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BISONS VS. BUFFALO: PLAYING FOR A LEASE

Here are some of the items that the Buffalo Bisons want in a major-league lease agreement that the city and county are resisting:
Annual city payments to the Bisons of $1.5 million for parking revenue generated by baseball games, and the construction of a 600-vehicle parking ramp next to the stadium at an estimated cost of $4.8 million.
An annual $650,000 commitment from the city and county to pay for long-term capital improvements to the stadium.
A waiver of the rent in the first year and any other year in which the team does not receive revenue from baseball's national television contract.
A agreement by the city to give the money from selling the stadium's naming rights to the Bisons. The city estimates the naming rights would be worth $500,000 annually.
City payments to the Bisons of $500,000 for each game not played at Pilot Field in the event the stadium is not ready at the beginning of the 1993 season.
City payments to the Bisons of $75,600 for each minor league game not played at Pilot Field in 1992 if the stadium has be closed to accommodate expansion work.
A reduction in the rent if major league attendance drops below an average of 1 million fans over any two-year period.

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