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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

MIAMI HERALD headline: " Bad Idea All Around To Hold 2022 World Cup In Qatar ." There "isn’t much good about the decision to keep the Cup in Qatar. Summer? Winter? Makes no difference. It’s a bad place to hold the Cup." The TAMPA BAY TIMES notes Rays President Brian Auld &...

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11/25/96
DEAL WITH LEAFS WOULD COST RAPTORS; TEAM RE-UPS AT SKYDOME

The Raptors'' new ownership group will have to pay an extra C$15M in land costs if the Maple Leafs are brought in to help build the Air Canada Centre, according to Damien Cox of the TORONTO STAR. Sour

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

11/15/96
FISCAL PROSPECTS BLEAK AT THE FLEET

FleetCenter President Richard Krezwick said the company will ask its unionized workers for wage and other concessions to help combat "soaring" operational costs, according to Bernard Wolfson of the BO

Tags: Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Facilities

11/15/96
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: LIONS WANT NEW DEN TO BE FUN, FUN, FUN

With plans developing for its downtown Detroit dome stadium, the Lions are looking to make it an entertainment center, according to Daniel Fricker of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Dir of Stadium Development

Tags: Detroit Lions, Facilities, NFL

11/15/96
STADIUM NOTES

In DC, Andrew Cain notes that with the Astros staying in Houston, supporters of Virginia baseball "are divided" over whether to "go to bat" for a stadium financing package when the Virginia legislatur

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets

11/15/96
COMMISSION ACCEPTS LOW BID FOR SPORTS ARENA NEAR SUPERDOME

The Superdome Commission in New Orleans decided it can "afford" to accept the low bid submitted to build a sports arena next to the Superdome, voting unanimously to authorize a contract with the joint

Tags: Facilities, NBA

11/14/96
STADIUM NOTES

Ending a "standoff" with MD Gov. Parris Glendening, the Redskins have agreed to pay prevailing wages for state-funded highway construction near the team''s new stadium in Prince George''s County, MD.

Tags: Facilities, Florida Panthers, Houston Rockets, Washington Redskins

11/14/96
ASCENT LOOKS TO THE 'BURBS AS HOME FOR NUGGETS AND AVALANCHE

With negotiations over a downtown site for the proposed Pepsi Center going "nowhere," officials of Ascent Entertainment Group have "initiated" conversations with private land owners about building in

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, PepsiCo

11/14/96
BALLPARK SALES TAX PROPOSAL RAISED IN SACRAMENTO

Sacramento Supervisor Roger Dickinson has proposed a regionwide sales tax to pay for a new MLB stadium and other "attractions" throughout the area, according to Dorsey Griffith of the SACRAMENTO BEE.

Tags: Facilities, MLB

11/14/96
NYC CONTROLLER SAYS DOMED YANKS STADIUM COST TOO MUCH

New York City Comptroller Alan Hevesi, the city''s top fiscal officer, said yesterday that the $1B plan to build a new stadium for the Yankees on Manhattan''s West Side "isn''t even in the ballpark" o

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

11/14/96
WITH NEW TRACK, BRUTON GETS INTO DRAG -- RACING, THAT IS

Speedway Motorsports Inc., headed by Bruton Smith, added Sears Point Int''l Raceway in Sonoma, CA to its roster of tracks in a deal announced yesterday, according to Tom Higgins of the CHARLOTTE OBSER

Tags: Facilities, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NASCAR, NHRA, R J Reynolds, Sears, Speedway Motorsports Inc.

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