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05/11/99
TO VEECK WITH IT! RAYS STRUGGLE AT GATES DESPITE PROMOTIONS

Despite all the hype this season surrounding Devil Rays VP/Sales & Marketing Mike Veeck and his "zany promotional gimmicks," the team "is struggling more than ever to draw fans," according to Dave Cun

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays

05/11/99
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

Today: MLS Announced Attendance Through May 9 TEAM DATES ''99 AVG. TOTAL % CAP. ''98 AVG. % +/- AVG. DC United 3 21,933 65,798 84% 16,007 27.0% NY/NJ 4 19,707 78,828 77% 16,519 16.2% Chicago 3 19,374

Tags: AEG, Columbus Crew, DC United, MLS, The Back of the Book

05/11/99
PANTHERS POINT TO BURE SIGNING AS ONE REASON FOR TICKET HIKE

The NHL Panthers have raised their season-ticket prices for the sixth consecutive summer, according to Michael Russo of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. The "biggest jump" in the average 5% increase c

Tags: Florida Panthers, Franchises

05/11/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

S.F.-based Blue Marlin, which makes merchandise "inspired by" the Minor, Negro, Cuban and All-American Girls'' professional baseball leagues, was profiled by Jessica Guynn of the CONTRA COSTA TIMES, w

Tags: ATT, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers

05/11/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

76ers President PAT CROCE delivered the keynote address and received an honorary degree from West Chester Univ. Croce: "Who said dreams don''t come true? You''re graduating and the Sixers are in the p

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Philadelphia 76ers, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, UPN, Walt Disney

05/11/99
FINANCE NOTE: NORTH FACE ADMITS TO BOOKKEEPING ERROR

The North Face said that "it overstated" its ''98 earnings "to a much greater extent than it had previously estimated" and has restated ''98 earnings to $3.6M, or $.29 per share, down from $9.5M, or $

Tags: Finance

05/11/99
HEAT'S ARISON NOT PERTURBED BY SLOW PLAYOFF TICKET SALES

The Heat could not sell out Game One with the Knicks on Saturday and "needed the day of the game to sell its last 800 tickets to pack 15,200-seat Miami Arena on Monday," according to Alan Snel of the

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBC, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, RDV Sports

05/11/99
JUDGE SET TO HEAR NHL PLEA TO SPEED UP SALE OF PENGUINS

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Bernard Markovitz will hear arguments today during an emergency hearing regarding the NHL''s request that the Penguins'' bankruptcy case "be put on a fast track," according to Mi

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs

05/11/99
ABC/IMG TOUT WOODS-DUVAL, BUT CRITICS TAKE SHOTS AT CONCEPT

IMG and ABC Sports formally announced that Tiger Woods and David Duval will meet in an 18-hole match-play format on Monday, August 2, which will be televised in prime time on ABC from Thousand Oaks, C

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, IMG, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

05/11/99
EVENT NOTES

IMS GETS F1 DATE: The U.S. Grand Prix will be run at IMS on September 24, 2000, marking F1''s return to the U.S. for the first time since ''91. The date "must still be approved" by F1''s governing bod

Tags: American Skiing Co., ESPN, Events and Attractions, Formula One, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NBC, Walt Disney

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