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09/03/96
HUIZENGA GOES ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE MIAMI HERALD

FL sports mogul Wayne Huizenga discussed the financial status of his three professional sports franchises -- the Dolphins, Marlins and Panthers, in a Q&A with MIAMI HERALD Sports Editor Edwin Pope. As

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, Miami Dolphins

09/03/96
SPURS CAUGHT IN CATCH-22 AS NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN UNVEILED?

The Spurs begin its annual marketing campaign with the theme, "I Love My Spurs," according to Charlotte-Anne Lucas of the San Antonio EXPRESS-NEWS. However, the campaign is "simultaneously complimenta

Tags: Franchises, NBA, San Antonio Spurs

09/03/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Over 28,000 attended the Oilers-Chiefs game in Houston. Oilers Senior VP/Marketing & Broadcasting Don MacLachlan: "I would expect we will continue to have good crowds" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 9/2)....In M

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Heat

08/30/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Approximately 10,000 tickets remain for Sunday''s Vikings- Lions game at the 64,000-seat Metrodome -- which would represent the team''s smallest opening-day crowd since moving to the facility in ''82

Tags: Bank of America, Detroit Lions, Franchises, Miami Heat, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, St. Louis Blues

08/30/96
WEINHAUER LEAVES ROCKETS' FRONT OFFICE FOR BUCKS BENCH

Rockets VP of Basketball Operations Bob Weinhauer has resigned to become Chris Ford''s top assistant coach with the Bucks, according to this morning''s HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Eddie Sefko writes Weinhauer'

Tags: Franchises, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks

08/29/96
LES EXPOS LOOKING AT AN ATTENDANCE SHORTFALL

The Expos had planned on a minimum C$4-5M payroll increase next season, but the "ticket-buying apathy" of local fans may "throw that into jeopardy," according to the MONTREAL GAZETTE. The Expos need a

Tags: Franchises

08/29/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Lightning unveiled their ''97 ad campaign with the theme, "The Coolest Season Yet" (Lightning)....According to Silver Bullets Co-Owner and President Bob Hope, the all-female baseball team is consi

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

08/29/96
L.A. KINGS PRESIDENT LEIWEKE LOOKS TOWARD SERIOUS FANS

L.A. Kings President Tim Leiweke is profiled by Tim Deady in the L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL. In a one page Q&A, Leiweke said the team''s ad theme for the season will be called "Serious Hockey." He added th

Tags: Franchises

08/28/96
INTERBREW SITTING BACK AND ENJOYING A COLD ONE?

While confirming their share of the Blue Jays, Argonauts and SkyDome will be sold either in "pieces or as a package," Interbrew Chair Paul De Keersmaeker said there is "no rush" to sell the properties

Tags: Franchises, Labatt Brewing, Toronto Blue Jays

08/28/96
AFTER SEEING ROLE REDUCED, SAUER QUITS AS PIRATES PRESIDENT

Mark Sauer resigned as President of the Pirates yesterday, ending his five-year tenure, according to Halvonik & Meyer of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. Sauer, who was retained when the Kevin McClatchy-l

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

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