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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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09/20/96
STADIUM NOTES

A announcement on the sale of naming rights and the source of private funding for a proposed new 35,000-seat baseball ballpark in Pittsburgh "could be near." Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy: "I think th

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Lightning

09/19/96
STADIUM NOTES

In WA, King County Exec Gary Locke "easily" won the Democratic primary in the race for Governor (SEATTLE POST- INTELLIGENCER, 9/18). He is favored in the general election against his GOP opponent, Sta

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, RDV Sports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, YankeeNets

09/19/96
NEW BROWNS STADIUM DESIGN BEING PRESSURED?

Cleveland''s new football stadium''s drawings were unveiled yesterday and were "not received with open arms," according to Ed Meyer in the Akron BEACON JOURNAL. The design, unveiled by HOK''s chief st

Tags: Facilities

09/19/96
NEW ISSUES PRESENT POTENTIAL TROUBLE FOR HAWKS DEN

In what''s been labeled as a potential "deal breaker" for a new Hawks arena, the Fulton County Commission voted unanimously to "yank its support" for the new, $215M arena unless Turner Broadcasting ag

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, Time Warner

09/19/96
THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD IN EFFORT FOR NEW TWINS BALLPARK

Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Chair Henry Savelkoul said yesterday he sees a "very long time line" in the completion of any new ballpark for the Twins, according to Jay Weiner of the Minne

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins

09/19/96
FORUM NOT AS SMOOTH AS A MOLSON; PHILLY GETTING SMOKED OUT?

The C$230M Molson Centre is having "problems," involving concourses which are "too narrow to handle large crowds," and not enough restrooms, particularly when filled to its seating capacity of 21,361,

Tags: Facilities, Montreal Canadiens, NHL

09/19/96
KINGS OWNER PROPOSES DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO SPORTS COMPLEX

Kings Owner Jim Thomas proposed a downtown sports and entertainment complex Tuesday, anchored by a MLB ballpark and a new arena for his basketball team, according to Delsohn & Bizjak of the SACRAMENTO

Tags: Facilities, MLB

09/18/96
IN MIAMI ARENA VOTE, NO MEANS YES

In Miami, the Metro Commission voted 6-3 on Tuesday, to rewrite the ballot referendum that will determine whether Dade County builds a new $165M arena for the Heat, according to Don Finefrock in the M

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

09/18/96
STADIUM NOTES

Even though a groundbreaking date has yet to be set, costs for a new Brewers ballpark have hit $5.2M over the last ten months. Costs include over $3M to the stadium''s designer, HKS of Dallas. The eng

Tags: Facilities, HNTB, Jacksonville Jaguars, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

09/18/96
COLUMNIST QUESTIONS IF L.A. COLISEUM BEST HOPE FOR NFL

L.A. officials have "harmed-not helped" the city''s chances of regaining an NFL team by "forcing the Coliseum down the NFL''s throat," according to Mike Downey of the L.A. TIMES in his "Comment on Spo

Tags: Facilities, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, NFL

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