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04 / 18 / 14

Speculation about investors "with Wisconsin ties" buying into the Bucks "may still come true despite Herb Kohl’s plan to sell the team " for $550M to N.Y.-based Fortress Investment Group co-Founder Wesley Edens and Avenue Capital Group Chair & CEO Marc Lasry, according to Rich Kirchen of ...

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04/03/96
WHALERS AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT UNVEIL TICKET CAMPAIGN

The campaign to increase Whalers season-tickets sales and keep the team in Hartford kicked off yesterday. CT Gov. John Rowland met with local business leaders, talk radio hosts and sports reporters in

Tags: Franchises, NHL

04/03/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Bills were filed in both houses of the FL Legislature to allow Hillsborough County to vote on a 5% car-rental tax to help fund a $168M stadium for the Bucs. Passage "remains in serious doubt" (TAMPA T

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Miami Marlins, Franchises, MLB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

04/02/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Rockets announced ticket prices for the ''96-97 season. Prices start at $12.50, up $1.50 from the lowest priced seat this year. The overall increase is 7%. Prices now range from $12.50 to $76.50,

Tags: ECHL, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Rockets, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

04/02/96
BUCS DEAL CLEARS ANOTHER HURDLE; HEADS TO STATE HOUSE

The Tampa City Council voted 5-2 to pledge $8M a year in taxes for a new $168M stadium for the Bucs. The deal now hinges on Hillsborough County and the city of Tampa finalizing the public money by Sep

Tags: Franchises, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

04/02/96
REPORTS OF DEATH OF DISNEY-ANGELS DEAL GREATLY EXAGGERATED

Angels President Richard Brown expects the Walt Disney Co. to take control of the team and hopes a revised deal can be approved this week. Bill Robertson of Disney Sports Enterprises said "we have som

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Franchises, Walt Disney

04/02/96
MLB OPENING DAY: 'STROS FANS SHOW UP IN BID TO KEEP TEAM

In the first test of fan support in Houston this season, 34,375 attended the Astros'' home opener -- a crowd larger crowd than those for all but one home game in ''95. Astros Owner Drayton McLane had

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB

04/02/96
DOCUMENTS SHOW RAPTORS INTEREST AS STAVRO TRIAL SET TO BEGIN

The Raptors urged an Ontario provincial agency to fight Steve Stavro''s takeover of Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd. almost two years ago, according to court documents revealed in today''s TORONTO STAR. The di

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

04/01/96
AT THE BOX OFFICE: BULLETS ANNOUNCE TICKET INCREASE

Several teams announced changes in ticket pricing: BULLETS SHOOT UP: Washington Sports, which oversees business operations of the Capitals and Bullets, announced ticket changes for ''96-97. The Bullet

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Capitals

04/01/96
MLB'S NEWS: PHILLIES CANCEL OPENER DUE TO RAIN OR SALES?

With MLB''s opener last night, many media reports over the weekend focused on teams'' plans for the upcoming season. CANCELED OPENERS: Several MLB teams in northern cities -- the Indians, Phillies and

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays

04/01/96
HILLSBOROUGH APPROVES REVISED BUCS DEAL TO KEEP TEAM

The Hillsborough County Commission voted 5-2 on Friday to approve a revised $168M stadium plan for the Bucs. The agreement is expected to gain approval from the Tampa City County and Tampa Sports Auth

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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