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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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07/31/96
BOWLEN FLIRTING WITH RETRACTABLE ROOF

Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen is considering adding a retractable roof to the team''s proposed new stadium, reports Adam Schefter of the DENVER POST. Bowlen feels a retractable roof will allow Denver to lu

Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities

07/31/96
ROCKETS SIMMER ON LAUNCHING PAD IN SEARCH FOR NEW ARENA

After seven months of "tenuous negotiations," Rockets Owner Les Alexander "called a halt" to discussions about building a new arena for the club, according to the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Alexander and IHL

Tags: Facilities, Houston Rockets, NHL

07/30/96
STADIUM NOTES

In an attempt to avoid a local TV blackout, the Panthers on Wednesday will attempt to sell 3,500 tickets to the team''s premiere game against the Bears Saturday night. The unsold tickets originally we

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities

07/30/96
COST TO REBUILD CITRUS BOWL LOWER THAN EXPECTED

Turning the Citrus Bowl into a "top-notch" 72,000-seat NFL stadium could cost Orange County as little as $5.94M a year for 30 years in bond payments, according to a financing plan presented to the Cen

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

07/30/96
THE PLOT THICKENS IN SKYDOME CATERING LAWSUIT

The $55M breach of contract suit filed by Toronto-based caterer Bitove Corp. against SkyDome also names SkyDome owner InterBrew SA, Blue Jays'' President Paul Beeston and stadium executives Lawrence D

Tags: Facilities, Toronto Blue Jays

07/29/96
STADIUM NOTES

With PA Gov. Tom Ridge''s stadium task force on the verge of issuing its report, Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie met with Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell last week to "make his case" that if only one new fac

Tags: Chicago Bears, ESPN, Facilities, New York Yankees, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

07/29/96
URBAN WITHDRAWAL: GOTTA HAVE PEPSI CENTER IN THE 'BURBS?

Ascent Entertainment, owner of the Nuggets and Avalanche, has threatened to build the planned $150M Pepsi Center in the Denver suburbs if "bickering" between the city and company does not end, accordi

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, PepsiCo

07/29/96
SKYDOME CATERER TO GET THE HEAVE-HO?

SkyDome has threatened to evict its food caterer, Bitove Corp., as early as August 3 after claiming the company is charging too much in the dome''s "fine-catering" areas, according to the Toronto GLOB

Tags: Facilities, McDonalds

07/29/96
ROAD SIGNS NOT CONSIDERED ERICSSON ADS

The NC Dept. of Transportation has ruled that signs directing fans to Ericsson Stadium are not advertisements for the telecom company, according to the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. DOT official Tom Thrower: "W

Tags: Facilities, NFL

07/26/96
CHARLOTTE WEAVES TANGLED WEB WITH UNSOLD PSL'S

The Panthers have yet to sell 4,000 PSLs at Ericsson Stadium, which at $3,000 each, leave the team without $12M to pay for its $187M stadium, according to Jon Hechinger of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. One

Tags: Facilities, News Corp./Fox, NFL

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