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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

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10/31/96
BITOVE CLOSE TO BEING HEAD RAPTOR?

Raptors President John Bitove, Jr. is "substantially closer" to obtaining the financing necessary to buy out partner Allan Slaight''s shares in the Raptors, according to Craig Daniels in the TORONTO S

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

10/30/96
NHL AT WILL CALL: TEAM TICKET PRICES AND SEASON- TICKET BASE

Today, THE DAILY looks at the average gross ticket prices and approximate season-ticket bases for NHL teams. NOTES: (^) indicates a ticket price increase from ''95-96. Ottawa has reduced prices for it

Tags: Franchises, NHL

10/30/96
DESPITE DOUBTERS, HAMILTON NHL BID STILL ON AFTER MEETING

North York, Ontario Councillor George Mammoliti says Hamilton chances of winning an NHL expansion franchise are "better than ever" after a meeting with NHL Senior VP Jeffrey Pash yesterday, according

Tags: CFL, Detroit Lions, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs

10/30/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Len Pasquarelli of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION reports the Falcons and QB Jeff George reached a "settlement of their differences" during a grievance hearing. George will be docked three-quarters of a one

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Franchises, MLS, Oakland Raiders

10/29/96
TICKET NEWS & NOTES: CUBS, MARINERS GO ON A HIKE

The Cubs will raise prices on Wrigley Field seats for 64 "prime games" in ''97 by $2 each, except for upper deck reserved seats. Cubs Ticket Dir Frank Maloney: "When you increase your player budget ..

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Franchises, MLB, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Mariners

10/29/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Whalers President Jim Rutherford said there are three "significant factors" for the club to remain in Hartford after next season: Increased revenue from the Civic Center; a fivefold increase in TV rev

Tags: CFL, Detroit Lions, Franchises, Philadelphia Eagles

10/28/96
WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY, ELLEN ROBINSON? ASCENT BACKS TICKET MOVE

After being "deluged" by telephone calls from angry fans over an announcement that Avalanche season-ticket waiting list members could guarantee themselves tickets for the ''97-98 season by purchasing

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Franchises

10/28/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Cowboys-Dolphins game attracted 75,283, the largest crowd in the history of Pro Player Stadium (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/28)....In addition to new uniforms, the Pistons will unveil a new floor, new masco

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Pistons, Franchises, Miami Dolphins, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, PepsiCo, Philadelphia Phillies, Southwest Airlines, Tampa Bay Rays

10/28/96
TEXAS TEA? OILERS TO REMAIN IN HOUSTON FOR '97 SEASON

Oilers Owner Bud Adams has decided against trying to buy out the last year of his Astrodome lease, "guaranteeing" the Oilers will play the ''97 season in Houston, according to John McClain of the HOUS

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Houston Astros, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

10/28/96
THE ECONOMICS OF SHAQ

The economic boost provided by the signing of Shaquille O''Neal for the Lakers was profiled by CNN''s Brent Weber on "This Week in the NBA." The team''s season ticket base is up from 9,000 last season

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Time Warner

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