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03/03/97
IT ISN'T WHO GETS THE HOUSE, IT'S WHO GETS THE BULLS TICKETS

The demand for Bulls tickets was examined by Brown & Zimmermann in a front-page feature in Sunday''s CHICAGO SUN- TIMES. About three-fourths of the Bulls'' 15,000 season- tickets are owned by business

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Franchises

03/03/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Felix Sabates, who withdrew Raleigh''s bid for an NHL expansion team after he could not work out a lease agreement at a proposed arena, contends -- "and sources on the NHL Board of governors agree" --

Tags: Detroit Lions, Franchises, General Motors, NHL

02/28/97
A KINDER, GENTLER REDS BOSS: JOHN ALLEN PROFILED ON CNN/SI

Reds Managing Executive Officer John Allen was profiled in a "Page 1" report by CNN/SI''s Paul Crane. With Reds Owner Marge Schott serving a two-and-a-half-year suspension from the club''s daily opera

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Franchises, MLB, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner

02/28/97
HOUSTON JUDGE RULES AGAINST ROCKETS' BID TO GET OUT OF LEASE

After "unexpectedly" signing an agreement with the city to stay in Houston for at least the next seven years, the Rockets lost their lawsuit seeking release from their Summit lease for a possible move

Tags: Franchises, Houston Rockets

02/28/97
REPORT: ITT AGREES CABLEVISION HAS FIRST RIGHT TO MSG STAKE

In N.Y., NEWSDAY''s Elizabeth Sanger is reporting that senior execs at Cablevision and ITT have come to an "understanding" that Cablevision "has the right to match" the highest bid ITT receives for it

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, New York Rangers

02/28/97
FIRST MEETING IN TWO WEEKS ON SAVING THE WHALE

CT and Whalers officials met yesterday in an effort to keep the team in CT, according to Greg Garber in the HARTFORD COURANT. Garber: "It could be all over -- one way or another -- in two weeks." A ne

Tags: Franchises, News Corp./Fox

02/28/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Royals CEO David Glass has invited President Clinton to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Royals'' home opener on April 7 (K.C. STAR, 2/28)....Orioles Owner Peter Angelos, who claims the tea

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Blackhawks, Franchises, Kansas City Royals, NHL, Ottawa Senators

02/27/97
HAVE THEY EARNED NEW STRIPES? BENGALS TO UNVEIL NEW UNIS

The Bengals are expected to unveil new uniforms next week, according to Chris Haft of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. The team is awaiting trademark approvals before it can publicly introduce the alterations

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Franchises

02/27/97
MLB TEAM NEWS & NOTES: NEW-LOOK RED SOX TO WEAR MANY HATS

The following lists MLB team news by market: A''S: Any fan purchasing a full season-ticket plan for the Athletics will receive Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco autographed baseballs (Athletics). BLUE JAY

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

02/27/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

Bucs GM Rich McKay said in a deposition yesterday that last year Hollywood Park, CA, race track Owner R.D. Hubbard offered $60M up front as well as up to $90M in additional revenues to Bucs Owner Malc

Tags: Detroit Lions, Franchises, Kansas City Chiefs, San Antonio Spurs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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