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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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05/26/95
CONFUSION OVER TAMPA TICKET GUARANTEE; NEW STADIUM CHEAPER

The Tampa City Council decided yesterday to delay a vote on a proposed two-year guarantee that city would ensure the Bucs draw at least 55,000 per game. The delay was due to confusion over whether the

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05/25/95
MEGAPLEX COMMISSION PICKS A SITE; FINANCING THE NEXT ISSUE

In recommending South Boston/Summer Street as the location for a proposed convention center-sports complex costing $800M-1B, the MA special megaplex commission "chose the site with the biggest potenti

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05/25/95
METROPLEX RIVALRIES APPARENTLY KILL TEXAS STADIUM BILL

TX House Speaker Pete Laney ruled on Tuesday that legislation to provide tax subsidies to erect new sports venues in Texas cities could not be considered, which "effectively killed the bill," accordin

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05/24/95
WA LEGISLATURE APPROVES STADIUM BALLOT MEASURE

King County voters will decide either in November or March whether to approve a sales tax increase of one-tenth of 1% to help fund a $280M retractable dome stadium for the Mariners. It is expected tha

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05/24/95
JACOBS & CELTICS BOTH KEEP AN EYE ON MEGAPLEX DEALINGS

The potential of a 60,000-seat stadium in downtown Boston as part of a megaplex is a "concern" to Jeremy Jacobs, owner of the Bruins and the new FleetCenter. Until this point, Jacobs and his tenant, t

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05/24/95
NEW SURVEY IN TAMPA SHOWS STADIUM TAX FACES UPHILL FIGHT

According to a recent survey of 643 randomly selected adults in the Tampa area, 49% oppose using tax dollars to help pay for a new or renovated stadium for the Bucs; 40% favor using tax dollars; 76% b

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05/24/95
RAMS WEIGH OPTIONS FOR ST. LOUIS DOME NAMING RIGHTS

Eight companies are in the running for the naming rights for St. Louis'' new domed stadium, according to Rams consultant Marc Ganis of Sports Corp. Ganis told the ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH that the team

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05/24/95
SUMMER STREET MAY BE SITE FOR BOSTON MEGAPLEX

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05/23/95
CASH PROBLEMS MAY PUT AN END TO NEW TIGER STADIUM PLANS

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05/23/95
PATRIOTS AGREE TO SIGN LEASE AT MEGAPLEX

A "key step" was taken yesterday in plans to build a convention and sports facility in Boston as the Patriots agreed to sign a reported 25-year lease and become the "main tenant" of the proposed megap

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