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GOODWILL TO GO ON: TURNER TO ANNOUNCE 2001 GAMES

          With this year's Goodwill Games in N.Y. "doing better
     financially" than the first three Games, USA TODAY's Rudy
     Martzke writes that Ted Turner "will go ahead with the fifth
     Goodwill Games."  Turner spokesperson Greg Hughes said the
     announcement will come at a Saturday news conference. The
     first three Games lost "more than" $100M combined.  The next
     Goodwill Games will be held in 2001 -- "to avoid" the 2002
     Olympics -- in either Asia or Australia (USA TODAY, 7/15).
          FIGHT NIGHT: The 5,200-seat Theater at MSG has sold
     "about half" of its tickets for Saturday's Roy Jones Jr.-Lou
     Del Valle fight (Michael Katz, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/15).    
          IN THE ZONE? ESPN Zone Dir of Marketing & Sales Scott
     Dickey said that Philadelphia "is definitely on the list of
     possible expansion cities for the venture," and that the
     criteria for launching in a new city includes population,
     tourism, traffic and, "most importantly, the type of sports
     town."  Zone VP & GM William Freeman: "We think Philadelphia
     is certainly a market that we can find a niche in."  Kevin
     Feeley, a spokesperson for Mayor Ed Rendell, said he "was
     unfamiliar with the Zone moving to Philadelphia," but that
     "the concept seemed appealing" (PHILA. DAILY NEWS, 7/15).  




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