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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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11/18/97
FACILITY NOTES

Season-ticket holders got their first look at the MCI Center, at an open-house on Sunday, and most "couldn''t stop gushing about the seats, the views and the amenities" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 11/17)....Fo

Tags: Facilities

11/18/97
ESPN RADIO EXPANDS AND OFFERS KORNHEISER FIVE DAYS A WEEK

ESPN Radio officially announced an expansion that will increase its programming by more than 200%. Starting January 5, 1998, ESPN Radio will add "The Tony Kornheiser Show" on weekdays from 1:00-4:00pm

Tags: ESPN, MLB, Media, Walt Disney

11/18/97
LEAGUE NOTES

SOCCER: On Sunday, 53,193 attended the U.S.-El Salvador World Cup qualifying match in Foxboro, MA (U.S. Soccer) ....The second-division A-League will expand from 24 to 28 teams next year, and will inc

Tags: ATP, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, NBA, NCAA, Portland Trail Blazers, Vulcan Ventures

11/18/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

MEDIA: MEDIAWEEK''s Langdon Brockinton reports that Fox is seeking ad price increases of "about" 5% for its NHL games this season. Fox''s NHL coverage begins with the All- Star Game on January 18 (MED

Tags: News Corp./Fox, NHL, Sears

11/18/97
ESPN MAGAZINE WANTS YOU

ESPN Magazine is looking for a bright, energetic PR coordinator/associate publicist to join its staff. The ideal candidate has 1-2 years experience in the PR field with a background in and strong know

Tags: Classified Advertisements, ESPN, Walt Disney

11/18/97
BRANDWEEK NEWS & NOTES: GATORADE'S NEW BRAND CAMPAIGN

Quaker Oats and IL-based agency Foote, Cone & Belding are "prepping a nostalgic, star-studded pitch for its Gatorade brand," according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. The campaign will feature Chris Ber

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Comcast-Spectacor, MLB, Philadelphia Flyers

11/18/97
POHLAD MEETS WITH MLB IN PHOENIX; IS IT TIME FOR LAST RITES?

MLB owners met Monday night in Phoenix with Twins Owner Carl Pohlad to hear the status of "stadium affairs" in MN, according to Whereatt & Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Meanwhile, "ballpark

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins, MLB

11/18/97
TEAM'S POOR PLAY CAN'T BE HELPING KRAFT'S DRIVE FOR STADIUM

A "final" stadium bill for the Patriots was "overwhelmingly approved" by the MA House last night, and it makes the Town of Foxboro "responsible for any shortfall in the team''s revenue stream payment

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots

11/18/97
A CITY OF LITTLE LOVE? EAGLES PLEDGE NEW "GET TOUGH" POLICY

The Eagles will announce a "''get tough'' policy against unruly fans" later this week, after the "violence and inebriation" during the November 10 Monday night football game against the 49ers, accordi

Tags: Franchises, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers

11/18/97
JORDAN RESTAURANT PARTNERS FILE SUIT OVER LICENSING DEALS

The founding partners in MICHAEL JORDAN''S RESTAURANT, Gene and Joe Silverberg, filed suit Monday against the restaurant''s CEO, David Zadikoff, "for allegedly violating a lifetime licensing agreement

Tags: People and Pop Culture

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