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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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04/26/96
BRONCOS BILL STALLS AS BOWLEN A NO-SHOW AT HEARING

Legislation to allow the Broncos to build a new stadium at taxpayer expense "stalled" in the Colorado House Local Government Committee amid "fiery criticism" of team owner Pat Bowlen, who failed to ap

Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities

04/26/96
CAR RENTAL TAX OK'D IN ATLANTA; KNIGHTS/HAWKS TALK ARENA

GA Gov. Zell Miller signed car rental tax legislation of which almost proceeds will help pay for improvements around the proposed arena for the Hawks. Hawks officials met with officials of the IHL Kni

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

04/25/96
STADIUM NOTES

Atlanta officials are nearing an agreement on a deal to use rental car taxes to finance improvements near the proposed new arena for the Hawks (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 4/25)....Loudoun County, VA, will

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Facilities, New York Yankees, Time Warner, YankeeNets

04/25/96
GILES SAYS NEW BALLPARK TALK COOLS. WAIT FOR STATE ACTION

Phillies President Bill Giles said talks did occur between the team and Comcast regarding a new baseball stadium, but he said both sides agreed to "wait and see what the state will do." Giles admitted

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Facilities, Philadelphia Phillies

04/25/96
BED TAX BOOST IN BROWARD TOPS SUNSHINE STATE STROLL

The Broward County Commission has voted to raise the county''s tax on hotel bills from 3% to 5% in order to help pay for the Panthers'' new arena, according to the Fort Lauderdale SUN SENTINEL. The in

Tags: Boston Bruins, Facilities, Miami Heat

04/25/96
D'BACKS FANS TO BE TWISTING BY THE POOL IN NEW DIGS

The Diamondbacks announced a deal with Aqua Clear Industries to build a pool, hot tub, wet bar and barbecue area in the right field stands of their new Bank One Ballpark, according to Dale Hajek of th

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Facilities

04/25/96
FINANCING NEW SEAHAWKS PAD TOUGHER THAN ROSE GARDEN

Even though Paul Allen will not decide whether to buy the Seahawks from Ken Behring until the end of the football season, he will begin exploring options for an improved stadium -- either a renovated

Tags: Facilities, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

04/25/96
BUCS BOOSTERS EYE TWO MORE IDEAS TO SAVE FRANCHISE

Local and state politicians continued to put together "last minute plans tax plans to build a new stadium" for the Bucs, according to Henderson & Metz of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. Two proposals being floated

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

04/24/96
VIRGINIA GOV. DOESN'T BACK SALES TAX HIKE FOR BALLPARK

VA legislators focused on a plan to increase the regional sales tax to help finance a new baseball stadium in Northern VA, according to Lipton & Robberson of the WASHINGTON POST. The move was met with

Tags: Facilities

04/24/96
ABE POLLIN AND BET'S JOHNSON EXTEND OLIVE BRANCH ON ARENA

Bullets/Caps Owner Abe Pollin and BET President Robert Johnson "have reached a truce in their bitter fight over a downtown sports arena and are talking about exploring joint business ventures," accord

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