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06/14/96
RAVENS FANS BUY CLOSE TO 90% OF SEASON TICKETS

The Ravens have sold nearly 90% of the season tickets available for their debut season, "despite above average prices and an unpopular licensing requirement," according to Jon Morgan of the Baltimore

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Franchises

06/13/96
STAVRO UNDER MAGNIFYING GLASS BY ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY

Sources in the NHL and the Toronto business community say the Ontario Securities Commission plans a "thorough, wide- ranging" investigation of Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd, Toronto- Dominion Bank and MSG Ch

Tags: Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, NHL

06/13/96
LIGHTNING LAND CONTROL OF THEIR OWN MARKETING

Under their new TV deal with Sunshine Network, the Lightning will have total control of marketing and signage rights inside the Ice Palace, according to the TAMPA TRIBUNE. Sunshine controlled marketin

Tags: Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

06/13/96
HOLT HOPES TO BOLT SPURS DOWN IN SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio businessman Peter Holt purchased the U.S. Army Association''s 13.37% share of the Spurs Wednesday, "a move that virtually assures the team will stay in the city," write Lucas & Rogers of t

Tags: Franchises, San Antonio Spurs

06/13/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Osceola County Commission Chair Charles Owen says he wants his Orange County counterpart, Linda Chapin, to be his "running mate" in a campaign to bring the Bucs to the area. Owen met with Chapin yeste

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bulls, Franchises, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, YankeeNets

06/12/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Paul Allen said he will not exercise his option to purchase the Seahawks if a tax increase to build a new stadium in Seattle is not supported (USA TODAY, 6/12)....The Rangers recently sold their 2 mil

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

06/12/96
AVALANCHE NEWS & NOTES: TEAM WILL GET FAT FROM CUP'S BOUNTY

Winning the Stanley Cup will put the Avalanche "in prime position" to raise the prices of corporate sponsorships, TV and radio rights, as well as increasing leverage in the team''s plan to ask the cit

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Franchises, PepsiCo

06/11/96
DEVIL RAYS ACQUIRE ORLANDO AA TEAM; GAIN HOLD ON FL FAN BASE

The Devil Rays entered into an agreement to purchase the Cubs'' AA franchise in Orlando, according to Bill Chastian of the TAMPA TRIBUNE. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Devil Rays will oper

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

06/11/96
KINGS PREPARE FOR MAJOR MARKETING OVERHAUL

The L.A. Kings plan to restructure the team''s marketing efforts, including the creation of a new image for the franchise and possibly new uniforms, according to the L.A. BUSINESS JOURNAL. To facilita

Tags: Franchises

06/11/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The MLS MetroStars and Giants Stadium discontinued the sale of soda and water in plastic bottles after a bottle-throwing incident during Sunday''s game. They will switch to paper cups (N.Y. TIMES, 6/1

Tags: CHL, Franchises, San Antonio Spurs

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