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01/15/97
IS SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS EYEING COCA-COLA AND $30M SMILES?

Speedway Motorsports Inc. "expects to ink the richest corporate naming rights deal ever for its new Texas track," according to Erik Spanberg in the Charlotte BUSINESS JOURNAL. SMI officials "expect" t

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, Facilities, R J Reynolds, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

01/14/97
CITY PANEL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES L.A. ARENA PLAN

The L.A. City Council''s Ad Hoc Committee on the L.A. Arena Proposal unanimously approved a taxpayer-assisted, privately owned and operated arena project for downtown L.A., according to Jean Merl of t

Tags: Facilities

01/14/97
BASEBALL A SMOKIN' TOPIC IN MINNESOTA?

MN Gov. Arne Carlson "is expected" to propose a dime increase in the cigarette tax to help pay for a new $354M Twins stadium, according to Robert Whereatt in the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Carlson''s s

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins

01/14/97
DADE COUNTY NOT TAKING ANY HEAT ON ARENA DEAL?

The Heat spent $3.7M last year to defeat a referendum against their new arena on Biscayne Bay, and now the team wants to count that money as part of the cost of building the arena, according to Don Fi

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

01/14/97
STADIUM NOTES

The NCAA men''s basketball committee is "refusing to consider" the Rose Garden in Portland, OR, as a potential site for a regional NCAA tournament round due to the state''s legal sports action lottery

Tags: Facilities, NCAA

01/13/97
ARE PLANS FOR SEAHAWKS STADIUM A LOST CAUSE?

"Nobody in Olympia [WA] is enthusiastic about the prospects" of Paul Allen''s chances for success with the Seahawks new stadium, according to Ed Penhale in the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER. Allen, who h

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures

01/13/97
STADIUM NOTES

Due to delays in choosing a site, the proposed new L.A. arena to be shared by the Kings and Lakers won''t be ready to open in the fall of ''99, as originally planned. The arena will likely open in the

Tags: Facilities, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Twins

01/13/97
FOXBORO'S BLACKOUT ADDS TO NEW PATS' STADIUM ARGUMENTS

An "inexpensive line fuse" burned out during play of the AFC Championship game yesterday, and play was suspended for eleven minutes due to darkness, according to Kevin Paul Dupont of the BOSTON GLOBE.

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, NBC, New England Patriots, NFL, Walt Disney

01/13/97
JACK MURPHY EXPANSION UNDER FIRE; CITY LOOKS TO MOVE AHEAD

San Diego City Manager Jack McGrory said the city "has no intention of halting construction" at Jack Murphy Stadium, despite "growing community opposition and second thoughts by some council members,"

Tags: Facilities

01/13/97
MARINERS DEADLINE TODAY: CITY COUNCIL TAKES ONE MORE SHOT

"Faced with a realization that today''s Mariner-imposed deadline can''t be met," the Seattle City Council has asked the team for more time to come up with a financial compromise, according to Heath Fo

Tags: Facilities

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