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Published October 5, 1999
A sellout crowd of 23,101 watched the U.S. women's soccer team beat South Korea 5-0 Sunday at Columbus Crew Stadium (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 10/4)....In Pittsburgh, Chuck Finder reported that "plenty of tickets remain" for the kick-off of the Toys 'R' Us Victory Tour, to be held at Civic Arena October 22. Tickets for the event are $35, $27.50 and $18.50, with youth discounts. Event manager SFX set the ticket prices for the event and "initially anticipated sellouts" for the 12-city tour, with a "minimum gross around" $7M. Julie Foudy, on the tour: "With the indoors, you can do a lot more with the fans. It's a lot more intimate. We don't have to start the game right at 7:30. We could talk to the fans" (POST-GAZETTE, 10/4). Meanwhile, Brooke Shields wore a U.S women's soccer jersey in a recent shooting of an episode of NBC's "Suddenly Susan." The episode will air next Monday (U.S. Soccer). BREAKING DOWN GRAVITY: The Gravity Games earned a 2.2/4 overnight Nielsen rating. Among Sunday's numbers: TOP GRAVITY GAMES MARKETS TOP THREE U.S. MARKETS 1) OK City 4.1/8 1) N.Y. 2.1/4 2) San Antonio 3.8/7 2) L.A. 2.9/7 3) St. Louis 3.7/7 3) Chicago 2.2/4 4) Jacksonville 3.6/6 5) Dallas 3.5/6 REAX: NBC Sports Senior VP Jon Miller: "The national overnight ratings are promising. We are encouraged by the initial response on a tough opening weekend and looking forward to continued positive results" (Gravity Games).