In a last attempt to keep the Winnipeg Jets from leaving, the city council will meet with Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon today to review a plan shaped by the city’s financial leaders.
The deal is reported to include $110 million from the private sector to cover the purchase of the team and future operating losses. The city, provincial and national governments would have to add $37 million each to build a 16,000-seat arena.
According to an NHL source, the New Jersey Devils are close to an agreement with Nashville city planners who want to move a pro team to their $120-million arena, due to be completed in the fall of 1996.
Owner John McMullen has admitted he is in a conflict with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and has stopped denying that the Devils might move to Nashville.
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