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FLUTIE'S SUCCESS CONTINUES TO PUSH BILLS TOWARD SALES GOAL
Published November 2, 1998
The Bills have sold "an average of 104 sideline club seats a day over the past two weeks," leaving them $1.5M shy of their $11M sales goal, which would trigger $63.2M in state funds for renovations to Bills Stadium, according to Leo Roth of the Rochester DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE. The Bills have sold all but five of their 164 proposed luxury boxes and 4,500 of their 6,878 sideline club seats. Roth: "The lease deal seems all but a lock." Bills Treasurer Jeffrey Littmann: "At this pace, we will get it done." Roth wrote that Doug Flutie "Fever and ... wildly popular Tuesday night stadium tours" have helped the sales initiative. Littmann said people are "having a ball" on the weekly stadium tours. (Rochester DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, 11/1). The BUFFALO NEWS' Gene Warner wrote that almost 300 prospective club-seat buyers "flocked" to last week's stadium tour and "bought 188 club seats on the spot" (BUFFALO NEWS, 11/1). A SHORT STORY: ABC's Jon Frankel profiled Bills QB Doug Flutie on Friday's "World News Tonight." Frankel: "'Flutie Flakes' are flying off the shelves. ... Who says nice guys finish last? Score one for the little guys" (ABC, 10/30). But Don Imus said he was "sick" of the attention toward Flutie: "We're sick of the Flutie Flakes thing, we're sick of all of that" ("Imus in the Morning," MSNBC, 11/2).