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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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01/10/96
HAMILTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CUT TAX PROPOSAL IN HALF

Hamilton County, OH, commissioners have cut in half a proposal to raise the sales tax in an attempt to make it more "palatable" for voters, according to the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. A one-cent on the doll

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Facilities

01/10/96
NETS FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST NAME CHANGE AT BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA

Superior Court Judge Kevin O''Halloran will consider the Nets'' request for a temporary restraining order blocking the name change of Brendan Byrne Arena on Jan. 25, according to a report in USA TODAY

Tags: Continental Airlines, Facilities, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

01/10/96
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES $60M JACK MURPHY STADIUM EXPANSION

The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 yesterday to approve a plan to sell taxable lease revenue bonds to finance a $60M expansion of Jack Murphy Stadium, according to the San Diego DAILY TRANSCRIPT. Th

Tags: Facilities

01/10/96
STADIUM NOTES: DETROIT VOTERS GET TWO BALLOT QUESTIONS

Fans of the old Tiger Stadium were able to gather 8,067 signatures and have added a question to the March 19 ballot on whether the city should use $35M of city money to build a new stadium. The group

Tags: Facilities, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning

01/05/96
EDGAR SUGGESTS THE BEARS PAY UP TO HALF OF MCDOME COSTS

In releasing the first public details of his plan to finance a $390M domed stadium for the Bears near Chicago McCormick Place, IL Gov. Jim Edgar proposed yesterday that the Bears pay up to half of the

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities

01/05/96
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES SIGNS ARENA DEAL WITH NJSEA

Continental Airlines and NJSEA announced yesterday that the Meadowlands'' Brendan Byrne Arena will now be known as Continental Airlines Arena. The Continental logo will be placed on the roof, and, in

Tags: Continental Airlines, Facilities, Houston Rockets, NBC, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

01/05/96
BROWARD COUNTY PITCHES MADE ON PLANS FOR NEW ARENA

The cities of Ft. Lauderdale and Sunrise, FL, made their most detailed pitches to date yesterday about which plan is best for a new arena for the Panthers and/or Heat, according to the Ft. Lauderdale

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

01/05/96
STADIUM NOTES: KRAFT CRITICIZED IN BOSTON

Patriots Owner Bob Kraft is criticized for a "shoot- yourself-in-the-foot" letter he sent to MA. Gov. William Weld critical of failed efforts to build a new, taxpayer-subsidized stadium in Boston (BOS

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Facilities, New England Patriots, New York Yankees, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, YankeeNets

01/05/96
MAVERICKS AND STARS OFFICIALS TALK ABOUT NEW ARENA

Representatives of the Mavericks and Stars met yesterday with Dallas officials to discuss plans for a new arena, according to the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. The meeting was characterized as a "get-acqua

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Facilities, Southwest Sports Group

01/04/96
ANAHEIM OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR SPORTS COMPLEX

Anaheim officials announced plans yesterday for Sportstown Anaheim, a 159-acre sports, entertainment, retail and office complex that would surround Anaheim Stadium and help boost the region''s economy

Tags: Facilities, NFL, St. Louis Rams, Walt Disney

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