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By SYLVIA BADGER | April 8, 1992
Opening Day brought lots of excitement to Oriole Park at Camden Yards on and off the field. It seemed as if most people on the sky box level spent their time box hopping or wandering the halls to see and be seen.I heard an amusing incident happened in the box of the Orioles owner Eli Jacobs. As many people know, Mr. Jacobs considers himself a private person and prefers that guests to his box be invited. So you can imagine the excitement when a poor unsuspecting mouse was spotted creeping around Jacobs' box. Ushers were on their hands and knees trying to find it, but it seems the four-legged critter knew he wasn't welcome and took off for home.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | July 5, 1992
The Dream Team that USA Basketball has assembled for the Olympic Games is proving a big winner in its tuneup games.SkyBox, with its ambitious 110-card set featuring the Dream Team, has also produced a winner.This time, SkyBox, which has treated NBA fans to two seasons of computer-enhanced action photos and fashion colors, plays it straight. The players are in their original photographic glory. In a first for basketball cards, SkyBox has made the card fronts full bleed (no borders), and with judicious cropping, the players almost jump off the cards.
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By Mark Hyman | November 9, 1990
The new ballpark at Camden Yards promises to be a wonderland of wide seats, clear sightlines and short hot-dog lines for all Baltimore Orioles fans.But for a select group of about 850 customers, the list of ballpark amenities also will include a private bathroom, a wet bar, telephones, two color television sets, air-conditioning and heating, deluxe cushioned chairs, plush carpeting and a sound system that can be tuned to one of four channels carrying information...
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By Bill Tanton | October 26, 1993
Why the preoccupation with football?Surely there's more to the game than one might gather from the avalanche of publicity accompanying this city's efforts to get back in the National Football League.The involved parties and media horde that have descended on Chicago for the NFL's expansion decision constitute the most publicized invasion staged by Marylanders since the 29th Division hit Normandy. And yet, we hear and read only of financial packages, guarantees, markets, logos, licensing. In short: money.
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By Mark Hyman | December 23, 1990
The Baltimore Orioles, bucking a soft economy and a round of corporate belt-tightening, have accepted reservations for more than half the luxury boxes available at the new Camden Yards ballpark and hope to be sold out of the pricey accommodations before Opening Day of the 1991 baseball season.Six weeks after launching their sales campaign, the Orioles say that 32 of the 60 suites have been set aside with non-refundable deposits of $10,000 and another seven are on hold, leaving team officials with 21 to lease before the new ballpark's scheduled opening in spring 1992.
NEWS
By Patricia Meisol and Ann LoLordo and Patricia Meisol and Ann LoLordo,Staff Writers | October 23, 1992
The directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland yesterday agreed to cancel annual bonuses to top executives this year, end its membership in an exclusive golf club and put the health insurer's premium sky box at Oriole Park at Camden Yards up for sale.The board also canceled the Blues' annual Preakness hospitality tent, saying the event, formerly defended as a marketing tool to draw new business, had now become "a liability instead of an asset for the company."Future bonuses for the executives as well as heads of Blues subsidiaries -- 28 executives in all -- will be tied to how well the company serves its 1.4 million subscribers, including the speed and accuracy of processing claims.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | January 10, 1993
SkyBox is looking for a few good words. About a hundred.It is asking young collectors to submit essays about their collections. The top essay is worth tickets for the winner and his or her parents to an NBA playoff game as guests of San Antonio Spurs star David Robinson.Robinson is featured in a five-card SkyBox subset that covers his career, focusing on his childhood, college and off-the-court activities.K? "We're showing another side of David Robinson," says SkyBoxspokesman Doug Drotman.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Van Horn AssociatesStaff Writer | July 1, 1993
NFL expansion -- one of the longest-running dramas in sports -- opens its box office today.In Baltimore and at least two other cities vying for a franchise, municipal leaders and investors will begin taking deposits on more than $200 million worth of pricey club seats and sky boxes in an effort to demonstrate the football fanaticism of their communities.Through the campaign, the league will get a chance to shift its attention from presentations at its New York headquarters to actual fans.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Thomas W. Waldron contributed to this article | March 15, 1996
The Redskins have agreed to hold no more than 25 professional sports events a year at their proposed stadium at Landover a stipulation sought by the Orioles to keep a rival baseball team out of the state.The team also has agreed to provide free sky boxes for the governor, who was very supportive of the stadium project, and the county executive, who was less so.An agreement reached Tuesday among the state, team and county cleared the way for $70 million in state and county funding for roads, sewers and other infrastructure around the stadium site.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1996
Coming to a mailbox near you soon: the future of Baltimore football, a costly world in which budget-minded fans can get upper deck, end zone seats for an initial season investment of $45 a game and high rollers can spend up to $360 for a club seat on the 50-yard line, including one-time licensing fees.Next week the Ravens will begin mailing out booklets to season-ticket holders and other interested fans detailing the cost and terms of watching the team when it plays in the new downtown stadium, now under construction.
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