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LOOKING TO TISCH: GIANTS CO-OWNER THE "POINT MAN" ON NFLX
Published May 11, 1998
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has asked Giants co- Owner Bob Tisch to be the "point man" on the league's new NFLX interactive entertainment centers, according to Mike Freeman of the N.Y. TIMES. The venture, which the league has plans to place in seven to 10 cities, "could cost more than" $50M, but "is expected to produce a lot more revenue than that." Freeman wrote that it "should come as no surprise that Tagliabue looked to Tisch," as he served on the league's Finance and Super Bowl committees, "two of the most important in the league." Freeman added that Tagliabue "trusts" Tisch, who "has quietly developed into a major player in the N.F.L., one of the most respected owners in the league" (Mike Freeman, N.Y. TIMES, 5/10). NFLX: The league has partnered with St. Joe Corp. on NFLX and St. Joe VP/Corporate Communications Jerry Ray said the centers "will probably be in both suburban and urban locations and will contain restaurants, retail shops, entertainment, and some museum-type elements." The centers' trial run will be in N.Y., followed by S.F., Orlando and Boston (Lisa Krakowka, AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHIC, 5/98 issue).