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04/19/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Only 5,192 fans attended the IHL Orlando Solar-Bears'' playoff opener on Wednesday. GM Don Waddell: "I was very disappointed and very frustrated. All year long you talk about family affordable and fam

Tags: Chicago Bears, Franchises, Kansas City Royals

04/19/96
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME: IN VIRGINIA OR THE DISTRICT?

Efforts to bring MLB to the Washington area are profiled in the WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL. Former NFL star Calvin Hill is "stepping up" his efforts to bring an MLB team to DC, while District officia

Tags: Franchises, MLB, NFL

04/18/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Chicago, Jay Mariotti writes there is only one "applicable slogan for the local mood toward postseason hockey. Cup Comatose." He writes fan interest is down because Owner Bill Wirtz "still has no c

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises, NFL, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

04/18/96
KARMANOS HAVING WHALE OF A TIME WITH RELOCATION RUMORS

Whalers Owner Peter Karmanos labeled as "accurate" a N.Y. TIMES report that he has discussed moving his team to MI to share the Palace at Auburn Hills with the Pistons. However, Michael Arace of the H

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Wilson Sporting Goods

04/18/96
PEROT'S PIECE OF MAVS PIE MAY BE LESS THAN 40 PERCENT

Though details of the sale of the Mavericks to Ross Perot Jr. have yet to be completed, sources indicate that the breakdown of new ownership will see former owner Donald Carter retaining "about 21%,"

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

04/18/96
PISTONS TO CHANGE LOGO, UNIFORMS AND COLORS NEXT SEASON

The Pistons will change their logo for the first time in 18 years and have new team colors and newly designed uniforms for the ''96-97 season, according to Jim Spadafore of the DETROIT NEWS. The color

Tags: Detroit Pistons, Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment

04/17/96
ANGRY WHALES DENY ESPN REPORT OF MOVE TO NASHVILLE

Whalers and CT state officials denied an ESPN report citing NHL ownership sources that the team was preparing to announce a move to Nashville. Whalers Owner Peter Karmanos said he was "astonished" by

Tags: ESPN, Franchises, NHL, Walt Disney

04/17/96
TARDY RAIDERS FANS MAY TRIGGER TAP OF PUBLIC FUNDS

Raiders fans have yet to make payments on 15% -- or nearly 6,000 -- PSLs sold last year, and, as a result, a public fund may have to be tapped to pay off almost $200M in bonds that helped the Raider''

Tags: Franchises, Oakland Raiders

04/17/96
PEROT UPS ANTE, EMERGES WITH MAVERICKS FULL HOUSE

Mavericks Owner Donald Carter indicated he has reached an agreement with a group backed by Ross Perot Jr. for the sale of his NBA franchise. Brad Townsend of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS reports Perot and

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

04/17/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Rock promoter Don Kirshner has joined prospective bidders for the Nets. Kirshner''s group may have to surpass the $95M offer made by the Devils ownership (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/16). ....The Twins have sold

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning, YankeeNets

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