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A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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11/16/98
MEADOWLANDS OFFICIALS WOO NETS, DEVILS WITH NEW ARENA

Designers hired to create a plan for a new Meadowlands sports arena are seeking to "replace or complement" Continental Airlines Arena by "proposing a 20,000-seat facility just east of Giants Stadium,

Tags: Continental Airlines, Facilities, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

11/16/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Michael Jordan''s Restaurant in Chicago began a "lockout special" last Friday, featuring 12-ounce Budweisers for $.23. A portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/16)....

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, MasterCard, New England Revolution, New York Jets

11/16/98
DESPITE REPORT, ROSKI SAYS NV CASINO NO DEAL BREAKER

NHL Kings co-Owner Ed Roski''s ownership of a NV casino "has raised questions about whether the NFL can accept his bid to bring" a pro team to the L.A. Coliseum, according to Patrick McGreevy of the L

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Kings, NBA, NFL, NHL

11/16/98
WILL OLBERMANN AND MYERS BOOST FOX SPORTS NET'S RATINGS?

Industry observers "feel that the personalities" of new Fox Sports Net anchors Keith Olbermann and Chris Myers "won''t be enough to close the gap between Fox Sports News and top-rated SportsCenter," a

Tags: Boston Red Sox, ESPN, MLB, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

11/16/98
MEDIA NOTES

In Indianapolis, Bill Koenig reported that Fox "has made a bid" for IMS/IRL TV rights and CBS and its cable network, TNN, also has "a proposal on the table." NBC "is a latecomer to the Speedway broadc

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, NBC, New England Patriots, New York Jets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Quokka, Media, Sportvision, TNN, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/16/98
PENGUINS TOLD THEY CAN'T FLY ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF PITTSBURGH

Penguins co-Owner Roger Marino was "prohibited" by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Bernard Markovitz "from talking to any other cities about moving" the team, according to Ann Belser of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZE

Tags: Franchises, Pittsburgh Penguins

11/16/98
FRIDAY'S FIRE AT HEAT ARENA NOT LIKELY TO DELAY OPENING

A fire that broke out Friday in the upper tiers of the half-built American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami "may have" been caused by construction crews cutting steel with blowtorches, according to Ya

Tags: American Airlines, Facilities, Los Angeles Sparks, Miami Heat

11/16/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

The largest crowd in Vikings history, 64,232, turned out at the Metrodome Sunday for the Vikings'' win over the Bengals (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 11/16). MN Gov.-elect Jesse Ventura, on a new stadium f

Tags: CBS, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Facilities, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Viacom

11/16/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

MLB: The Yankees increased ticket prices for the ''99 season. Field-level box seats will cost $50, up from $45, and main-level box seats will move to $37.50 from $35. Other increases: Field box and lo

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, CBS, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York Yankees, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Upper Deck, Viacom, Washington Redskins, YankeeNets

11/16/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton reports that NBA Manager of Marketing Communications DAVE DECECCO is leaving to take a PR position at Pepsi. MARY GRISWOLD is leaving her position as NFL Senior Manager of Co

Tags: NBA, NFL, PepsiCo, People and Pop Culture

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