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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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WITHOUT AMAZING FANFARE, METS STRIDE CLOSER TO NEW BALLPARK

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04/22/96
STADIUM NOTES

The Hornets pursuit of a new arena is examined along with the "building boom" of arenas across the U.S., in an extensive piece in the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. A study conducted by Wright State Univ. notes

Tags: Facilities, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

04/22/96
VA LEGISLATURE TO HEAR TAXING PROPOSALS FOR NEW BALLPARK

VA legislators will be offered up to "a dozen" alternatives for taxing Northern Virginians to help pay for a new baseball stadium in a study presented today by Stafford Sports Ventures and Government

Tags: Facilities

04/19/96
HOOD-WINK IN SOX STADIUM BID? MENINO PASSES ON PATS

John A. Kaneb, who owns 2.3% of the Red Sox, also owns the H.P. Hood Inc. dairy, which is closing a 23-acre plant the Red Sox are considering as a site for a new ballpark, according to David Halbfinge

Tags: ATT, Boston Red Sox, Facilities

04/19/96
A'S READY FOR REAL HOME OPENER. IS THE COLISEUM?

The A''s officially open at home tonight when they play the White Sox at the Coliseum, currently in the process of a $100M renovation. But Bruce Adams of the S.F. EXAMINER notes that construction "dus

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Facilities, Oakland Athletics

04/19/96
TAMPA FANS MAY NEVER GET STADIUM; BUT THEY'LL PAY FOR DESIGN

A tentative deal announced yesterday enables the architectural firm of HOK to resume work on plans for a new Bucs stadium. The public has already paid more than $1M to the firm when it stopped work Fe

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

04/19/96
NEW YORK WANTS BRONX BOMBERS TO STAY PUT

By a 4-1 ratio, city voters said they would like the Yankees to stay in the Bronx rather than move, according to a Quinnipiac College poll reported in today''s NEWSDAY. Liz Willen writes that 72% of t

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

04/19/96
STADIUM NOTES

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Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

04/18/96
SUMMIT SCRAMBLING TO STAY IN BUSINESS

In an attempt to "dissuade support" for a new downtown Houston sports facility, the managers of the city-owned Summit have updated a proposed renovation, according to the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The recomm

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04/18/96
CHARLOTTE CHAMBER GIVING 110% IN PANTHERS PSL SALE EFFORT

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