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15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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10/09/96
COBB COUNTY APPROVES LAND PURCHASE IN BID TO LURE NHL

The Cobb County, GA Commission and the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority approved the $16M purchase of land in the Galleria Centre area yesterday in hopes of luring an NHL team to the

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, NHL, Time Warner

10/09/96
MIAMI MAYOR LOOKS TO SPORTS AUTHORITY FOR FINANCIAL HELP

In an attempt to "bail out ...cash-strapped" Miami, Mayor Joe Carollo has proposed to "tap into" the $63M that the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority -- which owns the Miami Arena -- has sitting in

Tags: Facilities

10/08/96
HEAT IS ON: GRIGSBY BACK INTO MUNICIPAL- BOND BUSINESS

Dade County, FL officials confirmed yesterday that Calvin Grigsby is getting back into the municipal-bond business, and wants to continue as an underwriter on Dade County financing, including the prop

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

10/08/96
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER NAMING RIGHTS DEAL: FORD ON LIONS DOME?

Ford Motor Co. "is expected" to announce Thursday that it will buy the rights to name a new $225M domed stadium in downtown Detroit, according to Jon Pepper of the DETROIT NEWS. Citing sources to the

Tags: DaimlerChrysler, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, General Motors

10/08/96
SUPPORT FOR NEW ASTROS STADIUM HITS AIRWAVES

The first TV ad aired Monday in support of a proposal to spend more than $450M for a new Astros stadium and Astrodome renovations, according to Armando Villafranca of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The 30-sec

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros

10/08/96
STADIUM NOTES

In Cleveland, a breakfast presentation for a few hundred business executives today "will kick off" loge sales for the proposed 72,000-seat lakefront stadium. Club seat sales will start in about a mont

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Facilities

10/08/96
ABC'S "WORLD NEWS TONIGHT" SPEAKS WITH MOYNIHAN ON BOND BILL

The "building binge" of sports facilities was examined by ABC''s John Martin on last night''s "World News Tonight." Martin examined how tax-free bonds paying for stadiums end up costing taxpayers mill

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Ravens, Facilities, Walt Disney

10/07/96
LIONS AND CITY LOOK TO BIG THREE TO HELP FOR MOTORDOME

The Lions and Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer "have asked the Big Three automakers to contribute a combined $40 million in corporate sponsorship" to help build a new downtown dome to be called the "Motord

Tags: DaimlerChrysler, Detroit Lions, Facilities, General Motors

10/07/96
VOLUME SERVICES GROWING IN VOLUMES?

Stadium concessionaire company Volume Services was profiled by Tawn Nhan of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Revamped after a management-led buyout from Flagstar Cos. Inc. last December, Volume Services has "t

Tags: Aramark, Edmonton Oilers, Facilities, NFL, Tampa Bay Rays

10/07/96
OAKLAND COLISEUM LACKS SUPPORT OF SPONSOR

Oakland Coliseum officials continue to search for a corporate sponsor for naming rights, but "no one is interested in buying," according to Renee Koury of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. The city of Oaklan

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Facilities, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders

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