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Published September 3, 2009
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LOW CASH FLOW: In Manchester, Matt Scott reports EPL club West Ham United lost more than $61M (all figures US) for FY '08, which was "covered by an injection" of $49.9M of cash from former team Owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson's holding company, and $27.8M of "new loans negotiated with the banks in January 2008." The team also has "net debt and contingent liabilities approaching" $163M (Manchester GUARDIAN, 9/3).
RE-IGNITING THE FIRE: In Calgary, Randy Sportak notes the Flames have "gone retro for their 30th season in Calgary, unveiling a third jersey." The uniform is a "replica to the one used when the team arrived from Atlanta in 1980 and used until the mid-1990s." The Flames will wear the uniforms, featuring red helmets, gloves and pants, "during five games this year." The team also will "wear a patch denoting their 30th year in the city" (CALGARY SUN, 9/3).
HITTING THE MARK: The Brewers yesterday announced that they have sold three million tickets for the second consecutive year. The Brewers have sold out 27 games this season at Miller Park, and through 65 games have a total season attendance of 2,480,233. Their average home attendance of 38,157 "currently ranks eighth" among the 30 MLB teams (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 9/3).