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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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08/19/96
MEADOWLANDS 2000 PROJECT COULD BE GIANT MISTAKE

The New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority''s proposed Meadowlands 2000 project, a $265M entertainment and retail complex, could risk losing the Giants, according to Steve Hirsch of the Bergen REC

Tags: Facilities, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Jets, YankeeNets

08/16/96
GAYLORD PULLS OUT OF NASHVILLE ARENA DEAL BUT NHL HOPES LIVE

Citing growing "criticism of running too much in Nashville," Gaylord Entertainment has withdrawn an offer to contribute $5M to complete construction of a downtown arena and then manage the facility, a

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Facilities, NBA, NHL

08/16/96
MOMENTUM BUILDING IN DETROIT FOR SIDE-BY- SIDE FACILITIES?

The Wayne County Commission yesterday introduced an ordinance to impose both a 2% tax on car rentals of up to a month and a 1% tax on hotel rooms to help support a new Lions stadium in downtown Detroi

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, General Motors, News Corp./Fox

08/16/96
NOW EVEN THE GOVERNING BODIES ARE AT ODDS IN TAMPA

The latest deadline to complete a lease for a new Bucs stadium passed yesterday without resolution and, as a result, a "squabble" has "erupted" between the Tampa Sports Authority and Hillsborough Coun

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

08/16/96
STADIUM NOTES

One of the grass practice fields at the Eagles'' Veterans Stadium training complex is not ready for the club''s scheduled arrival next week. The field was resodded after being used as a pregame recept

Tags: Facilities, Jacksonville Jaguars, MLB, Philadelphia Eagles

08/15/96
MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT CLEARS WAY FOR NEW TIGER STADIUM

The Michigan Supreme Court voted unanimously yesterday to let stand two lower court rulings rejecting a lawsuit filed by the Tiger Stadium Fan Club to prevent the construction of a new stadium over a

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, News Corp./Fox

08/15/96
STADIUM NOTES

After touring the new $210M CoreStates Center, Timothy Dwyer of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER calls the facility a "state-of-the- art, first class arena ... [which] is going to be one of those places wher

Tags: Aramark, Atlanta Braves, Facilities, MLB, Time Warner

08/15/96
L.A. ARENA PROPOSAL ALMOST READY TO BE SUBMITTED

Negotiators representing the Kings, Lakers, city of Los Angeles and the L.A. Convention and Exhibition Center Authority are working out the final details on a proposed $240M downtown arena, according

Tags: Facilities, Los Angeles Lakers

08/15/96
SALE OF POPCORN AND HOT DOGS TO HOLD UP BUCS LEASE?

The Bucs have submitted a written response to a Tampa Stadium Authority lease offered last month on a new facility, according to Joe Henderson of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. One area in which the team differs

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

08/14/96
ASTROS BRING IN ANOTHER BIG GUN TO HELP WITH PLANS

The Astros hired former Harris County Judge Jon Lindsay to help build support for a new ballpark and review stadium financing plans, according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Lindsay has se

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros

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