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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk  will face off against fans in a shoot-the-puck competition at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

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09/03/97
NBC REPORTS SUPER BOWL XXXII TELECAST 90% SOLD OUT

NBC is "close" to an advertising sellout of Super Bowl XXXII at "a record price" of $1.3M per 30-second spot, according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. NBC TV President of Sales Larry

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media

09/03/97
PEPSI CENTER TAKES ANOTHER STEP TOWARD GENERATION NEXT

Pepsi Center and PepsiCo officials unveiled the new arena''s design and logo. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this fall, with the opening expected for the fall of ''99. The Pepsi Center will feature 1

Tags: Facilities, PepsiCo

09/03/97
NFL KICKOFF '97: DESPITE ONLY EIGHT SELLOUTS, ATTENDANCE UP

The NFL kicked-off its 78th season over the weekend, its earliest date ever, and attendance was up by more than 5,000 over last year, according to an AP report. Total attendance at the 15 openers was

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/03/97
VISA CHECKS NHL SPONSOR MASTERCARD WITH USA HOCKEY DEAL

Visa "has secured a strategic avenue of assault on rival MasterCard''s NHL sponsorship" through a six-year sponsorship with USA Hockey, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. Combined with Visa''s "l

Tags: MasterCard, NHL, Visa

09/03/97
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS EXAMINES THE STATE OF BRONCOS OWNERSHIP

As the Broncos begin their season, "key issues are emerging in their drive for a new stadium," including "how much voters should know about the team''s ownership and finances" before voting on a $180M

Tags: Denver Broncos, Franchises

09/03/97
MLB OFFICIALS MEET IN THE WINDY CITY TODAY OVER REALIGNMENT

MLB''s Realignment Committee and Executive Council are scheduled to meet today in Chicago to debate realignment of the NL and AL, according to Dave Van Dyck of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. The three plans b

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Time Warner

09/03/97
L.A. CITY COUNCILMEMBER SOFTENS STAND ON ARENA FINANCING

In L.A., City Councilmember Joel Wachs said that he will "back away" from an initiative that "could doom" a new sports arena "if developers can convince him" that their pledge to repay public funds "i

Tags: Facilities, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers

09/03/97
STAKE IN REDS MAY BE A HARD SELL ACCORDING TO OWNERS

Although Frisch''s Restaurants Inc. is still looking to sell its stake in the Reds, CEO Craig Maier said that "the restaurant company isn''t likely to divest the investment for at least another year,

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Franchises

09/03/97
INVESTIGATION OF VOTER FRAUD IN 49ERS STADIUM CAMPAIGN

Allegations of voter fraud in last June''s 49ers stadium election "are under investigation by the Secretary of State and the S.F. city attorney''s office," according to Matier & Ross on the front-page

Tags: Facilities, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

09/03/97
FIFA MEDIATES AGREEMENT OVER WORLD CUP TV RIGHTS

FIFA has "brokered a peace deal between" German-based Kirch and Swiss-based Sporis/ISL over TV rights to the 2002/ 2006 World Cup, according to Jimmy Burns of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Sporis/ISL objected

Tags: ABC, Media, Walt Disney

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