The Cowboys and Irving city officials are close to ending a
two-year legal spat over whether the city is entitled to nearly
$1M in revenue from luxury boxes that Owner Jerry Jones built
with his own money (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 8/23)....A study by Lake
Forest College Prof. Rob Baade claims that a pro team "does not
bring new money into a community at a rate that offsets the costs
of construction and upkeep of a stadium" (K.C. STAR,
8/24)....Seattle Mayor Norm Rice continued his support of a new
Mariners stadium calling it "vital to the regional economy."
Rice was joined by Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, who told of the
effects of Coors Field on Denver (SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER,
8/25).... Stars President Jim Lites and Mavs Owner Don Carter
still differ on the timeframe for and location of a new arena.
Lites forecasts a '98-99 target date for a suburban arena to co-
house his team, while Carter recently "circled" the '99-2000 NBA
season as the earliest for a new facility in downtown Dallas
(DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 8/25).