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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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01/31/97
ON ARENA SALES TAX, BUSH SAYS HE'S NOT GONNA DO IT

TX Gov. George Bush said he opposes any attempt to raise the local sales-tax gap to build sports facilities, according to Todd Gillman of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Bush''s stance "threatens a pending a

Tags: Dallas Stars, Facilities, Southwest Sports Group

01/31/97
PAUL ALLEN'S TEAM GETS GRILLED IN OLYMPIA

Paul Allen''s lobbying team seeking $300M for a new Seahawks stadium was greeted at the WA Legislature yesterday with a "barrage of queries and doubts," according to Rachel Zimmerman in today''s SEATT

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Facilities, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

01/31/97
SACRAMENTO CITY COUNCIL WRESTLES WITH KINGS DECISION

In Sacramento, some members of the eight-person City Council "appear to be reluctant to make a call on the issue" of a $70M loan to keep the NBA Kings in town, according to Tony Bizjak in the SACRAMEN

Tags: Facilities, Sacramento Kings

01/31/97
STADIUM NOTES

San Diego Mayor Susan Golding is trying to "persuade" Chargers Owner Alex Spanos to "renegotiate" some of the "least popular aspects" of the team''s new stadium lease. Golding did not "sound optimisti

Tags: Facilities, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Brewers, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers

01/31/97
BROWN JOINS 49ERS TO ASK FOR $100M BOND MEASURE

S.F. Mayor Willie Brown and the 49ers are "expected" to ask the city Board of Supervisors Monday to place a $100M bond measure on the June ballot to help pay for the team''s new $300M stadium and reta

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers

01/30/97
DENVER MAYOR, ASCENT MEET BUT NO RESULTS FROM PEPSI SUMMIT

Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and Ascent Entertainment President Charlie Lyons met for eight hours Wednesday but couldn''t settle negotiations over the proposed Pepsi Center arena, according to a repor

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, PepsiCo

01/30/97
PENNY-WISE TASK FORCE EYES ORLANDO ARENA EXPANSION

The Orlando Arena Task Force has finalized a contract with Convention, Sports and Leisure Int''l (CSL) whereby CSL will provide a feasibility analysis for revenue opportunities and enhancements with r

Tags: Facilities, MLB, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

01/30/97
NATIONWIDE ON THE SIDE OF COLUMBUS ARENA PROJECT

Nationwide Insurance Enterprise will donate $17.5M in revenues from a parking garage to the proposed arena and stadium complex in Columbus, according to Steve Wright in the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. With the

Tags: Columbus Crew, ECHL, Facilities, MLS, Nationwide Insurance, NHL

01/30/97
NO BENGALS-REDS CINERGY WHILE NEW BALLPARK IS BUILT

Hamilton County Commissioner Bob Bedinghaus "ruled out" Wednesday any possibility that the Reds would play in a new Bengals stadium while a new ballpark is constructed, according to Anne Michaud in th

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Facilities

01/30/97
NFL THREATENED WITH ANTITRUST LAWSUIT IN SAN DIEGO

San Diego attorney Mike Aguirre yesterday threatened to file an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, according to Barry Bloom in the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Aguirre claimed that the NFL is "treading on

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Facilities, NFL, San Diego Chargers

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