IT'S A TOUGH TICKET -- EVEN IF YOU'RE WAYNE HUIZENGA
In an interview in this morning's Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL, Dolphins Owner H. Wayne Huizenga addressed a number ofissues, including the possible renaming of Joe Robbie Stadium.Huizenga said the fact he included naming rights in the JRSpurchase "wasn't a big deal": "Why would you pay millions andmillions of dollars and be restricted in what you can do? Whoknows what happens three years from now or five years from now or10 days from now? We've had several people want to put theirnames on this building. But I don't like their names. For thesake of X millions of dollars a year, I'm not going to cheapenthis place. I'm not going to have one of those fancy bowl namesthat we can all make fun of. If the right sponsor came alongwith the right name that fits in this area, I'd consider it."Huizenga also denied rumors that he was holding back 4,000 SuperBowl tickets for his "bigwig" friends: "We kept some ticketsback. They went to our sponsors. They went to our suite holders.We have contracts, contracts with sponsors that say they areentitled not to get, but to purchase, Super Bowl tickets.Everybody purchases" (Eric Conrad, Ft Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL,1/24).