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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 01 / 15

$45M  – The amount Rivers Casino has contributed, to date, to the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County for Consol Energy Center construction expenses, following the latest payment of $4.6M. By the time its agreement with SEA concludes in '38,...

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07/23/96
LEAGUE NOTES

The NHL released the schedule for its 80th season. Games will begin Friday, October 4, and the regular season will run to April 13 (NHL)....ESPN''s John Kernan reported the IRL is looking to expand it

Tags: AHL, ESPN, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, Walt Disney

07/22/96
THE COURT BATTLE FOR INDY CAR RIGHTS CONTINUES

It appears that two courts will have to decide the legal battles over the Indy car brand name, according to Bill Koenig of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. Last week, Judge John Tinder of U.S. District Cou

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/22/96
NBA'S FINANCIAL FRENZY: GOOD FOR THE GAME OR IMPENDING DOOM?

Sports writers continue to comment on the lucrative free agent deals signed last week in the NBA. In San Antonio, Glenn Rogers criticizes NBA owners: "The owners have met their enemies and they are th

Tags: Boston Celtics, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, Phoenix Suns, Walt Disney

07/22/96
NFL NEWS & NOTES: ROZELLE WARNS OF CORPORATE ROLE

Former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, warning the NFL never to get involved in corporate ownership: "Look at what it is doing to the NBA. The NFL should never allow major companies to own teams. The N

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NFL

07/19/96
DISNEY ENTERS REALM OF TRUCK RACING

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will stage its ''97 season opener at Walt Disney World Speedway January 19. The race will be promoted by IMS Events, an affiliated company of the Indianapolis Motor S

Tags: General Motors, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, Walt Disney

07/19/96
MLS NOTES: ATTENDANCE CONCERNS IN TAMPA, KC AND DENVER?

While stressing the Tampa Bay Mutiny, Kansas City Wiz and Colorado Rapids are in no danger of being moved in the near future, MLS Commissioner Doug Logan has expressed concern about "lagging attendanc

Tags: AEG, Colorado Rapids, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS

07/19/96
COULD NBA FREE-AGENT SPLURGE SPELL TROUBLE FOR SAVVY LEAGUE?

Shaquille O''Neal''s $121M deal with the Lakers was the focus of media attention throughout the country this morning, with many industry observers indicating it signals an ominous trend for the NBA. H

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, ESPN, Houston Rockets, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Reebok, Time Warner, Walt Disney

07/19/96
LEAGUE NOTES

Former European Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher criticized Nick Faldo for suggesting that Colin Montgomerie leave the European Tour for the PGA Tour. Gallacher: "I don''t think it''s right that so

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, PGA Tour, USTA

07/18/96
N.L. LOCKOUT: SCHOTT BANNED FROM RIVERFRONT BY LEN COLEMAN

Reds Owner Marge Schott was banned from Riverfront Stadium by NL President Leonard Coleman for interfering with operations of the club, including trying to keep acting CEO John Allen from attending th

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Walt Disney

07/18/96
NFL WINS THE COIN TOSS IN NEW LEGAL BATTLES WITH RAIDERS

The NFL has persuaded a Santa Clara County judge to "toss out most of a lawsuit" filed by the Raiders in February, according to Barry Witt of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. In a ruling, Superior Court Jud

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Oakland Raiders

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