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SBD/July 15, 2011/Franchises
Published July 15, 2011
FLOCKING TO THE PENGUINS: In Pittsburgh, Rob Rossi reports a "wide-ranging survey of 545 Pennsylvanians by Public Policy Polling" found that the Penguins were the state's "most popular team among fans ages 18 to 29 -- a coveted demographic among advertisers." The Penguins received 27% of the vote in the demo, with the Steelers second at 22%. Thirty-eight percent of all polled chose the Steelers as the most popular team in the state, followed by the Phillies at 22%. The Penguins and Eagles each received 12% of the vote, while the Pirates received 6% (Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 7/15).
PACKING A BITE: T'Wolves President Chris Wright said that the team "has sold 7,000 new season ticket packages in the past three weeks, following the signing" of G Ricky Rubio (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/15).