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06/12/97
L.A. SPORTS STUDY SHOWS $800M ECONOMIC IMPACT

An economic impact report released by the L.A. Sports Council and the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce showed that in ''96, the sports industry in L.A. generated over $800M in revenues, which translates

Tags: NFL, Nissan, Sports in Society

06/12/97
TWINS' POHLAD GETS MAJOR LEAGUE BACKING ON BALLPARK ISSUE

"Three powerful members" of MLB''s Exec Council said that Twins Owner Carl Pohlad, "or any Twins owner ... can''t survive in the Metrodome and that without a new stadium the Twins could be expected to

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB, New York Mets

06/12/97
MLB LOOKS FOR MARKETING HIT WITH INTERLEAGUE PLAY

MLB has created a new logo and is having licensed companies produce new products for interleague play, "with the hottest expected to be" those goods sold in stadiums and stores that "emphasize such lo

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, MLB, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres

06/12/97
ARE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS NEXT FOR SPORTING GOODS GIANTS?

After Wall Street had "speculated that sporting goods retailers would begin to merge or acquire one another, simply because there are too many of them ... several players have finally started merger t

Tags: The Sports Authority

06/11/97
WILL MSG'S CONTROL OF HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER ALTER ABL PLANS?

The AHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Binghamton franchise to MSG, and the transfer of the franchise to Hartford, CT (AHL). As previously reported, MSG will now produce certain events at

Tags: AHL, Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden, New York Liberty, WNBA

06/11/97
NBA FINALS DOMINATE NIELSEN'S PRIME-TIME TOP FIVE SHOWS

The following lists the top five primetime programs for the week ended June 8 from Nielsen. NBC won the week with a 10.2/19 average rating (N.Y. POST, 6/11). SHOW DATE NET RTG/SHR 1 NBA FINALS GAME FO

Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, TNN, Walt Disney

06/11/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

PepsiCo announced personnel for its soon-to-be-spun-off $20B restaurant group. MIKE RAWLINGS, former President of DDB Needham Worldwide, Dallas, was named President - Chief Concept Officer for Pizza H

Tags: PepsiCo, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

06/11/97
SPALDING TO GET BACK INTO THE TENNIS RACKET, SIGNS WITH ATP

Spalding and the ATP Tour announced a licensing, marketing and media partnership that includes media involvement with the ATP Tour, a player program, grassroots marketing programs, and a product devel

Tags: ATP, Russell Athletic

06/11/97
MLB SETS FOR HISTORIC PLAY. SELIG TO TAKE TOP JOB THIS WEEK?

Thursday marks the start of 214 regular-season MLB interleague games this year, and according to David Bush of the S.F CHRONICLE, "Nothing seems to come easy in baseball, and interleague play, which h

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Kansas City Royals, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates, SportsLine.com, Tampa Bay Rays

06/11/97
NO FRAUD PATTERN DETECTED IN THE 49ERS' STADIUM VOTE

In San Francisco, while "rumors abound," an "early analysis" of signatures in "at least one key precinct has yet to turn up any pattern of fraud" in the 49ers'' June 3 stadium financing election victo

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers

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