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Franchise Notes

WNBA Lynx Exec VP Roger Griffith yesterday said that the team has "sold more than 500 new season tickets for the 2014 season after winning the WNBA championship last week." In St. Paul, Tim Leighton noted that "brings the season-tickets base to 3,000 for next season." The Lynx "finished second in league attendance" in '13, averaging 9,381 fans (TWINCITIES.com, 10/14).

THINK PINK: In Jacksonville, Drew Dixon reported the Jaguars this year for the first time are "getting involved in actual fund-raising" for breast cancer awareness. The Jaguars "deck their players in pink cleats, wrist bands and towels," and the team website is "offering team gear that features the pink touches designed to highlight breast cancer awareness." But the organization ultimately is "getting involved in several events, especially over the next week, to help women’s cancer organizations." The Jaguars Women’s Association on Thursday "will host an NFL 101 Workshop for Women at the west Touchdown Club at EverBank Field" (JACKSONVILLE.com, 10/11).

UP IN ARMS: The GUARDIAN's Owen Gibson writes EPL club Arsenal Owner Stan Kroenke this week will "come under pressure for reneging on promises made when he bought the club," with supporters' groups "accusing him of failing to schedule a single meeting with them in more than two years." Four of the main fan groups before Thursday's annual meeting at the Emirates "have written to Kroenke to remind him of the pledge he made in his formal offer document to make it 'a priority to meet with supporters and fan groups in formal and informal settings.'" Kroenke in the document "made a firm commitment to meet fans and his failure to do so has prompted some to consider reporting him to the takeover panel for reneging on his commitment" (GUARDIAN, 10/15).
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