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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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HAWKS, CITY REACH DEAL ON NEW DOWNTOWN ARENA

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, NHL, Time Warner

11/04/96
DETROIT DEVELOPER REJECTS $6M OFFER FOR PROPERTY

Detroit developer Chuck Forbes rejected an offer of "significantly more" than $6M for the property needed to build the twin stadiums in Detroit, according to David Shepardson of the DETROIT NEWS. Acco

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities

11/01/96
HOUSTON STADIUM BACKERS TRY TO CHANGE SPIN ON TUESDAY'S VOTE

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Facilities, Houston Astros, NFL

11/01/96
LESSON NUMBER ONE: DON'T YANK STAN KASTEN'S CHAIN.

Negotiations scheduled for today on Atlanta''s $215M downtown Hawks arena project were "abruptly" canceled and said to be on "life support," according to Unger & Saporta in the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. H

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, Time Warner

11/01/96
FACING SERIOUS HEAT, ARISON REVAMPS ARENA FINANCING

An announcement is expected today on a new financing plan for a Heat arena, in which the team would pay for the construction, according to two sources cited by Don Finefrock of the MIAMI HERALD. One s

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

11/01/96
MOTOWN NEEDS A SOLO ACT TO JOIN THE GROUP LAND SALE

In Detroit, nine of 10 "key" landowners in the proposed Lions and Tigers side-by-side stadiums site in downtown Detroit have agreed to sell, but the lone holdout has created a "major obstacle," accord

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities

11/01/96
SWEET DEAL FOR LA ARENA?

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Tags: Facilities

10/31/96
HAWK TALK: WILL ARENA PROPOSAL SHIFT TO COBB COUNTY?

Turner Broadcasting System officials indicated that if a deal to build a $215M downtown basketball arena for the Hawks isn''t reached within a week, plans could "unravel," according to Unger & Saporta

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, NHL, Time Warner

10/31/96
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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Facilities, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Heat, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

10/30/96
NL'S COLEMAN TO HOUSTON VOTERS: ASTROS IN YOUR HANDS

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Tags: Bank of America, Facilities, hp, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets

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