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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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04/26/96
BALLPARK FOR SALE! ROOMY, BIG YARD, BALL CARRIES WELL

While chances of an offer from a private buyer are very "slim," the Denver Metropolitan District Stadium Board is statutorily "obligated" to put Coors Field up for sale, according to the DENVER POST.

Tags: Facilities

04/26/96
MULTI-SPORT COMPLEX PROPOSED FOR PITTSBURGH'S NORTH SHORE

Riverboat mogul John Connelly has proposed a "North Shore Entertainment Complex" for Pittsburgh that would include a new hockey arena and baseball stadium built next to a refurbished Three Rivers Stad

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04/26/96
STADIUM NOTES

In Charlotte, a tenth-of-an-acre island between Carolinas Stadium and a power plant is on the block for $2M despite a current tax value of $119,780. The owners, Anson County textile company, feel the

Tags: ATT, Facilities

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

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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

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