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09/26/96
STADIUM NOTES

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo''s executive committee is expected to give its endorsement of the city''s sports facilities referendum (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 9/26). ...In Tampa, former Mayor Bill Poe in

Tags: ESPN, Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, RDV Sports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Walt Disney

09/26/96
L.A. TIMES HAS SELIG'S EYE ON TOP SPOT SLOWING DOWN DEAL

The MLBPA is seeking pre-ratification of a new labor deal before the regular season ends on Sunday, according to Murray Chass of the N.Y. TIMES. Team player reps received a 12-page memorandum from the

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Chicago White Sox, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Milwaukee Brewers

09/26/96
U.S. REP CAN'T STAND THE FACT REDSKINS BACK NISSAN

U.S. Rep. James Traficant (D-OH) "ripped" the Redskins on the House floor Tuesday for selecting Nissan as the team''s official vehicle, according to Snider & Elfin of the WASHINGTON TIMES. Traficant:

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Franchises, NFL, Nissan, Toyota, Washington Redskins

09/26/96
SPORTS NETWORK NEWS: WHO WILL BE THE LAST MAN STANDING?

Dow Jones and ITT "plan to announce next week a January launch date for their long-awaited business and sports TV network," according to Angela King of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The new WBIS+ is expected t

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/26/96
LEAGUE NOTES

Vikings President & CEO Roger Headrick, a member of the NFL''s Broadcast Committee, predicts the league''s next TV contract will include an 18-game regular season schedule. Regarding a new TV deal, He

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Vikings, MLS, NFL

09/26/96
CBS NETWORK NEWS: NETWORK HEARS THE WHISTLE BLOW 500 MILES

CBS Sports and International Speedway Corp. extended their current deal in which CBS will broadcast the Daytona 500 through 2001. As part of the deal, CBS Sports has acquired the rights to broadcast N

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, PepsiCo, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom

09/26/96
TORONTO ARENA FINANCING ALL RAPPED UP?

The Raptors are expected to announce that they have completed deals, including one with Bank of Nova Scotia, that would provide the C$200M needed to get their arena project under way, sources told Cra

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Raptors

09/26/96
NOT MIAMI NICE: HEAT FILE SUIT TO BLOCK ARENA VOTE

The Heat filed suit yesterday in Dade County Circuit Court seeking to prohibit the Supervisor of Elections from placing a referendum for a new arena on the November 5 ballot. Heat General Counsel Eric

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

09/26/96
WHAT'S NEXT IN BIG D -- JERRY JONES SPOTTED DRINKING A COKE?

"The natural order is upset in Dallas," according to ESPN''s Bob Ley introducing its "Cover Story" on the effect the Rangers successful season and the Cowboys poor start is having on fans in the Dalla

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Franchises, Walt Disney

09/26/96
PACKER-MANIA: GOOD FOR THE GOOSE OR THE GANDER

Last year the trading card and memorabilia market in Wisconsin was "soft like a marshmallow," but since then, the hobby market has been in a state of "Packer-mania," according to Paul Arnold of the MI

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Nielsen, Sports Illustrated

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