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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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09/03/96
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS FOR ASTROS STADIUM TALKS

The Astros bid for a new ballpark "took two steps forward and one step back," according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. He notes the Harris County Commissioners Court on Friday voted 4-1 to

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros

09/03/96
FATE OF BUCS STOPS HERE? STADIUM VOTE TODAY

Hillsborough County, FL voters will vote today whether to increase the local sales tax from 6.5% to 7% in order to generate money for public works and public safety, school construction and a new $168

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, Green Bay Packers, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

08/30/96
ASTROS TO PAY OVERRUN COSTS FOR STADIUM

Talks between Astros Owner Drayton McLane and Harris County Judge Robert Eckels reached a "major breakthrough," when McLane agreed to take responsibility for cost overruns above $250M, according to Jo

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros, MLB

08/30/96
BUCS GET OK FROM GOVERNMENT ON STADIUM LEASE

The Tampa City Council, as well as the Tampa Sports Authority, approved the lease with the Bucs on a new stadium, according to Joe Henderson of the TAMPA TRIBUNE The council voted 4-2 to approve the 1

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

08/30/96
STADIUM NOTES

Matthew Aguilar of USA TODAY profiles the 72,685-seat $185M Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte. Although he describes all the amenities for the fans, he says "the biggest winners might be the players, who

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Ottawa Senators

08/30/96
POLITICAL FOOTBALL IN SEATTLE: 'HAWKS INVOLVED IN GOV. RACE

A quarrel has "erupted" between Paul Allen and King County in the backdrop of a gubernatorial campaign as County Exec Gary Locke''s letter to the Seahawks becomes the "focus of controversy," according

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

08/29/96
MARLINS TO REMAIN AT PRO PLAYER PARK FOR LONGTERM?

Pro Player''s 10-year, $20M deal to rename Joe Robbie Stadium has "lessened" the chance of Dolphins and Marlins Owner Wayne Huizenga building a baseball-only facility in the near future, according to

Tags: Facilities, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, MLB, NFL

08/29/96
STADIUM NOTES

Next year''s Army-Navy football game will be held at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (AP/N.Y. TIMES, 8/29). ....An editorial in CRAIN''S DETROIT BUSINESS notes that the announcement of the Lions

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, MLS

08/29/96
PANTHERS EYE DISABILITY ACCESS; HEAT ARENA OPPONENTS RALLY

About 35 representatives of Broward''s disabled community met with consultant Kevin McGuire about the access plan for the Panthers new arena, according to Marilyn Marks of the MIAMI HERALD. McGuire, w

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

08/29/96
TILL TUESDAY: BUCS APPROVE LEASE BUT MUST FACE VOTERS

The Hillsborough County Commission and the Bucs gave approval to a new stadium lease that would keep the Bucs in Tampa for 30 years. The Tampa City Council and Tampa Sports Authority review the lease

Tags: Facilities, MLS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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