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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | August 6, 1993
It's been a few seasons since the New England Patriots -- the "Patsies" to some -- were a force on the field. But they are shaping up as a major element in NFL expansion."
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2004
Alexandria, Va., businessman Melvin Coles said yesterday that he will bring an American Basketball Association franchise to Baltimore for the 2005-06 season, and he expects to name the team's first player today. An official announcement of the ABA team coming here will be made in the near future, said Coles, who owns Electrolite02 - the official drinking water of the ABA. Coles, who would not say how much the team cost, will be running one of a possible 34 expansion franchises for next season.
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By Doug Brown | August 8, 1994
A group spearheaded by Kenny Cooper says it expects this week to be awarded a National Professional Soccer League expansion franchise for the 1995-96 season.Cooper, who stepped down after last season as Spirit coach and then as president and general manager, is backed by Bill Collins, a telecommunications executive in northern Virginia who owns several minor-league baseball teams.Cooper did not identify the city where the expansion franchise would be located, mentioning Greensboro, N.C.; Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando in Florida; Houston and Austin, Texas; and Fairfax, Va., as possibilities.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1999
WASHINGTON -- When Pat Williams thinks of Carolyn Peck, the coach and general manager of the WNBA's Orlando Miracle, all he can see is an upside.But for Williams, the senior executive vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic, which operates the Miracle franchise, that upside isn't just about her basketball coaching ability."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | February 22, 1991
It was fitting that when Bob Tisch stepped out of Baltimore's expansion picture this week, Nathan Landow emerged from behind Tisch's tall shadow."Bob's a good friend and it was through my efforts early on that brought his interest level up to get involved with Baltimore to begin with," Landow said yesterday.Landow, a wealthy Montgomery County real estate developer, heads one of three known groups vying for ownership of a potential Baltimore expansion franchise in the NFL. His group includes Vernon Jordan Jr., a nationally prominent attorney and civil rights activist, and Herbert Haft, a Baltimore-born businessman based in Landover.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | July 30, 1993
Massachusetts has begun the official process of getting public funding for a new football stadium for the New England Patriots, but the team's owner said he is exploring other options, including moving the troubled franchise out of state.Gov. William Weld introduced legislation in his statehouse yesterday that would authorize a $700 million combined domed football stadium/convention center in Boston. Similar to one being built in St. Louis, the facility would seat 70,000 fans and house 630,000 square feet of exhibition space, easing the city's shortage of convention space.
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By Phil Jackman | November 10, 1993
Reading Time: Two Minutes.As of just a few moments ago, the only professional football team that hadn't made veiled overtures to move here to the Land of Pleasant Living and Milk And Honey was the Bombay Bearcats of the East Indian Football & Field Hockey Federation.Count 'em -- the Bengals, the Buccaneers, the Patriots, the Raiders and the Rams with Phoenix and its crowds in the mid-30s all are thinking about placing an anonymous phone call any minute now. These are all scare tactics and sword-rattling designed to get the local folks on the stick to provide a new stadium or scores of luxury boxes and club seats requiring the purchaser to establish a $100,000 line of credit.
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By Bill Tanton | October 28, 1993
Cheer up, Baltimore.Our quest for a National Football League franchise is by no means dead.I'm not talking about getting a team when the NFL owners reconvene Nov. 30 to award the league's 30th franchise.Neither am I simply echoing Mayor Schmoke's brave cry: "We haven't lost yet."The thought of an expansion franchise has never exactly thrilled me anyway.A brand new expansion team is apt to go 0-16. Who would want to pay $35 a ticket plus exorbitant concession and parking prices to see that?
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By JOHN EISENBERG | September 19, 1991
We love the Glazers.We do.We love Malcolm. His wife. Their six kids.We didn't know who they were until yesterday, but now we love them.We do.Trust me on this one.They just doubled our chances of getting an NFL team.Maybe tripled our chances.All because of one word.Cash.They say they'll write a check for the entire sum of an expansion franchise.That is a big development.Very big.Bigger than Artie Donovan's breakfast.Other NFL owners will hear that and say, "Yowwee."Make that: "Yippee."They love that word, "cash."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | February 22, 1991
When Bob Tisch shifted his loyalty and his bankroll to the New York Giants this week, it left a gaping hole in Baltimore's NFL expansion plans.The money man was missing.The plans, though, are still intact. Call that a small victory in the ebb and flow of expansion developments.Had it not been for a bizarre string of events over the last 10 days, the damage of losing its prime power broker could have been much worse. But St. Louis suffered a serious setback last week when the Missouri State Legislature voted down state funding for a proposed downtown domed stadium.
