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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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01/29/96
SUPPORT BUILDING FOR GIANTS STADIUM INITIATIVE

The Giants have "jumped out to an early lead" in their bid to win voter approval for a new downtown ballpark, according to the S.F. CHRONICLE. By "wooing fans" and "trying to convert them with kindnes

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01/29/96
STADIUM NOTES

Two members of the Lake County, IN, board said late last week they would veto any income tax designed to build a new "Planet Park" complex including a new stadium for the Bears (Munster TIMES, 1/27)..

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities, Los Angeles Lakers, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

01/29/96
GLENDENING SEEKS ALTERNATE ROUTES TO FUND STADIUMS

Troubled by growing opposition to stadium and infrastructure initiatives for the Browns and Redskins, MD Gov. Parris Glendening is "devising strategy to finance them without a showdown vote on the sta

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Facilities, Washington Redskins

01/26/96
BALLPARK DEBATE TAKES HOLD IN MINNESOTA STATEHOUSE

A proposed bill to help build a new ballpark for the Twins is "getting kicked around" even before it has been introduced, according to the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Leaders are debating "who will deci

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins

01/26/96
TURNER TO LEAD FINANCING ON NEW HAWKS ARENA

Turner Broadcasting will "accept much of the financial risk" for a new $200M downtown arena project after an agreement reached with the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority. According to Saporta

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

01/25/96
STADIUM NOTES

Harris County Commissioners said they will reject the county attorney''s advice and pay for as much as $2.5M in renovations to Astrohall and AstroArena (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/24)....The Padres, upset t

Tags: Facilities, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres

01/25/96
A TALE OF TWO CITIES: SEATTLE AND PHILLY STADIUM NEWS

Seattle baseball stadium board members narrowed to three the list of architects for the job of designing a new ballpark for the Mariners. The three are Ellerbe Becket of Kansas City, HOK Sports Facili

Tags: Facilities, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners

01/25/96
WILL ANGELOS' "PARITY" CLAUSE MEAN TROUBLE FOR THE BROWNS?

MD Gov. Parris Glendening responded to Orioles Owner Peter Angelos'' request to "sweeten his lease at Camden Yards to make it equivalent to the deal" made with the Browns. Angelos cited a "parity" cla

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Facilities, Walt Disney

01/24/96
JONES MEETS THE PRESS REGARDING STADIUM EXPANSION

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones spoke on media day regarding his plans to renovate and expand Texas Stadium. Jones said they are still in the "preliminary stages" in expanding capacity to 104,000. Jones: "I

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Facilities, NFL, Nike

01/24/96
BREWERS ASK THE FEDS TO DISMISS SUIT BLOCKING STADIUM

Attorneys for the Brewers and local governments are asking the U.S. District Court to delay ruling on a suit challenging the constitutionality of a tax to support construction of a new stadium until a

Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers

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