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Volume 24 No. 156

Sports Industrialists

     Maple Leaf CEO/Chair STEVE STAVRO is in the process of
selling a large piece of his Ontario grocery chain, Knob Hill
Farms, to the Metro-Richelieu grocery chain of Quebec.  Metro-
Richelieu was a part owner of the Nordiques before the club was
sold and moved to Denver (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 10/17)....PGA
Tour golfer BRAD BRYANT'S advice to TIGER WOODS: "The only
problem I can see for Tiger is he's young, good looking and has
got a lot of money.  He needs to pick the right woman.  If he
does that, he's going to be fine.  If he picks the wrong woman,
he's going to be in big trouble" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 10/17)....Rams
Owner STAN KROENKE reportedly is behind two investment groups
that recently purchased KC properties, the College & Metcalf
Center and the 6300 College Boulevard building.  The two
properties sold for a total price of around $20M (K.C. STAR,
10/15).

     The 1996 Sports Venues, Revenues & Values Conference gets
underway tonight at the Hyatt Hotel in Milwaukee, WI.  The
conference's keynote address will be delivered tomorrow by Acting
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.  Major topics of discussion:  FRIDAY:
"The Future of Professional Sports," with Horrow Sports President
Rick Horrow, Diamondbacks GM Joe Garagiola Jr. and David Murphy
of MN-based Ellerbe Becket; and "The Financing and Politics of
Sports Facilities," with presentations by David Cardwell of
Holland & Knight, Deloitte & Touche's Stewart Rog; Ulice Payne
Jr. of the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park
District and San Francisco Budget Dir Stephen Agostini.
SATURDAY:  "Naming Rights, Advertising & Sponsorships in
Professional Sports," with Brewers VP Mike Bucek, Katie Trettin
Benson of Miller Brewing Co. and SMG's Richard Sherwood; and "The
Future of Sports Facilities," with a presentation by Martin
Greenberg of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette
University Law School (THE DAILY).