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Group Works to Lure NHL All-Star Game to Raleigh

Posted March 13, 2001

— A new group is in place to bring the NHL All-Star Game to the Triangle.

The Friends of the Canes will lead the push to make Raleigh an all-star city. According to the group's chairman andCapitol BroadcastingCEO Jim Goodmon, the first step is to boostHurricanesseason ticket sales.

"We're going to show [the community's] support by assisting the Hurricanes in their spring ticket drive and helping them get the All-Star Game," he said.

It is estimated that the All-Star Game would generate $10 to $20 million for the local economy.

Capitol Broadcasting Company is the parent company of WRAL-TV.

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