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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 30 / 14

The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Matthew Futterman writes of F1 driver Lewis Hamilton , "One day, even though he enjoys his current U.S. anonymity, Hamilton says he wouldn't mind being Beckham , or Michael Jordan or Roger Federer , an icon of sports, fashion, music – he has been toying around w...

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09/12/96
PAT THEMSELVES ON THE BACK? GIANTS LEASE THANKS TO CHRONICLE

After reportedly learning that the S.F. Chronicle was about to print a story on how "badly" the 3 1/2 month-old lease negotiations were going, the city and MLB Giants have "brokered a tentative deal o

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco Giants

09/12/96
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER STADIUM PLAN IN HOUSTON

A new financing plan is "emerging" for a downtown baseball stadium in Houston which includes "possibly razing" the Astrodome and erecting a football stadium in its place, three sources confirmed to Jo

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros

09/12/96
STADIUM NOTES

Redskins Owner Jack Kent Cooke has guaranteed Navy and Notre Dame $1M each for their ''98 game to be played at the 78,600-seat stadium being built in Prince George''s County, MD (WASHINGTON POST,9/12)

Tags: Facilities, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins

09/12/96
PRIVATE MONEY TO PAY FOR PROPOSED CARDS HOUSE OF CARDS?

Private interests would pay about 75% of the cost for a proposed Cardinals East Valley domed sports complex, according to Paul Giblin of the MESA TRIBUNE. The facility is envisioned as the "main compo

Tags: Facilities, NFL

09/11/96
NEW BALLPARK FOR TWINS ON DECK?

Minneapolis officials have identified five downtown sites where a retractable-domed stadium, which would cost "at least" $300M, could be located, according to Jay Weiner in the Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUN

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings

09/11/96
STADIUM NOTES

A ban on smoking in McNichols Sports Arena takes effect this Sunday. Smokers will now be forced to two areas outside the arena (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS,9/10)....In L.A., city officials are reportedly unit

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots, NFL

09/11/96
BALDWIN PREDICTS PENGUINS ACCORD ON IGLOO SOON

Penguins Owner Howard Baldwin "predicted" that he would reach a "comprehensive plan" with the city and county commissioners on all Civic Arena-related issues, including whether a new downtown facility

Tags: Facilities, Pittsburgh Penguins

09/11/96
JUST WHEN THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE: PRO PLAYER PARK CHANGES AGAIN

Pro Player unveiled a new logo and a name change of the Dolphins and Marlins home to Pro Player Stadium. In explaining the change from Pro Player Park, Pro Player President Doug Kelly said, "In the cr

Tags: Facilities, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, NBC

09/11/96
ALL IS SUNNY FOR PANTHERS ARENA LAND BUY

The Broward County Commission unanimously agreed Tuesday to buy 135 acres near the Sawgrass Mills mall in Sunrise to build an arena for the Panthers, according to Meg James in the MIAMI HERALD. Lennar

Tags: Facilities

09/10/96
GIANTS CHASE DOWN FUNDS FOR A NEW BALLPARK

Chase Securities Inc., a subsidiary of the Chase Manhattan Corp., was chosen to arrange $140M in financing for a new S.F. Giants ballpark, in what Chase calls "the largest project financing ever" for

Tags: Facilities, HOK Sports, MLB

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