Devils Slip To 27th In Attendance Bills Raise Season-Ticket Prices Indians See Slight Increase In Season-Tickets NBA Franchise Notes Franchise Notes Could Bills' Toronto Series Be Shelved For Good? Jags Unveil '14 Season-Ticket Campaign Knicks Fans Planning Rally Against Dolan MLS Red Bulls Struggle To Crack N.Y. Media MLS Franchise Notes
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/March 29, 2011/Franchises
Maloof Upset Over Sacramento Letter Asking Anaheim To End Relocation Talks
Published March 29, 2011
PROTECTING THEIR INTERESTS: In Sacramento, Bizjak & Lillis reported city officials, "saying they are seeking to protect the city financially should the Kings leave town," have "hired a specialist law firm to help enforce a legal requirement that the Kings pay off their $67 million city loan." The City Council will be asked today to "authorize paying Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson up to $150,000 to study and advise the city on its legal ability to force the basketball team to pay off its city loan if the team leaves for Anaheim" (SACBEE.com, 3/28). Dangberg said, "We are protecting the interests of the city of Sacramento and the taxpayers of the city of Sacramento. We are not accusing anybody of doing anything. We are just stating the facts as they are." Dangberg's letter also "dangles the prospect of a lawsuit against Anaheim officials over alleged violations of the powerful California Environmental Quality Act" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 3/29).