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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

10/28/96
SKINS SEASON TICKET WAIT LIST REMAINS A BELTWAY BOTTLENECK

Although the new 78,600-seat Redskins stadium, scheduled for completion by the ''97 season, will seat over 22,000 more than RFK Stadium, only about 4,000 on the team''s 49,000 season-ticket waiting li

Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins

10/25/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Twins raised prices for the "best" Metrodome seats by $1. VIP seating, lower club-level seats and lower reserved seats will increase to $18, $16 and $13, respectively. The club will continue to of

Tags: CFL, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns

10/25/96
GRIZZLIES TRY TO MAKE INROADS WITH VANCOUVER'S

Orca Bay Asian Sales Development Manager Dora Sun and her efforts to "translate Asian interest in basketball into gate receipts" for the Grizzlies are examined by David Thomas of the FINANCIAL POST. T

Tags: Franchises, NBA

10/25/96
ARE AVALANCHE FANS BEING SENT TO THE BOX FOR 41 GAMES?

Fans on the waiting list for Avalanche season tickets will be guaranteed the opportunity to buy seats for the ''97-98 season only if they buy a full 41-game season package for the Nuggets, according t

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, Time Warner

10/25/96
FRUM GROUP NEAR DEAL TO BUY JAYS, ARGOS AND 49% OF SKYDOME

The sale of a 90% share in the Blue Jays by Belgian- brewer Interbrew SA to a consortium headed by Toronto-based real-estate developer Murray Frum is "close to completion" and requires only MLB approv

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CFL, Franchises, Labatt Brewing, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

10/25/96
NINERS BACK IN FOCUS AFTER ANNIVERSARY UNIFORMS REDESIGNED

The 49ers have redesigned their 50th anniversary uniforms, which were originally fashioned by the NFL, after complaints that the numbers on the new jerseys were illegible, according to Susan Dowdney o

Tags: Franchises, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

10/24/96
NEW TWIST IN TORONTO: U.S. INVESTOR COULD BECOME "TOP GUN"

A "big-money U.S. investor with ties to the NBA" has become involved in the Raptors'' "shotgun showdown" and might wind up with control of the team, according to Craig Daniels of the TORONTO SUN. Dani

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

10/24/96
THE PRICE OF SUCCESS? INDIANS RAISE PRICES AT THE JAKE

The Indians yesterday announced ticket prices for the ''97 season, including increases in seven out of ten seating categories, according to the Akron BEACON JOURNAL. Field boxes will go up from $21 to

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Franchises

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