LOOKING TO TISCH: GIANTS CO-OWNER THE "POINT MAN" ON NFLX
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has asked Giants co-
Owner Bob Tisch to be the "point man" on the league's new
NFLX interactive entertainment centers, according to Mike
Freeman of the N.Y. TIMES. The venture, which the league
has plans to place in seven to 10 cities, "could cost more
than" $50M, but "is expected to produce a lot more revenue
than that." Freeman wrote that it "should come as no
surprise that Tagliabue looked to Tisch," as he served on
the league's Finance and Super Bowl committees, "two of the
most important in the league." Freeman added that Tagliabue
"trusts" Tisch, who "has quietly developed into a major
player in the N.F.L., one of the most respected owners in
the league" (Mike Freeman, N.Y. TIMES, 5/10).
NFLX: The league has partnered with St. Joe Corp. on
NFLX and St. Joe VP/Corporate Communications Jerry Ray said
the centers "will probably be in both suburban and urban
locations and will contain restaurants, retail shops,
entertainment, and some museum-type elements." The centers'
trial run will be in N.Y., followed by S.F., Orlando and
Boston (Lisa Krakowka, AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHIC, 5/98 issue).