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Published November 2, 1998
The Seahawks have sold 50,000 season tickets this season, increasing their base from an all-time low of 31,000 in '96 (Seahawks)....In Long Beach, Scott French reported that the MLS Galaxy, recently acquired by Philip Anschutz, will use the NHL Kings, Lakers and Staples Center marketing departments, their relationship with Fox Sports and the Dodgers to help promote the team. Galaxy President Tim Leiweke: "We're dedicated to making sure the Galaxy is as important to the community and as successful as the Dodgers, Lakers and Kings" (Long Beach PRESS-TELEGRAM, 11/1)....The Columbus, OH, market was profiled by Frank Fitzpatrick of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER who cited "a rapidly expanding university, a growing and increasingly diverse population, and a longtime hunger for a professional franchise" as a reason it is the newest "sports boom town" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 11/1)....In Pittsburgh, Jan Cerminara of Pool & Spa Outlet, which did $2,960.77 worth of work for the Penguins: "They had to know they were going to file for bankruptcy when they asked us to do the work. I feel like we were scammed" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 10/31).