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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

4.06 million – Average viewers for FS1’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race this past Sunday. The audience for the race from Martinsville ranks fourth among all FS1 telecasts all-time, behind only three Giants-Cardinals NLCS games from '14 ( THE DAILY ).

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BUSINESS GROUP ENDORSES TAXES FOR NEW BUCS STADIUM

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce voted Thursday to endorse a 1% restaurant tax or a 5% rental car tax to help finance a new $168M stadium for the Bucs. The former would raise about $8.4M a year,

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02/02/96
GLENDENING DISPUTES IMPACT REPORT ON MARYLAND STADIUM

MD Gov. Parris Glendening refuted claims that an NFL stadium in Baltimore would be a net loss for the state, saying a similar study "dramatically understated the impact of profitable Oriole Park at Ca

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02/02/96
BEARS INDIANA STADIUM HOPES DIE IN COMMITTEE

Plans to lure the Bears to Gary, IN, "collapsed" yesterday as members of the Lake County Council rejected a .5% income tax designed to fund the $312M Planet Park Project, according to this morning''s

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities

02/02/96
MIAMI FIGHTING TO KEEP THE HEAT

The Miami City Commission has vowed to keep the Heat playing in Dade County, if it can overcome a ten-year-old contract it signed "prohibiting the city from backing -- in any manner -- an arena projec

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

02/01/96
NO BUCKS FOR BUCS STADIUM DESIGN

Architects designing a new Tampa stadium for the Bucs "need $4M more in public funding starting today to keep the project moving forward." According to the TAMPA TRIBUNE, K.C.-based HOK will continue

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

02/01/96
COUNTY COUNCIL TURNING AGAINST GARY TAX PROPOSAL

A countywide income tax to help Gary, IN, build a stadium for the Bears is "off the table again." Lake County councilman Morris Carter announced he is opposed to the tax, thus "tipping the balance of

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities

02/01/96
TWINS STADIUM REFERENDUM PASSES FIRST TEST

A bill to hold a nonbinding referendum on a new Twins stadium passed the Senate Metropolitan and Local Government Committee by a narrow vote Wednesday. The legislation now moves on to the Senate Ethic

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins

02/01/96
NEW CLIP JOINT? COLISEUM COMMISSION LOOKS INTO NEW ARENA

The L.A. Memorial Coliseum Commission has appropriated $30,000 for a study to determine if a new arena should be built for the Clippers. Commission Vice Chair Roger Kozberg: "We don''t have a timetabl

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02/01/96
MARYLAND POLITICAL CLIMATE FURTHER COMPLICATES BROWNS MOVE

Opponents of a new Baltimore football stadium "were handed new ammunition yesterday with the release of an analysis projecting economic benefits much lower than those projected by the Glendening admin

Tags: CFL, Cleveland Browns, Facilities, NFL

02/01/96
BREWERS RUN UP LARGE LOBBYING TAB

Brewers officials "spent $207,515 over the past six months to lobby state lawmakers for a new stadium," according to today''s MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. In all, twelve lobbyists were paid by the team

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