O' LITTLE SECTION OF LEAGUE NOTES
MLS' Columbus, New England, Tampa Bay, Washington D.C.
and Kansas City franchises will raise ticket prices in '97,
with Colorado the only team who will drop ticket prices.
The '96 MLS average seat was $12.95 (USA TODAY, 12/20)..
..The first of 214 MLB interleague games in '97 will begin
June 12 (MLB)....The Miller Lite/AVP Tour Championships will
be held August 28-September 1 at the new Walt Disney's Wide
World of Sports complex in Orlando. NBC will televise the
finals (ISI)....In Toronto, Neil Campbell examines the
clutch and grab, defensive style of play employed by some
NHL teams, calling Wednesday's 2-1 Devils-Canucks game "a
travesty, waste of money, disgrace, boring, worse than
watching grass grow. ... Make the game faster. Make it
easier for those that are blessed with skill. And if you
were among the 16,313 who suffered at GM Place on Wednesday
... demand a refund" (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 12/20).