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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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10/02/96
KIEL FEELING BLUE AS TICKET HOLDERS FAIL TO RENEW

In a "blow" to Blues and Kiel Center Owner, Kiel Center Partners, Blues season ticket renewals are down from 13,800 to 12,000, according to Josh Gotthelf of the ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The 1,800 d

Tags: Franchises, St. Louis Blues

10/02/96
LEAFS BRING BACK A BLAST FROM THE PAST

When the Maple Leafs take on the Red Wings November 2 at Maple Leaf Gardens'' special 65th anniversary celebration, they will be wearing replica 1931-32 sweaters, according to Lance Hornby of the TORO

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Maple Leafs

10/02/96
RALEIGH WANTS A TEAM. WHO THEY GONNA CALL? MAX MUHLEMAN

Charlotte marketing consultant Max Muhleman, who played a "key role" in bringing the Panthers and Hornets to NC and the Rams to St. Louis, may soon be hired to "lure" an NHL team to Raleigh, according

Tags: Franchises, New Orleans Pelicans, NHL, St. Louis Rams

10/02/96
NETS LOOK TO BREATHE WITH ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON PROMO

The Nets are "close to finalizing" arrangements with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and an organization called "New Jersey Breathes" to promote a season-long anti-smoking campaign, according to Da

Tags: Franchises, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

10/02/96
BROWNS OFFER PSLS WITH A TWIST

The Browns will use a PSL program at its new stadium, according to David Adams of the Akron BEACON JOURNAL. While a one-time fee will range from $250-1,500, discounts will be made available to "nearly

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Franchises, NFL

10/02/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Vance Opperman, who, along with his father, sold West Publishing for $3.425B last February, said he is part of a group -- headed by Minneapolis lawyer Clark Griffith -- that wants to acquire the Twins

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

10/01/96
MLB DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF TICKET TRACKER

THE DAILY examines ticket sales for each MLB first-round series. INDIANS-ORIOLES: In Baltimore, tickets are sold out for Games 1 and 2. In Cleveland, tickets are completely sold out through, and inclu

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Padres, Time Warner, YankeeNets

10/01/96
ORIOLES MAGIC, FEEL IT HAPPEN -- OFF-THE-FIELD

The Orioles first postseason appearance since ''83 "greatly enhances the team''s bargaining power" as more than $100M worth of "key" long-term corporate sponsorships, TV/radio deals and luxury seat le

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Coca-Cola, Franchises, Legg Mason

10/01/96
IS END OF '97 DECISION DAY FOR TWINS FUTURE IN MINNEAPOLIS?

The Twins financial history at the Metrodome and the club''s bid for a new ballpark is examined by Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE. Weiner notes that as the Twins season ends, the "Dome dec

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins

10/01/96
WALL STREET JOURNAL EXAMINES BRAVES SUCCESS STORY

Leading with the headline, "How Atlanta Went From Baseball Clowns To Kings of Diamond," John Helyar examines the Braves and how they have become "the team of the ''90s" in a front page story in this m

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Franchises, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

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