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08/05/97
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: MLB American League Attendance Through August 3 ''97 YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARISONS TEAM HOME DATES AVG. TOTAL % CAP ''96 AVG. % +/- ''95 AVG. % +/ BAL 51 45,892 2,340,486 95% 44,479 + 3% 43,034 + 7%

Tags: MLB, The Back of the Book

08/05/97
U.S. OPEN INKS ADDITIONAL SPONSORS AS CBS MORE THAN 90% SOLD

With the U.S. Open Tennis Championships set to begin August 25, CBS "has sold more than" 90% of its commercial inventory for the two-week tournament, according to Langdon Brockinton of MEDIAWEEK. New

Tags: American Express, CBS, IBM, Viacom

08/05/97
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: ESPN INTERNET VENTURES TO PICK UP MLB?

ESPN Internet Ventures, the joint venture of Starwave and ESPN, "is expected soon" to add MLB to its "stable" of pro sports league sites, according to ADWEEK. An ESPN Internet rep said that the compan

Tags: ESPN, Fila USA, MLB, Media, Walt Disney

08/05/97
BRANDWEEK NEWS & NOTES: SUPER 8 LAPS NASCAR'S ELLIOTT

Super 8 Motels "is revving up its sponsorship of NASCAR superstar Bill Elliott" in the chain''s first TV campaign featuring "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville," which will begin this fall, according to Sh

Tags: NASCAR, Nike, Time Warner, TNN

08/05/97
76ERS EYE ANSWERS FOR THE RUN-AND-GUN OFFENSE OF IVERSON

The "case" of 76ers G Allen Iverson, who was charged Sunday in VA with marijuana and weapons possession, "went before the Sixers'' front office yesterday" and the "verdict was extreme disappointment,"

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Reebok

08/05/97
SMALL CROWDS AT TRACK AND FIELD EVENT TO HURT OLYMPIC BID?

IAAF President Primo Nebiolo "expressed dismay" yesterday at the small crowds on the first weekend of the World Track and Field Championships in Athens, Greece, "blaming local organizers for failing t

Tags: IOC, NBC, Olympics

08/05/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Nashville, Jeff Wilkinson wrote of confusion for the NFL Oilers exhibition opener in Memphis on Saturday, as fans arriving from Nashville "found long lines and lost tickets at will-call windows." O

Tags: AFL, Cablevision, Detroit Lions, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, New York Islanders, NFL, San Jose Sharks

08/05/97
MEDIA NOTES

The Giants-Ravens NFL preseason game Saturday was the highest rated sporting event on broadcast TV for the weekend in Baltimore. The game drew an 5.5 rating/11 share, which was down from last year''s

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Ravens, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

08/05/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Coca-Cola Co. has appointed SCOTT MCCUNE VP/Coca- Cola Marketing and Dir of Worldwide Sports. Most recently, Assistant VP & Dir of Strategic Media for Coca-Cola, McCune will oversee the management

Tags: ABC, Coca-Cola, San Francisco Giants, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/05/97
BOWLING LOOKS TO REVAMP ITS IMAGE BEYOND THAT OF SPORT

Bowling "is becoming image conscious," as industry officials "prefer to view bowling as part of an experience greater than the mere recreational and sporting aspects," according to an extensive featur

Tags: CBS, PBA, Viacom

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