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By Doug Brown | August 8, 1994
A group spearheaded by Kenny Cooper says it expects this week to be awarded a National Professional Soccer League expansion franchise for the 1995-96 season.Cooper, who stepped down after last season as Spirit coach and then as president and general manager, is backed by Bill Collins, a telecommunications executive in northern Virginia who owns several minor-league baseball teams.Cooper did not identify the city where the expansion franchise would be located, mentioning Greensboro, N.C.; Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando in Florida; Houston and Austin, Texas; and Fairfax, Va., as possibilities.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Sun Staff Writer | March 10, 1994
So you want to move your NFL team to Baltimore.You've negotiated a lease for the new stadium, construction of ++ which soon will begin. Season tickets are flying out of your new Camden Yards office like so many screen passes. All that's left to be done is calling the Mayflower trucks, right?Not so fast. The NFL has a series of rules governing franchise movement, which, if upheld in court, could prove a significant roadblock to Baltimore's getting a team even if a willing franchise can be found.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer Staff writer Vito Stellino contributed to this article | December 5, 1993
In the end, after the fans had been rallied, millions of dollars spent, and political battles waged over a seven-year struggle, Baltimore's NFL organizers won a single vote of support.Philadelphia Eagles owner Norman Braman, at a closed-door meeting Tuesday in a suburban Chicago hotel, exhorted his 27 fellow team owners to consider the history of Baltimore, its renaissance, and its contribution to the NFL.When he sat down and the voting was conducted, a proposal awarding the league's 30th franchise to Jacksonville, Fla., was passed, 26-2.
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By Phil Jackman | November 10, 1993
Reading Time: Two Minutes.As of just a few moments ago, the only professional football team that hadn't made veiled overtures to move here to the Land of Pleasant Living and Milk And Honey was the Bombay Bearcats of the East Indian Football & Field Hockey Federation.Count 'em -- the Bengals, the Buccaneers, the Patriots, the Raiders and the Rams with Phoenix and its crowds in the mid-30s all are thinking about placing an anonymous phone call any minute now. These are all scare tactics and sword-rattling designed to get the local folks on the stick to provide a new stadium or scores of luxury boxes and club seats requiring the purchaser to establish a $100,000 line of credit.
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By Bill Tanton | October 28, 1993
Cheer up, Baltimore.Our quest for a National Football League franchise is by no means dead.I'm not talking about getting a team when the NFL owners reconvene Nov. 30 to award the league's 30th franchise.Neither am I simply echoing Mayor Schmoke's brave cry: "We haven't lost yet."The thought of an expansion franchise has never exactly thrilled me anyway.A brand new expansion team is apt to go 0-16. Who would want to pay $35 a ticket plus exorbitant concession and parking prices to see that?
NEWS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | August 6, 1993
It's been a few seasons since the New England Patriots -- the "Patsies" to some -- were a force on the field. But they are shaping up as a major element in NFL expansion."
NEWS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer Staff writer Vito Stellino contributed to this article | December 5, 1993
In the end, after the fans had been rallied, millions of dollars spent, and political battles waged over a seven-year struggle, Baltimore's NFL organizers won a single vote of support.Philadelphia Eagles owner Norman Braman, at a closed-door meeting Tuesday in a suburban Chicago hotel, exhorted his 27 fellow team owners to consider the history of Baltimore, its renaissance, and its contribution to the NFL.When he sat down and the voting was conducted, a proposal awarding the league's 30th franchise to Jacksonville, Fla., was passed, 26-2.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | July 30, 1993
Massachusetts has begun the official process of getting public funding for a new football stadium for the New England Patriots, but the team's owner said he is exploring other options, including moving the troubled franchise out of state.Gov. William Weld introduced legislation in his statehouse yesterday that would authorize a $700 million combined domed football stadium/convention center in Boston. Similar to one being built in St. Louis, the facility would seat 70,000 fans and house 630,000 square feet of exhibition space, easing the city's shortage of convention space.
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