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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

15 – Number of clubs that have scheduled MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean for a visit during ’15 Spring Training ( “OTL Extra, ESPN3, 3/5 ).

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04/19/99
FRANCHISE NOTES

MLB: In Boston, Peter Gammons wrote of prospective Royals Owner Miles Prentice: "People in that organization are praying that this superfan -- who sounds like a talk show caller -- doesn''t get approv

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Franchises, Gale Force Holdings, Kansas City Royals, MLB, Nashville Predators, NFL, NHL, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Redskins

04/19/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

EVANDER HOLYFIELD had a private preview gathering on Saturday for his New South Grill restaurant in Atlanta. The restaurant officially opens on Wednesday (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 4/19)....USA TODAY''s E

Tags: ESPN, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

04/19/99
FACILITY NOTE: MALOOFS DENY TALK OF NEW ARENA

In Sacramento, R.E. Graswich reported that "word" is the NBA Kings co-Owners, the Maloof family, have "been in touch with city officials about the need to replace" Arco Arena. But Gavin Maloof denies

Tags: Facilities, Sacramento Kings

04/19/99
WHAT'S NEXT FOR GRETZ? ENDORSEMENT PLATE SHOULD BE FULL

As Wayne Gretzky "skates into retirement, he ends an unprecedented era off the ice," as he was "by far hockey''s Great One" in terms of marketing, according to Steve Zipay of NEWSDAY. Burns Sports Pre

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Upper Deck

04/19/99
L.A. STORY: NFL OWNERS SET TO DECIDE ON CITY OF ANGELS

Eleven NFL owners will arrive in L.A. today for a two- day visit of the area in an effort to select a site for the league''s 32nd franchise, according to Newton & Simers of the L.A. TIMES. By the time

Tags: Franchises, NFL

04/16/99
THIS TOUR SELES TICKETS: WTA ATTENDANCE AHEAD OF '98 PACE

The WTA Tour''s five U.S. spring season events drew 561,378, the best-attended stretch of non-Grand Slam events in Tour history, topping the previous high of 533,496 set during the same events in ''97

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, USTA

04/16/99
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP NOT MESSING AROUND WITH 300,000 TIX SALES

The Women''s World Cup "is already a hit at the gate," with more than 300,000 tickets sold for the event, and total attendance for 17 U.S. dates "could top 500,000." WWC ''99 President & CEO Marla Mes

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Events and Attractions, NFL, Toyota, WNBA

04/16/99
FACILITY NOTES: GOING TO NAME, THIS BROKE-DOWN PALACE

CHANGES AT THE PALACES: Palace Sports President Tom Wilson was at the Ice Palace on Tuesday and said that the facility is "probably $20-million away from where it should be," adding that "improvements

Tags: Facilities, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Wilson Sporting Goods

04/16/99
A PC SIGN AT FENWAY, BUT ALSO A LAWSUIT OVER "GREEN MONSTER"

NH-based PC Connection has signed a marketing deal with the Red Sox, which will make the company one of only three to advertise in the Fenway Park outfield in over 50 years. In return, the marketer of

Tags: Boston Red Sox

04/16/99
DEBARTOLO COUNTERSUES SISTER, SAYS SHE RENEGED ON DEAL

In a "short but emotion-packed press conference yesterday," 49ers co-Owner Eddie DeBartolo announced a $150M lawsuit against his sister, Denise DeBartolo York, according to Matier & Ross of the S.F. C

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins

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