THE RETURN PHI SLAMMA JAMMA: DREXLER A REVENUE BOOSTER
Univ. of Houston AD Chet Gladchuk "places" new men's
basketball coach Clyde Drexler's "economic impact at nearly"
$1.5M at the ticket window, according to Jerry Wizig of the
HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The Cougars have sold almost 5,000
season tickets at $150 each, more than 250 VIP floor seats
at $1,000 per and 20 luxury boxes being built on the
concourse level. The luxury boxes cost $15,000 a season for
a three-year lease (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 8/24). Houston's
KTBU-TV, a new station, "has reached a multiyear agreement
to carry an undetermined number of UH basketball games
beginning this fall" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 8/25).