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02/26/96
DESPITE SMALL CROWDS, DECAYING FACILITY, CLIPPERS ENTRENCHED

Friday is the Clippers'' deadline for exercising an option on their lease at the L.A. Sports Arena that would allow them to play elsewhere next season, but Mark Heisler reports, "They won''t -- but th

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers

02/26/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Baltimore, columnist John Steadman reports that Ex-Browns Owner Art Modell told retired sportscaster Vince Bagli he was "ready to offer" $5M to the Irsays for the rights to "Colts." Rumored names f

Tags: AFL, AHL, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Franchises, Indianapolis Colts, NBA, NHL, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

02/26/96
BEHRING WANTS CLEVELAND-TYPE SOLUTION; ALLEN'S INTERESTED

Seahawks Owner Ken Behring said late last week he wants to "work something out" with the NFL, similar to the recent deal that will bring football back to Cleveland, according to the L.A. TIMES. T.J. S

Tags: Franchises, Microsoft, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

02/23/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

New Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy has "nearly tripled" the club''s marketing budget and is targeting 1.4 million as his goal for attendance this season (Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 2/23)....Shaun Powel

Tags: AHL, Franchises, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, Pittsburgh Pirates, Vulcan Ventures

02/23/96
ANOTHER SUIT FILED AGAINST MAPLE LEAF GARDENS, STAVRO

Former MLG Ltd. shareholder Bill Ballard is suing the company and MLG Chair Steve Stavro for C$100M. Ballard, who formerly controlled 25.01% of MLG, claims Stavro and Gardens Dir Donald Crump "withhel

Tags: Franchises

02/23/96
GLAZERS AND TAGLIABUE MEET WITH TAMPA OFFICIALS

A team of Tampa-area political and business leaders flew to Palm Beach to meet with Bucs Owner Malcolm Glazer and NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue as the Glazers'' March 1 deadline for a new stadium lo

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

02/23/96
PAUL ALLEN GETS SERIOUS IN PURSUIT OF SEAHAWKS

A representative of Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen met this week with King County Exec Gary Locke and other officials "to discuss who would be responsible for upgrading the Kingdome should Allen buy

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Franchises, Microsoft, NFL, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures

02/23/96
PRESTO! WASHINGTON WILL BE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARDS

Bullets Owner Abe Pollin announced that his team will take on the name Wizards when it moves into the new downtown MCI Center for the ''97-98 season. Pollin said the name won out over Sea Dogs, Expres

Tags: Franchises, NBA, NBC

02/22/96
BALDWIN SAYS SO-LONG TO ROLLER HOCKEY, INDOOR SOCCER

Penguins Owner Howard Baldwin said neither the CISL Stingers nor RHI Phantoms will likely field teams at the Civic Center in Pittsburgh this season. Baldwin praised the teams'' management, but added,

Tags: Franchises, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins

02/22/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Lightning VP/Ticket Ops Jeff Morander said sales of club seats for the team''s new Ice Palace have reached about 50% of the goal for sales to current season ticket holders. The new facility will have

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Dallas Stars, Franchises, Palace Sports & Entertainment, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Southwest Sports Group, Tampa Bay Lightning

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