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Published January 27, 2006
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RETURN FLIGHT: Hornets coach Byron Scott on Thursday elaborated on previous statements in which he expressed a desire to return to Oklahoma City for the ’06-07 season. Scott: “I think we have an obligation to be back to New Orleans when economically they can support a team. And the reason I said I feel comfortable here (in Oklahoma City) and would like to play here next year, is because I don’t see that happening next year. I really don’t think they’ll have the residency, the economics to support a second franchise” (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 1/27).
MLB TICKETS: The White Sox have sold over 20,000 season tickets for the first time in franchise history. Full-season renewals were close to 100% (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/27)....The Pirates have sold 8,900 full-season equivalent ticket packages, compared to 9,250 in ’05. Group ticket sales “are pacing 29,000 ahead of the same point last year, when such tickets totaled 350,000.” The ’06 All-Star Game at PNC Park “has been a significant factor in the season-ticket increase” (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 1/27).