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50,000-Plus Fans See What May Be American Pharoah's Last Race

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Ticket sales were “capped” by NYRA at 50,000 and “sold out more than two weeks in advance, even before it was announced that American Pharoah would compete.”

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11/20/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

NBA: In AZ, David Leibowitz called the Suns'' pay-per- view (PPV) package a "rip off." Leibowitz: "The sad thing is, the fans fall for it -- the team expects a jump in buys over last year. Sadder stil

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Franchises, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, New York Islanders, NHL, Phoenix Suns

11/20/97
RUMORS SPECULATE TEAM'S POOR START WILL COHAN-CIDE WITH SALE

The Bay Area "buzz" is that Warriors Owner Chris Cohan, "saddled with major financial obligations and rocked by the lack of support by fans, is quietly exploring the idea of selling the team sometime

Tags: Franchises, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants

11/20/97
THE BEEST OF THE EAST: BEESTON ADDED TO NAT'L SPORTS FORUM

MLB COO PAUL BEESTON, and HAL PRINCE, President of Mach One Marketing, will be joining PAT WILLIAMS, Senior Exec/VP of the Magic, ROBERT ERB, Dir of Marketing for adidas, and RICHARD KREZWICK, Preside

Tags: MLB, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

11/20/97
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Richard Wilner previews the NFL TV rights negotiations. Westinghouse CEO Michael Jordan said that despite the record bidding expected for the rights, CBS would "play in the NFL. We can afford

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, CFL, Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Red Wings, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nike, NTRA, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, Viacom

11/20/97
EVENT & ATTRACTION NOTES

ABC has been negotiating to lease space for "Good Morning America" in a 33-story building on Broadway in Times Square. The plan "would include an ESPN-sports themed restaurant" (Peter Johnson, USA TOD

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

11/20/97
STERN LIGHTENS UP ON POSSIBLE LEAFS/RAPTORS PARTNERSHIP

NBA Commissioner David Stern said yesterday that the NBA "would do a lot to make it happen" if the Maple Leafs decide to move into the Air Canada Centre with the Raptors, according to Bill Harris of t

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

11/20/97
TYSON-HOLYFIELD II HELPS PPV INDUSTRY EXCEED $1B IN REVENUES

The PPV industry has surpassed the $1B mark this year for the first time, according to Scott Hettrick of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Showtime Event Television''s Mark Greenberg said that SET estimates gro

Tags: Showtime, Media

11/19/97
MA SENATE RUNS OUT THE CLOCK ON PATS BILL UNTIL NEXT SESSION

The MA Senate Ways and Means committee ended its session last night without action on a bill that would help Patriots Owner Robert Kraft renovate and expand Foxboro Stadium, according to Tina Cassidy

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots

11/19/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

SCHOOL DAZE: UNC-CH professor Pete Andrews, who was invited to attend a Nike sponsored trip to Asia to visit the company''s contracted factories, said the trip would be valuable if the school "sends w

Tags: ABC, AHL, ESPN, Nike, PBA, Raycom Sports, Walt Disney, Wieden Kennedy

11/19/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The SLOC has named STEVE WILLIAMS as its Dir of Sponsor Services. Williams, formerly CEO of the Children''s Miracle Network, will serve as a liaison between SLOC and OPUS. He will coordinate advertisi

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Connecticut Sun, MLB, OPUS, RDV Sports, SLOC, People and Pop Culture

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