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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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08/02/96
REDSKINS FACE ANOTHER COURT BATTLE DESPITE STADIUM PROGRESS

Opponents of a new Redskins stadium in Prince George''s County, MD are in court today to challenge a zoning decision permitting the stadium to be built in a residential area. Attorney Stan Brown, repr

Tags: Facilities, Washington Redskins

08/01/96
STADIUM NOTES

Sources say Bears President Michael McCaskey considers the suburb of Hoffman Estates his top alternative for a new stadium if plans for the so-called McDome remain stalled (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/1)....Th

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities

08/01/96
ROUND ONE TO SKYDOME AS BITOVE ORDERED TO LOWER PRICES

SkyDome caterer Bitove Corp. has agreed to lower skybox food and beverage prices after a court ruled they were excessive, according to the TORONTO STAR. The Toronto-based caterer has also agreed to re

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08/01/96
ARENA AD CAMPAIGN HEATS UP IN BIG D

A coalition of local chambers of commerce and civic groups is sponsoring a campaign to convince Mavericks Owner Ross Perot Jr. and Stars Owner Tom Hicks to build their new arena in Dallas, according t

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Facilities, Southwest Sports Group

08/01/96
LACK OF INTERESTED BUYERS RAINING ON GARDEN PARTY

While the auction of Boston Garden memorabilia is scheduled for September 27, the fate of the building itself is "still unknown," according to the BOSTON GLOBE. Joan Vennochi reports only developer Ro

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07/31/96
OAKLAND HOPES AN EXTRA $1M WILL MAKE PRACTICE PERFECT

In an effort to keep the Warriors in town and give local businesses a boost, the City of Oakland is considering paying $1M to help build a downtown practice facility for the team, according to the S.F

Tags: Facilities, Golden State Warriors

07/31/96
TORONTO SUIT UPDATE: AS THE BAVARIAN BEER NUTS TURN

Calling the situation "disastrous" and "severe," SkyDome attorney Thomas Heintzman said the facility faces bankruptcy within three years unless Toronto-based caterer Bitove Corp. lowers prices, accord

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

07/31/96
MILLER PARK ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY?

The Milwaukee Common Council has voted to tentatively lend the Brewers $15M for construction of a new $250M Menomonee Valley ballpark, according to Kenneth Lamke of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The

Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers

07/31/96
WEBB SODA-POPS ASCENT OVER 'BURB THREAT

With a can of Coca-Cola in hand, Denver Mayor Wellington Webb "blasted" Nuggets and Avalanche Owner Ascent Entertainment Group for threatening to move the Pepsi Center to the suburbs, reports Gary Kel

Tags: Coca-Cola, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, PepsiCo

07/31/96
STADIUM NOTES

The Hawks are "down to a few locations" for a new 20,000- seat arena they hope to open near Centennial Olympic Park in ''99. Hawks President Stan Kasten is hopeful the facility will attract an NHL fra

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, NHL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Time Warner

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