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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

SPORTS ON EARTH’s Joe DeLessio writes of the FXFL, “ It’s hard to imagine the league succeeding as a standalone entity . … But if it can serve its intended purpose – to provide a showcase for players still chasing their NFL dreams – then it’s not inconceiva...

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01/17/96
POLL ON NEW BALLPARK IN DETROIT SEEN AS TOO CLOSE TO CALL

Voters in Detroit facing two March 19 ballot questions on using city money to help build a new Tigers stadium "are confused by the questions, but lean slightly toward favoring the ballpark money," acc

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, General Motors

01/16/96
RAPTORS PROJECT FINALLY GETS THE GREEN LIGHT

Toronto City Councilors on Friday voted 14-2 in favor of the Raptors'' planned C$200M Air Canada Centre project despite "grumblings that it isn''t the best deal for taxpayers," according to Paul Malon

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

01/16/96
EDGAR TO UNVEIL HIS MCDOME FINANCING PLAN THIS WEEK

IL Gov. Jim Edgar is expected to unveil his financing plan for a domed stadium near McCormick Place this week, according to the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Fran Spielman writes Edgar''s goal to get a financing

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities

01/16/96
GLENDENING STANDS FIRM ON MARYLAND STADIUM DEALS

MD Gov. Parris Glendening is no longer hinting that Browns Owner Art Modell should return some profits from his $275 Baltimore stadium deal, according to the WASHINGTON POST. Instead, he is directing

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Facilities, Washington Redskins

01/16/96
STADIUM NOTES

The N.Y. POST reports the NHL and NHLPA are working to put the Canada-U.S. World Cup game at Madison Square Garden during Labor Day weekend. Other sites include Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal and Philade

Tags: Cablevision, Colorado Rockies, Facilities, Madison Square Garden, NHL

01/16/96
PALLADIUM OPENS TO UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR SENATORS

The new C$217M Palladium in Ottawa will open Wednesday night when the Senators meet the Canadiens. The building has 150 private boxes on three levels and 18,566 upholstered seats. But there are "grumb

Tags: Facilities, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators

01/12/96
STEELERS DON'T WANT NEW HOME, JUST EQUAL TREATMENT

Steelers officials say they need $75M in stadium improvements to remain competitive, including new luxury suites. Steelers President Dan Rooney said the team has no plans to leave Three Rivers Stadium

Tags: Facilities, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers

01/12/96
TSA CHAIR SEES BUCS HEADED OUT OF BAY AREA

Tampa Sports Authority Chief Steve Anderson said yesterday that Bucs Owner Malcolm Glazer may "now intend" to move the team out of Tampa. Anderson said he drew that conclusion after the Bucs broke off

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

01/12/96
STADIUM NOTES

Maryland Stadium Authority officials said yesterday that the state must raise an additional $70M in lottery tax revenue over the next three years to pay for a new stadium for the Browns in Baltimore (

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Facilities, Minnesota Twins, Palace Sports & Entertainment

01/12/96
TORONTO LETTING AIR CANADA OFF THE HOOK ON RAPTORS' STADIUM?

The Toronto City Council is scheduled to vote today on the Raptors'' Air Canada Centre stadium deal, despite some fears that Air Canada is being let "off the hook" with regard to its financial respons

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

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