August 17, 1994 |
Even though groups in nine cities have submitted bids for new baseball teams, Harrington, chairman of the Schedule Format Committee that is considering expansion, said many clubs fear adding teams will end up costing them money. "There's this notion out there we may expand and get this $150 million expansion fee," he said. "It is not in baseball's best economic sense to expand, because you have to divide the pot up by a greater number of clubs."
July 27, 1994 |
The Seahawks will play at Husky Stadium and the Mariners might head to Tacoma while crews scrape loose ceiling tiles off the Kingdome. Because of the stadium's week-old tile problem, the Seahawks said Tuesday they will move their home exhibition opener on Aug. 13 against Tampa Bay to the University of Washington's stadium. The Mariners are awaiting complete league and union approval to use Tacoma's Cheney Stadium for their Aug. 2-10 home stand, which includes three games against the Angels.
July 24, 1994 |
All 40,000 of the Kingdome's precarious ceiling tiles will be pulled down, and the Kingdome will be closed indefinitely, county officials said Saturday. It's not known how long the job will take, what the tiles will be replaced with, or how much it will cost. "We will bust our butts to get the Kingdome open," King County Executive Gary Locke said after a news conference Saturday. "But our primary obligation is to ensure the safety of the team and the fans."
December 6, 1990
A communications company that submitted Seattle's bid for an NHL expansion team formally withdrew the application because it did not have the required $50-million entry fee. Seattle was among eight cities bidding for teams.
July 19, 1990 |
Does this sound familiar? A huge sporting event is coming to town, bringing the curious eyes of the world with it, not to mention the prospects of unbearable commuter gridlock. Years of planning and debate, and millions of dollars, go on the line for just a few summer days in which young men and women from around the globe converge--to jump, swim, lift, dive, row, pedal and otherwise sweat and strain for celebrated medals that will proclaim them champions.
July 4, 1990 |
Apart from being lucky in love, transcending in importance that which is earthly, Ted Turner hasn't been enjoying the greatest fortune. His basketball team, the Atlanta Hawks, is consigned to the water closet. And his baseball team, the Atlanta Braves? Please don't discuss them while the children are in the room. Ted promoted the first Goodwill Games in the Soviet Union, and the show laid an egg big enough for an omelet that would feed Grozny.