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09/30/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Designs are "nearly complete" on a third jersey for the Lightning. The new sweater is tentatively scheduled to make its debut January 25 (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 9/30)....Turner Broadcasting is in the "final s

Tags: AFL, Franchises, Nashville Predators, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Lightning, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

09/30/96
BUSINESS WEEK REVIEWS GLAZER'S ZAPATA CORP. DEALINGS

The "unusual series of transactions" between Zapata Corp. and other companies in which Bucs Owner Malcolm Glazer and his family also hold "big stakes" is examined by Gail DeGeorge of BUSINESS WEEK. In

Tags: Franchises, McDonalds, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

09/30/96
NHL TEAM NEWS: HOCKEY HOT IN PHOENIX? SHARK TICKET SALES

Arizonans are taking to hockey and the NHL Coyotes, according to Bob Cohn of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Cohn cites last week''s preseason games at America West Arena where "fans quickly knew when to ''hooo

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Franchises, NHL, Arizona Coyotes, San Jose Sharks

09/27/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The NHL Panthers IPO is examined by Michael Santoli of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Santoli: "A bad deal? Not for the owner Mr. Huizenga, who stands to profit handsomely while still keeping control of the

Tags: Calgary Flames, Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Cowboys, Florida Panthers, Franchises, NFL, Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Padres

09/27/96
THAT'S THE TICKET FOR THE BILLS

The Bills have joined with Ticketmaster to sell tickets for their remaining home games, according to James Fink of BUSINESS FIRST OF BUFFALO. The deal "marks the first time in the team''s 37-year hist

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Franchises, NFL, Ticketmaster

09/27/96
A NEW KING GEORGE IN BASEBALL? BRETT EYES ROYALS THRONE

Royals VP/Baseball Operations George Brett "rekindled the flames" of his interest in buying the club at a season-ticket holders luncheon yesterday, but an alliance between Brett and Royals CEO David G

Tags: Franchises, Kansas City Royals

09/27/96
HOUSTON, YOU HAVE A NEW MISSION: SECURE AN NHL FRANCHISE

IHL Houston Aeros Owner Chuck Watson said yesterday he has applied for an NHL expansion franchise for Houston, according to Neil Hohlfeld of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Watson said a new arena would be nec

Tags: Dallas Stars, Franchises, Houston Rockets, NHL, Southwest Sports Group

09/26/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Atlanta, Mark Bradley writes the "problems" within the Falcons organization "began June 30, 1965, when the NFL awarded a franchise to Rankin Smith." Bradley: "The Smiths try one thing for awhile, t

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Heat, MLS, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Diego Padres

09/26/96
PIRATE PARTNER NO FURHER: MCCLATCHY REFUNDS INVESTOR

Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy has refunded a $5M investment to Pittsburgh businessman Frank Fuhrer, who "demanded" in August that his money be returned, according to Steve Halvonik of the PITTSBURGH P

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

09/26/96
SURVEY SAYS: LEAFS RAKE UP COMPETITION IN TORONTO

A CFRB-AM/Angus Reid poll of 400 Toronto-area residents released yesterday reveals that "hockey reigns supreme" in the city, according to the TORONTO SUN. The poll asked: "Which two teams you''d like

Tags: CFL, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors

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