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07/09/96
FOOTBALL TIX NEWS: FALCONS LOWER SOME ENDZONE PRICES

In an effort to "spur interest among casual fans and provide an alternative that could result in follow-up sales," the Falcons have cut the prices of about 4,500 endzone seats at the Georgia Dome. The

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Franchises

07/08/96
TOUGH TIMES IN THE BAY AREA AS FAN INTEREST DOWN

In S.F., columnist Gwen Knapp examines lagging baseball attendance in the Bay Area, with "many logical and demographic explanations" -- from the small two-team market, to the arrival of MLS, and the r

Tags: Franchises, MLS, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders

07/08/96
TEAM TICKET NEWS: OAKLAND LOOKS TO DAVIS TO HELP SELL

Oakland city and Alameda County officials are "turning to Al Davis to help them sell tickets to Raiders games," according to Susan Dowdney of the CONTRA COSTA TIMES. The plea is to have Davis help pro

Tags: Franchises, Milwaukee Bucks, Oakland Raiders

07/08/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Maryland Stadium Authority Chair John Moag told the Greensboro, NC, Rotary Club the Triad area is a possibility for an MLB team. Moag: "Owners aren''t looking to big-name cities any longer. They are l

Tags: Franchises, MLB, MLS, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Steelers

07/08/96
BULLETS PULL OUT ALL STOPS IN BID TO RE-SIGN HOWARD

The Bullets took out a half-page ad in Sunday''s Washington Post in an attempt to demonstrate their intent to sign highly sought-after free agent Juwan Howard. The ad included a letter from team Owner

Tags: Franchises, NBA

07/03/96
SOURCES SAY ASTROS READY TO FILE RELOCATION PAPERS

Astros Senior VP Bob McClaren said yesterday the team will wait until the end of July before deciding whether to petition MLB to allow a move of the franchise, according to John Williams of the HOUSTO

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB

07/03/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

ESPN''s Peter Gammons notes, "No one can accuse the Brewers or Orioles players of hypocrisy. Each group of players voted to refuse to stay at a Toronto hotel which was using replacement workers. In fa

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Blackhawks, ESPN, Franchises, Miami Dolphins, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

07/02/96
MILE HIGH AND OVER THE HILL: BRONCOS FACE MID-LIFE CRISIS?

With the "young, hip" 20-to-45-year-old crowd attending Nuggets and Avalanche games, Broncos fans have become part of a "graying generation" where the average season ticket holder is "fiftysomething,"

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Franchises

07/02/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Randy Johnson, President of the Orlando Area Sports Commission, is talking to Orange County about investing $2M a year to bring the Bucs to Osceola County. One idea is for Orange County to build a tra

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Denver Nuggets, Franchises, Miami Dolphins, Milwaukee Bucks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TBS/TNT

07/02/96
DEVILS RAYS NEWS & NOTES: TEAM ADDS TWO INVESTORS

The Devil Rays named two investors to their ownership group: Gus Stavros, a "longtime Pinellas County businessman and philanthropist," has joined as a limited partner; and Mel Danker, a Fayetteville,

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Franchises, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays

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