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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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09/06/96
BILLS GO ON OFFENSIVE TO MARKET TEAM

As the Bills prepare for their home opener this weekend, Rick Maloney of BUSINESS FIRST OF BUFFALO examines the team''s "enhanced marketing approach" to promote both the club and Rich Stadium in the B

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Franchises, New York Jets, NFL, PepsiCo, Sprint

09/05/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Based on ticket sale projections, the seven remaining Dolphins home games are expected to sell out. The club has sold 60,808 season tickets, which ranks second in club history (MIAMI HERALD, 9/5)....S

Tags: AFL, Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Falcons, ECHL, Franchises, Miami Dolphins, NHL, Arizona Coyotes

09/05/96
PHILS GATE WOES CONTINUE: DID TRADE OF FAN FAV INKY HURT?

Phillies President Bill Giles discussed the attendance woes plaguing the team with Paul Hagen of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. So far this season, attendance is down more than 350,000 from a year ago a

Tags: Franchises, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres

09/05/96
NEW SHERIFF IN SOUTH FL: EVANS TO OVERSEE HUIZENGA TEAMS

Gaylord Entertainment COO Dick Evans has been hired to oversee Wayne Huizenga''s "sports empire," according to Barry Jackson in the MIAMI HERALD. As President & CEO of Huizenga Sports and Entertainmen

Tags: Cablevision, Edmonton Oilers, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, Marriott, Miami Dolphins, New York Knicks, NHL, Walt Disney

09/04/96
PAT IS VERY FRANK WITH GAZETTE TELEGRAPH'S LASSITER

Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen discussed the prospect of building a $250M new stadium, the possibility of moving the team out of the Denver area and the state of the NFL, in a Q&A with the Colorado Springs

Tags: Denver Broncos, Franchises, NFL

09/04/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Cardinals head coach Vince Tobin issued an appeal to Arizona sports fans to attend the club''s TNT opener Sunday against the Dolphins. As of late Tuesday, only 45,202 tickets had been sold. Tobin: "It

Tags: Franchises, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Twins, TBS/TNT

09/04/96
ARE THE COWBOYS NOT EVEN DALLAS' TEAM ANYMORE?

The Rangers quest for a division title mixed with the "soiled image" of the Cowboys may be causing loyalties to slowly shift in the Dallas area, according to a survey conducted by the DALLAS MORNING N

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Franchises, Southwest Sports Group

09/04/96
NFL TICKET PRICE TRACKER: PRICE IS RIGHT?

THE DAILY looks at average gross ''96 ticket prices for each NFL club. The overall average is $35.26. Atlanta and Carolina are the only two teams to reduce prices from last year; 18 clubs (^) raised p

Tags: Franchises, NFL

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
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

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