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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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05/06/96
WHALERS SEASON TICKET EFFORT EXTENDED TO MAY 14

The campaign to "Save the Whalers" by selling 11,000 season tickets by May 3 was extended to May 14 after only 7,601 tickets (3,399 new sales and 4,202 renewals) were sold, according to the HARTFORD C

Tags: Franchises, New York Jets, NHL

05/06/96
NASHVILLE VOTERS LOOK TO APPROVE REFERENDUM ON OILERS

Support remains strong among Davidson County, TN, voters in the referendum on the Oilers moving to Nashville. Voters go to the polls tomorrow. The latest poll, conducted May 2-3 of 625 likely voters,

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL

05/06/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Arthur Griffiths, Chair of Orca Bay Entertainment, owner and operator of the Grizzlies, said Vancouver will not pursue a franchise in the WNBA (Vancouver PROVINCE, 5/3).... The power struggle in the B

Tags: AEG, Carolina Panthers, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, Franchises, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLB, MLS, NFL, NHL, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals, WNBA

05/03/96
BASEBALL AMERICA SNEAKS A PEAK AT D'BACKS, DEVIL RAYS

The expansion Diamondbacks and Devil Rays are "still undefeated" and busily preparing for the upcoming June draft, in which they will participate for the first time, according to profiles in BASEBALL

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Franchises, MLB, PepsiCo, Tampa Bay Rays

05/03/96
NASHVILLE NO? SOME SAY IT'S A POSSIBILITY

While other southeastern cities like Charlotte, Jacksonville, Orlando and St. Pete jumped at the chance to acquire a major league franchise, the Oilers move to Nashville has attracted "a surprising de

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL

05/03/96
WHALERS' BEWITCHING HOUR: TEAM TO ANNOUNCE FATE AT NOON

The Whalers will announce the outcome of their month-long campaign today to sell 11,000 season tickets, but with results expected to be around 7,600 seats sold, the team''s fate remains a "mystery," a

Tags: Franchises

05/03/96
RAVENS BATTLING CHALLENGES OF FRANCHISE RELOCATION

With Ravens Owner Art Modell in a Florida hospital with a blood infection and a complicated but ambitious ticket policy being delayed, the Ravens have found moving a franchise is "much more difficult

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises, NFL

05/03/96
TEAM TICKET ROUNDUP: WILL GRIZZLIE FANS FIND HIKE BEARABLE?

The Grizzlies announced a ticket price increase of 3.6% for the ''96-97 season, according to the VANCOUVER SUN. Of the 14 seating categories, eight are affected by the hike. The smallest increase is a

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Franchises, Philadelphia Phillies

05/03/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Toronto, Bill Lankhof notes to add another name to potential Blue Jays buyers. PenFund Capital, Ltd., a Toronto-firm that brings together investors and already a partner in SkyDome, has had discuss

Tags: AHL, Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Blue Jays

05/02/96
FINANCIAL WORLD'S YEARLY FRANCHISE VALUATION

In their May 20 issue, FINANCIAL WORLD releases its annual franchise valuations for teams in the four major sports leagues. On average, the value of NBA teams increased the most (11%), followed by NFL

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