Quote of the Day

"This is a payment for a service. This is not a subsidy. ... We are keeping our community arena open for business. We are keeping that arena generating revenue."
-- Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, on the city agreeing to pay the NHL up to an additional $25M for the Coyotes to stay another year. (AP, 5/11)
Wednesday May 11, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 167 Print This Issue

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  • We're Jamming

    Ramsey County unveiled stadium plan one day after Minneapolis

    The Vikings and Ramsey County (Minn.) announced an agreement yesterday to "build a $1 billion football stadium with a retractable roof in Arden Hills, capping a furious day of last-minute negotiations and brushing aside concerns from Gov. Mark Dayton and others that the project may be seriously flawed," according to a front-page piece by Kaszuba, Olson & Duchschere of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf attended yesterday's announcement, a day after no team officials participated in Minneapolis' unveiling of a plan for a stadium on the current Metrodome site. Wilf said, "We believe we have selected the ideal site here in Arden Hills. This establishes a venue for the next generation that our kids and ourselves can be ...

  • Get Up, Stand Up

    Glendale agrees to pay NHL $25M to keep the Coyotes from relocating.

  • Stir It Up

    New Islanders arena proposal would keep the club on Long Island through '45.

  • Countdown To Liftoff

    Jim Crane's deal for Astros could be done by next week.

  • Pays To Pay

    ESPN hopeful Olympics would lead to increase in affiliate fees.

  • November Madness

    Gus Johnson to be lead college football announcer for Fox.

  • Expensive To Own

    NCAA pays Intersport over $17M for sole ownership of "March Madness" trademark.

  • Redemption Song

    Preakness officials say Kegasus marketing effort helped ticket sales increase 17%.

  • A Familiar Position

    Rooneys rank atop ESPN.com's NFL owner power rankings.

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