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  • PGA TOUR EYES STOP IN SEATTLE AT NICKLAUS-DESIGNED COURSE

              PGA Tour VP Duke Butler puts Seattle's chances of
         becoming a Tour stop in '99 at "about" 90% and says the
         search for corporate sponsors is under way, according to
         Craig Smith of the SEATTLE TIMES.  Butler: "We're going to
         go straight forward on the Seattle path at least until June
         1 or so.  If we have corporate support by then, we're
         definitely coming there for an August event in 1999."  The 
         Tour is looking for a single sponsor to step forward with
         about $2M for title sponsorship, or it would search for
         "three or four" presenting sponsors (SEATTLE TIMES, 3/18).  
    
    

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  • ST. LOUIS EXPECTS WINDFALL FROM REGIONAL, EYES FINAL FOUR

              The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Center estimates
         that this weekend's NCAA Men's Midwest Regional Tournament
         should generate about $2.5M in fan spending, according to
         Dan Hieb of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH.  Between 10,000 and
         11,000 visitors are expected for the tournament, meaning
         each out-of-town fan will spend $227-$250 on hotel rooms,
         dinners and travel once in St. Louis (POST-DISPATCH, 3/19). 
              HOPES FOR A FINAL FOUR: St. Louis is one of five cities
         in the running to hold the Final Four in either 2003, 2004
         or 2005, and the "success of the regional will help" the
         NCAA make its decision.  Other cities being considered are
         Atlanta, Indianapolis, New Orleans and San Antonio.  A nine-
         member NCAA selection committee will pick the Final Four
         sites in June, and three of those nine are in St. Louis this
         week (Christopher Carey, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 3/19).
    
    

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