activities" (WASHINGTON POST, 11/7). MOTOWN LOVES ITS HOOPS: In Detroit, Vartan Kupelian writes that the Pistons will announce that they have sold the required 3,000 season tickets. Pistons President Tom Wilson said that the TV and radio deals "are not complete but progress is being made" (DETROIT NEWS, 11/7).