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AS WNBA HITS THE MARKETPLACE, AT LEAST THREE RECONSIDER TIES

While the WNBA "expects soon to announce several three- year, multimillion-dollar" marketing deals with "new and existing sponsors, some original sponsors may be cutting ties" with the league, accordi

Tags: American Express, Anheuser Busch, Reebok, Washington Nationals, WNBA

08/30/99
INDIANA JONESED FOR WNBA? AVERAGE TIX PRICE SET AT $13

The average ticket price for the Pacers'' WNBA franchise at Conseco Fieldhouse next season will be about $13, with prices ranging from $5 to $85, according to Sean Horgan of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS

Tags: Franchises, Indiana Pacers, WNBA

08/30/99
SEARCHING FOR A MAGIC-AL PARTNER: TEAM EXECS EYE ASSISTANCE

The Magic are seeking an ownership partner, according to Tim Povtak of the ORLANDO SENTINEL, who noted that Magic Owner Rich DeVos and his family "will retain majority control, but they hope to have a

Tags: Franchises, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Walt Disney

08/30/99
EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS NOTES

The Pilot Pen Invitational women''s tennis event in New Haven, CT, drew a total attendance of 74,236, an 84% increase over last year''s 40,351 (HARTFORD COURANT, 8/29). Pilot Pen President & CEO Ron S

Tags: CBS, Events and Attractions, Viacom

08/30/99
IT'S OPEN SEASON...AND THAT MEANS BIG BUCKS FOR USTA

The U.S. Open begins today in Flushing, NY, and the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL''s Daniel Kaplan writes in a front- page feature that the USTA will be "raking in the cash -- serious cash," from the two-wee

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Indians, Events and Attractions, IBM, MLB, NBA, NBC, New York Yankees, NFL, NHL, USTA, YankeeNets

08/27/99
UNIVERSAL APPEAL? MAGIC EXECS MEET WITH UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Magic execs "met recently" with Universal Studios officials, according to Larry Guest of the ORLANDO SENTINEL, who wrote that the discussions could be about "nothing at all -- as Universal intones --

Tags: Franchises, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports

08/27/99
CALLAWAY/TAYLOR MADE DEBATE TAKES TURN WITH JUDGE'S MOTION

CA Superior Court Judge Michael Anello "denied Callaway''s motion for a temporary restraining order against" former Callaway Golf Ball VP/Sales Mark King, who left the company to become Taylor Made Pr

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08/27/99
CANES' TICKET SALES GAIN STRENGTH AS TOTAL SURPASSES 4,000

Hurricanes CEO Dean Jordan said yesterday that season- ticket sales for the team have surpassed 4,000 and suggested that the figure "could be closer to" 6,000, according to Cecil Harris of the Raleigh

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Franchises, Gale Force Holdings, NHL

08/27/99
BILLS SELECT CHOICE ONE AS STADIUM, OFFICE TELECOM PROVIDER

NY-based telecom company Choice One Communications has signed a deal with the Bills to provide "telephone and Internet services" for Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Bills'' administration offices, and sales

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Wilson Sporting Goods

08/27/99
BRONCOS EXPECTED TO RECLAIM OWNERSHIP OF LUXURY SUITES

A deal that will place the ownership of the luxury suites at Mile High Stadium "back in the hands of" the Broncos is "expected to close" Monday, according to Penny Parker of the DENVER POST. Broncos V

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