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10/16/96
BENSON DOING HIS BOOGIE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK

While the Saints have averaged only 47,932 a game through four home dates at the 65,099-seat Superdome, the team is still "rolling up some of the biggest profits in franchise history," according to Me

Tags: Franchises, New Orleans Saints, NFL

10/16/96
CANADIAN TEAM NEWS: EXPOS WANT TO MAKE PROBLEMS DISAPPEAR

The Expos current financial situation, and what it will take to club the team in Montreal, is examined by Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Expos President Claude Brochu the team is negotiating

Tags: Boston Bruins, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Franchises, MLB, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Vancouver Canucks

10/16/96
RAIDERS WAIVE PSL FEES FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON

The Oakland Football Marketing Association (OFMA) on Monday began Raiders fans to buy season tickets for the rest of the year without purchasing PSLs, the fee that "public agencies need to help pay" f

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders

10/15/96
THE FALCONS AND THE NO-MAN? TEAM GATE WOES SPARKS "CONCERNS"

Noting there are "legitimate concerns about whether any team with a perilously dwindling fan base can maintain its same address and compete in the NFL," Len Pasquarelli of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION exa

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, ESPN, Franchises, NFL, Walt Disney

10/15/96
TICKET PRICES SET FOR NEW RAVENS PERCH

The Ravens have begun mailing out booklets to season-ticket holders informing them of ticket prices and season-ticket policies for their new 68,400-seat stadium being constructed, according to Jon Mor

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises, NFL

10/15/96
SEAHAWKS TAKING A NOSE DIVE OFF-THE-FIELD, TOO?

In addition to their 2-4 record, the Seahawks fortunes at the gate, on the air and in the community are "heading for record lows," according to Angelo Bruscas of the SEATTLE POST- INTELLIGENCER. Seaso

Tags: Franchises, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

10/15/96
LIGHTNING LOOK TO STRIKE A DEAL -- IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT

Kokusai Green, the Japanese company which owns the Lightning, has announced several weeks ago it was searching for one or more minority partners to join its investor group, according to Arthur Frederi

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

10/15/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Packers President Bob Harlan, on the team''s public ownership: "We haven''t sold stock since 1950. We sold it for $25 a share and if someone wanted to sell that stock back to us today, we''d send ''em

Tags: Franchises, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Oakland Athletics

10/11/96
SHINN DENIES TV BUZZ THAT HAS HIM SELLING HORNETS

Hornets Owner George Shinn has "adamantly denied" a Charlotte TV report that he is fielding an offer from NASCAR team Owner Felix Sabates to buy the team, according to Bonnell & Laye of the CHARLOTTE

Tags: Franchises, NASCAR, New Orleans Pelicans

10/11/96
SPANO CONFIRMS DEAL TO BUY ISLES. SAYS CLUB WON'T LEAVE L.I.

Dallas businessman John Spano confirmed yesterday he has reached a tentative agreement to buy a majority interest in the Islanders, according to Jason Diamos of the N.Y. TIMES. The deal is believed to

Tags: Franchises, New York Islanders, NHL

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