Red Sox Willing To Go Over Luxury Tax Threshold NHL, NHLPA Aim For Big Money World Cup Hurricanes Seeing Smaller Crowds So Far Orlando City's Rawlins Still A Fan First Columbus Approves $250,000 For All-Star Game Franchise Notes Reds Upgrading GABP Ahead Of All-Star Game Red Sox Spend Big With Ramirez, Sandoval Wayne Gretzky Returns To IMG Flames Close To Arena Announcement?
Published January 9, 1998
The Pirates, "seeking revenue to help with operating expenses, could become the first" MLB team to offer public shares of a team. Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy: "It's an option we're examining. But right now, it's very much in the research stage" (USA TODAY, 1/9)....A Philadelphia group which "apparently" is interested in buying the Vikings toured the Metrodome on Wednesday. The group consisted of "five or six men" whose names "were not revealed" (PIONEER PRESS, 1/9)....The Eagles "put an abrupt end" yesterday to speculation that Ron Jaworski would join the Eagles' front office, and made it "emphatically clear they have no interest" in hiring the ESPN analyst (DAILY NEWS, 1/9). HOCKEY: The NHL Nashville Predators "must sell nearly 6,000 season-ticket packages in the next 82 days" to fulfill its expansion requirement or it will "forfeit" its deposit and franchise. Predators Chair Craig Leipold said that more than 6,100 season tickets had been sold as of Wednesday (Mult., 1/9)....The IHL Chicago Wolves have a .756 winning percentage, but their 7,945 average attendance "is the lowest in the franchise's four-year history midway through a season." Wolves Chair Don Levin: "Our attendance is always lower until football is over" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 1/9).