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Knicks, Rangers To Report Strong Season-Ticket Renewal Rates

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 20 / 14

The NHL Rangers during today's MSG earnings call will announce a season-ticket renewal rate of 93%, while the Knicks will announce a 91% rate. The Knicks' hiring of Phil Jackson "appears to have created a sense of optimism among their fan base." The renewal rate for the Rangers, coming off a Stanl...

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07/29/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Tigers Senior Dir of Marketing & Broadcasting MIKE DIETZ has been named VP/Company Marketing at Little Caesars restaurants. Both the Tigers and Little Caesars are owned by the Ilitch family (Little Ca

Tags: Detroit Tigers, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

07/29/98
MARRIOTT GETS PATRIOTIC IN DEAL WITH AMERICAN SKIING CO.

American Skiing Co. (ASC) and Marriott Vacation Club Int''l (MVCI) will develop luxury vacation ownership properties at five alpine resorts owned by ASC. As part of the deal, MVCI, a subsidiary of Mar

Tags: American Skiing Co., Finance, Marriott

07/29/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NFL: Labor unrest among British Columbia''s union members and the B.C. Pavilion Corp. could impact the American Bowl game between the 49ers and Seahawks, scheduled for August 15 at B.C. Place Stadium.

Tags: CHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

07/29/98
WHILE GOODWILL NUMBERS UP ON TBS, CBS SEES DROP OFF FROM '94

As the Goodwill Games entered its second week yesterday, TBS''s ratings "remained well above" those for the ''94 Games, but CBS''s weekend numbers "were significantly lower than four years ago," accor

Tags: ABC, CBS, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

07/29/98
SEPTEMBER TO BE A MONTH TO REMEMBER FOR NEW BROWNS OWNER

At the NFL''s league meetings in Dallas yesterday, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said that the owner of the new Browns franchise "would be announced in the middle of September," and scheduled an August

Tags: Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Franchises, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Walt Disney

07/29/98
NFL, PART II: RED'S READY AND KNOCKS ON WOODS FOR HELP

San Antonio business exec Red McCombs'' purchase of the Vikings was approved unanimously by NFL owners during their meetings in Dallas yesterday, according to Don Banks of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

07/29/98
MOST MARKETABLE FEMALE ATHLETES: FROM MIA TO SERENA

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Tags: The Back of the Book

07/29/98
WITH DEADLINE OFF, DON HAS REASON TO BE SMILEYING TODAY

Marlins President Don Smiley "is no longer working under a deadline" to buy the club from Owner Wayne Huizenga, according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Smiley "is still short" of Huizenga''s $

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises

07/29/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MIKE TYSON will ask the state of NJ for a boxing license today in a hearing. A decision is not expected today, as the board will have 45 days to decide whether Tyson will be reinstated (ARIZONA REPUBL

Tags: News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, People and Pop Culture

07/29/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

TEAM ADVERTISING AND COMMUNICATIONS: The Lightning''s new off-season ad campaign will feature the tag, "No More Excuses, It''s Time To Just Shut Up And Play Hockey." The campaign, created by the team

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, DC United, Franchises, MLB, NCAA, New York Yankees, Palace Sports & Entertainment, PepsiCo, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, YankeeNets

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