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Selig Says Cubs Owners Unfairly Criticized By Media In Ongoing Rooftop Battle

04 / 24 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday "came out swinging" on behalf of the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs, who he believes is "being treated unfairly by the Chicago media in their battle with rooftop owners," according to Paul Sullivan of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Selig said he will do "whatever is ...

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08/30/95
DOWNTOWN BREWERS STADIUM DRAWS SUPPORT

Two WI Senate leaders yesterday offered to work out "financial incentives" to help the Brewers pay for a new stadium downtown, but Brewers Owner Bud Selig said "the site issue had been decided," accor

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers

08/29/95
CIGARETTE TAX BECOMES FUNDING OPTION FOR BREWERS STADIUM

A regional cigarette tax surfaced yesterday "as an option" to fund a new Brewers stadium, according to Sam Martino of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. The idea came up as Republican legislators and off

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08/29/95
BOSTON HOTELS ENDORSE LOCAL TAX ON HOTELS

A group of 20 Greater Boston hotels yesterday endorsed a local tax of $1 per room to provide "backup financing" for a South Boston convention center-only project, according to Richard Kindleberger of

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08/29/95
BEARS CALL THE INDIANA PROPOSAL "INTRIGUING"

Bears officials are calling the proposal from an Indiana group "intriguing" and said they are "enthusiastic" about it, according to Bears CFO & VP of Ops Ted Phillips. R. Joseph Gelarden of the INDIAN

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08/28/95
NEW BREWERS STADIUM RECEIVES MIXED EMOTIONS

The board of directors of the WI Counties Assoc. voted unanimously Friday to oppose a state-imposed sales tax on Milwaukee and Waukesha counties to finance a new Brewers stadium, according to Sam Mart

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08/28/95
STADIUM NOTES

The BOSTON GLOBE''s Richard Kindleberger writes, "The possibility of a privately financed, stand-alone stadium for the Patriots is getting increased attention in response to the apparent dimming of pr

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots, NFL

08/28/95
POLL FINDS CHICAGO RESIDENTS OPPOSE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS

When asked whether they favor using public funds to finance a new stadium to keep the Bears from moving out of state, 62% of Chicago-area residents said no, 26% supported the idea and 13% had no opini

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08/25/95
STADIUM NOTES

The Cowboys and Irving city officials are close to ending a two-year legal spat over whether the city is entitled to nearly $1M in revenue from luxury boxes that Owner Jerry Jones built with his own m

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, Facilities, NBA, Seattle Mariners, Southwest Sports Group

08/25/95
PUBLIC TO GET A SAY IN FUNDING FOR NEW BREWERS STADIUM?

Milwaukee County property taxes "would likely be tapped" to repay $18M borrowed to finance infrastructure related to a new Brewers stadium, according to Gretchen Schuldt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTI

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08/24/95
GROUP SEEKS DOME FOR THE COTTON BOWL

An citizens group in Dallas, headed by attorney Darrel Jordan, is discussing a plan that could dome the Cotton Bowl, increase seating capacity to 90,000, and add as many as 40 luxury suites. Cost of t

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